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PR in 2002-AOL Shows 'Red Dragon' Clips

AOL Movies and Moviefone.com to Debut Footage From Highly Anticipated Red Dragon

 

Never-Before-Seen Clips from the New Universal Pictures Film Can Be Seen First at AOL Keyword: First View and Moviefone.com
Tuesday September 10, 8:03 am ET

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2002-- America Online, Inc., the world's leading interactive services company announced today that exclusive clips from the highly anticipated film Red Dragon will be available for viewing on AOL Movies and Moviefone.com. The first of the two exclusive clips will appear on Thursday, September 12 starting at 10 a.m. EST. The second clip will be available two weeks later, on Thursday, September 26.

Red Dragon is based on Thomas Harris' 1981 novel, which first introduced the serial killer Hannibal Lecter character, later immortalized in his subsequent best-sellers The Silence of The Lambs (1988) and Hannibal (1999). Red Dragon will be released in theaters on October 4.

"Red Dragon is one of the most anticipated movie events of this year, and we are thrilled to offer moviegoers the very first look at footage from the film," said Kevin Conroy, SVP and General Manager, AOL Entertainment. "This is a great kick-off for our first AOL Movies First View. Just as AOL Music provides music fans with exclusive advance access to the hottest music videos, we will now provide moviegoers with a destination where they can be the first to view clips from the biggest upcoming movie releases."

The first clip to premiere, "No One is Safe Around You," is an exchange between Anthony Hopkins ("Hannibal Lecter") and Edward Norton ("Will Graham"). Both exclusive clips can be accessed at AOL Keyword: First View and via Moviefone.com. Beginning September 12, additional movie features can be found at AOL Keyword: Red Dragon, including the trailer, photos, message boards, polls, links to the official movie site and the chance to submit a question for Anthony Hopkins and other cast members of Red Dragon.

AOL First View is a popular new feature that gives AOL members and entertainment fans the chance to see new music videos and movie clips before they can be seen anywhere else. Fans can access exclusive First View debuts on AOL and the AOL High Speed Broadband service at AOL Keyword: First View and via AOL's Web Properties such as Netscape, CompuServe and Moviefone.com.

About Red Dragon

Universal Pictures and Dino De Laurentiis present in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Red Dragon, based on Thomas Harris' 1981 novel, which first introduced the character of serial killer Hannibal Lecter, later immortalized in his subsequent best-sellers The Silence of The Lambs (1988) and Hannibal (1999).

Director Brett Ratner, fresh from his smash success with Rush Hour 2, teams with producers Dino De Laurentiis and Martha De Laurentiis, who scored last year with the blockbuster screen version of Hannibal, and screenwriter Ted Tally, who won an Oscar® for his screenplay for The Silence of The Lambs.

Oscar® nominee Edward Norton stars as ex-FBI agent Will Graham, an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr. Lecter, played again by Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins.

Years later, after a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement and assist in the case. But he soon realizes that the best way to catch this killer, known as the Tooth Fairy, is to find a way to get inside the killer's mind. And the closest thing to that would be to probe the mind of another killer who is equally brilliant and equally twisted. For Graham, that means confronting his past and facing his former nemesis, the now-incarcerated Lecter. Oscar® nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Francis Dolarhyde.

About Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures is a division of Vivendi UNIVERSAL Entertainment (VUE) (www.universalstudios.com), the U.S.-based film, television and recreation entity of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.

About America Online, Inc.

America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:AOL - News). Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.