Red Dragon

Hopkins, Anthony

SKU: 025195053631

UPC 025195053631
Release Date 2010-10-12
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 125
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Based on the novel by Thomas Harris, RED DRAGON stars Edward Norton as Will Graham, the intuitive FBI agent who captured the notorious Hannibal the Cannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). When another killer, dubbed the Tooth Fairy, begins a series of bizarre, seemingly random killings, the now-retired Graham reluctantly agrees to aid in the investigation. In order to get further into the mind set of the murderer, Graham consults the imprisoned Lecter, who offers cryptic commentary that the determined agent must decipher. However, the Tooth Fairy himself, Francis Dolarhyde (Ralph Fiennes), is also in contact with the infamous epicurean, and the case soon develops into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, with Lecter deviously playing both sides. Rather than attempting to remake MANHUNTER--Michael Mann's 1986 adaptation of RED DRAGON starring William L. Petersen as Graham and Brian Cox as Lecter--or recreate the monster-movie atmosphere of HANNIBAL, director Brett Ratner wisely chooses to focus on the character-driven specifics of the first Hannibal Lecter novel. As in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, the unblinking Hopkins makes the most out of his screen time as the eloquent yet terrifying former forensic psychologist. Norton is excellently understated as the talented investigator, while Fiennes explores the full range of his conflicted character, from a sensitive man-child to a methodical psychopath. These key performances are enhanced by strong supporting turns by Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Harvey Keitel, and Mary-Louise Parker. Ratner's capable direction extends to his choice of crew, which includes SILENCE OF THE LAMBS screenwriter Ted Tally and production designer Kristen Zea, as well as MANHUNTER cinematographer Dante Spinotti. This collection of talent combines to create an engaging and eerie thriller that brings the Hopkins-as-Lecter trilogy full circle....RED DRAGON lets Anthony Hopkins have more fun for fun's sake than he has ever had playing history's most urbane cannibal......Hannibal Lecter scores again in RED DRAGON....Inescapably creepy....An intense, unnerving experience......[Ratner] does a sure, stylish job, appreciating the droll humor of Lecter's predicament, creating a depraved new villain in the Tooth Fairy, and using the quiet intense skills of Norton......A deeply atmospheric chiller that maintains a constant hum of droning menace....You'll be gnawing away at your cuticles......An exceptional thriller....Solid, well-crafted...Theatrical release: October 4, 2002
Cast Danny Elfman (Composer)
Mary Louise Parker (Star)
Ralph Fiennes (Star)
Thomas Harris (Source Writer)
Brett Ratner (Director)
Betsy Heimann (Costume Designer)
Anthony Hopkins (Star)
Emily Watson (Star)
Ted Tally (Screenwriter)
Mark Helfrich (Editor)
Kristi Zea (Production Designer)
Martha De Laurentiis (Producer)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Star)
Frankie Faison (Star)
Edward Norton (Star)
Dino De Laurentiis (Producer)
Dante Spinotti (Director of Photography)
Anthony Heald (Star)
Ken Leung (Star)
Harvey Keitel (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Lecter's fbi file and life history Inside the mind of a serial killer hosted by John Douglas Anthony Hopkins: lecter and me The making of Red Dragon Feature commentary with director Brett Ratner and writer Ted Tally Deleted scenes A director's journey Brett Ratner's student film Screen and film tests Makeup application The leeds' house crime scene Storyboards to final feature comparison D-box motion enabled Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish DTS - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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