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Old 11-21-06, 12:56 PM
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New Two-Disc Special edition Silence of the Lambs 1/30/07

Fangoria got details on a new two-DVD Collector’s Edition of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS that MGM Home Entertainment will release January 30. The set will include a remastered anamorphic widescreen transfer of Jonathan Demme’s modern horror classic, and the second disc will be cram-packed with extras:

• Inside the Labyrinth: Making THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS documentary
• THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS: Page To Screen two-part documentary:
- A Wealth of Talent
- Preparation and Authenticity
• Jonathan Demme & Jodie Foster three-part documentary:
- The Beginning
- Making THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
- Breaking the Silence
• Scoring the Silence featurette
• Original 1991 making-of featurette
• Deleted scenes:
- Clarice meets Lecter
- Clarice on the firing range
- Ardelia finds a newspaper article
- Clarice at a storage unit (excerpts)
- John Douglas at Quantico
- Second meeting (excerpts)
- Clarice gets her gun
- Crawford and Clarice (excerpts)
- Clarice reviews phony deal
- Third meeting (excerpts)
- Buffalo Bill sews (excerpts)
- Clifton taunts Lecter (excerpts)
- Jack Crawford at Johns Hopkins
- Krendler discovers phony deal
- Clarice meets Barney
- Lecter’s escape
- Clarice gets suspended
- Clarice’s decision
- Inside Buffalo Bill’s lair
- Mr. Bimmel and the birds
- Buffalo Bill and Clarice
- Lecter’s phone call
• Outtakes reel
• Anthony Hopkins phone message (audio only)
• TV Spots:
- Mind Against Mind
- Clue for Clue
- Only Hope
- Hangs in the Balance
- Teacher
- FBI
- Rookie
- Bookwing Flap Teaser
• Photo gallery
• Theatrical trailer
• Teaser trailer

Plus, the package contains a four-page booklet and exclusive Hannibal Lecter recipe cards! The whole shebang will retail for just $26.98. The same day, the SILENCE set will also be issued as part of a HANNIBAL LECTER COLLECTION also including Ridley Scott’s HANNIBAL and a new widescreen disc of Michael Mann’s MANHUNTER; that box will come with a six-page booklet, at a price to be announced.

You can see the cover art here: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/7676

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that's a hot cover. wonder if we'll get the dts track other regions got.
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I hope that widescreen "Manhunter" disc is available seperately.

I understand that MGM owns the rights to "Manhunter" and not "Red Dragon" but "Manhunter" simply isn't connected to "Silence" and "Hannibal" (especially ever since the vastly-superior "Red Dragon" was released), it tanked and Orion actually went to lengths to distance "Silence" from "Manhunter" as opposed to playing up the connection. I also don't wanna have to repurchase "Hannibal" to get the new "Silence" and "Manhunter" discs.
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Originally Posted by GuruTwo
I hope that widescreen "Manhunter" disc is available seperately.

I understand that MGM owns the rights to "Manhunter" and not "Red Dragon" but "Manhunter" simply isn't connected to "Silence" and "Hannibal" (especially ever since the vastly-superior "Red Dragon" was released), it tanked and Orion actually went to lengths to distance "Silence" from "Manhunter" as opposed to playing up the connection. I also don't wanna have to repurchase "Hannibal" to get the new "Silence" and "Manhunter" discs.
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Old 11-21-06, 02:27 PM
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I don't know If I will pick these up. I already have 2 versions of Silence, Hannibal Is packed as is, Manhunter I might be interested in if it is a good transfer and OAR.
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Originally Posted by GuruTwo
I hope that widescreen "Manhunter" disc is available seperately.
Is there any indication that this is going to be worth picking up (vs. the 800 other editions of this film that have been released)?
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Originally Posted by GuruTwo
the vastly-superior "Red Dragon"


Whatever you say, buddy. To each their own.
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I think I may pass. I love the movie but haven't exactly visited my version a lot.
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Originally Posted by bboisvert
Is there any indication that this is going to be worth picking up (vs. the 800 other editions of this film that have been released)?
There currently isn't a halfway decent edition of Manhunter on DVD in Region 1. The Anchor Bay "theatrical cut" is a weird hybrid workprint that's missing important footage from the real theatrical cut and has some extra scenes from the expanded TV version. The "Director's Cut" is that full TV version, which a lot of fans (myself included) consider inferior to the original theatrical cut, plus the DVD quality is pretty spotty. The real theatrical cut was eventually released by MGM, but only in pan&scan.

