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The Silence of the Lambs

Jonathan Demme

 
The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • United States
  • 1991
  • 118 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #13

From Thomas Harris’s 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 of 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 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay Adaptation for Ted Tally.

Cast

Clarice StarlingJodie Foster
Dr. Hannibal LecterAnthony Hopkins
Jack CrawfordScott Glenn
Jame GumbTed Levine
Dr. Frederick ChiltonAnthony Heald
Catherine MartinBrooke Smith
Senator Ruth MartinDiane Baker
Ardelia MappKasi Lemmons
Lt. BoyleCharles Napier
LamarTracy Walter
FBI DirectorRoger Corman

Credits

DirectorJonathan Demme
ProducerKenneth Utt, Edward Saxon and Ron Bozman
ScreenplayTed Tally
EditingCraig McKay
CinematographyTak Fujimoto
Production designKristi Zea
MusicHoward Shore

Disc Features

  • Commentary by 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

Film Essays

The Silence of the Lambs

By Amy TaubinJuly 14, 1998

A director who knows his genres, Jonathan Demme has never been able to resist turning them . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

The Silence of the Lambs

By Amy TaubinJuly 14, 1998

A director who knows his genres, Jonathan Demme has never been able to resist turning them . . . Read more »