A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Publicist Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. Unable to leave or receive outside help, Stuart's negotiation with the caller leads to a jaw-dropping climax.
Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests.
Mischa and Hannibal, 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. Years later, we find Hannibal, the teenager, setting up in Paris, and living with his aunt Lady Murasaki Shikibu and studying at medical school here he finds his forte. Still searching for his sister's murderers, still bitter and still ever hopeful of satisfying his desire for retribution. This chance arrives, and soon we are to learn that for a pound of flesh lost a pound of flesh must be repaid. This is the horrific tale of justice and honor, a young man's growing pains that will have the guilty paying with more than just flesh and bone. This is the up and rising tale of the young Hannibal, ...Written by
Thomas Harris's source novel was released two months prior to the film's release. He had worked on it as well as the screenplay concurrently, for fear that a Hannibal Lecter prequel/origin story would inevitably be written without his involvement. Film producer Dino De Laurentiis said "I say to Thomas, 'If you don't do [the prequel], I will do it with someone else... I don't want to lose this franchise. And the audience wants it...' He said, 'No. I'm sorry.' And I said, 'I will do it with somebody else.' And then he said, 'Let me think about it. I will come up with an idea.'" See more »
Cartridges do not fire their bullets when burned, as shown when the Stuka is on fire. They rupture, and their brass casings pop off. But nothing is launched like a bullet from a barrel would be. See more »
The Unrated Cut on DVD is over 9 minutes longer than the theatrical cut. Most of the cuts were not for violence and gore, as one might expect, but rather small moments of character and plot. There are also some alternate takes used, though again rarely for violence reasons, and some shots are flipped. See more »
Prelude in A Minor BWV 543
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Byron Janis
Transcribed by Franz Liszt
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every time I give people the benefit of the doubt ... they go ans screw it up by saying something stupid. when I went to see 'Hannibal Rising' those around me in the theater were no different.
"I thought this was supposed to be about that Hannibal Lecter dude." this is the kind of crap I heard around me, and of course I turned and 'shushed' them ... but come on ... what did you expect people? this movie is about how Hannibal got STARTED, there is no Anthony Hopkins, no other serial killers, NOTHING that makes it like the other 3 movies (yes I know there are 4 but I don't want to see Brian Cox as Lecter) so why would you go in and expect it to be like them. it is a story, not a copy of the other 3 movies ... so seriously, if you are going to go see this movie, expect a good story, some pretty good acting from most of the people involved, a few bloody scenes, and a very disturbing beginning to the life of Lecter.
if you go in expecting anything else, you are just wasting your time.
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