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A 1971 on-set profile of Hoffman offers a fascinating portrait of the actor at the peak of early success, eager to transcend his Graduate persona. Similar British archival clips show Peckinpah at work; teasing glimpses of a gentleman who never suffered fools. The love-hate dynamic that Peckinpah inspired is especially evident in the illuminating 2002 interviews with Straw Dogs costar Susan George and producer Daniel Melnick, both full of anecdotal affection, humor, and pride in their controversial film; it's a pity Hoffman didn't participate. Peckinpah himself is powerfully present in written response to critics and detractors, and in a prickly 1974 interview with French-Canadian critic Andre Leroux. Taken together, these and other excellent supplements convey the depth and sophistication of a self-proclaimed violent man who had noble reasons for elevating the depiction and discussion of cinematic violence. --Jeff Shannon
Great movie - loaded with extras and also, fast and quick service by the seller in the UK..Published 5 months ago by W McMaster
I saw the movie years ago and thought it was groundbreaking. The violence is intense but I found myself totally engrossed in the turbulence. Read morePublished 17 months ago by John G. Hunter
I bought the DVD to preserve the memory of a movie I saw shortly after its release. I am not sure which genre it fits under but the script is original, the story taut, the acting... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dr. M. Koblic
I'm very glad that I bought this movie.
It's a very nice movie and I can see why they did a remake. Read more
The DVD stops about 3/4 of the way through and then goes to the main menu. If you then choose "scenes" to return to where you were it continues to do the same thing. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2011 by Geoff
This movie was even more amazing watching it on our large screen tv - we hadn't seen it for more than 25 years and it was crystal clear. Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2011 by Irish Coleen
I agree with another reviewer in that you'll either love this or hate it. But I think most people will hate it. Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by "nightphoto"