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Clip: Propulsive Kitchen Fight from “HANNIBAL” Season Premiere

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The little I’ve seen of HANNIBAL is enough to make it very clear that the show, like TRUE DETECTIVE, is a stylish, cinematic delight. As season two approaches (and my catch-up looms), this preview clip of an all-out brawl between Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and Laurence Fishburne’s Jack Crawford anticipates no different for the upcoming run.

I guess it’s fitting for Lecter and his tastes that intense action such as below should take place in a kitchen, but it’s a happy coincidence that it comes on the heels of a few years of stellar kitchen fights onscreen. 2011 French thriller SLEEPLESS NIGHT (NUIT BLANCHE) has a rousing climactic culinary tussle, while the upcoming THE RAID 2′s features a flat out showstopper in a grand cookery. This is a lovely addition.

HANNIBAL Season Two premieres February 28 at 10 p.m. on NBC. The episode is helmed by longtime television director Tim Hunter who, in addition to HANNIBAL, has brought us episodes of  MAD MEN and TWIN PEAKS.

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
  • Richie

    I LOVE this show! I cannot wait for Season 2! I never thought that anyone but Sir Anthony Hopkins could portray Lecter, but Mads has made it his own. In fact, I would go so far as to say that if Hannibal Lecter existed in the real world, he would in all likelihood be just like how he’s portrayed on this series. The way Lecter so coldly and deftly manipulates people and events, his simultaneous jealousy & hatred of Will Graham’s inherent goodness and humanity (the one facet that Hannibal lacks and is therefore drawn to it and determined to destroy it, to bring Will down to his own level – and also to get Will out of the way, as he’s the ONLY one who is capable of recognizing Hannibal for the monster he truly is) is, in a word, delicious. This a splendidly dark, intelligent, stylish, horrific show.

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