MGM Home Entertainment in conjunction with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced the technical specs for the upcoming Blu-ray release of 'The Hannibal Lecter Collection', which is scheduled to hit store shelves on September 15th, day-and-date with the DVD re-release. For this three-disc set - which features Blu-ray releases of 'Manhunter', 'The Silence of the Lambs', and 'Hannibal' - video will be presented in 1080p accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.
Extras have not been announced at this time. It is expected that the original 'The Silence of the Lambs' release will be used in this set.
The shots of the packaging on DVD Active make it appear that it will be like the Die Hard Collection (i.e. all three films in one case). And while I hate to sound melodramatic, I can't stand when they package films that way. So, should that be the case, I will most likely pass on this release until they release them individually. As it stands now, I already have Silence of the Lambs anyway.
Manhunter/Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal - All MGM titles put out on disc by Fox.
Red Dragon - Universal (Out on HD DVD...)
Hannibal Rising - Weinstein (so I doubt there will be a US release anytime soon, but a feature-less version is coming to Canada this August)
TheAlphaNerd's right: Red Dragon is Universal. Which stinks, because even though it's more or less Manhunter, it should still be a part of the set. In a perfect world where distributors don't milk their properties to death.
And technically Manhunter was the first Hannibal movie, not SOTL. SOTL is a sequel (in spirit).
Yeah, I am waiting till I can watch Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. Those are the three that I consider the trilogy. I haven't seen Hannibal Rising yet, and wouldn't mind, but it doesn't bother me that it's not out yet. Anthony Hopkins is Hannibal in my mind, so if he's not in it, I'm not interested. The Jodie Foster/Julianne Moore switch bothered me, but Moore did a good job, so I let is slide.
SotL is up there in my top favorite films, and Hannibal wasn't that awful without Foster. I've never seen Manunter before, so it'll be a first. I'm looking forward to this. Although I think the box art as pretty bad. I never really considered Hannibal to be a horror-movie figure like Freddy or Jason, but aparantly MGM HE does.