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Full details, with art: Scream Factory “MANHUNTER” Blu-ray

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The first screen appearance of Hannibal Lecter gets a hi-def upgrade with hours of new bonus material as Michael Mann’s MANHUNTER comes to Blu-ray. Keep reading for the complete details.

The two-disc Scream Factory Collector’s Edition of MANHUNTER arrives May 24. Mann’s adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel RED DRAGON focuses on FBI profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) as he consults with incarcerated, cannibalistic Dr. Hannibal Lecktor (as it’s spelled here, played by Brian Cox), trying to find his way into the mind of family-murdering maniac “The Tooth Fairy” (Tom Noonan). The complete specs are:

Disc 1: Theatrical Version (HD)
• New “The Mind of Madness”: An interview with William Petersen (18 minutes)
• New “Courting a Killer”: An interview with actress Joan Allen (16 minutes)
• New “Francis is Gone Forever”: An interview with actor Tom Noonan (22 minutes)
• New “The First Lecktor”: An interview with actor Brian Cox (40 minutes)
• New “The Eye of the Storm”: An interview with director of photography Dante Spinotti (36 minutes)
• New “The Music of MANHUNTER,” including interviews with composer Michel Rubini, Barry Andrews (Shriekback), Gary Putman (The Prime Movers), Rick Shaffer (The Reds) and Gene Stashuk (Red 7) (42 minutes)
• Theatrical trailer
• Still gallery

Disc 2: Director’s Cut (HD with Standard Definition inserts)
• Audio commentary by writer/director Michael Mann
• Director’s Cut (Standard Definition)
• “The MANHUNTER Look”: A Conversation with cinematographer Dante Spinotti (10 minutes)
• “Inside MANHUNTER” with stars William Petersen, Joan Allen, Brian Cox and Tom Noonan (18 minutes)

Retail price is $34.93, but if you pre-order at the Shout! Factory website, you can get it two weeks early for $24.93 and get a free 18 x 24-inch poster of the new cover art.

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