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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 128 (Feb 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Jim Belushi, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Warburton, Alex Neuberger, Taylor Momsen, John Slattery, Samantha Bee And The Voice Talents of Brad Garrett, Amy Adams & Jason Lee

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include forced up-front previews, three deleted scenes with optional commentary by Director Frank Du Chau, a two-minute blooper reel, the featurette Sit. Stay. Act: Diary Of A Dog Actor (six minutes), a music video of the song

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Buena Vista Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 54307
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For rude humor, mild language, and action
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 82
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/18/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frederick Du Chau
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Shoeshine (Lee) is an unassuming beagle who falls into the hands of an unscrupulous doctor named Simon Barsinister (Dinklage). When a secret experiment goes awry, the hapless beagle acquires incredible super-powers, including the ability to fly and speak. After escaping the meglomaniacal doctor, Shoestring is adopted by an ex-cop (Belushi). Armed with a fetching superhero costume, Shoestring becomes his alter ego Underdog, and goes about protecting the fine folks of Capitol City. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a harsh appearance, with digitized edges and recognizable edge enhancement. Still, the resolution is good, with well-rendered fine details. Colors are slightly undersaturated, especially greens, which look pasty and pastel. Black levels are fairly deep, but the picture is generally very bright with few dark scenes. Shadow delineation is good as well. Source element artifacts can be recognized at times, and occasionally heavy film grain can be a distraction. (Danny Richelieu)

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