The Silence of the Lambs
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- Brand New Inside The Labyrinth Documentary Including Interviews with the Cast
- 20 Minutes of Deleted Scenes
- Original 1991 "Making-Of" Featurette
- Anthony Hopkins' Phone Message
- Never-Before-Seen Outtake Reel
- Photo Gallery
- Collectible Booklet
- Teasers, Trailers & TV Spots
- Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 21, 2001
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital Mono - Spanish
- Dolby Digital Stereo - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Making Of
- Deleted Scenes
- Production Interviews: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins - Stars
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Stills/Photos: Gallery
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jodie Foster & Anthony Hopkins|
|Performer:||Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Brooke Smith, Frankie Faison, Diane Baker, Dan Butler, Kasi Lemmons, Tracey Walter & Charles Napier|
|Directed by||Jonathan Demme|
|Edited by||Craig McKay|
|Screenplay by||Ted Tally|
|Composition by||Howard Shore|
|Story by||Thomas Harris|
|Produced by||Kenneth Utt, Edward Saxon & Ron Bozman|
|Director of Photography:||Tak Fujimoto|
|Executive Production by||Gary Goetzman|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"...Superbly crafted....THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS slams you like a sudden blast of bone-chilling, pulse-pounding terror..."
"...A sombre masterpiece....The film creates a world drained of light, counterpointed by a sinister and unsettling score..."
"...[A] superbly crafted, unsettling movie....Demme pumps up the tension to a deafening din..." -- 4 out of 4 stars
"LAMBS remains a great film. A groundbreaking film." -- Grade: A
"...Hopkins' performance may be the film's bravura showpiece, but Foster's goes the whole distance, steadfast, controlled, heartbreakingly insightful, a fine addition to her gallery of characterizations..."
"Hopkins's portrayal of the world's most urbane serial killer is a wonder of both actorly invention and villainous instinct."
4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]till the definitive upmarket serial killer thriller, achieving the almost unprecedented feat of winning all five major Oscar categories..."
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] rare horror that transcends the genre and has arguably become a modern classic."
Description by OLDIES.com:
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!
- Theatrical release: February 13, 1991.
- Filmed on location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.
- Shooting began on November 15, 1989, and wrapped on March 1, 1990.
- Estimated budget: $19 million.
- THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is number 65 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies.
- To perfect the voice of Hannibal, Anthony Hopkins based his speech on the dry voice of the Hal 9000 computer from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.
- Hopkins won the Best Actor Oscar despite being in the film for no more than 30 minutes, the shortest screen appearance for any Best Actor winner.
- THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS actually features the second screen appearance of Hannibal Lecter. Played by Brian Cox, the character first appears in Michael Mann's MANHUNTER, which is based on the Thomas Harris novel RED DRAGON.
- Roger Corman plays FBI Director Hayden Burke in the film.
- Demme regular Charles Napier plays Boyle.
- Chris Isaak appears briefly as a SWAT commander.
- Try to catch how many times Anthony Hopkins blinks in various scenes....
- The sequel, HANNIBAL, opened on February 9, 2001. Ridley Scott took over the direction, and Julianne Moore played Clarice Starling instead of Jodie Foster. Hopkins again played Hannibal, deliciously.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 995 ratings.
- Sales Rank: 111,137
- UPC: 027616865502
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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