DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Interactive Menus
  • Commentary with Jonathan Demme, stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally and FBI Agent John Douglas
  • Seven Deleted Scenes
  • Film-to-Storyboard Comparison
  • Storyboards
  • FBI Crime Classification Manual
  • Voices of Death: word-for-word statements of convicted serial killers

From Thomas Harris’ novel, director Jonathan Demme explodes and reconstructs a classic genre, laying a foundation of emotional and political commitment beneath a perfectly constructed psychological thriller. Fourteen years after her controversial role in TAXI DRIVER, Jodie Foster finally makes the transformation from helpless victim to rescuing hero in this dark, gender-bending fairy tale on an American obsession: serial murder. As Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter, Anthony Hopkins is the archetypal antihero-cultured, quick-witted, uncontainable–a portrait of all the sharpest human faculties gone diabolically wrong. Winner of five 1991 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay Adaptation for Ted Tally.

Actors:
  Scott Glenn
  Ted Levine
  Jodie Foster
  Anthony Hopkins

Writers:
  Ted Tally

Producers:
  Edward Saxon
  Kenneth Utt
  Ron Bozman

Directors:
  Johnathan Demme