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Straw dogs


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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ISBN: 9781681433288

Edition: DVD special edition.


  • 2 videodiscs (117 minutes) : sound, colour with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 inches.
  • digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
  • video file DVD video region 1

Target Audience Note: Canadian Home Video Rating: Not rated.


  • Accompanying booklet contains a reprinted interview with Sam Peckinpah from 1974, and an essay by poet Joshua Clover.
  • Based on the novel: The siege of Trencher's farm / Gordon M. Williams.
  • Special features: Audio commentary by film scholar Stephen Prince; Mantrap: "Straw Dogs" - the final cut, a 2003 documentary about the making of the film; Sam Peckinpah : man of iron, a 1993 docuemtnary; 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 controveries; 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.
  • 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.
  • Filmed on location in the west of England, Trencher's Farm, Pendeen, Cornwall, and at Twickenham Film Studios, Twickenham, Middlesex, England.
  • DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
  • For private home use only.

Publisher or Distributor Number:

  • CC2779D
  • 182
  • 11853989

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