September 20, 2022
The Academy Award-winning film The Power of the Dog is set to arrive on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Nov. 8 from the Criterion Collection.
The Western psychological drama adapted from Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same name takes place in the desolate plains of 1920s Montana. After a sensitive widow (Kirsten Dunst) and her enigmatic, fiercely loving son (Kodi Smit-Mcphee) move in with her gentle new husband (Jesse Plemons), a tense battle of wills plays out between them and his brutish brother (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose frightening volatility conceals a secret torment, and whose capacity for tenderness, once reawakened, may offer him redemption or destruction.
Following a limited international theatrical run, the film was released on Netflix in December 2021 and went on to earn 12 Oscar nominations, winning Best Director for veteran filmmaker Jane Campion.
The disc release includes a 4K digital master of the film approved by Campion. The Blu-ray and 4K versions offer a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
Extras include an interview with Campion about the making of the film; a program featuring interviews with members of the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage captured on location in New Zealand; an interview with Campion and composer Jonny Greenwood about the film’s score; a conversation among Campion, Dunst, director of photography Ari Wegner and producer Tanya Seghatchian, moderated by filmmaker Tamara Jenkins; a new interview with novelist Annie Proulx; the film’s trailer; and a printed essay by film critic Amy Taubin.
The Ultra HD version includes one 4K disc with the film in Dolby Vision HDR, and a Blu-ray with the film and the bonus materials.