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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

Jodie Foster
Director: Jonathan Demme Cast: Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
, Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
, Scott Glenn
Scott Glenn
Jonathan Demme

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into this case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out. Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price: in exchange for telling what he knows, he wants to be housed in a more comfortable facility. More important, he wants to speak with Clarice about her past. He skillfully digs into her psyche, forcing her to reveal her innermost traumas and putting her in a position of vulnerability when she can least afford to be weak. The film mingles the horrors of criminal acts with the psychological horrors of Lecter's slow-motion interrogation of Clarice and of her memories that emerge from it.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2018
UPC: 0715515210317
Original Release: 1991
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 9,829

Special Features

Audio commentary from 1994 featuring director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas; New interview with critic Maitland McDonagh; Thirty-eight minutes of deleted scenes; Interview from 2005 with Demme and Foster; Four documentaries featuring hours of interviews with cast and crew; Behind-the-scenes featurette; Storyboards ; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jodie Foster Clarice Starling
Anthony Hopkins Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Scott Glenn Jack Crawford
Anthony Heald Dr. Frederick Chilton
Brooke Smith Catherine Martin
Ted Levine Jame Gumb
Diane Baker Senator Ruth Martin
Kasi Lemmons Ardelia Mapp
Charles Napier Lt. Boyle

Technical Credits
Jonathan Demme Director
Karen O'Hara Set Decoration/Design
Edward Saxon Producer
Howard Shore Score Composer
Ted Tally Screenwriter
Kenneth Utt Producer
Kristi Zea Production Designer

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