In an early announcement to retailers, it has been revealed that MGM Home
Entertainment will release a set of highly-appreciated horror movies on
September 15: 'Child's Play', 'Misery', and 'The Hannibal Lecter Anthology',
which will include 'Manhunter', 'The Silence of the
Lambs' and 'Hannibal'. No spec information is available at this time.
Never seen Manhunter and was just about to Netflix it. Will now wait. Bought Red Dragon long time back for ten bucks cause a movie ticket was attached and a buddy game me copies of Silence and Hannibal he found when a house down the street from him burned down. The DVDs stayed intact! not a singe! I haven't watched them yet though. Now I'll wait.
Misery and The Hannibal Lecter Anthology. Misery becaues I have not seen it yet, and The Hannibal Lecter Anthology, my hope is that MGM will release them sepratly, because mann realy sunk that film, and hopkens was not in it. I would like to see hannibal Rising, for that one of my fravorite. Hope Universal will take the hint and realese Red Dragon:) all in all what great news to wake up to!
I was excited about this till I remembered that Manhunter was not Red Dragon. Damn. I was really looking forward to sitting down and watching Red Dragon, Silence, and Hannibal on BD. I guess I have to wait until Red Dragon is released. Ugh.
Get on board with Manhunter, people. Red Dragon is trash by comparison. I really do hope Manhunter is released separately, but I know it won't be. I might wait for someone to sell it on eBay or for some uninitiated naysayer to list his copy on here for sale. I mean, I wouldn't mind owning The Silence of the Lambs, but I really don't need Hannibal. That will be a $50 or $60 set; too much to spend when I only want one of the films
The Lecter series (like the Alien Quadrilogy and Batman series) is one I have a hard time with due to my OCD organizing by director. A boxed set always screws me up because I can't put Manhunter with the other Michael Mann movies while simultaneously putting Hannibal with Ridley Scott's films. I ended up re-purchasing the Alien films when they were released in 2 disc DVD's and selling my quadrilogy boxed set for this very reason (I know...I'm a little strange). So, yeah, I'll wait for the individual releases...
I'm sure I will get bashed for this, but my favorite film in the Hannibal Lecter series is Hannibal. I much prefer Julianne Moore over Jodi Foster. Plus you have Gary Oldman, and Ridley Scott directed. I prefer Ray Liota as Paul Krendler. Some consistency would have been great but Jodi dropped out and we picked up Anthony Hopkins as the new Hannibal Lecter. Brian Cox is the original Hannibal. It's curious that the remake of Manhunter, Red Dragon and Hannibal Rising are not part of this set to make it complete. Must be studio rights deal.