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Oscar Winner ‘Power of the Dog’ Due on Disc Nov. 8 From Criterion

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.

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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.

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