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Old 06-01-07, 05:29 PM
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Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

I swear I searched, though maybe not hard enough.

What ever happened to Silence of the Lambs on Blu-Ray?

I thought it had a street date in April but can not find it. I am assuming it was pushed back?
Old 06-01-07, 05:55 PM
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It was one of the many Fox/MGM titles that got magically delayed.
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Fox title... MIA with the rest of them.
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Hannibal ate it...with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
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I was able to record this off of Starz HD the other day. For compressed DirecTV quality, the image looked impressive. Certainly the best I've seen it, which gives me high hopes of the upcoming Blu-ray release. Sadly, I have this horrible feeling that since it was one of the older MGM delayed titles, it'll be a shitty bare-bones release.

If that's the case, then I think there will be some harsh words for MGM by many members. One of the greatest films of all-time should receive the absolute best BD treatment possible.
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Well, Amityville was MPEG4 (previously announced by Fox in early 07) while Carrie was MPEG2 (which was announced in 08). Keep your hopes high...maybe we'll get lucky.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

Per blu-ray.com:

March 3, 2009 release date. It actually has all the extras from the 2-disc dvd. Plus the usual AVC encode and DTS HD Master Audio.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=2302
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

I wonder if the previously annonced Hannibal will show up as well.
Old 01-14-09, 04:23 PM
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

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Funny, I caught the end of this movie last night on TV, and then just now, the Blu-ray announcement popped into my in box.

Yep, MGM has slated The Silence of the Lambs for Blu-ray release on March 3 (prebook Feb. 4) priced at $34.99. Just imagine, that bloody, skin-stripped man hanging on the side of Lector's cage in crystal clear high-definition. Yummy!

To quote the press release, the Blu-ray version of Lambs will include a "buffet of thrilling extras." Nice!

Among them, behind-the-scenes featurettes Breaking the Silence and Understanding Madness, the two-part documentary The Silence of the Lambs: From Page to Screen and a featurette about the film's score.

The original 1991 making-of featurette, Inside the Labyrinth, Making The Silence of the Lambs, also will be included, as well as more than 20 deleted scenes, outtakes, TV spots and a phone message from Lector himself, Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Fox distributes MGM product.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

I wished there was a way for them to include the extras from the Criterion. I'll still pick it up (as long as it has a decent transfer) but I guess I'm destined to own two copies of this movie.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

Can anyone indicate what extras does the Criterion dvd have that this upcoming BD won't? And is the Criterion dvd anamorphic?

Thanks!!!
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

Criterion's non-anamorphic disc:
* Commentary by Jonathan Demme, stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and FBI agent John Douglas
* Seven deleted scenes
* Film-to-storyboard comparison
* Storyboards
* FBI crime classification manual
* Voices of Death: word-for-word statements of convicted serial killers
Blu-ray:
* Breaking The Silence Feature
* Understanding the Madness Feature
* Inside The Labyrinth: Making The Silence Of The Lambs documentary
* The Silence Of The Lambs: Page To Screen two-part documentary
o A Wealth Of Talent
o Preparation And Authenticity
* Scoring The Silence featurette
* Original 1991 “Making of” featurette
* Deleted Scenes
o Clarice Meets Lecter
o Clarice on the Firing Range
o Ardelia find a Newspaper Article
o Clarice at a Storage Unit (Excerpts)
o John Douglas at Quantico
o Second Meeting (Excerpts)
o Clarice Gets Her Gun
o Crawford and Clarice (Excerpts)
o Clarice Reviews Phony Deal
o Third Meeting (Excerpts)
o Buffalo Bill Sews (Excerpts)
o Clifton Taunts Lecter (Excerpts)
o Kack Crawford at Johns Hopkins
o Krendler Discovers Phony Deal
o Clarice Meets Barney
o Lecter's Escape
o Clarice Gets Suspended
o Clarice's Decision
o Inside Buffalo Bill's Lair
o Mr. Bimmel and the Birds
o Buffalo Bill and Clarice (Excerpts)
o Lecter's Phone Call
* Outtakes Reel
* Anthony Hopkins Phone Message (audio only)
* TV Spots
o Mind Against Mind
o Clue For Clue
o Only Hope
o Hangs In The Balance
o Teacher
o FBI
o Rookie
o Bookwing Flap Teaser
* Theatrical Trailer
* Teaser Trailer
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

On BD wish-list
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

Wouldja?
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

Originally Posted by lisadoris View Post
I wished there was a way for them to include the extras from the Criterion. I'll still pick it up (as long as it has a decent transfer) but I guess I'm destined to own two copies of this movie.
Agreed. That OOP Criterion is too good to let go. I hate to admit it, but it is true.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

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Agreed. That OOP Criterion is too good to let go. I hate to admit it, but it is true.
+1

as a movie collector, i've learned to accept the fact that some movies are never going to have a single, definitive version, so i just have to keep some of my previous editions and make my own definitive set.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

Originally Posted by kefrank View Post
+1

as a movie collector, i've learned to accept the fact that some movies are never going to have a single, definitive version, so i just have to keep some of my previous editions and make my own definitive set.
Yep, another person who will still be holding onto his Criterion disc as well, but I'll be happy to pick up the Blu-ray as well.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

Yep, I have all three DVD versions and still prefer the coloring/brightness on the Criterion transfer even though it's non anamorphic (though the latest CE is an acceptable compromise). Not to mention the bass missing on the latter two versions when Clarice enters the cell area for the first time to meet Lecter. Of course I will be picking up the BD anyway.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

good to know i have learned how to spell Blu-ray since 6/07
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

I happened upon two copies of the Criterion edition a very long time ago. I guess these will be permanent in my collection. I really dug the commentary with Demme, Hopkins, and Foster.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

I hope "Red Dragon" is not too far behind.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

I managed to get a copy of the criterion disc, so I switched out the extras-empty disc1 with the criterion disc1 and the features-full disc2. I'm happy as a pig in poop with that set, so hopefully I won't snap for a while and grab that BD.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

One of my most anticipated Blus.
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Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

Apologies for not following this board as closely as others-- I'm still new!-- but I could have sworn I read on this site that Silence of the Lambs would be arriving on Blu-Ray on 3/3/09, only I don't see it listed anywhere. Is it a Canadian thing? Was the date pushed back? Any insight?
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Re: Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray?

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/hd-talk/502...s-blu-ray.html

it is not dated on Amazon but I see it listed and dated on other etailer sites
I think Amazon had that listing issue with Little Miss Sunshine but it still shipped for street

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