Sony Unleashes ‘Straw Dogs’ on Blu-ray This December!

Are you ready for “Edge of your seat, gut wrenching suspense!” and “An intense…heart-pounding thriller!”???  So am I!  Unfortunately, I missed this one in the theater, but hopefully with the magic of Blu-ray and my favorite Sony PR person, I can experience Straw Dogs very soon and write all about it here.  Sounds like a plan to me!  James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgård star in the psychological thriller which will see a December 20th Blu-ray release complete with bonus features such as a filmmaker commentary and four featurettes.  But don’t take my word for it, check out the full press release below and pre-order your copy today!

Culver City, CA (11/7/11) – A terrorized couple is pushed to their breaking point in the intense new psychological thriller STRAW DOGS, unleashed on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital December 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. James Marsden (X-Men), Kate Bosworth (21) and Alexander Skarsgård (TV’s “True Blood”) sizzle in this suspenseful story of a young married couple who, after being victimized by a gang of violent locals, decide to take the law into their own hands. Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Rod Lurie (The ContenderThe Last Castle) and co-starring Dominic Purcell  (TV’s “Prison Break”), Willa Holland (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), and two-time Oscar® nominee James Woods* (1996, Best Supporting Actor, Ghosts of Mississippi), STRAW DOGS is a first-rate thriller fans won’t want to miss on Blu-ray and DVD. Killer bonus features include commentary with writer/director Lurie and the featurettes “Courting Controversy: Remaking a Classic,” “The Dynamics of Power: The Ensemble,” “Inside the Siege: The Ultimate Showdown” and “Creating the Sumner House: The Production Design.”


David and Amy Sumner (Marsden and Bosworth), a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy’s ex-boyfriend Charlie (Skarsgård), leading to a violent confrontation.

STRAW DOGS was produced by Marc Frydman (The JacketThe Contender). Executive producers are Beau Marks (Mardi Gras: Spring BreakThe Roommate) and Gilbert Dumontet (The Shepherd: Border PatrolConspiracy). It has a run time of approximately 110 minutes and has been rated R for strong brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language.


Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Material

  • Commentary with Writer/Director 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


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1 Response to “Sony Unleashes ‘Straw Dogs’ on Blu-ray This December!”

  1. Matt Goodman

    Of course Shawn Edwards liked this.