Straw dogs
(DVD R-rated)


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[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2017].
DVD R-rated
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (117 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet of program notes (24 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm.)


General Note
From Cinerama Releasing Corp. Presented by ABC Pictures Corp.
General Note
Based on the novel: The siege of Trencher's farm / Gordon M. Williams.
General Note
Accompanying booklet contains cast and credits, an essay by Joshua Clover, an essay by André Leroux, production notes.
General Note
Two-DVD special edition features: New, restored 4K digital transfer ; audio commentary from 2003 by Stephen Prince ; "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, on 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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, John Coquillon ; editors, Roger Spottiswoode, Paul Davies, Tony Lawson ; music, Jerry Fielding.
Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna, Del Henney, Jim Norton, Donald Webster, Ken Hutchison.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Filmed on location in the west of England, Trencher's Farm, Pendeen, Cornwall, and at Twickenham Film Studios, Twickenham, Middlesex, England.
A young mathematician, David Summer, and his English wife, Amy, move to a Cornish village, seeking the quiet life. But beneath the seemingly peaceful isolation of the village lies savagery and violence.
System Details
DVD format, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, Dolby digital Mono, region 1.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Melnick, D., Goodman, D. Z., Peckinpah, S., Hoffman, D., George, S., Vaughan, P., Fielding, J., Prince, S., Clover, J., Leroux, A., Rodley, C., Joyce, P., Johnstone, I., & Williams, G. M. (2017). Straw dogs . Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Daniel Melnick et al.. 2017. Straw Dogs. Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Daniel Melnick et al.. Straw Dogs Criterion Collection, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Melnick, Daniel, et al. Straw Dogs Criterion Collection, 2017.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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