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A lot could've gone wrong in Red Dragon, but the movie exceeds expectations. Replacing the acclaimed Manhunter as an "official" entry in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy, this topnotch thriller--the second adaptation of Thomas Harris's first Lecter novel--returns to the fertile soil of The Silence of the Lambs, serving as both prequel and heir to the legacy of Lecter as portrayed, with mischievous menace, by the great Anthony Hopkins. Familiar faces and locations reappear (along with Lambs screenwriter Ted Tally) as Lecter coaches FBI profiler Will Graham (Edward Norton) in tracking the horrific "Tooth Fairy" killer (Ralph Fiennes), whose transformative killing spree is inspired by a William Blake painting. By dutifully serving Harris's potent material, Tally and director Brett Ratner craft a suspenseful film worthy of its predecessors, bringing Hopkins full circle as one of the cinema's all-time greatest villains. With overtones of Psycho and a superb supporting cast, Red Dragon succeeds against considerable odds. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • For The First Time Ever! Go Beyond the Film and Take a Journey into the Mind of Hannibal Lector! The Criminal Profile of Hannibal Lector:
  • Renowned Profiler John Douglas' Theories on How Hannibal Lector and Real Serial Killers are Profiled.
  • The Life History of Hannibal Lector:
  • A Timeline From Childhood to Present Day
  • Hannibal Lector's FBI Case File
  • Anthony Hopkins As Hannibal Lector
  • Commentary By Director Brett Ratner and Writer Ted Tally
  • Deleted Scenes
  • DVD-ROM Features

Cast

Anthony HopkinsDr. Hannibal Lecter
Edward NortonWill Graham
Ralph FiennesFrancis Dolarhyde
Harvey KeitelJack Crawford
Emily WatsonReba McClane
Mary-Louise ParkerMolly Graham
Philip Seymour HoffmanFreddy Lounds
Anthony HealdDr. Frederick Chilton
Ken LeungLloyd Bowman
Frankie FaisonBarney Matthews
Tyler Patrick JonesJosh Graham
Bill DukePolice Chief
Tom VericaCharles Leeds
Marguerite MacIntyreValerie Leeds
Alex D. LinzYoung Francis Dolarhyde
William LuckingByron Metcalf
Elizabeth DennehyBeverly
Stanley AndersonJimmy Price

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Brett Ratner
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 125 mins
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1, Standard 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 4, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 1, 2003
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