New psychological thriller, Straw Dogs hits DVD and Blu-ray on 12th March and we’ve been given this exclusive featurette from the Blu-ray which looks in detail at how the film’s director, Rod Lurie went about getting the ‘burning barn’ scene in the can. The simple answer is that they actually burned the barn from the movie down in rather conventional methods. The tricky party was making sure that no one got hurt and dealing with the heat while they shot the scenes necessary for the film.

Straw Dogs is a reimagining of the controversial classic, a terrorized couple is pushed to their breaking point in the intense psychological thriller STRAW DOGS unleashed on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital March 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. James Marsden (X-Men), Kate Bosworth (21) and Alexander Skarsgård (TV’s “True Blood”) sizzle in this suspenseful story of a young married couple who, after being victimized by a gang of violent locals, decide to take the law into their own hands. Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Rod Lurie (The Contender, The Last Castle) and co-starring Dominic Purcell  (TV’s “Prison Break”), Willa Holland (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), and two-time Oscar® nominee James Woods (Best Actor, Salvador, 1986 and Best Supporting Actor, Ghosts of Mississippi, 1996), STRAW DOGS is a first-rate thriller fans won’t want to miss on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Killer bonus features include commentary with writer/director Lurie and the featurettes “Courting Controversy: Remaking a Classic,” “The Dynamics of Power: The Ensemble,” “Inside the Siege: The Ultimate Showdown” and “Creating the Sumner House: The Production Design.”

Synopsis: A young couple (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth) moves to a quaint southern town. Soon their perfect getaway turns out to become a living hell when dark secrets and lethal passions spiral out of control. Trapped by a pack of depraved locals led by a ruthless predator (Alexander Skarsgard), they face a night of agonising suffering and endless bloodshed. Now their only hope for survival is to become more savage than their merciless torturers.