So, I’ve been a bad horror TV fan, I’ve let Hannibal slip through my fingers. It’s not that I’m not interested. I actually watched half of the first season. It’s just that I have so many different shows to keep up with, some for review here on the site, and some because I’ve invested so much of my life in them, and on top of that, piles upon piles of Blu-rays and DVDs to review, that I just couldn’t find the time to keep up with this show. That’s about to be rectified, as season 2 is about to hit home video. I’ll catch up on the first season by the time the review copies go out, though, so expect a review of the second season on or around the date of release, which we have learned is the 16th of September. Check out the press release below, and click here to pre-order your copy.
Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne
Star in The Acclaimed Crime Drama
Arriving On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD September 16
SANTA MONICA, CA July 25, 2014 – Hannibal: Season Two, the next chapter of the smash hit series will keep viewers on the edge of their seats when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD September 16th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. From Bryan Fuller, the executive producer of TV’s “Heroes” and “Pushing Daisies,” comes the complete second season of the deliciously dark and twisted show.
Based on the characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks, stars Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, Emmy Award® nominee Hugh Dancy (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Elizabeth I, 2005) and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (Best Actor in a Leading Role, What’s Love Got to Do with It, 1993). The show co-stars Caroline Dhavernas (TV’s “Off the Map”) and guest stars Hettienne Park (Young Adult), Scott Thompson (TV’s “The Colbert Report”), Aaron Abrams (TV’s “The LA Complex”), Gillian Anderson (TV’s “X-Files”), Raul Esparza (TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie), Cynthia Nixon (HBO’s “Sex in the City”), Michael Pitt (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and Katharine Isabelle (SyFy’s “Being Human”).
Premiering to over 4.8 million viewers, Hannibal continues its second season with Will Graham (Dancy) locked in a mental asylum, accused of Hannibal Lecter’s (Mikkelsen) crimes. Jack Crawford (Fishburne) is dealing with his own feelings about Will, and whether his protégé is in fact a cold-blooded killer. With Will locked up, Hannibal becomes Jack’s new consultant on cases. The deadly dance between these characters continues to turn in startling and unexpected ways, in a season that will show nothing can ever be the same again.
Before Hannibal Season 3 airs on NBC catch up with Hannibal: Season Two, which contains all 13 episodes on three-discs loaded with special features that include select episode audio commentaries with the cast and crew, a feature-length documentary on the making of episode 205, featurettes on the style of Hannibal Lector and the prosthetics and effects in the show, cast and crew reflections on Season 2, webisodes, deleted scenes and a gag reel. The Hannibal: Season Two Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97 and $39.98, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
• Audio Commentaries on Select Episodes with Cast and Crew
• This Is My Design Documentary
• “The Style of a Killer” featurette
• “Bodies of Lies” featurette
• Hannibal Season 2: Killer Intentions
• Post Mortem with Scott Thompson (Webisodes)
• Deleted Scenes
• Gag Reel
*Subject to change
*** For artwork, please visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com ***
Street Date: September 16, 2014
Price: $39.97 Blu-ray / $39.98 DVD
Title Copyright: Hannibal © 2014 Chiswick 2 Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Package Artwork © 2014 NBCUniversal, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary © 2014 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved
Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 561 Minutes
Type: TV on DVD
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio