The power of the dog / Netflix presents ; in association with The New Zealand Film Commission, Cross City Films & BBC Film ; a See Saw Films & Bad Girl Creek production ; a Max Films production in association with Brightstar ; a film by Jane Campion ; written and directed by Jane Campion ; produced by Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian ; produced by Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier.

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Video/Projected medium
Language
English
Εdition
Director-approved DVD special edition.
Published/​Created
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2022]
Description
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 panels : color illustrations ; 19 cm)

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Contains
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  • stamping rdapm
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • polychrome
Summary note
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.
Notes
  • Wide screen (2.28:1).
  • Based on the book by Thomas Savage.
  • Special features: 4K digital master, approved by director; 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. Container booklet includes an essay by film critic Amy Taubin.
Creation/​Production credits
Cinematographer, Ari Wegner ; editor, Peter Sciberras ; music, Jonny Greenwood.
Target audience
MPAA rating: R; for brief sexual content/full nudity.
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, Dolby audio 5.1 surround, 2.28:1 aspect ratio.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy.
Language note
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities.
Contents
Special features: 4K digital master, approved by director; Behind the scenes with Jane Campion (2021 interview with Campion about the making of the film); Reframing the West (2021 program featuring interviews with members of the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage captured on location in New Zealand); Anatomy of a score (2021 interview with Campion and composer Jonny Greenwood about the film's score); The women behind The power of the dog (2021 conversation among Campion, director of photography Ari Wegner, actor Kirsten Dunst, and producer Tanya Seghatchian, moderated by filmmaker Tamara Jenkins); Annie Proulx (2022 interview with novelist Annie Proulx); Trailer. Container booklet includes an essay by film critic Amy Taubin.
ISBN
  • 9781681439938
  • 168143993X
  • 0715515279017
Publisher no.
CC3417D
OCLC
1343901407
Universal Product Code
  • 715515279017
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