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HANNIBAL Serves Up Its Second Season Sept 16 On Blu-ray

Hannibal-Season 2Network television’s best show of the last two years, Hannibal, is coming to Blu-ray.  The show’s second season continued its mythology building based off the Thomas Harris novels and deepened its lore.  Every frame, every breath of dialogue is so carefully constructed and it shows.  This show is so good, they’re bringing in elements from Hannibal and Hannibal Rising, two of the weakest novel and film pieces of the collection, for season three and I am super eager to see what they do with them.  Every performer on this show brings their A-game every episode.  And I must say, Mads Mikkelsen has done the impossible in pulling himself up to that Anthony Hopkins Hannibal Lector pedestal that seemed too far of a climb for any performer.  Details on the fantastic second season are below.  Also, pre-order your copy today.

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STARRING

Mads Mikkelsen

Hugh Dancy

Laurence Fishburne

 

Arriving On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD September 16th

Hannibal: Season Two, the next chapter of the smash hit series will keep viewers on the edge of their seats when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD September 16thfrom Lionsgate Home Entertainment. From Bryan Fuller, the executive producer of TV’s “Heroes” and “Pushing Daisies,” comes the complete second season of the deliciously dark and twisted show.

Based on the characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks, stars Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, Emmy Award® nominee Hugh Dancy (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie,Elizabeth I, 2005) and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (Best Actor in a Leading Role, What’s Love Got to Do with It, 1993). The show co-stars Caroline Dhavernas (TV’s “Off the Map”) and guest stars Hettienne Park (Young Adult), Scott Thompson (TV’s “The Colbert Report”), Aaron Abrams (TV’s “The LA Complex”), Gillian Anderson (TV’s “X-Files”), Raul Esparza (TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie), Cynthia Nixon (HBO’s “Sex in the City”), Michael Pitt (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and Katharine Isabelle (SyFy’s “Being Human”).

Premiering to over 4.8 million viewers, Hannibal continues its second season with Will Graham (Dancy) locked in a mental asylum, accused of Hannibal Lecter’s (Mikkelsen) crimes. Jack Crawford (Fishburne) is dealing with his own feelings about Will, and whether his protégé is in fact a cold-blooded killer. With Will locked up, Hannibal becomes Jack’s new consultant on cases. The deadly dance between these characters continues to turn in startling and unexpected ways, in a season that will show nothing can ever be the same again.

Before Hannibal Season 3 airs on NBC catch up with Hannibal: Season Two, which contains all 13 episodes on three-discs loaded with special features that include select episode audio commentaries with the cast and crew, a feature-length documentary on the making of episode 205, featurettes on the style of Hannibal Lector and the prosthetics and effects in the show, cast and crew reflections on Season 2, webisodes, deleted scenes and a gag reel. .

 

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

•       Audio Commentaries on Select Episodes with Cast and Crew

•       This Is My Design Documentary

•       “The Style of a Killer” featurette

•       “Bodies of Lies” featurette

•       Hannibal Season 2: Killer Intentions

•       Post Mortem with Scott Thompson (Webisodes)

•       Deleted Scenes

•       Gag Reel

*Subject to change

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Street Date:                           September 16, 2014

Title Copyright:                     Hannibal © 2014 Chiswick 2 Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Package Artwork © 2014 NBCUniversal, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary © 2014 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

Rating:                                   Not Rated

Run Time:                              561 Minutes

Type:                                      TV on DVD

Genre:                                    Drama, Thriller

Blu-ray Closed Captioned:  English SDH

DVD Closed Captioned:       English

Subtitles:                               English and Spanish

Blu-ray Format:                     1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Format:                         16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

Blu-ray Audio Status:          5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

DVD Audio Status:               5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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