Silence of the Lambs (Blu-ray)

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Incredible Movie

on 6/4/2012

This movie is one of the best psychological horror/crime movies ever made. The creation of the Hannibal Lecter character is something to behold. Jodie Foster is also brilliant as Clarice Starling, a young field agent tasked with finding out how to get in the mind of a serial killer.

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Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins 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 Picture.

A psychopath nicknamed Buffalo Bill is murdering women across the Midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the FBI sends Agent Clarice Starling (Foster) to interview a demented prisoner who may provide clues to the killer's actions. That prisoner is psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins), a brilliant, diabolical cannibal who agrees to help Starling only if she'll feed his morbid curiosity with details of her own complicated life. As their relationship develops, Starling is forced to confront not only her own hidden demons, but also an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage - or strength - to stop it!

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203922149
UPC 027616071514
UPC 14 00027616071514
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/8/2015
Rating UR
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Hopkins,Anthony
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Anthony Hopkins - Actor
Craig McKay - Editor
Gary Goetzman - Executive Producer
Howard Shore - Original Music By
Jodie Foster - Actor
Jonathan Demme - Director
Ronald M. Bozman - Producer
Scott Glenn - Actor
Tak Fujimoto - Cinematographer
Ted Levine - Actor
Ted Tally - Screenplay
Thomas Harris - Based On Novel By
Tim Galvin - Art Director
Awards
Winner (1992) Oscar, Anthony Hopkins, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Jodie Foster, Best Actress in a Leading Role,Oscar, Edward Saxon, et. al., Best Picture,Oscar, Jonathan Demme, Best Director,Oscar, Ted Tally, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium,People's Choice, The Silence of the Lambs, Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture
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Review Since its 1991 release, much has been written about The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lecter, Clarice Starling, and the relationship between them. Thomas Harris was so intrigued by the characters that he wrote the sequel, Hannibal, which soared into the top spot on best-seller lists countrywide as soon as it was released. The motion picture follow-up, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Hopkins and Julianne Moore (replacing Foster), is set to open on the 10th anniversary of the release of The Silence of the Lambs. If it's half as involving, it will be a success. The Silence of the Lambs may not have been the best thriller of the year, but it was the most chilling and creepy, and there's no denying that the most celebrated aspect of the film - the Clarice/Hannibal connection - could not have been accomplished with greater skill.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The popularity of Jonathan Demme's movie is likely to last as long as there is a market for being scared. Like "Nosferatu," "Psycho" and "Halloween," it illustrates that the best thrillers don't age. Fear is a universal emotion and a timeless one. But "Silence of the Lambs" is not merely a thrill show. It is also about two of the most memorable characters in movie history, Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter, and their strange, strained relationship...Hopkins' performance has much less screen time than Foster's, but made an indelible impression on audiences. His "entrance" is unforgettable...We are frightened both because of the film's clever manipulation of story and image, and for better reasons--we like Clarice, identify with her and fear for her. Just like Lecter.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Hopkins,Anthony
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
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Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...unbearably intense, brilliantly acted (by Foster and Hopkins), and cannily put together...
The New York Times A Knockout! The most exciting thriller in years!
Variety A mesmerizing thriller that will grip audiences from first scene to last.

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