The only decent DVD release up to now has been the Japanese Region 2 disc, which is the real theatrical cut in fairly good quality and has a DTS track.
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[Borat]Very nice...[/Borat]

My MGM SE disc has been a bit flaky, and since the WS version doesn't seem to be stocked widely anymore, this is a welcome upgrade for me.
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Too bad they couldn't include the commentary Criterion did, somehow.

Because it means I have to keep hanging onto the criterion edition, despite the number of new versions I keep buying, etc.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
The real theatrical cut was eventually released by MGM, but only in pan&scan.
Ah, that's the piece of information I didn't have. That makes a 'widescreen' R1 release intriguing, assuming that the quality is good and it remains the true theatrical cut.

I own the R2 Japan DTS release and the Anchor Bay "Divimax" edition (for the extras).
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I'm hoping for a BD release. When's the "Young Hannibal" prequel coming out? I thought they would save this release to coincide with the theatrical movie.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
When's the "Young Hannibal" prequel coming out? I thought they would save this release to coincide with the theatrical movie.
The Hannibal prequel comes out Feb. 9th, about a week after this DVD will be released.
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ouch. February is one of the dumping grounds for alot of the studio's crappier films. There are exceptions though, as Silence of the Lambs was released that month. But this new film has no Hopkins, Foster, or Demme.
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Originally Posted by TRC
The Hannibal prequel comes out Feb. 9th, about a week after this DVD will be released.
Movie cash could turn this into a purchase for me...
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Originally Posted by Josh Z


Whatever you say, buddy. To each their own.

Exactly what I was thinking... maybe it was sarcasm??
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Well, I already have the OOP Criterion Silence of the Lambs and the "Special Edition" MGM version that came out when Hannibal did in August 2001.
I'll prob. end up buying the new SE if the features turn out to be any good. Probably wait until a see a good price for it though or wait until the next DDD 20% off sale....
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
ouch. February is one of the dumping grounds for alot of the studio's crappier films. There are exceptions though, as Silence of the Lambs was released that month. But this new film has no Hopkins, Foster, or Demme.
Hannibal was released in February as well. I think the release date has more to do with tradition than dumping a piece of turd out there. Of course, that's not to say the movie won't be one.
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I hope they fix the sound and picture issues (the current mgm disc is too bright, and there is no bass whatso ever during the prison scene's between Clarice and Hannibal (even though the french and spanish 2.0 tracks contain bass)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
I'm hoping for a BD release. When's the "Young Hannibal" prequel coming out? I thought they would save this release to coincide with the theatrical movie.
I'm waiting for the Blu-Ray as well. But, as Rypro just mentioned, I much prefer the transfer and audio of the Criterion disc to the current SE, even though it was non-anamorphic and only Dolby Surround.
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Originally Posted by GuruTwo
vastly-superior "Red Dragon"
Screw the others, GuruTwo; you're damn right, RD SMOKES Manhunter, easily. I sat through MH once, and won't bother to re-visit it.

If it ain't Hopkins, it ain't Lecter.

And Michael Mann's a hack.
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Originally Posted by zombiezilla
Screw the others, GuruTwo; you're damn right, RD SMOKES Manhunter, easily. I sat through MH once, and won't bother to re-visit it.

If it ain't Hopkins, it ain't Lecter.

And Michael Mann's a hack.
If Michael Mann's a hack, Brett Ratner is Ed Wood.

This will be the third time I gladly buy Silence.

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