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Straw Dogs - Criterion Collection 2 DVD set

Out of print but essential two-disc 2003 Criterion edition of director Sam Peckinpah's controversial 1971 psychodrama STRAW DOGS, starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George. Not the lame 2011 remake with James Marsden and Kate Bosworth.


  • High-definition digital transfer of the uncut version
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • "Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron": documentary of reflections by members of Peckinpah's family, his friends, and his collaborators (82 min.)
  • Dustin Hoffman on the set of Straw Dogs (26 min.)
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Video interviews with actress Susan George and producer Daniel Melnick
  • Peckinpah Responds: select correspondence to critics and viewers
  • Reprinted 1974 interview with Peckinpah
  • Essay by poet Joshua Clove