Chinese (Traditional)FrenchGermanItalianJapanesePortugueseRussianSpanishSerbian

Severed Cinema Official T-Shirt Now on Sale!

Severed Cinema

The Latest


Severed Cinema Review: Underground Gore Dealers Connection: Gore Shorts Film Anthology from D.I.Y. Productions

Severed Cinema DVD review of Ray Davies Return to Waterloo

Hannibal - The Hannibal Lecter Collection - Blu-Ray Print E-mail
User Rating: / 3
Written by Chris Mayo   
Monday, 19 October 2009
HTML clipboard

Buy Eden Log on DVD from -

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: David Mamet, Steven Zaillian
Produced by: Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis, Ridley Scott
Cinematography by: John Mathieson
Editing by: Pietro Scalia
Music by: Hans Zimmer
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Frankie Faison, Giancarlo Giannini
Year: 2001
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color
Runtime: 131 minutes

Studio: MGM Fox

Hannibal is the much anticipated sequel to Silence of the Lambs, and the third entry in the Hannibal trilogy (Red Dragon hasnít been considered).  With the novel written in 2000, and the movie released shortly thereafter in 2001, it now gets the hi-def treatment as part of The Hannibal Lecter Collection from MGM/Fox.

Hannibal follows the saga of lethal Dr. Hannibal Lecter, now on the lam in Florence, Italy after having cleverly escaped captivity in Silence of the Lambs.  One of Lecterís former patients turned victim, Mason Verger (Gary Oldman) now seeks revenge on Lecter.  Once during a drug addled stupor, Verger was influenced to slice hunks of his face off by Lecter who ultimately fed the facial matter to his hound.  Now horrifically disfigured (resembling that of Arseface from the comic Preacher) on intensive care he uses the only thing Lecter cares for to entice Lecter out of seclusion, FBI Agent extraordinaire Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore).

Directed by Ridley Scott, Hannibal doesnít achieve the greatness that is Silence of the Lambs but it definitely is an entertaining extension of the storyline, but not entirely faithful to the book.  Itís cool to see Lecter in his own element, unrestrained from the confines of a mental ward.  Seeing him intimidate Italian Police Inspector Renaldo Pazzi -- a local cop who realizes Lecterís real identity and is working toward obtaining Mason Vergerís reward for capture -- is a real treat to behold.  Pazzi being outmatched meets a demise that will make you appreciate your bowels being housed inside of your body!

Going into this film, itís natural to question the choice of having Julianne Moore reprise the role of Clarice Starling from Jodie Foster.  The truth is itís hard to beat the chemistry that Hopkins and Foster brought to the table in Silence of the Lambs, but very quickly the viewer gets used to the idea of Moore in the role, as she puts off a good performance.  Ray Liotta also pops up for a torturous event that will have you scratching your head as to how the MPAA allowed the scene to stay in the film, all the while Rob Zombie struggled to have House of 1000 Corpses saved from the chopping block.

Even though Hannibal is far from faithful to Harrisís excellent novel of the same name, it was refreshing to see another adventure from cultural icon, Hannibal ďThe CannibalĒ Lecter.

Hannibal is part of The Hannibal Lecter Collection released on Blu-Ray from MGM/Fox.  The film is presented 1.85:1 10:80p with a good looking transfer.  For a rather recent film, one might expect the transfer to really sparkle, but it never really wows you.  It does its job and it an improvement to the DVD resolution-wise, just nothing spectacular.  The audio is presented with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master audio and sounds fine.  Onward to the supplemental features, well there are none!  This is a major disappointment that nothing is included on the disc.  Why couldnít MGM port the extras over from their previous Special Edition 2-disc DVD?  Laziness perhaps?

Overall The Hannibal Lecter Collection on Blu-Ray is recommended as a way of owning all three films in a high definition format.  Even though the only supplemental features to be found are on the Silence of the Lambs disc, the reasonable price tag allows viewers to forgo the lack of extras for the transfers alone.  They are all a relatively marked improvement.  However if you already own these on DVD you might want to wait for possible jam-packed releases in the future.

VIDEO: 1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed CinemaNo Skull - Severed Cinema
AUDIO: 1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed CinemaNo Skull - Severed Cinema
BLU-RAY: 1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed CinemaNo Skull - Severed CinemaNo Skull - Severed Cinema
MOVIE: 1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed Cinema1 Skull - Severed CinemaNo Skull - Severed Cinema

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 16x9 1080p
Audio: English 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio




Add New Search
mobiusclimber   | |2013-05-24 03:06:44
I hated this film and this novel and felt that Thomas Harris was simply cashing
a paycheck to turn out dreck starring Hannibal Lecter rather than actually being
influenced to write. The novel is fairly poorly written and Hannibal's dialogue
(the high point of Silence of the Lambs) is generally very weak. In fact, I have
to wonder if the novel wasn't his attempt to make an unfilmable mess so as to
end the Hannibal worship, since he never seems as convincingly suave here as he
does in Silence and the things in the book are so far repugnant that it would be
impossible to root for anyone. The ending in particular was incredibly assinine
and a disservice to the characters he created in Silence. This isn't even
touching on the downright homophobic storyline of "she became a lesbian
because she was molested." Blech!
Anthony  - Salvatore Ferragamo     | |2019-02-15 23:30:54
New Nike Shoes
Adidas Superstar Mens
Nike Sneakers
Pandora Official Site
Nike Running Shoes
Moncler Official Site
Nike Clearance Outlet
Adidas Outlet Store
Adidas Superstar Trainers
Adidas Outlet
Adidas Shoes
Adidas Outlet
Adidas Yeezy
Christian *spam* Outlet
Pandora Rings
Nike Factory Store
Red Bottom Shoes
Adidas EQT
Ferragamo Shoes
Nike Outlet Online
Nike Shoes
Nike Air Max 97
Nike Cortez
Balenciaga Shoes
Pandora Charms
Pandora Jewelry Black Friday
NMD xr1
Pandora Jewelry
Air Max 2019
Lebron James Shoes
Nike Air Max 97
Puma Shoes Outlet
Fila Disruptor 2
Adidas Store
Nike Trainers
Adidas Trainers Sale
Nike Sneakers For Women
Pandora Outlet
Nike Air Max 270
Stan Smith
Nike Outlet Store Online
Air Max
Nike Outlet Store Online Shopping
Fjallraven Kanken
KD 11
Nike Website
Yeezy Boost
Longchamp Outlet
*spam* Outlet
Ferragamo Belts
Adidas Ultra Boost
Stan Smith Adidas Sneakers
Jordans Shoes
Nike Shoes
Nike Shoes Outlet Online Store
Adidas ...
Robert  - Ferragamo Belt     | |2019-04-09 16:27:30
Red Bottom Shoes
Pandora Outlet
Lebron 16 Shoes
Vans Shoes Outlet
NMD xr1
Nike Clearance
Nike Air Max 270
Off White Jordan 1
Nike Shoes
Nike Outlet Online
Nike Air Max 270
Adidas Shoes
Asics Shoes
Adidas NMD R2
Adidas Superstar
Asics Shoes
Adidas Outlet Online
Nike Outlet Store
Air Jordan Retro
Nike Factory Store
Nike Trainers
Yeezy Sneakers
Balenciaga Shoes
Skechers Go Walk
Nike Air Max 98
Nike Factory Store
Timberland Boots
Nike Factory Store
Asics Shoes
Fila Shoes
Nike Factory
Jordans Shoes
Pandora Charms
Adidas NMD R1
Ultra Boost Adidas
Fitflops Sale Clearance
Christian *spam* Outlet
Cheap Nike Shoes
Womens Nike Shoes
Goyard Bags
Asics Running Shoes For Men
Nike Sneakers For Men
Adidas Sneakers
Asics Outlet Store Online
Air Jordan Sneakers
Pandora Bracelets
Fila Sneakers
EQT Adidas
Timberland Shoes
Hermes Birkin *spam*
Nike Running Shoes For Women
Nike Outlet
Pandora Charms
Adidas Stores
Timberland Pro Work Boots
Nike Sneakers
Pandora Bracelet
Pandora Charms
Write comment
[b] [i] [u] [url] [quote] [code] [img] 
Please input the anti-spam code that you can read in the image.

3.22 Copyright (C) 2007 Alain Georgette / Copyright (C) 2006 Frantisek Hliva. All rights reserved."

Last Updated ( Monday, 19 October 2009 )
< Prev   Next >
© 2005-2019 Severed Cinema  |  Web Design by: Chris Mayo

Bookmark and Share