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4.0 out of 5 stars Manhunter on Blu-Ray, September 18, 2009
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This review is from: The Hannibal Lecter Collection (Manhunter / Silence of the Lambs / Hannibal) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This release of Michael Mann's 'Manhunter' is about as perfunctory as it gets. It's packaged in a generic-looking triple pack with 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Hannibal' and there are absolutely no special features (there aren't even names for the chapter stops). It's a surprise, then, that it looks and sounds as good as it does. The movie is old (1986) and it's generally referred to as a footnote to the other two in this set. Still, I've seen it dozens of times over the years (on film, cable television, VHS, DVD) and this Blu-Ray picture is the sharpest I've ever seen it. The night time and darkly lit scenes are crisp; the lights and colors (sometimes used expressionistically) are clearer and show more detail than I've ever seen.

I'm not bothered by the lack of special features; this was such as unlikely candidate for Blu-Ray release, it's a treat just to have the movie in such nice shape.
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Initial post: Jul 5, 2010 8:20:56 PM PDT
Thanks for your review, it was helpful. I couldn't care less about the other hannibal movies and only care about Manhunter. Michael Mann is my favorite director. Looks like this is the only way I will be able to get manhunter on bluray. I already have all the othe dvd versions, so i guess I don't need extras. $56 is a lot to pay for one bluray dvd, but I think I'll get it just based on your review.

Posted on Jan 31, 2011 2:19:13 PM PST
That's awesome, I can't believe they included Manhunter... I remember Lecter in that glass-pane cell in what looked like a skywalk... so awesome

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 10:29:11 PM PDT
Flecter, splecter.

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 9:37:05 PM PDT
Would like to know a bit about the quality of the video and audio transfers to Blu Ray. Was the audio lossless? Was the surround stage used or just the front channels?
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