Like many I’ve come around finally to seeing Manhunter as the best in the ‘Hannibal’ saga. Directed by Michael Mann, it truly is a cult classic in every sense of the word and maybe Bryan Cox’s subdued turn as Hannibal makes him more effective than Anthony Hopkins’ more cartoonish turn.
So the good news is that Shout are releasing the movie as a collector’s edition on Blu-Ray this May, with input from Michael Mann himself. There is no information further thus far, but if you order directly through at https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/manhunter-collector-s-editionyou’ll also receive this on a FREE limited-edition 18” x 24” poster with purchase (and while supplies last). Purists take note: The original theatrical key art will be on the reverse wrap as always on all (well, most) of our Collector Edition releases.
Former FBI profiler Will Graham (William Petersen, To Live and Die in L.A., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) reluctantly returns to his old job to track a horrific serial killer known as the “Tooth Fairy.” But in order to get into the mind of this maniac, Graham must face another: Hannibal Lecktor (Brian Cox, X2, RED), the imprisoned psychiatrist whose own insanity almost cost Graham his life… and whose insights into the “Tooth Fairy” could prove as dangerous as the killer himself.
Tom Noonan (Heat, Robocop 2), Joan Allen (The Bourne Legacy), Dennis Farina (Get Shorty), Kim Greist (Brazil) and Stephen Lang (Avatar) co-star in this gripping thriller from director Michael Mann (Heat, Miami Vice) and adapted from the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. Manhunter is one of the most unnerving serial killer movies ever made.