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Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

Dustin Hoffman
Director: Sam Peckinpah Cast: Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
, Susan George
Susan George
, Peter Vaughan
Peter Vaughan
Sam Peckinpah

Blu-ray (Color)

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Sam Peckinpah examines the instinctual capacity for violence in his controversial 1971 film, loosely based on the novel The Siege of Trencher's Farm. To avoid the Vietnam-era social chaos in the U.S., American mathematician David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman) moves with his British wife, Amy (Susan George), to the isolated Cornish town where she grew up, but their presence provokes antagonism among the village's men. As the hostilities escalate from routine bullying to the gang rape of his wife, David finds his pacifistic self backed into a corner. When the hooligans attack his house, David finally resorts to the gruesome violence that he abhors.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/2017
UPC: 0715515199216
Original Release: 1971
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 10,652

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 Ultraviolet Movies; Mantrap: 'Straw Dogs' - The Final Cut, a 2003 documentary about the making of the film; Sam Peckinpagh: 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; Plus: An essay by scholar and critic Joshua Clover and a 1974 interview with Peckinpah

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dustin Hoffman David
Susan George Amy
Peter Vaughan Tom Hedden
T.P. McKenna Maj. Scott
David Warner Henry Niles
Colin Welland Rev. hood
Cherina Mann Mrs. Hood
Ken Hutchison Scutt
Jim Norton Cawsey
Del Henney Venner
Sally Thomsett Janice
Donald Webster Riddaway
Len Jones Bobby Hedden
Michael Mundell Bertie Hedden
Peter Arne John Niles
Robert Keegan Harry Ware
June Brown Mrs. Hedden
Chloe Franks Emma Hedden

Technical Credits
Sam Peckinpah Director,Screenwriter
Ken Bridgeman Art Director
John Coquillon Cinematographer
Garth Craven Editor
Paul Davies Editor
Jerry Fielding Score Composer
Harry Frampton Makeup
David Zelag Goodman Screenwriter
Tony Lawson Editor
Daniel Melnick Producer
Tiny Nicholls Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter James Set Decoration/Design
John Richardson Special Effects
Ray Simm Production Designer
Roger Spottiswoode Editor
Robert L. Wolfe Editor

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