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Straw Dogs

Spine #182



Release:
Jun 27, 2017
$29.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Straw Dogs

Other Versions:

Original release

Blu-ray


Directed By: Sam Peckinpah
Licensor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment




In this thriller, arguably Sam Peckinpah’s most controversial film, David (Dustin Hoffman), a young American mathematician, moves with his English wife, Amy (Susan George), to the village where she grew up. Their sense of safety unravels as the local men David has hired to repair their house prove more interested in leering at Amy and intimidating David, beginning an agonizing initiation into the iron laws of violent masculinity that govern Peckinpah’s world. Working outside the U.S. for the first time, the filmmaker airlifts the ruthlessness of the western frontier into Cornwall in Straw Dogs, pushing his characters to their breaking points as the men brutalize Amy and David discovers how far he’ll go to protect his home—culminating in a harrowing climax that lays out this cinematic mastermind’s eloquent and bloody vision of humanity.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by film scholar Stephen Prince
  • Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron, an eighty-minute documentary on Sam Peckinpah
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • New video interviews with Susan George and Daniel Melnick
  • Original theatrical
  • Mantrap: “Straw Dogs”—The Final Cut, a 2003 documentary about the making of the film, featuring cast and crew
  • New conversation between film critic Michael Sragow and filmmaker Roger Spottiswoode, who worked as one of the editors on the film
  • New interview with film scholar Linda Williams about the controversies surrounding the film
  • Archival interviews with Peckinpah biographer Garner Simmons
  • An essay by scholar and critic Joshua Clover

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