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Old 12-16-2011, 01:46 PM
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E has reviewed 'Straw Dogs (2011).' He says Rod Lurie's remake of Sam Peckinpah's classic psychological thriller ultimately falls short, though it makes a good effort. The Blu-ray arrives with a good video presentation, better audio quality, and extras that offer some interesting moments but leave much to be desired. Give it a rent.

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I loved this movie. Wish the Blu could have had a little more love put into it, but I'll probably end up buying it anyway. The movie itself is a lot better than it should have been.
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The movie itself is a lot better than it should have been.
Well, it shouldn't have been made, so...

(I wasn't a fan of this. Like a lot of remakes, I found it pointless.)
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Like a lot of remakes, I found it pointless.
I found it, quite unlike most remakes, not pointless at all. It had a very clear mission to strip from the original story its more controversial viewpoints and statements. Basically, it's point was to remove the Peckinpah from Peckinpah and this is why I have no interest in it.
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never saw the original but didn't care much for this remake at all. the female character in this movie stands out as a particular idiot unlike other movies where women are similarly victimized.

boy, they really seemed obsessed with rape in the 70's! last house on the left, i spit on your grave & this one. what's with the rape obsession back then.
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