Thursday, December 04, 2008

David's DVD Corner: White Dog Unleashed!

If you know me and/or this blog, you know that I've long advocated the release of Samuel Fuller's suppressed movie White Dog on DVD.

I'm happy to report that, as of December 2, sanity has prevailed—thanks in part to Criterion!

So, if you haven't yet seen this movie, which stars Kristy McNichol and revolves around a dog trained to attack dark-skinned people, please consider it. It's not for everyone and it can come across as cheesy, like run-of-the-mill '70s TV and exploitation movies, but if you look beyond the kitsch element you might agree that the movie ultimately comes together in an ingenious, "cinematic" way.

Below is Criterion's trailer for the movie (with music by Ennio Morricone), followed by a key moment in the movie that is something of a spoiler.

Thanks to birthday boy Ben for the lead—and special congrats to Christa Fuller on this accomplishment!

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