The power of the dog

Netflix (Firm), New Zealand Film Commission, Cross City Films, BBC Films, See-Saw Films, Bad Girl Creek Productions, Max Films Productions, Brightstar Films (Firm)

DVD - 2022

Phil, a successful rancher who works alongside his younger brother George, living by the same principles that their mentor, Bronco Henry, had taught them at a younger age. When George announces he has taken a wife, Rose, who works in a local restaurant, and her son, Peter, extreme tension ensues. Phil doesn't take kindly to Rose or Peter and torments both every chance he gets until eventually strikes up a more complex relationship with Peter. Phil finally reaches his breaking point when Rose requests that the Native Americans on their land take all the cowhide that Phil has been using to make Peter a rope. Phil sees making this rope and forming this bond with Peter as a way of recreating the relationship he had with Bronco Henry. Unbek...nownst to Phil, Peter has taken the hide off a diseased dead cow earlier. Phil weaves the rope, soaking his hands in the same liquid that the diseased cowhide is in, not wearing any gloves and with a large open cut on his hand. The next day, he falls sick, and George takes him to the doctor, but he doesn't make it, succumbing to his infection. It is suggested to George that Phil died from anthrax at Phil's funeral, but George dismisses this notion because Phil was always very clear about not working with diseased animals. After Phil's death, in his room, Peter handles the rope that Phil had made for him with gloves on, but he pushes it under the bed as he hears George and Rose come home from the funeral. Peter looks out his bedroom window to see the two embracing, smiles, and walks away.

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Subjects
Genres
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fiction
Fiction films
Romance films
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Western films
Psychological films
Historical films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Video recordings
Published
[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection [2022]
Language
English
Corporate Authors
Netflix (Firm), New Zealand Film Commission, Cross City Films, BBC Films, See-Saw Films, Bad Girl Creek Productions, Max Films Productions, Brightstar Films (Firm)
Corporate Authors
Netflix (Firm) (production company), New Zealand Film Commission, Cross City Films, BBC Films, See-Saw Films, Bad Girl Creek Productions, Max Films Productions, Brightstar Films (Firm)
Other Authors
Jane Campion, 1954- (film director), Tanya Seghatchian (film producer), Emile Sherman (actor), Iain Canning (-), Roger Frappier, Benedict Cumberbatch, 1976-, Kirsten Dunst, 1982-, Jesse Plemons, 1988-, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, 2000-, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, 1949-, Frances Conroy, Thomas Savage
Edition
Director-approved DVD special edition
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Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
Based on the book by Thomas Savage.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Playing Time
02:08:00
Format
DVD, NTSC; region 1, Dolby audio 5.1 surround, 2.28:1 aspect ratio.
Audience
MPAA rating: R; for brief sexual content/full nudity.
Awards
2021 Academy Awards: Directing (Jane Campion) ; 2022 BAFTA Awards: Best film, Best director
Production Credits
Director of photography, Ari Wegner ; editor, Peter Sciberras ; music, Jonny Greenwood.
ISBN
9781681439938
  • Special features: 4K digital master, approved by director; Behind the scenes with Jane Campion (2021 interview with Campion about the making of the film); Reframing the West (2021 program featuring interviews with members of the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage captured on location in New Zealand); Anatomy of a score (2021 interview with Campion and composer Jonny Greenwood about the film's score); The women behind The power of the dog (2021 conversation among Campion, director of photography Ari Wegner, actor Kirsten Dunst, and producer Tanya Seghatchian, moderated by filmmaker Tamara Jenkins); Annie Proulx (2022 interview with novelist Annie Proulx); Trailer.