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Hannibal Rising

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Overview

Curious filmgoers looking to get better acquainted with the silver screen's most notorious cannibalistic serial killer are sure to get their fair share of shocks and thrills as director Peter Webber teams with author Thomas Harris to explore the early life of well-read psychopath Hannibal Lecter. Based on author Harris' gruesome novel of the same name, Hannibal Rising travels back in time to World War II-era Lithuania, where an impressionable, well-to-do young boy named Hannibal Gaspard Ulliel was forced to watch...
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Overview

Curious filmgoers looking to get better acquainted with the silver screen's most notorious cannibalistic serial killer are sure to get their fair share of shocks and thrills as director Peter Webber teams with author Thomas Harris to explore the early life of well-read psychopath Hannibal Lecter. Based on author Harris' gruesome novel of the same name, Hannibal Rising travels back in time to World War II-era Lithuania, where an impressionable, well-to-do young boy named Hannibal Gaspard Ulliel was forced to watch helplessly as his family was massacred and his young sister suffered a terrifying fate at the hands of desperate, famished soldiers. After seeking temporary shelter at the Soviet orphanage that was once his family's home, Hannibal later flees to Paris in search of his long-lost uncle. Though his uncle has passed away, his uncle's beautiful Japanese widow, Lady Murasaki Gong Li, warmly accepts the frightened orphan into her home. But even the love and kindness of this generous stranger isn't enough to calm the raging storm that is brewing inside this troubled young boy. Plagued by nightmares and determined to seek vengeance on the murderous war criminals who brutalized his family, the profoundly disturbed but academically gifted Hannibal enrolls in medical school in order to hone the skills that will allow him to exact horrific justice.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes with optional commentary; Hannibal Lecter: The Origin of Evil; Commentary by director Peter Webber and producer Martha de Laurentiis; Designing Horror and Elegance with production designer Allan Starski; Theatrical and teaser trailers; Language: English 5.1; Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2007
  • UPC: 796019802406
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Weinstein Company
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Full Frame / Edited
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,610

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gaspard Ulliel Hannibal Lector
Gong Li Lady Murasaki
Rhys Ifans Grutas
Kevin McKidd Kolnas
Dominic West Inspector Popil
Richard Brake Dortlich
Stephen Walters Milko
Ivan Marevich Grentz
Goran Kostic Pot Watcher
Charles Maquignon Paul the Butcher
Richard Leaf
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Aaron Thomas
Helena-Lia Tachovska
Technical Credits
Peter Webber Director
Tarak Ben Ammar Producer
Valerio Bonelli Editor
James Clayton Executive Producer, Producer
Chris Curling Co-producer
Leo Davis Casting
Ben Davis Cinematographer
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Martha de Laurentiis Producer
Lorenzo De Maio Associate Producer
Ilan Eshkeri Score Composer
Thomas Harris Screenwriter
Eddy Joseph Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Moravec Co-producer
Nenad Pecur Art Director
Duncan Reid Executive Producer, Producer
Philip Robertson Co-producer
Pietro Scalia Editor
Martin Sebík Asst. Director
Anna Sheppard Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Starski Production Designer
Oliver Tarney Sound/Sound Designer
Shigeru Umebayashi Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hannibal Rising
1. Casualties of War [8:40]
2. Soldiers of Fortune [6:39]
3. 8 Years Later [6:53]
4. Family Reunion [6:46]
5. A Grave Insult [10:02]
6. Inspector Popil [4:21]
7. Medical School [5:14]
8. Repressed Memories [9:34]
9. Das Mannlein Im Walde [7:34]
10. Fontainebleau [9:21]
11. The Graveyard Shift [7:59]
12. A Vendetta Revealed [5:35]
13. A Life for a Life [5:57]
14. Family Man [6:11]
15. Retribution [10:50]
16. Epilogue/End Credits [9:25]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hannibal Rising
   Play Movie
   Captions and Subtitles
      English for the Hearing Impaired
      Spanish
      None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      View the Film With Commentary by Director Peter Webber and Producer Martha De Laurentiis: On
      View the Film With Commentary by Director Peter Webber and Producer Martha De Laurentiis: Off
      Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
         View With Commentary by Director Peter Webber: On
         View With Commentary by Director Peter Webber: Off
         Play All
         Boiling the Photo Album
         Hannibal Gets Off the Truck
         Prison Sequence (Extended)
         Hannibal at the Lock Keeper
         Lady M and a Photo of Hannibal
      Hannibal Lecter: The Origin of Evil
      Allan Starski: Designing Horror and Elegance
      Trailer Gallery
         Theatrical Trailer
         Teaser
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this movie is frikin awesome

