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7th September 2011 12:43:00
Posted by Dave Foster

Straw Dogs (UK) in October

News
FremantleMedia Enterprises have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Straw Dogs on 24th October 2011. Sam Peckinpah’s notorious thriller starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George has been carefully restored and remastered for release on two-disc DVD and for the first time ever as a features-packed Special Edition Blu-ray.

The release coincides with the film’s 40th anniversary and with the forthcoming theatrical release (on 4th November 2011) of the remake directed by Rod Lurie and starring James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard and James Woods.

RRP is £15.99 for the DVD and £17.99 for the Blu-ray. Features include:
  • Audio commentary by Katy Haber (Dialogue Director and Peckinpah's associate, close friend and PA)
  • Audio commentary by Peckinpah biographers Garner Simmons, David Weddle and Paul Seydor
  • Isolated Oscar nominated score by Jerry Fielding
  • 2.0 Stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • Interviews with actress Susan George, producer Dan Melnick and Garner Simmons (author of “Peckinpah: A Portrait In Montage)
  • Stills galleries
  • Original US theatrical trailer
  • TV and radio spots
  • 1971 on location documentary
  • Before and After restoration comparisons
  • Straw Dogs and the Censors
  • The Peckinpah-Pinter Letters
  • Sam and Dan correspondence
  • Why Call The Film Straw Dogs?
  • The Dan Melnick-BBFC Letters
  • The Times review and critic outrage
  • New York Times articles
  • 1972 BBFC defence against local authority banning
  • 1999 BBFC Home Video Statement
  • 2002 BBFC Home Video Statement
  • 2001 Uncut magazine feature
  • Consider This A Bad Review
  • The deleted Pub Scene
  • Film facts and trivia

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Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.


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