‘Silence of the Lambs: Collector’s Edition’ Announced!

Sometimes there’s a DVD you’re just dying to have double-dipped and MGM knows exactly what we all want… a two-disc collector’s edition of The Silence of the Lambs, which will street on January 30, 2007. In the 1991 Academy Award winning film Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant. Cunning. Psychotic. In his mind lies the clue to a ruthless killer. – Clarice Starling, FBI. Brilliant. Vulnerable. Alone. She must trust him to stop the killer. Read on for the full specs and cover art.Fangoria got details on a new two-DVD Collector’s Edition of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS that MGM Home Entertainment will release January 30. The set will include a remastered anamorphic widescreen transfer of Jonathan Demme’s modern horror classic, and the second disc will be cram-packed with extras:

• Inside the Labyrinth: Making THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS documentary
• THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS: Page To Screen two-part documentary:
– A Wealth of Talent
– Preparation and Authenticity
• Jonathan Demme & Jodie Foster three-part documentary:
– The Beginning
– Breaking the Silence
• Scoring the Silence featurette
• Original 1991 making-of featurette
• Deleted scenes:
– Clarice meets Lecter
– Clarice on the firing range
– Ardelia finds a newspaper article
– Clarice at a storage unit (excerpts)
– John Douglas at Quantico
– Second meeting (excerpts)
– Clarice gets her gun
– Crawford and Clarice (excerpts)
– Clarice reviews phony deal
– Third meeting (excerpts)
– Buffalo Bill sews (excerpts)
– Clifton taunts Lecter (excerpts)
– Jack Crawford at Johns Hopkins
– Krendler discovers phony deal
– Clarice meets Barney
– Lecter’s escape
– Clarice gets suspended
– Clarice’s decision
– Inside Buffalo Bill’s lair
– Mr. Bimmel and the birds
– Buffalo Bill and Clarice
– Lecter’s phone call
• Outtakes reel
• Anthony Hopkins phone message (audio only)
• TV Spots:
– Mind Against Mind
– Clue for Clue
– Only Hope
– Hangs in the Balance
– Teacher
– Rookie
– Bookwing Flap Teaser
• Photo gallery
• Theatrical trailer
• Teaser trailer

Plus, the package contains a four-page booklet and exclusive Hannibal Lecter recipe cards! The whole shebang will retail for just $26.98. The same day, the SILENCE set will also be issued as part of a HANNIBAL LECTER COLLECTION also including Ridley Scott’s HANNIBAL and a new widescreen disc of Michael Mann’s MANHUNTER; that box will come with a six-page booklet, at a price to be announced.

Source: Fangoria