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Title Straw dogs / a Daniel Melnick production ; screenplay by David Zelag Goodman and Sam Peckinpah ; produced by Daniel Melnick ; directed by Sam Peckinpah.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch DVD    STR    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD    STR    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (117 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet of program notes ([17] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical mono rda
video file DVD video rda
Motion picture.
Series Criterion collection ; 182
Criterion collection ; 182.
System Details DVD, monaural.
Cast Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna, Del Henney, Jim Norton, Donald Webster, Ken Hutchison.
Credits Director of photography, John Coquillon ; editors, Roger Spottiswoode, Paul Davies, Tony Lawson ; music, Jerry Fielding.
Note Based on the novel: The siege of Trencher's farm / Gordon M. Williams.
Event Filmed on location in the west of England, Trencher's Farm, Pendeen, Cornwall, and at Twickenham Film Studios, Twickenham, Middlesex, England.
Note 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.
Accompanying booklet contains a reprinted interview with Sam Peckinpah from 1974, and an essay by poet Joshua Clover.
Summary 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.
Contents Disc 1. The movie. -- Disc 2. The supplements.
Subject Marriage -- Drama.
Rape -- Drama.
Americans -- England -- Drama.
Married people -- England -- Drama.
Harassment -- England -- Drama.
Sexual harassment of women -- England -- Drama.
England -- Rural conditions -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Added Author Melnick, Daniel, 1932-2009.
Goodman, David Zelag.
Peckinpah, Sam, 1925-1984.
Hoffman, Dustin, 1937-
George, Susan, 1950-
Vaughan, Peter, 1923-2016.
Fielding, Jerry, 1922-1980.
Prince, Stephen, 1955-
Clover, Joshua.
Rodley, Chris.
Joyce, Paul.
Johnstone, Iain, 1943-
Williams, Gordon M., 1934- Siege of Trencher's farm.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Cinerama Releasing Corporation.
ABC Pictures Corp.
Lucida Productions.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Note Title on DVD label: Sam Peckinpah's Straw dogs
Added Title Sam Peckinpah, man of iron.
On location, Dustin Hoffman.
ISBN 1559409320
Standard No. 715515013420
Music No. CC1584D Criterion Collection
CC27779DDVD Criterion Collection
182 Criterion Collection

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