The power of the dog

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Campion, Jane, 1954- film director,
Seghatchian, Tanya, film producer.
Sherman, Emile, film producer.
Canning, Iain, film producer.
Frappier, Roger, film producer.
[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2022].
Director-approved DVD special edition.
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1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 panels : color illustrations ; 19 cm). 
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[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2022].
Director-approved DVD special edition.


General Note
Wide screen (2.28:1).
General Note
Based on the book by Thomas Savage.
General Note
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
Director of photography, Ari Wegner ; editor, Peter Sciberras ; music, Jonny Greenwood.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for brief sexual content/full nudity.
System Details
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2.28:1) presentation; Dolby Audio 5.1 surround.
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Campion, J., Seghatchian, T., Sherman, E., Canning, I., Frappier, R., Cumberbatch, B., Dunst, K., Plemons, J., Smit-McPhee, K., McKenzie, T., Lemon, G., Carradine, K., Conroy, F., & Savage, T. (2022). The power of the dog (Director-approved DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jane Campion et al.. 2022. The Power of the Dog. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jane Campion et al.. The Power of the Dog The Criterion Collection, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Campion, Jane, et al. The Power of the Dog Director-approved DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2022.

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