Hannibal Rising (Unrated Widescreen Edition)
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When they were both young they each became orphaned.
When they were orphaned they each had a charge to take care of, Starling trying to save the lamb, Lecter and his sister. Which incidentaly, were both eaten.
This fractured Lecter while it steeled Starling and this is where they separate. Starling is what Lecter could have been and he loves her for it.
So when I came to this realization, this movie made more sense to me and now I like it.
I'm still wanting to see Hannibal at his prime, between his begining and then right before his capture. The murders that made him infamous, I hope Thomas Harris writes that.
Such a person is Hannibal Lecter, the cannibalistic criminal mastermind made famous by Anthony Hopkins in 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs." This new film chronicles Lecter's early descent into madness, beginning in 1944 with the deaths of his mother, father, and sister in war torn Lithuania (he was only a child then, no more than eight). While his parents were merely shot to death, his baby sister, Mischa (Helena Lia Tachovska), was targeted by a group of German soldiers using the Lecter family lodge as a hideout. Because of the lodge's remoteness, and because it's the dead of winter, the soldiers quickly discover that food is scarce. "If we want to live," says Vladis Grutas (Rhys Ifans) as he savagely eats a puny rabbit, "we must eat!" That's when they all look over at the children, specifically at Mischa.
The story then flashes forward eight years. Lecter is now a teenager (Gespard Ulliel), living in an orphanage that was once his family's castle. How tragic: what was once his home is now strictly controlled housing for hundreds of young men.Read more ›
I won't go into the plot since I trust everyone knows it by now. Going back to see how Hannibal got his start was very interesting. I'm a horror film fan and love blood and gore but to this movies credit it did not need the blood and gore. By my standards it was moderately gruesome, but I was so intrigued by the story I wasn't dissapointed at all. The movie was beautifully filmed.
Here's how I would rate all the movies so you can gage by my ratings how you might like Hannibal Rising. I rate my movies personally on a scale of 0 to 10.
Silence of the Lambs 10
Red Dragon 7
Hannibal Rising 9
I was truly thrilled with this movie and look forward to more, hopefully with Gaspard Ulliel.
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I tried watching it through the end, but just got bored of it about half way into it. Personally, I think this movie has no connection to the originals!!Published 2 days ago by Julio Arambula
Terrific movie. Great spook fest popcorn flick. As with all of Hannibal stories it's a good one !Published 3 days ago by mj
Its decent but of course IMHO, none can beat "Silence of the Lambs"Published 3 days ago by Larry Wilson
Wasn't sure what to expect, turned out better -- and more chilling than I thought! Still, what is in essence an apologia for a serial killer wrankles.Published 5 days ago by everett r jones
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Sep 4, 2011 by M. Mont | See all 2 posts
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The Alliance release Blu-Ray of Hannibal Rising is not from the U.S. It is from Canada. It is not the uncut version, it is 12 minutes shorter. It is also improperly cropped to 1.78:1 from 2.40:1. It is a VERY poor release, as are most from Alliance.
Jan 5, 2012 by warrian | See all 2 posts
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