Show Dogs

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Suggestive and rude humor, language, and some action
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Raja Gosnell
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In "Show Dogs," smugglers threaten the world's most famous and exclusive dog show, but are thwarted by a macho police dog (the voice of Bridges), who teams up with an FBI detective (Arnett). Together they go undercover and recruit an all-star cast of animal helpers to crack the case. (Gary Reber)

Special features include uofront previews and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.

The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. This is a terrific picture and a superb dynamic contrast that exhibits excellent black levels, revealing shadow delineation and bright highlights in which peak white levels are pushed to exceptional intensity. The color palette is strongly saturated, enhanced with lighting designs that result in impressive realism. Definition is impressive on the dogs, revealing incredible textural coats, also environmental settings, from the nighttime harbor to the elaborately lavish show floor of Caesars Palace. Sharpness and clarity are superb. There are some incredible scenes with a wide range of intricate detailing. Facial features are well defined as well as stubble, hair and clothing. There are plenty of scenes that show off the most spectacular shots of Las Vegas and its glitzy and glamorous locales. This is an intensely colorful and punchy visual experience that is very fine looking. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack opens with a dynamic-sounding music score that carries throughout with excellent fidelity. The soundstage is wide and deep and extends strongly to the surrounds. Throughout, the sound elements deliver a non-stop energetic presence, nicely supported with the music score. Bass extension sounds natural, yet deep, with extensions supported by the .1 LFE channel. The surrounds are often aggressively pronounced, such as the show announcer, big chase scenes, and the resulting mayhem and Foley sound effects. Atmospherics also enhance the overall dimensionality. The arcade in old Las Vegas town is alive with people, and entertainment fills and envelops the soundfield. Dialogue throughout, both real characters and dog voicing, are intelligible with generally good spatial integration. This is a fun and lively soundtrack with lots of energy that fills the entire soundfield. (Gary Reber)