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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 involved.

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.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Optional 2.0 (uncompressed LPCM) and DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Commentary by writer-director Roger Donaldson, actor Sam Neill and actor-writer Ian Mune
  • The Making of Sleeping Dogs (2004), a 65-minute retrospective documentary on the film's production featuring interviews with Donaldson, Neill, Mune, Geoff Murphy
  • The Making of Sleeping Dogs (1977), a contemporary behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with Donaldson and Neill
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
studio:
  • Arrow Academy
Run Time:
  • 107 mins approx.
Certificate:
  • 15
Aspect Ratio:
  • 1.85:1
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Brand:
  • Arrow Academy
Director:
  • Roger Donaldson
Actor:
  • Sam Neill
Subtitle Languages:
  • English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1977
Region:
  • 2
  • B

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

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 involved.

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.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Optional 2.0 (uncompressed LPCM) and DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Commentary by writer-director Roger Donaldson, actor Sam Neill and actor-writer Ian Mune
  • The Making of Sleeping Dogs (2004), a 65-minute retrospective documentary on the film's production featuring interviews with Donaldson, Neill, Mune, Geoff Murphy
  • The Making of Sleeping Dogs (1977), a contemporary behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with Donaldson and Neill
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
studio:
  • Arrow Academy
Run Time:
  • 107 mins approx.
Certificate:
  • 15
Aspect Ratio:
  • 1.85:1
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Brand:
  • Arrow Academy
Director:
  • Roger Donaldson
Actor:
  • Sam Neill
Subtitle Languages:
  • English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1977
Region:
  • 2
  • B
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