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- CENTRAL: New Audiovisual Collection
The power of the dog
- BLU-RAY DRAMA (CEN, OSH)
Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, English descriptive audio.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
1 videodisc (128 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 17 cm.)
MPA rating: R; for brief sexual content/full nudity.
"Jane Campion returns to the kind of mythic frontier landscape--pulsating with both freedom and menace--that she previously traversed in The Piano in order to plumb the masculine psyche in The Power of the Dog, set against the desolate plains of 1920s Montana and adapted by the filmmaker from Thomas Savage's novel. After a sensitive widow and her enigmatic, fiercely loving son move in with her gentle new husband, a tense battle of wills plays out between them and his brutish brother, whose frightening volatility conceals a secret torment, and whose capacity for tenderness, once reawakened, may offer him redemption or destruction. Campion, who won an Academy Award for her direction here, charts the repressed desire and psychic violence coursing among these characters with the mesmerizing control of a master at the height of her powers."--Container.
Based on the book by Thomas Savage.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
Special features: 4K digital master, approved by director Jane Campion, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack ; interview with Campion about the making of the film ; program featuring interviews with members of the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage captured on location in New Zealand ; interview with Campion and composer Jonny Greenwood about the film's score ; conversation among Campion, director of photography Ari Wegner, actor Kirsten Dunst, and producer Tanya Seghatchian, moderated by filmmaker Tamara Jenkins ; new interview with novelist Annie Proulx ; trailer.