Straw dogs

Criterion Collection (Firm)

DVD - 2017

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.

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1st Floor DVD/MOVIE/DRAMA/Straw Due Dec 27, 2022
Feature films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection [2017]
Corporate Author
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Corporate Author
Criterion Collection (Firm) (-)
Other Authors
Sam Peckinpah, 1925-1984 (-), David Zelag Goodman, Gordon M. Williams, 1934-
Two-DVD special edition ; DVD edition ; widescreen
Item Description
Based on the novel: The siege of Trencher's farm / Gordon M. Williams.
DVD version of a 1971 motion picture, with added special features: Disc one: uncut version of movie, with optional audio commentary by film scholar Stephen Prince ; Disc two: Sam Peckinpah : man of iron / Lucida Productions for BBC Television ; produced by Chris Rodley; directed by Paul Joyce (1991 documentary of reflections by members of Peckinpah's family, his friends, and his collaborators; 83 min.); On location : Dustin Hoffman / directed by Iain Johnstone (26 min.); behind-the-scenes footage; videointerviews with actress Susan George and producer Daniel Melnick; Peckinpah responds: select correspondence to critics and viewers; theatrical trailer and TV spots.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (117 min.) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
DVD format. Mono.
Not rated.
Production Credits
Director of photography, John Coquillon ; editors, Roger Spottiswoode, Paul Davies, Tony Lawson ; music, Jerry Fielding.
  • Disc 1. The movie.
  • Disc 2. The supplements.
Review by Library Journal Review

Three years after his masterly The Wild Bunch and following his humorous The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Sam -Peckinpah delved into man's innate capacity for violence when push comes to shove. Dustin Hoffman turns scarily territorial as a meek mathematician forced to protect his rural English home and the village naif he is harboring from local hooligans hellbent on vigilante justice. With its obscure title referring to ceremonial objects used for religious sacrifices in ancient China, the controversial drama benefits from a 4K restoration and a tidy bunch of extras. [See Trailers, LJ 5/1/17] © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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