Before we saw Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham get too close for comfort on “Hannibal,” and prior to Anthony Hopkins defining screen villainy in “The Silence Of The Lambs,” Michael Mann brought the cannibal to life in “Manhunter.” It’s a particularly cherished film for fans of the director, and thanks to Scream Factory, it’s looking better than ever in a two-disc Collector’s Edition featuring both the theatrical and director’s cuts, along with a ton of new extras.
Today we have two exclusive clips from from those featurettes, with Brian Cox discussing his portrayal of Hannibal, and cinematographer Dante Spinotti detailing the lengths Mann would go to make sure his vision was realized. It’s a great tease of the deep dive the Scream Factory takes with “Manhunter,” and it’s a release that will serve both fans and newcomers well.
The Collector’s Edition of “Manhunter” is now available on store shelves. Check out the two clips below.