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Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs Special Edition – The Criterion Collection

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Blu-raySKU: 171117-68447-1
UPC: 715515199216
Part No: CC2778BD
ISBN-13: 978-1-68143-327-1
Weight: 0.12 lbs
Condition: New

View All: Sam Peckinpah  items
Product Types: Products | Movies & TV
Lines: Cult Flavor
Formats: Blu-ray
Genres: Crime | Drama | Thrillers
Studio: Criterion
Original U.S. Release: December 22, 1971
Item Release Date: June 27, 2017
Rating: R
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Details

In this thriller, perhaps 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.

Special Features

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary from 2003 by Stephen Prince, author of Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies
  • Mantrap: “Straw Dogs”—The Final Cut, a 2003 documentary about the making of the film
  • Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron, a 1993 documentary
  • New conversation between critic Michael Sragow and filmmaker Roger Spottiswoode, one of the editors on the film
  • New interview with film scholar Linda Williams about the film’s controversies
  • Archival interviews with actor Susan George, producer Daniel Melnick, and Peckinpah biographer Garner Simmons
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • TV spots and trailers
  • An essay by scholar and critic Joshua Clover and a 1974 interview with Peckinpah
  • Cover art based on the iconic theatrical poster

Specifications

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Audio: Monaural
  • Runtime: 117
  • Region: A
  • Number of Discs: 1

Cast: Dustin Hoffman | Jim Norton | Ken Hutchison | Peter Arne | Peter Vaughan | Susan George | T.P. McKenna
Directors: Sam Peckinpah
Project Name: Straw Dogs

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