Straw Dogs poster unveiled

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The first poster for James Marsden’s remake of Straw Dogs has gone online.

And there’s a distinct whiff of déjà vu about it, this new one sheet basically being an exact replica of the poster for Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 original.

That film starred Dustin Hoffman, and its poster featured the Hoff wearing a pair of smashed glasses.

With the poster for the remake, we get Marsden doing the smashed glasses thing instead, in black and white, sporting a similarly sinister expression.

It’s basically the exact same image (right down to the arrangement of the smashed lens), with the only addition to this new one sheet being Alexander Skarsgård’s face where Marsden’s eye should be.

Check out the poster below…

Should we expect similar copycatting from the remake itself? Or is this just a case of canny marketing?

Guess we'll find out when Straw Dogs opens 28 October 2011.

Homage? Or rip-off? Like the new poster? Or think it's too lazy? Drop us your comments below...


    • Ichi1

      Jun 15th 2011, 22:47

      There is a special ring of Hell reserved for people who think they can remake Peckinpah. This Rod Lurie fool will burn there. This gusy last movie is already playing the daytime slot on Lifetime Movie Network...which is a corny American cable channel that shows corny movies for lonely housewives. That's how good this Lurie guy is. Yeah, he's got the skills to remake Peckinpah. I usually don't hate on remakes, I usually just don't care. Even my favorite movie ever has been remade into a craptastic modern disaster (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and I didn't care. But this Straw Dogs remake just p**ses me off. I wish ol' Sam were still alive. I get the feeling he would be stickin' his foot up Lurie's a*s.

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    • Kajsmir

      Jun 16th 2011, 11:22 It doesn't look too bad :) I'm kinda looking forward to it

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    • christhegeek

      Jun 17th 2011, 19:27

      Straw Dogs is the subject of the all new episode of The Retro Movie Review! Animated violence and cinema musings combined..

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