Red Dragon - Director's Edition
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It is Hannibal Lecter, after all, who was the catalyst for Will Graham's retirement. The viewer is treated to scenes of Lecter's life, before he was revealed to be Hannibal the Cannibal, one of the sickest serial killers ever to strike. The viewer sees the renowned psychiatrist in his milieu as an erudite, cultured, and wealthy patron of the arts. A noted gourmand, Dr. Lecter liked nothing better than to give intimate dinner parties for the favored few. Of course, some of the ingredients used for his dinners were best left unsaid. It was nice to see the always excellent John Rubenstein in the small role of a dinner guest, heaping accolades upon Hannibal for his dinner parties.
The movie is compelling and, at all times, gripping. Anthony Hopkins reprises his career defining role and steals the show (Really, Hannibal Lecter has become all but a cottage industry for him!). With a twinkle in his eye, he is, in his low key way, deliciously malevolent.Read more ›
Well, here's more of the same....Red Dragon is perfect in nearly every way, except for the ending, which, while retaining the same setting, opts for a more "Crowd-pleasing" finale...and loses that punched-in-the-gut feeling that the novel gives.
The cast is top-notch, as one would expect from actors the caliber of Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman (Especially good as the loathsome Freddie Lounds..), etc. Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, and Anthony Hopkins are all spellbinding in their respective roles as Fed, Serial Killer, and Imprisoned Cannibal, and the actual depiction of the capture of Lector, as well as his infamous dinner party is a real treat. I just couldn't get past that ending, though. Ever since Hannibal came out, I've been looking forward to the promised "Faithful" adaptation of Red Dragon. This isn't it. It's a well-made thriller with a cop-out ending. See the movie, by all means; If you liked the previous Hannibal films, you'll like this. But then do yourself a favor and read the book, to see the TRUE finale to the Will Graham/Tooth Fairy saga.
In a third outing as the world's favourite cannibal Anthony Hopkins returns in this prequel to "The Silence of The Lambs", complete with a ponytail in a new and very clever opening sequence that pits Hannibal Lecter against the FBI's special agent Will Graham (Edward Norton). Directed by Brett Ratner, (a surprise choice given that his last two outings were The Family Man and Rush Hour 2), Red Dragon sets out to recapture the tension of Jonathan Demme's multi-oscar winning "Silence of The Lambs" and to this end the sets of Hannibal Lecter's prison cell have been expertly recreated. Anthony Heald makes a return as the disgustingly sleazy asylum boss, Dr Chilton and Anthony Hopkin's part is inflated from both the novel of its origin and Manhunter. For make no mistake, this is (unlike Ridley Scott's Hannibal) not a Hannibal Lecter film, just as it was never a Hannibal Lecter novel.Read more ›
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An oldy but goody. This is the movie you should see before you watch Silence of the Lambs. I was always so confused as to how Hannibal and Clarise knew each other and where their... Read morePublished 12 days ago by jenifer trimmer
I had just watched Silence of the Lambs for the first time and had to complete the prequel/sequel package. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Riki
The best of the 3. Better cast than Silence of the Lambs, with Hopkins, Norton, Keitel and Hoffman and we see Lecter's genesis.Published 22 days ago by Joseph Argenio
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Dr.Lecter submits an personal to the National Tattler as a coded message to the Tooth Fairy to kill Graham and his family.
Aug 11, 2007 by Michelle Conway | See all 2 posts
|What is the difference between the Director's Cut and the Collector's...||
Thanks for asking the question, Ms Megan. I've found the answer about the Extras -- you'll see that at the bottom of this post. But I can't find clue one about what the difference is (if any) between the movie itself on the previous DVDs and the version on this "Director's Cut."
This... Read More
Jan 13, 2008 by ari180 | See all 2 posts
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You know, they should all be uncut.
Mar 18, 2009 by A Hermit | See all 2 posts
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