The Silence of the Lambs [P&S] [DVD] [1991]

One of the most acclaimed thrillers of the 1990s has been given yet another release on DVD. This edition of The Silence of the Lambs has been given a pan-and-scan transfer to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 (a letterboxed widescreen version is also available). The original English-language soundtrack has been remixed for playback in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a dubbed French-language track appears in Dolby Digital Surround, and another track dubbed in Spanish is in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles in English, French, and Spanish are also included. As a bonus, this release also features the film's original theatrical trailer, as well as previews for other MGM Home Entertainment releases.
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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars.
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (279 out of 283)

Special Features

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned


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

  • Jodie Foster
    Jodie Foster - Clarice Starling
  • Anthony Hopkins
    Anthony Hopkins - Dr. Hannibal Lecter
  • Scott Glenn
    Scott Glenn - Jack Crawford
  • Anthony Heald
    Anthony Heald - Dr. Frederick Chilton
  • Brooke Smith
    Brooke Smith - Catherine Martin

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