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Home-invasion horror is hot these days, and the granddaddy
of the genre is revisited in the new version of STRAW DOGS, starring James
Marsden, Kate Bosworth and TRUE BLOOD’s Alexander Skarsgård. The remake is on
its way to your home, and full disc specs and cover art have just come through.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will issue STRAW DOGS on DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms December 20. Rod
Lurie wrote and directed the new take on Sam Peckinpah’s classic, in which a
peaceable screenwriter (Marsden) and his wife (Bosworth) move into a new house
in her Southern hometown and receive the brutal attentions of a gang of violent
locals led by Skarsgård. James Woods, Dominic Purcell and Willa Holland also
star; the movie will be presented in anamorphic 2.40:1 widescreen with Dolby
Digital 5.1 sound on the DVD and DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound on the Blu-ray. Special
features on both are:
• Audio commentary by Lurie
• “Courting Controversy: Remaking a Classic” featurette
• “The Dynamics of Power: The Ensemble” featurette
• “Inside the Siege: The Ultimate Showdown” featurette
• “Creating the Sumner House: The Production Design”
Retail prices are $30.99 for the DVD, $35.99 for the
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