Hannibal

Hannibal

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Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta

     
 

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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 MooreSee more details below

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Patricia Kim O'Cone
Sir Anthony Hopkins returns for seconds as Hannibal Lecter, the celebrated psychopath he introduced to popular culture in Jonathan Demme's Oscar-winning Silence of the Lambs (1991). This third film culled from author Thomas Harris's series of books -- Lecter first appeared in Michael Mann's Manhunter (1986) -- finds Ridley Scott behind the camera, and the Gladiator director gives the horrific feast a European flair. Julianne Moore (Magnolia) takes over as FBI agent Clarice Starling, stepping into shoes made comfortable by Jodie Foster in Silence. Starling hasn't had it so well since we last saw her: A failed drug raid has resulted in her demotion, while Dr. Lecter has become a Renaissance man in Italy, surrounded by the finest of arts, fashion, and, er, food. But Lecter soon finds his fugitive vacation threatened by a triad of greed: Surviving Lecter victim Mason Verger (Gary Oldman, uncredited) wants revenge, Italian policeman Pazzi (Giancarlo Gianni) knows too much, and dirty FBI agent Paul Krendler (Ray Liotta) trades on Starling's access to Hannibal for his own political means. As Starling attempts to distill this less-than-gourmet stew, Hannibal once again functions as her confidant, his cat-and-mouse games from Silence dropped for an almost affectionate display as Starling's father figure. With a pulpy and grotesquely comical script cowritten by David Mamet and Steven Zaillian, Hannibal is much gorier than its predecessors; but thanks to Hopkins's mesmerizing way with the character, it still tastes good 'til the last bite.
New York Times - Elvis Mitchell
[Anthony] Hopkins is the draw here...Lecter lingers over the last word of every sentence, making a flourish of each utterance; it's as if he bows every time he speaks. His courtliness in the somber, lush Florence should be funnier, but the unremitting and airtight grimness of the material is hard to beat.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2007
UPC:
0027616077974
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:11:00
Sales rank:
65,814

Special Features

Alternate ending with optional director commentary; Over 35 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Feature-length commentary by director Ridley Scott; Breaking the Silence: five unique making-of featurettes including rare footage and interviews; A multi-angle featurette on the art of storyboarding; Anatomy of a shoot-out: a five-angle breakdown of the "Fish Market" action scene; Multi-angle exploration of the film's opening title design; Gallery featuring trailers, TV spots, rare production stills and unused poster concepts and more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Hopkins Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Julianne Moore Clarice Starling
Ray Liotta Paul Krendler
Frankie R. Faison Barney
Giancarlo Giannini Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi
Francesca Neri Allegra Pazzi
Zeljko Ivanek Dr. Cordell Doemling
Hazelle Goodman Evelda Drumgo
David Andrews FBI Agent Pearsall
Francis Guinan FBI Director Noonan
James Opher DEA Agent Eldridge
Enrico Lo Verso Gnocco
Ivano Marescotti Carlo
Fabrizio Gifuni Matteo
Ennio Coltorti Ricci
Alex Corrado Piero
Marco Greco Tommaso
Gary Oldman Mason Verger (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Ridley Scott Director
Greg Cannom Makeup Special Effects
David Crank Art Director
Mill Film Special Effects
Louis Di Giaimo Casting

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hannibal (Feature)
1. Barney's Observations [:11]
2. Main Titles [:33]
3. The Fish Market [:18]
4. An Ugly Mess [1:56]
5. A Good Deal [:08]
6. Mason Verger [1:36]
7. Hannibal the Cannibal [:19]
8. Catching Up With Barney [5:35]
9. Dr. Feel [1:50]
10. Tracing Lecter's Scent [1:32]
11. Pazzi on the Case [2:47]
12. Krendler's Terms [2:38]
13. Possibly Illegal Action [3:23]
14. Family History [1:22]
15. Fingerprints [3:15]
16. Verger's Boys [1:24]
17. La Vita Nuova [6:02]
18. Lecter Found [1:06]
19. The Price of Avarice [2:27]
20. Pazzi's Destiny [4:22]
21. Starling in Distress [:36]
22. Shopping Spree [:03]
23. Deep Roller [3:51]
24. Cat and Mouse [3:04]
25. A Kidnapping [:59]
26. Face to Face [3:06]
27. The Main Attraction [1:06]
28. Alone at Last [4:01]
29. Dinner [2:42]
30. That's My Girl [4:10]
31. In-Flight Service [3:32]
32. End Credits [5:18]
1. Rethinking the Novel [:11]
2. Title Design [:33]
3. Starling: 10 Years Later [:18]
4. Connecting Verger to the FBI [1:56]
5. The Biltmore Estate [:08]
6. Creating a Multifaced Monster [1:36]
7. Purity and Corruption [:19]
8. The Importance of Barney [5:35]
9. Dr. Fell's Backstory [1:50]
10. FBI Procedure [1:32]
11. Sustaining Audience Interest [2:47]
12. Casting Krendler at the Gym [2:38]
13. The Temptation of Pazzi [3:23]
14. Dr. Lecter's Dangerous Humor [1:22]
15. Animal Instincts [3:15]
16. Canadian Bacon [1:24]
17. Pazzi's Operatic History [6:02]
18. Crowd Control in Florence [1:06]
19. Dante [2:27]
20. Shooting Pazzi's Death [4:22]
21. Verger's Characterization [:36]
22. Lecter's Motivation [:03]
23. Cheats and Short Cuts [3:51]
24. Music and "The Third Man" [3:04]
25. Stunts, Scott Glenn and Cows [:59]
26. The Screenplay [3:06]
27. "Gladiator's" Tigers Vs. "Hannibal's" PIgs [1:06]
28. As If Underwater [4:01]
29. The Most Difficult Scene in the Film [2:42]
30. Hannibal's Sacrifice [4:10]
31. Off-Hand Comments [3:32]
32. Anthony Hopkins [5:18]

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