Red Dragon trailer

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Trailer from the 2002 Hannibal Lecter film “Red Dragon”, starring Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fienns, and Philip Seymore Hoffman.

Special Agent Will Graham is called out of retirment by the FBI to assist in capturing a killer who calls himself “The Great Red Dragon”. After failing to solve the case, Graham knows he must face his deepest fear and consult the man who attempted to kill him several years earlier: Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the brilliant, caged monster who was famous for his horrific crimes of cannibalism. Lecter seems willing to assist Graham with the case, however, the vengeful genius has more sinister plans in store for the seasoned agent.

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Based off of the first terrifying novel by Thomas Harris: See Hannibal Lecter as he was introduced in the series!

*A movie called “Manhunter” was released in 1986, starring William Petersen (Gil Grissom: CSI), and Brian Cox (Mr. Striker, X Men 2) that was based off of the Red Dragon book. Petersen played Will Graham in the movie, while Cox played Hannibal “Lecktor”.

*While filming this movie, Hopkins was channel surfing one day and came upon Silence of the Lambs on AMC. He then realized that he had used a different voice for Silence of the Lambs then he was using for filming during this movie. He stated in an interview that he was praying that no one would notice it ^.^’ (Fans did, of course)

*Hopkins has stated that this Lecter is his favorite one out of the three that he’s done.

*Hopkins wasn’t sure if he wanted to do Lecter for this movie. He’d had enough of the character by HANNIBAL, which was released a year earlier.

*The same guy that designs the tattoos in the TV show Prison Break designed the massive tatoo that the killer has on his back in this movie.

*Hopkins had to lose 25 lbs for this movie, and for part of Hopkins’ appearence, the original plan was to digitally de-age him so he would look younger than his Silence of the Lambs counterpart. This plan was discarded for unknown reasons, but most people have stated it was a budget issue.


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50 thoughts on “Red Dragon trailer”

  1. if you want to watch them chronologically watch: Hannibal Rising, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and then Hannibal.

    Silence of the Lambs came out first, then hannibal, then red dragon, then hannibal rising, so you could watch it in that order.

    i usuallywatch it starting with red dragon through til hannibal, and stop at hannibal rising cause it was a bit disappointing.

  2. I thought he did a good job as Lecter however I think in Manhunter they didnt use him enough, which really bummed me out. Although Will Petersen's performance in Manhunter is enough to go see it.

  3. yeah no shit i read the books too lol.
    The part that bummed me out is I wanted to see more how Cox interrupted Lecter. I enjoy hopkin's interpretation, however, when I read the books I just envisioned something else (I had the benefit of reading the books before the movies …so I had no Hopkins-Lecter inmy mind lol)
    Now to that point, I did see Red Dragon the film before Manhunter. I enjoyed both, but I think Red Dragon wins it for me – just slightly (By a factor of Ed Norton lol)

  4. this is actually a very very good movie. We all know that silence of the lambs is still the best one and we can still talk about it for hours but this one and hannibal i realy like. In the right order offcourse…

  5. hannibal sucked. the only reason im not saying its worse than hannibal rising is the fact that it has hopkins as lecter. i mean, y no jodie foster as clarice? and the whole part with the pigs still creep me out

  6. Release: Manhunter, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon (same story like manhunter), Hannibal Rising.
    Story: Hannibal Rising, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal.

  7. Manhunter was deplorable 80's (aka The Dark Age Resurgence) effluence. I cannot describe how much I hate synthesisers! A textbook example of a film that relies heavily on style over substance. Red Dragon was infinitely superior.

    Note: Brian Cox depiction was sterile to say the least. It is almost sacrilege to consider his portrayal of every ones favourite cannibalistic psychiatrist superior to Anthony Hopkins.

  8. Damn, almost all Edward Norton films have a great twist! "Roy" (Primal Fear) has a special participation in the ending, sort of. Everyone who has watched Primal Fear before watching this movie is surely surprised. =D

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