    i read the prequel novel about hannibal lecter in a mer 2 or 3 days the book was awesome the movie was just as good as the book the direcator did the book justice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    just as good as hannibal,red dragon,silence of the lambs

    this movie blew me away the book did the same thing also hannibal lecter is one very intresting charecter gaspard did justice to the orginial hannibal lecter actor hopkins the book and movie are both very awesome and are very entertaining

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gaspard Makes Hannibal Sexy!!!

    When I first saw it on the opening night, I was expecting to see the normal sort of 'Hannibal' movie, but this was better! Gaspard Ulliel plays him perfect, the movements were right on, you could tell that Gaspard had studied the way that Anthony Hopkins had turned Hannibal into the insane-physco killer that he "the character" is, he still made Hannibal likeable. The other actors and actresses were awesome! I could watch this everyday!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yes, Thomas Harris Really Did Write This Prequel

    HANNIBAL RISING may not be in the same league with its predecessors, especially SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, but it was written by the same author - both the novel and the screenplay - and so we must accept that the arc of the story of the murderous cannibal is intact. Where this version of how the child Hannibal became the crazed and bizarre man due to his witnessing the loss of his young sister to the appetites of hungry soldiers is less successful than the studies of the grown man is the lack of including the genius mind, epicurean stance, highly sophisticated art lover, and macabre sense of human relationships as shown in the boy to young man period. Filmed in beautiful color and atmosphere the story begins in WW II as stated above and as Hannibal the lad escapes the carnivorous appetites of the Nazi solders (including the evil Grutas as portrayed with gusto by Rhys Ifans!) and becomes Hannibal the young man (Gaspard Ulliel) who with the aid of his aunt Lady Murasaki Shikibu (Gong Li) continues to search out all of the soldiers who ate his sister. And in the end we do discover some hidden secrets about the now mature Hannibal Lecter. Director Peter Webber keeps the pace and the gore going and has at his side a fine supporting cast (Richard Brake, Kevin McKidd, Stephen Walters, Ivan Marevich, and Goran Kostic among others). Ulliel is credible in the minimal dialog is given and it probably is the fault of Thomas Harris that this young Hannibal doesn't show all the key characteristics he will eventually flaunt. It is not a bad film, just not one that will be remembered as well as the originals. Grady Harp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alright story, bad connection...

    When I first viewed this movie in theaters I was quite disappointed by attempt to connect this story to the Silence of the Lambs series. I think if they just let this movie be its own entity aside from the whole Hanibal Lector ties it would be more enjoyable, but for any fan of the other movies (at least the original) this doens't seem to fit well in my eyes. Could they have found an actor to play the younger Hanibal Lector that looked less like Anthony Hopkins....doubt it. It was as if they had an idea how they wanted the movie poster to look and fit a story around how they could show the younger Hanibal in a similar mask as worn later and thus the horrible Samuri storyline included. *my 2 cents*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another outstanding Movie for an outstanding series!!

    I have to say, the first 20 minutes or so were boring. I was actually about to walk out of the theater when it suddenly started getting good. This movie is just as or more violent than the others and the actor who portrays hannibal lector is a perfect fit (later on in the movie.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EXCELLENT MOVIE !!

    I was hooked from the first minute of this film. I actually watched it 3 times in two days because it is so riveting. Gaspard is absolutely mesmerizing as young Hannibal and seems to relish his role in this movie. It is totally different from the others in the series but well worth your time. I am going to buy this movie. It is unusual and engrossing and I highly recommend it.

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