dvd cover of R2 Straw Dogs shows up online

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  1. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

    Apr 15, 2002
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  2. Malcolm Cleugh

    Malcolm Cleugh Second Unit

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    I have seen on another Forum that one of the UK DVD magazines has mentioned that the October release will only be a plain single disk. The full 2 disk SE with BBC documentary will follow next year.
  3. oscar_merkx

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    I read the same article yet from todays update from http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?se...articleId=4565
    contradicts that article. here are the full specs
    Fremantle Home Entertainment have announced the Special Features for their release of "Straw Dogs" in October and boy does this list look good !
    Television South West on location documentary (7 mins 30 secs)
    1971 BBC on location documentary (10 mins 30 sec)
    1971 Original US Theatrical Trailer (1 min 50 secs)
    1971 Original US TV ad spots 10' 30' & 60' secs
    1971 Original US Radio ad spots 30' & 60' secs
    Experts commentary with Peckinpah biographers Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons & David Weddle
    Commentary with Katy Haber, Dialogue Director and Peckinpah's lover/assistant
    Isolated Oscar nominated Jerry Fielding score in stereo featuring additional scores
    Interview with Peckinpah's Biographer Garner Simmons (20 – 30 mins)
    Interview with Susan George (20 – 30 mins)
    Info on deleted scenes (via shooting script & stills)
    History of Straw Dogs and the Censor
    Behind the B&W scenes/on location stills (28) Original B&W publicity stills: UK (20) US (2)
    Original colour publicity stills: Germany (15) France (3)
    Original colour lobby cards: Spain (12)
    Original 1971 films posters from around the world (9) & set of Spanish film posters (9) Trivia and film facts eg:
    Various film reviews of the time
    What is a Straw Dog?
    Production information
    Film Trivia
    Uncut article from Dec 2001
    Biographies: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Sam Peckinpah, Dan Melnick, Jerry Fielding
    1999 BBFC letter of rejection
    Harold Pinter & Peckinpah letters
    Peckinpah letter to Richard Harris
    Dan Melnick & Peckinpah letters/memos
    Dan Melnick & Stephen Murphy of BBFC letters
    New York Times critics article
    London film critics Letter to The Times
    Stephen Murphy reply to The Times letter
    Available for home viewing in the UK for the first time in almost 20 years, Sam Peckinpah's notoriously controversial 1971 classic STRAW DOGS will be released completely uncut on VHS and as a Special Edition DVD by Fremantle Home Entertainment on 7th October 2002.
    Based on Gordon M. Williams's novel The Siege Of Trencher's Farm, and starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George, STRAW DOGS marked Peckinpah's first directorial step outside the Western genre and into a contemporary (and uniquely British) setting. The director had already pushed the movie-making envelope with The Wild Bunch in 1969, provoking furious debate over the prevalence of on-screen violence. Two years later Peckinpah added further fuel to the fire with STRAW DOGS, an unflinching and uncompromising study of primal, barbaric brutality that is generally regarded as one of the strongest statements about violence ever put on screen. Although STRAW DOGS was granted an X certificate in 1971 for its UK cinema release, and was available on video for a brief period during the early 1980s, the disturbing nature of some of the film's imagery resulted in the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) demanding the video be withdrawn under the Video Recordings Act of 1984, pointing out its guidelines were "stricter with scenes of sexual violence on video than film, because of their potential to be played over and over at home". STRAW DOGS was last refused a UK video classification in 1999 because the distributor refused to make the cuts the BBFC required at that time. The film has now been given a certificate in a different version which restores it to its original form.
  4. Bob Graham

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    May 11, 2001
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    I think my feelings are best summed up by The Continental (as played by Chrisopher Walken on Saturday Night Live): "Oh, wow! Oh wow-dy wow wow wow!!!"

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