'Straw Dogs' Blu-ray Details and Box Art Revealed

Posted Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM PDT by

Get the full scoop on the gritty and controversial 1971 thriller in the works for Blu-ray this September.

As previously reported, MGM/UA will be bringing 'Straw Dogs' starring Dustin Hoffman to Blu-ray on September 6.

Released in celebration of the film’s 40th Anniversary and in anticipation of the upcoming theatrical remake, this violent and suspenseful tale from legendary director Sam Peckinpah ('The Wild Bunch,' 'The Getaway') stars two-time Academy Award® winner Dustin Hoffman* ('The Graduate,' 'Little Fockers') and Susan George ('Mandingo,' 'The House Where Evil Dwells').

To escape the Vietnam-era chaos in the U.S., American mathematician David Sumner (Hoffman) moves with his British wife Amy (George) to an isolated English village. Their presence provokes antagonism among the village’s men. Escalating from routine bullying to vicious brutality, David finds his pacifist self being backed into a corner and responds in the violent and gruesome manner he abhors.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include a theatrical trailer and TV spots.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Straw Dogs' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 6.

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Straw Dogs (Blu-ray)
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