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Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs
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Genres: Drama
Starring: Sam Neill, Ian Mune, Warren Oates
Director: Roger Donaldson
Plot Sypnosis:

Adapted from C.K. Stead's novel Smith s Dream, Sleeping Dogs almost single-handedly kickstarted the New Zealand New Wave, demonstrating that homegrown feature films could resonate with both local and international audiences, and launching the big-screen careers of director Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, Species) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Possession).

Neill in his first lead role in a feature plays Smith, a man escaping the break-up of his marriage by finding isolation on an island off the Coromandel Peninsula. As he settles into his new life, the country is experiencing its own turmoil: an oil embargo has led to martial law and civil war, into which Smith reluctantly finds himself increasingly involved.

Co-starring Warren Oates (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia) as the commander of a US army unit drawn into the conflict, Sleeping Dogs is simultaneously a political thriller, a personal drama and a true landmark in New Zealand cinema.

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1977
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 107
Specs: FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell, a contemporary review by Pauline Kael and the original press book
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/TBA
Aspect Ratio(s): TBA
Audio Formats: Original mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
Subtitles/Captions: Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Special Features: Theatrical trailer