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New Zealand thriller directed by Roger Donaldson

New Zealand thriller directed by Roger Donaldson

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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 drawn.

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.

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 drawn.

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.

Extras

  • Intimate Lighting (Intimní osv tlení, 1965) presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive.
  • Filmed interview with director Ivan Passer.
  • Ivan Passer's short film A Boring Afternoon (Fádní odpoledne, 1964) presented from a new HD transfer from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive.
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Trevor Johnston, and an essay by critic Phillip Bergson.
  • New and improved English subtitle translation.
  • Region free
  • Original soundtrack in Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM audio
  • World Premiere on Blu-ray

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5027035018881
Catalogue Number FCD1719
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1977
Director Roger Donaldson
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Academy
Countries New Zealand
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Colour Colour
Sound Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM
Subtitles English
Language(s) English
Running time 107 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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