Monday, December 19, 2011

New on DVD & Blu-Ray : STRAW DOGS (2011)

Synopsis: A young couple (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth) moves to a quaint southern town. Soon their perfect getaway turns out to become a living hell when dark secrets and lethal passions spiral out of control. Trapped by a pack of depraved locals led by a ruthless predator (Alexander Skarsgard, TV’s True Blood), they face a night of agonizing suffering and endless bloodshed. Now their only hope for survival is to become more savage than their merciless torturers. Also starring two-time Academy Award® Nominee James Woods (Best Actor, Salvador, 1986 and Best Supporting Actor, Ghosts of Mississippi, 1996).

Genre: Thriller

Worldwide Box-Office: $10M

Number of Discs: 1 (DVD or Blu-Ray)

DVD & Blu-Ray Special Features :
  • Audio Commentary by Director/writer/producer Rod Lurie
  • Courting Controversy: Remaking a Classic
  • The Dynamics of Power: the Ensemble
  • Inside the Siege: the Ultimate Showdown
  • Creating the Sumner House: the Production Design

What to Expect : The typical unnecessary remake. If you've already seen the original, don't bother. If you haven't, then you should. This updated version has a good talented cast at work and solid production values, but nothing original to say.

Release Date : December 20, 2011

Run Time : 110 Min.

Studio/Distributor : Sony Pictures

Rating : R for strong brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language.

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