Straw Dogs [DVD] [2011]

  • SKU: 4025528
  • Release Date: 12/20/2011
  • Rating: R
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Overview

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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 26)

Special Features


  • 4 Featurettes: Courting Controversy: Remaking a Classic
  • The Dynamics of Power: Cast
  • Inside the Siege: Stunts
  • Creating the Sumner House: Production Design
  • Commentary with Writer/Director Rod Lurie

Synopsis


Straw Dogs
A Hollywood screenwriter and his wife come under attack from her ex-flame and his vicious friends in director Rod Lurie's remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 home-invasion classic. In the wake of her father's death, Amy (Kate Bosworth) returns to her rural Southern hometown with her husband, David (James Marsden). Her goal is to put her childhood home on the market while David works on his latest screenplay. Meanwhile, David hires Amy's high school boyfriend Charlie (Alexander Skarsgård) and his crew to rebuild the roof on the secluded country home. But the more time Charlie's work crew spends working on the roof, the greater tensions begin to grow between Amy and David. Every time Amy walks outside, the work stops and the ogling begins. When David attempts to avert confrontation by firing the crew before the job is finished, former high school football star Charlie snaps, deciding that if he can't have Amy on his own terms, he'll take her by force. Later, when night falls, Charlie's gang besieges the house, forcing David and Amy into a desperate fight for their lives. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • James Marsden
    James Marsden - David Sumner
  • Kate Bosworth
    Kate Bosworth - Amy Sumner
  • Alexander Skarsgård
    Alexander Skarsgård - Charlie
  • James Woods
    James Woods - Tom Heddon
  • Dominic Purcell
    Dominic Purcell - Jeremy Niles



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Sammy
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    Purchased as gift for one of our daughters. They seemed to really enjoy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Straw Dogs

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    Laubert1317
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    The movie entertained me and it had some unpredictable moments. It however, drug on and the husband was a weak character and only looked good at the end. The end of the movie was the best part which, the movie seemed to lead up to. More of a suspense then a horror.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crazy good

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    Miamama
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    Highly recommend, super entertaining and power punch action.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Thriller!!!

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    jobber
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    Keeps you on the edge of your seat and is very entertaining.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An engaging thriller!

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    Bran9
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    This is a well acted and well made remake from the '70s. Dark, brutal and intense. The Blu-Ray is fantastic with great picture and powerful sound. A underrated film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Straw dogs

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    Bennett
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    I saw this movie a long time ago. When I rented it from redbox. Thought it was a great movie. So I had to own it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    EddieMac456
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    I watch the movie because I like the cast. The movie was predictable but I had some time to kill I watched it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining

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    Kamahama3x
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    Ok, this isn't the greatest movie ever made, but it is quite good. It's a thriller, which generally means predictability, and Straw Dogs is no exception. The acting wasn't Oscar worthy or anything, but it was still decent acting. However, I did feel like something was missing from this story. It wasn't that the ending left me unsatisfied, but more questioning about what was happening with this town. I just felt that too much effort was put into parts of the story that were never really developed and could have added a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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