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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- Americans -- England -- Fiction.
- England -- Rural conditions -- Fiction.
- Harassment -- England -- Fiction.
- Marriage -- Fiction.
- Married people -- England -- Fiction.
- Rape -- Fiction.
- Sexual harassment of women -- England -- Fiction.
- Williams, Gordon M., 1934- Siege of Trencher's farm -- Film adaptation.
- ABC Pictures Corp., production company.
- British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service, production company.
- Cinerama Releasing Corporation, production company.
- Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
- Fielding, Jerry, 1922-1980, composer.
- George, Susan, 1950- actor.
- Goodman, David Zelag, screenwriter.
- Hoffman, Dustin, 1937- actor.
- Lucida Productions, production company.
- Melnick, Daniel, 1932-2009, film producer.
- Peckinpah, Sam, 1925-1984, film director.
- Vaughan, Peter, 1923-2016, actor.
- motion picture adaptation of (work): Williams, Gordon M., 1934-2017. Siege of Trencher's farm.
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.
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