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Hannibal Rising

Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 121 (Jun 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Rhys Ifans & Dominic West

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Director Peter Webber and Producer Martha De Laurentis, five deleted scenes with optional director commentary, a 16-minute background of Hannibal Lecter: The Origin Of Evil, a little over seven minutes with Production Designer Allan Starski, and two theatrical trailers, plus up-front ads/previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Genius Products
(Catalog Number): 80241
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
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(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 131
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/29/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Peter Webber
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Long before he had developed a taste for fava beans and a nice chianti to accompany his latest victim, Hannibal Lecter (Aaron Thomas) was just a happy boy. But as World War II ravishes his country, and soldiers massacre his family, he is left an orphan. Desperate to escape his past, a now teenage Hannibal (Ulliel) flees to Paris, searching for a long-lost uncle, and the hope of a new life. But he finds the past hard to forget, and now is determined to exact revenge on those who caused him unbearable pain. Hannibal Rising is based on the book by Thomas Harris. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD exhibits a bright, vivid picture, with well-captured details that really brings life to the picture. Black levels are deep, and details in the shadows are rendered quite well. Colors are rendered well, and fleshtones look natural. Edge enhancement is noticeable throughout, and can be distracting

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