Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta
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This ambitious follow-up to The Silence of the Lambs has been given an equally ambitious treatment on DVD. Two discs loaded with every kind of extra conceivable, with spectacular sound and picture, this is enough to make any Hannibal fan say, in the words of the film's titular character, "Goody goody." The picture is simply stunning. Presented in a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen format, it makes John Mathieson's elegant cinematography shine. The sound is in razor sharp Dolby Digital 5.1 and gets well used throughout, most notably in the thundering shootout that opens the movie. Also on the first disc is a commentary from director Ridley Scott. This is an excellent commentary track, in which Scott gives every detail about what went into making the movie. From referencing the first film to re-imagining certain sequences from the novel, Scott touches on several key aspects of the film's creation. Moving over to the second disc, viewers can enjoy a plethora of deleted scenes. Clocking in at well over a half hour, these scenes include a look back at Lecter's cell from the first film and an alternate ending. All are offered with an optional commentary from Scott, who outlines a third possible ending for the film. Also included is "Breaking the Silence," an in-depth documentary that traces Hannibal from novel to screen and beyond, and a series of multi-angle looks at the film's creation, including storyboards and the aforementioned shootout. Lastly, an entire day can be spent perusing the various trailers, TV spots, and poster concepts that the DVD contains. Opinions on Hannibal were decidedly mixed, but word on this DVD edition will no doubt be uniformly positive.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/21/2001
UPC: 0027616865403
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:11:00

Special Features

Disc One: Hannibal presented in widescreen 1.85:1 enhanced for 16x9 TVs; audio commentary by director Ridley Scott; Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 English audio tracks; Spanish and French Dolby Digital Surround audio tracks; Spanish and French subtitles. Disc Two: Deleted scenes; three multi-angle featurettes; five "Breaking The Silence" featurettes; still gallery; production notes; trailers.

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

Scene Index

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

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Lecter (Hopkins) is as evil as ever in this movie franchise! I mean sure critics say Hannibal isn't as good as The Silence of The Lambs. But I say it's the best of the two. Why? Because less Agent Starling and more Hannibal. Although the end is a bit over the top.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe that Hannibal could have been written a lot better. After reading the book, I watched the movie to see how closely the book and the movie were. That was a mistake. I ended up finding out that there were many plot holes and missing sections in the story. Even one of the characters, Mason Verger¿s sister, who played some pretty important roles in the book, was absent from the movie. It did have some of the major events though. This movie really should have been made into a two-disc set so they could fit more of the scenes in, and follow the story line more closely. This movie was a real disappointment for me, and I wouldn¿t suggest reading the book then watching it. If I had not read the book, it would have been a lot better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A remarkable performance!! I ususally don't watch movies more than once but so far I bought the DVD and this is my third time watching it. I even viewed the bonus cd telling about the movie's progression. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First, I will admit this movie is one of the best to hit the screen in quite awhile. From the beauty and majesty of the cinematography to the climactic ending, each aspect of the film was spectacular. The one thing I am curious about is the absence of some footage from the lobotomy scene. If I remember correctly, the film I viewed in the theater contained extra footage of Hannibal actually cutting away the frontal lobe. Am I going insane? Did I imagine this scene? Where did it go? Is this or is it not the ¿Director¿s Cut?¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
Add another to the list of great movies from Ridley Scott. Hannibal is probably the best in the series. A better, more engaging story than Silence of the Lambs and beyond Manhunter in every way, Hannibal is both a beautiful and entertaining film. Is it because of great performances from Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, and Gary Oldman? Or is it the masterful direction of Ridley Scott? Either way, this is a highly entertaining movie that is fun to watch again and again. And the ending in the movie is more believable than the ending in the book
Guest More than 1 year ago
How often do you do something you haven't done before? How often do you do something you have done before, but in a new way? Probably not very often. Humans are creatures of habit, establishing behavior patterns and then repeating them without thinking about it. Many of our behaviors are so 'automatic' that we could reasonably be described as 'automatons' (robots). This is unfortunate because these behavior patterns are limiting. They prevent us from achieving our full potential as human beings. Hannibal Lecter knows this. He also understands how to break free of these behavior patterns. Personal transformation is Lecter's specialty. The secrets of personal transformation (and salvation and authentic religious states of consciousness) are hidden within the Hannibal Lecter movies. If you would be free, if you would claim your birthright as a human being, if you would take your place on Mount Olympus, study these movies and learn what Hannibal knows. It will be difficult. But if all else fails, just do as Hannibal does and eat the rude (rood!).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hannibal has great a sense of drama but it wasn't as good as the Silence of the Lambs. Ridley Scott did an ok job as director of the film but he is no Jonathan Demme. Anthony Hopkins is great as Hannibal ''the Cannibal'' Lecter but for Juliane Moore, I will make an exception. Juliane Moore is no Jodie Foster. She is ok as Clarice Starling but no one can compare to Jodie Foster's performance as Starling. Gary Oldman is just as good as Anthony Hopkins in playing the hideously deformed Mason Verger but Ray Liotta's acting is debateable. Hannibal is a good film but not as pschological as the Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal is a good film though with a good cast(not a great cast except Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman). Despite this, the film is a great film for those who love the drama and gore that makes up Hannibal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hannibal was a really good movie. I just saw it on DVD the other day and it was even better then i remembered (maybe thats because this time i knew when to close my eyes). There was a lot more blood then in silence of the lambs, and that last scene was really freaky. This is a really good movie if u like gore, but i think that silence was better because of the psychological interplay between hopkins and foster. I'm hoping the chemistry between Ed Norton and Hopkins will be just as good in the Red Dragon (the pre-quel coming out soon). You just gotta love anthony hopkins as Hannibal ''the Cannibal'' Lecter, he is just so good at being bad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hannibal is the coolest guy in the world! The movie was the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Julianne Moore is one of the best actresses that i'd recomend to play the part of Clarice because she smart, strong, and she got guts.Shes my favorite actress of all time besides Jodie Foster, that girl is my second favorite for her part in Silence of the lambs as the original Clarice Starling.
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I think the movie was great. i loved the part near the end where he cuts the head open.
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