Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs is heading home in 4K Ultra HD just in time for this Halloween, as announced by Kino Lorber Studio Classics yesterday.
Screen legends Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins deliver sensational, Oscar-winning performances in this spellbinding thriller based on the bestselling novel by Thomas Harris (Red Dragon, Hannibal). A psychopath nicknamed Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine, Heat) is murdering women across the Midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the FBI sends trainee Clarice Starling (Foster, The Accused) to interview a demented prisoner who may provide clues to the killer’s actions. That prisoner is psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins, Nixon), a brilliant, diabolical cannibal who agrees to help Starling only if she’ll feed his morbid curiosity with details of her own complicated life. As their relationship develops, Starling is forced to confront not only her own hidden demons, but also an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage - or strength - to stop it! This terrifying masterpiece co-starred Scott Glenn (The Challenge) and garnered five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia) and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ted Tally (Before and After), only the third film in history to sweep these five categories.
The 30th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD release will be available October 19th 2021, and features an impressive selection of special features that even Hannibal could sink his teeth in to...with a nice chianti of course.
4KUHD DISC 1:
• HDR Dolby Vision • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas • 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Stereo • Optional English Subtitles • UHD 100 Triple Layer Disc
BLU-RAY DISC 2:
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas • Inside the Labyrinth: Documentary (66:28) • Page to Screen: Documentary (41:17) • Understanding the Madness: Featurette (19:35) • Scoring the Silence: Featurette (16:00) • Original 1991 Making-of Featurette (8:07) • Jonathan Demme and Jodie Foster Interviews (52:30) • Deleted Scenes (38:00) • Outtakes (2:00) • Anthony Hopkins Phone Message (:30) • TV Spots • Theatrical Teaser • Hannibal Trailer • Theatrical Trailer • 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Stereo • Optional English Subtitles • Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
You can pre-order your copy here. Unfortunately for us Brits this looks like another US release so you'll most likely need a region free player to watch this.