Hannibal 'rises' unrated on DVD
By Patrick Luce May 16, 2007, 23:50 GMT
Mischa and Hannibal (Gaspard Ulliel), baby brother and sister, are inseparable; it is their love for each other that ties their bond. Their companionship is forever binding, until, with their family, while hiding from the Nazi war machine a twisted set of circumstance sets the pace for a most vicious attack on the future of one Hannibal Lecter for the sworn vengeance for the brutal killing of his baby sister. ...more
Genius Products and The Weinstein Company has announced Hannibal Rising will arrive on DVD on May 29th with an unrated version “full of material too horrifying to show in theaters.”
Hannibal Rising, the prequel to The Silence of the Lambs, takes viewers back to the beginning to witness the birth of a serial killer. Voted the greatest cinematic villain of all time by the American Film Institute’s “100 Years, 100 Heroes & Villains” survey, Lecter is brought to life by French actor Gaspard Ulliel.
In the most chilling chapter in the life of Hannibal Lecter, find the answer to the most elusive question of all – why? Reaching back to explore the origins of Lecter’s rage, terror and savagery, the story begins in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II when a young Hannibal watches the violent death of his parents – a horrific moment that changes him forever. Showing a cunning aptitude for science, he hones his skills to exact justice on those that hurt his family, igniting an insatiable lust within a serial killer who was not born, but made.
Here is a look at some production stills from the film: