Red Dragon

Red Dragon

Blu-ray Disc - 2010
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FBI Agent Graham has been called out of retirement to catch a serial killer. He asks for the help of his arch-nemesis, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to bring the killer to justice.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2010
Branch Call Number: BLU Drama RED
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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AL_SUSANMO Dec 12, 2016

I have to agree with other comments that the original movie, 'Manhunter', was my fav. However, this isn't completely without redeeming values.. Edward Norton was a bit more likeable than William Peterson at my house.. the tension is strung out well and we get a glimpse at the background events haunting our hero in this version. I did really like the original Hannibal (Manhunter) .. sure felt like it was the model used for Silence of the Lambs and subsequent Hannibal movies.

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akirakato
Aug 12, 2016

This is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Brett Ratner, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, featuring psychiatrist and serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
It is a prequel to "The Silence of the Lambs (1991)" and "Hannibal (2001)."
It was originally adapted into the film "Manhunter (1986)."
I feel ashamed of sitting and watching this nonsensical movie for an hour and simply quit viewing it any longer.
This is NOT definitely my cup of tea.
"The Silence of the Lambs" is a good movie, but this is nothing but a piece of celluloid shit.

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chriscoleman
Aug 07, 2016

This is the Hannibal the Cannibal Lecter prequel to "Silence of the Lambs". I liked Hannibal in "Hannibal" because he almost had a soul and he only killed really evil people. In this one he is not a nice guy and he's behind bars helping Will catch a serial killer. Only he's really helping the serial killer catch Will. I preferred the original movie, "Manhunter" starring William Peterson (of CSI fame), but this one is more true to the novel.

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lukasevansherman
May 17, 2016

So this is based on the first Hannibal Lecter book "Red Dragon," but it was first filmed in 1986 under the generic sounding "Manhunter." "Manhunter" is more subtle, creepy, and atmospheric, but it was also slow and had a weak central performance by William "CSI" Petersen. An ideal version would somehow fuse these two versions: direction by Michael Mann, Ed Norton as Will Graham, Brian Cox as Lecter, Tom Noonan as the Tooth Fairy, Philip Seymour Hoffman as the tabloid journalist. This version is bloodier and more obvious, but it's not bad, mostly due to the fine cast. There is more Lecter in this because he's the selling point, but Ralph Fiennes is actually more unsettling as the killer. Bret Ratner ("Rush Hour," "X-Men 3") usually sucks, but he mostly gets out of the actors' way, which is smart. I agree with those who say it's better than "Hannibal," but not as good as "Silence." Also check out the show "Hannibal," which has an excellent performance by the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal.

NightGoat72 Feb 23, 2014

I got two things from this movie:

1. They remade the underrated and far superior Manhunter, destroyed everything that made it interesting, and rendered it boring and laughable.

2. Philip Seymour Hoffman is miles beyond everyone else in this movie.

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memami
Nov 14, 2012

DVD is broken

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heyheyitsj
Aug 25, 2012

Okay movie...stays pretty true to the book. On another note, The disc is conveniently scratched so it freezes during all the vital scenes. Every. Single. One.

wayne19711012 Jun 30, 2012

feel like some shadow from the silence of the lamb in some dialogue

roadshowrigoletto Feb 09, 2012

When you sit down to watch a Bret Ratner movie, you are never sitting down to watch a story being told. You are always watching Bret Ratner tell a story. Be advised.

lasertravis Jun 18, 2011

The first book and should be watched first if you intend to watch all 3 of the films ( I don't include the sorry prequel with him as a child/teen/young man. ) This is a near perfect serial killer/crime drama. Great acting and a gripping plot. Graphic violence and gorey as you would imagine with the subject matter.

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