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Title:
The silence of the lambs
Author:
Tally, Ted.
Edition:
Special edition, widescreen.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.

Based on the novel by Thomas Harris.

Special features: "Inside the labyrinth" documentary including interviews with the cast; 20 min. of deleted scenes; Original 1991 "Making of" featurette; Anthony Hopkins' phone message; Never-before-seen outtake reel; photo gallery; Teasers, trailers, TV spots, and more.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780792850472
UPC:
027616865502
Format :
DVD

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In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into this case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out. Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price: in exchange for telling what he knows, he wants to be housed in a more comfortable facility. More important, he wants to speak with Clarice about her past. He skillfully digs into her psyche, forcing her to reveal her innermost traumas and putting her in a position of vulnerability when she can least afford to be weak. The film mingles the horrors of criminal acts with the psychological horrors of Lecter's slow-motion interrogation of Clarice and of her memories that emerge from it. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi