Hannibal - Series 1 2013

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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Starring:
Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

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Discs
  • Hannibal - Series 1 - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Hannibal - Series 1 - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Hannibal - Series 1 - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Hannibal - Series 1 - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne
Director David Slade, Michael Rymer
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio ELEVATION SALES
Rental release 2 September 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Hannibal - Series 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Hannibal - Series 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Hannibal - Series 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Hannibal - Series 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne
Director David Slade, Michael Rymer
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio ELEVATION SALES
Rental release 2 September 2013
Main languages English

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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful By TheInformativeDuck on 20 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
So, my sister began watching this and told me it was something that I would be immensely interested in. I had no idea why, and to be honest, I knew very little of the genre built up around Hannibal the Cannibal. I of course knew bits here and there but I was too busy with other shows. My sister informed me that it was due to my psychological studies that I would involve myself with it.
Begrudgingly, hating that my sister is usually right in these instances, I tuned up and from the get go I was hooked. So much so, that I have invested in the set of Hannibal books, watched all the movies and other things identified with the character.
This series is nothing short of stunning. Both visually and in the dialogue and in the story-telling. It spurs the imagination into the darkest surpluses of the mind and with it brings fascinating points of interest. I had never heard of some of the things that occur in this show and was spurred to find out more.
Mads Mikkelson is for me definitely the Hannibal I most appreciate. He has taken a very different approach to Hopkins and Cox and not only has created a truly terrifying version but mixed it with so much humanity that I can believe this to be a real person. The manipulation starts right off the bat as Lecter takes Will Graham Alana Bloom (changed into a female by Bryan Fuller and was originally Alan Bloom) Jack Crawford and Freddy Lounds (also changed into a woman) These changes open up so many brilliant new ways to gain perspective on the original tales. In no way do the changes seem forced and actually suit the characters a lot better than whereas they were men.
Subtle hints and speech is taken directly from the source material, and is given so beautifully that it seems so natural.
Hugh Dancy is superb.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By godzilla78 VINE VOICE on 23 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
Whilst not being the biggest fan of the Hannibal Lecter character and films I gave it a go due to the cast especially due to the casting of Hannibal. No suprise but Mads Mikkelsen is excellent as the psychiatrist, serial killer and all round good guy (well to the FBI he is a good guy.....the fools!). Its a nice and refreshing touch to feature this take on the character set in the present day. Its a stylish and well presented show no doubt about it whilst also giving a nod to the fashion and style from the past.

Viewers may initially be forgiven for thinking that the show is going to be dealing with a different serial killer during each episode but thats not the case. Once the scene has been set the series then concentrates on a small cast with some very fine actors. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is the resident FBI profiler tasked with solving some of the most grisley crimes. Up until the series I had no previous knowledge about the importance of the character in relation to the Lecter mythology but I do now. For the most part he is the main character and its his own journey into madness which forms the backbone of the series. But I as said, once the general theme has been established it's only then that Hannibal Lecter begins to manipulate and decieve. He earns the trust of not only Will Graham but his boss Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburn who does a fine job as the with his voice of authority but treads the line of pushing Will Graham too far in order to get the job done). With the mental demands of the job taking its toll on Will, Hannibal is able to sow the seeds of doubt and mistrust between the FBI agents whilst also playing what appears to be a sane confidant. All whilst moving the people around like pieces on a chess board or puppets on string.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sally on 15 Sep 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Mads acting is outstanding as Hannibal Lecter in this series! He plays the character so well. Creepy yet strangely compelling! I love the way he invites people to dinner parties and is feeding them his victims. Sitting there with an almost smug look on his face! While in the morgue his victims are stacking up with parts missing and they are all puzzling over the crimes. Hugh Dancy is very good as well and i love how he deconstructs the murder scenes to get into the 'killers' mindset!

My only complaint is the extras do not contain the gag reel which apparently is on the American version! Does not seem very fair! There are some on youtube which are hilarious!
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Aux on 18 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
I have watched the first 10 episodes and have been enthralled by this dark slice of television. pre-ordered!

I do enjoy Mads as Hannibal. I know it's sacrilege but I never found Anthony Hopkins frightening. this Hannibal is more subdued with small imperceptible smirks and looks that speak volumes to the viewer.

Also it has very little exposition in the sense of characters explaining what is going on and it must be praised for it's music score. dark and ambient and not a whiff of the awful pop music montage that end most american tv shoes these days featuring characters walking around in slow motion or looking wistfully at computer screens.

Some of the violence is shocking but isn't that what it is supposed to be. We must watch ten people a day die in sanitized fashions on TV and blink it away. the deaths in the program have haunted me.
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