Episode 79 – Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs

In Episode 79 of the CriterionCast, Moises Chiullan, James McCormick, and special guest Damon Houx discuss Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs. They also discuss the week’s Criterion Collection related news, and new releases.

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Next week on the podcast we’ll be covering Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen’s The Times Of Harvey Milk.


00:28 ‘“ 00:58 ‘“ Sneak Previews, Fatboy Roberts

00:58 ‘“ 01:55 ‘“ Introductions


04:50 ‘“ 09:44 ‘“Hulu Plus / Playstation Network

09:45 ‘“ 13:25 – Ozu Prints / Melancholia Poster

13:25 ‘“ 21:49 – Showing Blu-rays instead of 35mm prints

Criterion Collection New Release Discussion:

21:50 ‘“ 31:14 ‘“ Criterion Collection New Releases ‘“ Blow Out, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Fat Girl, Smiles Of A Summer Night, Solaris, Pale Flower, and Something Wild.

Main Discussion:

31:14 ‘“ 1:14:07 ‘“ Straw Dogs Discussion

Wrap Up:

1:14:08 ‘“ 1:20:02 ‘“ Credits

1:20:03 ‘“ 1:20:32 ‘“ Meatlocker ‘“ Fatboy Roberts

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