Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

DVD - 2017 | Two-DVD special edition Widescreen edition.
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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.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
Edition: Two-DVD special edition Widescreen edition.
ISBN: 9781681433288
Branch Call Number: DVD STR
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (117 min.) :,sound, color with black and white sequences ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 booklet.
DVD video, 4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, mono, Dolby digital, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Nov 21, 2017

The acting and story line definitely shows its age. A very 60-70's movie: braless women, lecherous men, promiscuity, no limits, no boundaries. Certainly give insight into how some men today think. I did not finish the movie. Someone studying sociology or film studies would get more out of it.

Still disturbing to watch. The rape scene is so graphic and erotic there is no way that this movie would be made by a major studio today. But in 1971 Hollywood was experiencing an auteur zenith. In any event, Peckinpah's Hobbesian view of life -- nasty, brutish & short -- is here applied to married life.

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