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Old 09-21-2017, 02:56 PM   #1
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In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder. As Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who enlists the help of the infamous Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter to gain insight into the mind of another killer, Jodie Foster subverts classic gender dynamics and gives one of the most memorable performances of her career. As her foil, Anthony Hopkins is the archetypical antihero—cultured, quick-witted, and savagely murderous—delivering a harrowing portrait of humanity gone terribly wrong. A gripping police procedural and a disquieting immersion into a twisted psyche, The Silence of the Lambs swept the Academy Awards (best picture, best director, best screenplay, best actress, best actor) and remains a cultural touchstone.
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  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • 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-five minutes of deleted scenes
  • Interview from 2005 with Demme and Foster
  • Inside the Labyrinth, a 2001 documentary
  • Page to Screen, a 2002 program about the adaptation
  • Scoring “The Silence,” a 2004 interview program featuring composer Howard Shore
  • Understanding the Madness, a 2008 program featuring interviews with retired FBI special agents
  • Original behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin along with, in the Blu-ray edition, a new introduction by Foster; an account of the origins of the character Hannibal Lecter by author Thomas Harris; and a 1991 interview with Demme
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:57 PM   #2
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Fantastic news, wish there were a UHD but I'll take a Criterion BD.
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This is great and all, but Spinal Tap too!?! Finally!!!
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Nice! I can finally replace my Criterion Laserdisc of Silence Of The Lambs.
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Told y'all

Very excited for this release, it's going to look amazing.
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Wonderful news! Double dipping on this for sure.
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BD has very mediocre transfer so a new remaster had to happen.
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About time. I hope we get the commentary on there.
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About time. I hope we get the commentary on there.
Should be there. When Criterion added this back to Filmstruck, they also provided the commentary track. They produced it, so it would be odd if it were omitted.
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Just as expected. Wonderful news! The current release needed an update badly.

Plus other OOP titles? Those Hitchcock films will be mine, plus I can finally grab Spinal Tap.
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Nice! I can finally replace my Criterion Laserdisc of Silence Of The Lambs.
I remember being pretty excited about that Criterion laserdisc. I think it was their first THX disc, and with the sound mastered from the 35mm Dolby Spectral Recording stereo magnetic master. It sounded fantastic.
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The 4K version has been up on VUDU for a few months. Been tempted to watch it, or just wait until the 4K UHD hits.
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I love the Focus Group! I need to go listen to this episode.

Definitely going to upgrade this one!
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Seriously, holy shit...Lambs AND Spinal Tap both returning to the Criterion Collection next year? My god. Never thought I'd ever be seeing those spine numbers again, much less on my BD shelf. Just having that amazing Silence commentary-track back in print again is going to be worth the entire purchase price all by itself. Incredibly excited right now.
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