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Sleeping Dogs

Street Date:
April 17th, 2018
Movie Release Year:
1977
Studio:
Arrow Academy
Length:
107 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama

Starring:

Sam Neill, Ian Mune, Warren Oates

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray
  • 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

Supplements

  • Commentary by writer-director Roger Donaldson, actor Sam Neill and actor-writer Ian Mune
  • The Making of Sleeping Dogs, a 65-minute documentary on the film s production featuring interviews with Donaldson, Neill, Mune, Geoff Murphy and others
  • Theatrical trailer