Hannibal Lector Collection (1986)
|Mix this collection with some fava beans and a nice Chianti and you're ready for an evening of psychological terror and harrowing horror. The Hannibal Lecter Collection contains the cannibal classics MANHUNTER, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, and HANNIBAL.|
MANHUNTER: Witness the birth of evil. This "eerie, very intense" (New York) thriller from writer-director Michael Mann (Heat, The Insider) first introduced the world to the cunning, unforgettable serial killer named Hannibal Lecter. Joan Allen and Stephen Lang co-star in this "dark locomotive of a film" (Los Angeles Times) that promises to "keep viewers riveted" (Time)! Former FBI profiler Will Graham (William Peterson, CSI) reluctantly returns to his old job to track a horrific serial killer known as the "Tooth Fairy." But in order to get into the mind of this maniac, Graham must face another: Hannibal, the imprisoned psychiatrist whose own insanity almost Graham his life...and whose insights into the Tooth Fairy could prove as dangerous as the killer himself.
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS: Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster deliver sensational Oscar-winning performances in this "shockingly powerful thriller" (New York). "Stunning" (Los Angeles Times) and "spellbinding" (The Hollywood Reporter), this terrifying masterpiece garnered five Academy Awards, including Best Director and the coveted Best Picture. A vicious psychopath is murdering women throughout the Midwest. Believing that it takes one to know one, the FBI sends agent Clarice Starling (Foster) to interview a prisoner who may provide clues to the killer's actions. The prisoner is Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins), a brilliant, demented cannibal who agrees to help Starling only if she'll feed his morbid curiosity with details of her own complicated life. But as their relationship develops, Starling is forced to confront not only her hidden demons...but also an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage--or strength--to stop it!
HANNIBAL: The silence has been broken... "Thrilling" (Time), "absorbing" (The Wall Street Journal) and "entertaining" (NewsDay), this follow-up to The Silence of the Lambs is an "audience success" (US Weekly)! Anthony Hopkins is "perverse perfection" (Rolling Stone) in his return to the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the sophisticated killer who comes out of hiding to draw FBI agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore) into a high-stakes battle that will test her strength, cunning...and loyalty. Drenched in terror, suspense and shocking visual effects, HANNIBAL is "as compelling a film as you will ever see" (Joel Siegel, Good Morning America)!
"[Hannibal] ...sleekly creepy... Joe Leydon, San Francisco Examiner
"[Silence] ...unbearably intense, brilliantly acted (by Foster and Hopkins), and cannily put together... Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"[Hannibal] ...Hopkins makes Lecter fascinating every second he is on the screen. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"[Silence] A Knockout! The most exciting thriller in years! The New York Times
"[Manhunter] Petersen is superb... TV Guide
Editor's NoteEnjoy the creepy classics in this boxed set with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. Named the number one villain in film history by the American Film Institute, Hannibal Lecter slices and dices in these three films: MANHUNTER, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, and HANNIBAL. See individual titles for synopsis information.
|William L. Peterson|
|Jonathan Demme - [Silence] Director|
|Michael Mann - [Manhunter] Director|
|Ridley Scott - [Hannibal] Director|
|MTV Award, Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, [Hannibal] Best Kiss|
|MTV Award, Hannibal, [Hannibal] Best Movie|
|MTV Award, Anthony Hopkins, [Hannibal] Best Villain|
|Oscar, Anthony Hopkins, [Silence] Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|Oscar, Jodie Foster, [Silence] Best Actress in a Leading Role|
|Oscar, Jonathan Demme, [Silence] Best Director|
|Oscar, Edward Saxon, et. al., [Silence] Best Picture|
|Oscar, Ted Tally, [Silence] Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium|