The Silence of the Lambs

What could be better than The Silence of the Lambs on the Blu-ray format?  Shhh…that was a rhetorical question.  The correct answer is nothing.  MGM has just issued a press release outlining all the bonus features to be found on The Silence of the Lambs Blu-ray release, which will hit store shelves on March 3rd.  To my surprise, the Amazon pre-order is not yet up for this Blu-ray release.  The Silence of the Lambs stars Anthony Hopkins as the legendary serial killer/cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter.  The full Blu-ray press release from MGM Home Entertainment appears below.  Enjoy!



Five-Time Oscar Winning Film Starring Anthony Hopkins And Jodie Foster Comes To Blu-ray Disc March 3 From MGM Home Entertainment

 LOS ANGELES, CA – The infamous psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter consumes his way onto Blu-ray Disc in The Silence Of The Lambs, arriving March 3 courtesy of MGM Home Entertainment.  Based on the frightening best-seller by Thomas Harris, The Silence Of The Lambs stars Academy Award® winners Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs, The Accused) in their most highly acclaimed roles.  Clarice Starling (Foster) is a young FBI trainee who seeks the advice of the imprisoned psychiatrist and diabolical cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins) on catching an elusive serial killer known only as “Buffalo Bill” (Ted Levine; “Monk,” Joy Ride).  As Bill’s most recent abductee garners national media attention, the rookie agent meets with Lecter, demanding information about her personal life in exchange for clues and forming a strangely intimate connection in the process. The Silence Of The Lambs made history in 1992 as the third film to ever win the top five Academy Awards® – with wins for Best Picture, Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Actor (Hopkins), Best Actress (Foster) and Best Screenplay (adapted).  Dr. Lecter, deliciously portrayed with gleeful malice by Sir Anthony Hopkins, was later voted by the American Film Institute to be the most memorable villain in film history.

The Silence Of The Lambs Blu-ray Disc goes behind-the-scenes and behind-the-mask to uncover a buffet of thrilling extras from the film including the behind-the-scenes featurettes Breaking The Silence and Understanding The Madness (in high definition), a documentary featuring the two-part The Silence Of The Lambs: From Page To Screen and a featurette about the film’s frightening score.  Also featured are Inside The Labyrinth: Making The Silence Of The Lambs, an original “making of” featurette from the film’s 1991 theatrical release, over 20 deleted scenes, an outtake reel, TV spots and a special phone message from Sir Anthony Hopkins.  The Silence Of The Lambs Blu-ray Disc is available for the suggested retail price of $34.99/U.S. and $37.99/Canada.  Prebook is February 4th.

The Silence of the Lambs Blu-ray Disc Synopsis

A psychopath nicknamed Buffalo Bill is murdering young women across the Midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the FBI sends Agent Clarice Starling (Foster) to interview a demented prisoner who may provide clues to the killer’s actions. That prisoner is psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins), a brilliant, diabolical cannibal who agrees to help Starling only if she’ll feed his morbid curiosity with details about her own complicated life. As their relationship develops, Starling is forced to confront not only her own hidden demons but also an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage – or strength – to stop it!

Blu-ray Disc Special Features

The Silence Of The Lambs bonus features include:

o       Breaking The Silence Feature

o       Understanding the Madness Feature

o       Inside The Labyrinth: Making The Silence Of The Lambs documentary

o       The Silence Of The Lambs: Page To Screen two-part documentary

        § A Wealth Of Talent

        § Preparation And Authenticity

o       Scoring The Silence featurette

o       Original 1991 “Making of” featurette

o       Deleted Scenes

        § Clarice Meets Lecter

        § Clarice on the Firing Range

        § Ardelia find a Newspaper Article

        § Clarice at a Storage Unit (Excerpts)

        § John Douglas at Quantico

        § Second Meeting (Excerpts)

        § Clarice Gets Her Gun

        § Crawford and Clarice (Excerpts)

        § Clarice Reviews Phony Deal

        § Third Meeting (Excerpts)

        § Buffalo Bill Sews (Excerpts)

        § Clifton Taunts Lecter (Excerpts)

        § Kack Crawford at Johns Hopkins

        § Krendler Discovers Phony Deal

        § Clarice Meets Barney

        § Lecter’s Escape

        § Clarice Gets Suspended

        § Clarice’s Decision

        § Inside Buffalo Bill’s Lair

        § Mr. Bimmel and the Birds

        § Buffalo Bill and Clarice (Excerpts)

        § Lecter’s Phone Call

o       Outtakes Reel

o       Anthony Hopkins Phone Message (audio only)

o       TV Spots

        § Mind Against Mind

        § Clue For Clue

        § Only Hope

        § Hangs In The Balance

        § Teacher

        § FBI

        § Rookie

        § Bookwing Flap Teaser

o       Theatrical Trailer

o       Teaser Trailer



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