Hannibal Lecter Triple Feature [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 4725800
  • Release Date: 01/18/2011
  • Rating: R
A creation of novelist Thomas Harris, serial killer Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter - a diabolical, medically-trained maniac who enjoys devouring human victims - graced several screen adaptations, three of which appear in this box set. It includes the first cinematization of Lecter, the 1986 Michael Mann film Manhunter - with William Petersen as an FBI profiler who tracks down serial killer The Tooth Fairy (Tom Noonan) using Lecter's (Brian Cox) help. The compilation also includes the 1991 box office blockbuster and Best Picture winner The Silence of the Lambs, with Jodie Foster as a young detective named Clarice Starling who gets sucked into Lecter's (Anthony Hopkins) clutches as she targets an elusive maniac known as Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). Rounding out the set is the 2001 Lambs sequel Hannibal, where Lecter (Hopkins) - now out of prison and living in Italy as an art collector - begins to toy with Clarice's head once again, at the same time that one of the Doctor's mutilated former victims (Gary Oldman) schemes to take gory revenge against the physician.
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Hannibal
Based on the controversial sequel novel of the same name, Hannibal is the much-anticipated follow-up to the Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Anthony Hopkins returns as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, one of the world's most cunning and feared serial killers, who resurfaces after a decade in hiding to toy with FBI agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore). As Starling's career flounders thanks to a drug bust gone wrong, Lecter attempts to elude a greedy Italian police detective (Giancarlo Giannini) who's willing to alert the authorities to his presence in Florence for a price. In the meantime, a maimed but wealthy former victim of Lecter's named Mason Verger (Gary Oldman) plots to get his revenge on the doctor in a most unusual and grisly fashion. The novel by Thomas Harris was adapted for director Ridley Scott by David Mamet and Steven Zaillian. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Manhunter
Red Dragon, the Thomas Harris novel that introduced serial killer Hannibal Lecter to the world, was adapted for the screen by Michael Mann as Manhunter. Ace criminal profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) is very good at his job because he has the ability to make himself think like the killers he tracks. Will has been in retirement since catching Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter (Brian Cox), as being inside that particular deranged mind caused Will to have a breakdown. Will's boss Jack Crawford (Dennis Farina visits Will at his home, showing him pictures from a murder scene and asking for his help in catching a new killer they have dubbed "the Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan). In order to test his mental strength, Will visits Hannibal in his prison cell. Adding to the already substantial mental stress Will experiences when he returns to the job are nosy tabloid reporter Freddy Lounds (Stephen Lang), as well as Hannibal's attempts at seeking revenge through the Tooth Fairy. After two additional films that featured Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal) became box-office blockbusters, Manhunter was re-made as Red Dragon starring Hopkins and Edward Norton as Will Graham. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

The Silence of the Lambs
In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into this case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out. Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price: in exchange for telling what he knows, he wants to be housed in a more comfortable facility. More important, he wants to speak with Clarice about her past. He skillfully digs into her psyche, forcing her to reveal her innermost traumas and putting her in a position of vulnerability when she can least afford to be weak. The film mingles the horrors of criminal acts with the psychological horrors of Lecter's slow-motion interrogation of Clarice and of her memories that emerge from it. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Anthony Hopkins
    Anthony Hopkins - Dr. Hannibal Lecter
  • Julianne Moore
    Julianne Moore - Clarice Starling
  • Ray Liotta
    Ray Liotta - Paul Krendler
  • Frankie R. Faison
    Frankie R. Faison - Barney
  • Giancarlo Giannini
    Giancarlo Giannini - Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi



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    Three in one!

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    This three disc set was just what I wanted! Now, I have completed "Hannibal" collection. Anthony Hopkins is a genius. In terms of Best Buy, the item came quicker than quoted, and I enjoyed that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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    DVDs of Last Years movies...Great Stocking Stuffer

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    A very helpful store employee helped us to quickly find everything we were looking for and the items were all nicely priced for the purpose intended.

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    I haven’t seen all but one was good and nervous to watch.

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