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Sleeping Dogs (Special Edition) Blu-Ray

Arriving this week on Special Edition Blu-ray is director Roger Donaldson’s 1977 political action-thriller, “Sleeping Dogs”. This film marked Sam Neill’s first leading role in a feature film.  Based on C.K. Stead’s book, “Smith’s Dream”, “Sleeping Dogs” was also notable for being the first 35mm film produced entirely in New Zealand.  This Special Edition release includes some cool bonus features and a collector’s booklet which is available in first pressing only.


  • High Definition (Blu-ray) presentation
  • Original mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
  • 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, a 65-minute documentary on the film s production featuring interviews with Donaldson, Neill, Mune, Geoff Murphy and others
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell, a contemporary review by Pauline Kael and the original press book

By: Marc Ferman