Straw Dogs
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VIDEO SYNOPSIS : One of the most controversial violence-theme films in recent movie making history.Dustin Hoffman in one of his great movie performances, plays a young mathematician who has bought a house on the coast of England, where his wife grew up. They have fled the American scene and its violent tensions without ever having tasted violence first hand, But their dreams are shattered when they discover that the violence they tried to escape from, is horribly real and closer that ever before.

The movie comes to an abstract climax when his teasing wife is raped by men from the town. Hoffman is forced to act.He erupts in vengeance and fury and actually begins tp enjoy this same violence that he was hiding from.
TITLE :  Straw Dogs
DIRECTOR :  Sam Peckinpah

:  Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna, Del Henney, Jim Norton, Donald Webster, Ken Hutchison, Len Jones, Sally Thomsett, Robert Keegan, Peter Arne, Cherina Schaer, Colin Welland
* The knock at the door meant the birth of one man and the death of seven others!

* Sometimes a man is forced to defend his honor.

* In the eyes of every coward burns a straw dog.

* How far will a man go to protect his wife and his home?

* Every man dreads the day he might be forced to defend his wife and his home

* No good, no bad, no justice

* Every man has a breaking point.

* The most notorious film in British movie history. Banned for 18 years - Now unleashed Uncut!
CRITICS COMMENTS : Acclaimed by Time & Newsweek

* "Straw Dogs is a brilliant feat of movie-making. Hoffman's performance is superbly realized". - Time Magazine

"It is hard to imagine that Sam Peckinpah will ever make a better movie. It flawlessly expresses the belief that manhood requires rites of violence." - Newsweek
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Straw Dogs [DVD](1971) DVD
Director Sam Peckinpah's masterful, controversial drama stars Dustin Hoffman as a pacifistic American math teacher who moves with wife Susan George to her home village on England's Cornish countryside. A campaign of harassment against the couple by local hooligans escalates into a violent showdown, as Hoffman fends off attackers in his farmhouse. With Peter Vaughan and an uncredited David Warner. 118 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.

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