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Manhunter (Full Screen) R

Manhunter (Full Screen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 24, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Mono - French
    • Mono - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Edited by
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Director of Photography:
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"You want the scent' Smell yourself."
  - Hannibal Lecktor (Brian Cox) to Will Graham (William L. Petersen)
"You had certain disadvantages."--Will Graham, explaining to Lektor how he was able to capture him. "What disadvantages'"--Hannibal Lecktor "You're insane."
  - Will Graham
"If one does what God does enough times, one will become as God is."
  - Hannibal Lecktor, giving Will Graham an archaic clue

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh94%

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Total Count: 36

Upright77%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 53,225
Rating: 5/5 -- Mann's visual aesthetic combined with the source material of Harris is a slick and tense package with its own unique boatload of frights. Full Review
Father Son Holy Gore
May 6, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- Eminently worthy and stylish. Full Review
eFilmCritic.com
Jul 23, 2007
Rating: 4.5/5 -- Cox's Hannibal is a masterclass in moderation. Full Review
Eye for Film
Oct 4, 2011
...[Mann] mounts his film with the speed of a bullet train and virtually defies us to get off while it's in motion...
Los Angeles Times
Aug 15, 1986
... "Manhunter" is a gory and gorgeous cop thriller... Full Review
Washington Post
Jan 4, 2018
One of the most impressive American thrillers of the late '80s. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Manhunter ushered in the age of empathy for the devil.
Slate
Feb 7, 2007

Product Description:

Retired FBI agent Will Graham (William L. Petersen) returns to action to hunt down a serial killer by using his ability to get inside the psychopath's mind. However, it was this ability that drove him into retirement in the first place. The process of tracking and capturing the infamous Hannibal Lecter (Brian Cox) took a tremendous psychic toll on Graham, causing him to spent time in a mental hospital. With another madman on the loose, Graham has no choice but to return to duty, though he knows that it might cost him his family and his sanity.

To get the old mind-set back, Graham visits Hannibal Lecter in his high-security jail cell. However, the manipulative Lecter plays both sides and warns the new killer that Graham is on his trail, telling him to destroy Graham's family to protect himself. In order to save his own family, Graham must risk everything to once again enter into the mind of the criminally insane.

With MANHUNTER, Mann raises the bar for serial killer films, imbuing his killer with an almost sympathetic quality while keeping him extremely menacing and clearly dangerous. Based on the Thomas Harris novel RED DRAGON, which serves as the prequel to THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, MANHUNTER is a masterpiece of gripping storytelling and psychological horror.

Plot Synopsis:

Based on the Thomas Harris novel RED DRAGON, MANHUNTER has all the ingredients of a great thriller. Will Graham is a former FBI agent who has the uncanny ability to enter the minds of psychopaths. When a maniac begins killing entire families, Will is drawn out of retirement to use his skill once again--but at great personal cost.

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Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the U.S. on August 15, 1986. The film was also screened at the 1987 London Film Festival in November.
  • Shot in Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, DC; Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; and Captiva, Florida; and at Wilmington and DEG Film Studios, North Carolina. Filming began on September 9, 1985. Estimated budget: $14 million.
  • The film was retitled RED DRAGON: THE PURSUIT OF HANNIBAL LECTER for its television debut. MANHUNTER was originally entitled RED DRAGON, like the novel, but producer Dino De Laurentiis ordered the name change because YEAR OF THE DRAGON bombed at the box office. He suspected the word "dragon" meant box-office death and wanted no part of it.
  • Mann lost his DGA membership when he ordered real ammunition to be used on a bus full of extras.
  • MANHUNTER was followed by Jonathan Demme's THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, also based on a Thomas Harris novel. Even though the Harris novels and SILENCE call the serial killer "Hannibal Lecter," MANHUNTER referred to him as "Hannibal Lecktor." However, in new video and DVD releases, the spelling is changed to the more familiar Hannibal Lecter.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 54,056
  • UPC: 027616909084
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