This gritty and intense release from the thrilling series Hannibal includes all 13 episodes of the show's second season, following the story of an FBI special agent and his budding relationship with a cunning forensic psychiatrist named Hannibal Lecter, whose dark inner world is steadily revealed.
This Is My Design documentary
"The Style of a Killer" featurette
"Bodies of Lies" featurette
Hannibal season 2: killer intentions
Commentaries with cast and crew
Post Mortem with Scott Thompson (Webisodes)
Hugh DancySpecial Agent Will Graham
Mads MikkelsenDr. Hannibal Lecter
Laurence FishburneJack Crawford
Caroline DhavernasDr. Alana Bloom
Lara Jean ChorosteckiFreddie Lounds
Aaron AbramsBrian Zeller
Scott ThompsonJimmy Price
Hettienne ParkBeverly Katz
Bryan FullerExecutive Producer
Martha De LaurentiisExecutive Producer
Sara ColletonExecutive Producer
Jesse AlexanderExecutive Producer
Katie O'ConnellExecutive Producer
Includes Digital Copy[ [DVD
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
Blood and Gore
Hannibal: Season Two [Includes Digital Copy[ [DVD]
As a fan of the original Thomas Harris books and (most) movies concerning Hannibal Lecter, I was originally skeptical of the idea of a television show built around the character. Hannibal has gleefully proven my worries unfounded as the series interprets the once familiar events and characters with a depth and resonance that respects the source material while expanding on it. Where season one was built around the meeting and early relationship between Lecter and FBI profiler Will Graham, they managed to introduce and maintain a level of tension built off of the audiences knowledge of Lecter's true nature, and Grahams evolving realization of it. Season two begins where season one left off- with Will behind bars after being artfully framed by the cannibal doctor. How will he get out? What is Hannibal up to while Graham is out of the picture? Where does the tense, symbiotic relationship between the two men go from here? Learning the answers is a suspenseful journey worth taking, presented with a visual panache that doesn't skimp on the gore, and set to a soundtrack of unique soundscapes and classical music selections. The outstanding cast make the previously inhabited roles their own, and are often matched by the performances of guest stars that include Eddie Izzard, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Plummer, and Michael Pitt. Highly recommended.
Show creator Bryan Fuller and his crew have put together a dark, twisted and intense second season of Hannibal, and though they choose to burn the fuse slowly, the fireworks by the end of the season are well worth the long build-up. The plot tends to move at a glacial pace at first, but serves to set the stage for Hannibal, Will Graham and Jack Crawford to engage each other in a masterful game of chess, with gut-wrenching maneuvers in the final episode. Stand-out performances on the parts of Hugh Dancy as Will Graham and the always fantastic Laurence Fishburn as Jack Crawford and an excellent supporting cast help the viewer become fully engaged with the characters, and Mads Mikkelson brilliantly presents a stone-cold, calculating and often unnerving Hannibal Lecter who, though he can seem vulnerable in a given moment, becomes frighteningly imposing when his true nature comes to the forefront.
Hannibal is a rare show that excels in its moral ambiguity, keeping the viewer guessing what the end game is for each of the main characters, and the eerie visuals and ever-present motifs make for an unsettling experience not soon forgotten, especially after viewing the jaw-dropping final episode of the season. Far and away one of the best shows on television, pay or otherwise.
I thoroughly enjoyed Season 1 of Hannibal but season 2 is just on another level. All of the characters are intricately crafted and complex. The visuals are stunning; every frame is picture perfect especially the scenes in which Hannibal is making a meal. No characters are safe from having something terrible happen to them. The season finale is quite spectacular and even works as a solid ending if the show were to be cancelled. Luckily it was renewed and viewers can enjoy season 3 on June 4th 2015. Hannibal is one of the best shows on TV and I look forward to seeing how the story continues to develop and where it will all end in Season 6 (hopefully). :):):)
Hannibal was not made for public TV, and NBC took a chance and they helped bring us a quality made show with great actors, very intriguing character relationships and ghastly dark. Unfortunately, they ended it at Season 3 before it got cancelled, but Season 2 here was very well done and ends with one of the biggest "OMG WTF!?" season finales in some time. Looks great on Blu-ray, some nice features and brings a Digital HD copy to enjoy off Smart TV or other device without switching discs. Definitely recommend this show!
There are so many things to say about this god awe- ful series that is both ground breaking and popular int he way that car crashes and public executions grab the attention and hold it for a moment, then disperse off to the side. The series is a reflection of our times, serial killers and psychologists unleashed in an era of berserkers, of USA drones attacking ambulances and wedding parties. Indians on reservations never saw them coming. The good guys are on vacation and the rules are no longer in place. The world is teetering in a dance of pirouettes on the edge of a blade of hair.
A very dark drama that continues to hit every note with sharp delivery. Great pacing. Great acting. Definitely not for the kids.
You can purchase the first two seasons with confidence that you're in for a wonderfully bizarre treat.
Overall I was not expecting much when I had heard about rebooting Hannibal with a modern crime twist I was kind of doubting it was a good idea. However, Season 1 was fantastic and very entertaining, and Season 2 complemented it well, worth the watch if you enjoy murder mystery shows or the older Hannibal movies.