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Year Of The Dog
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 124 (Oct 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Tom McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C. Reilly & Peter Sarsgaard

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Mike White and Molly Shannon, Special Breed Of Comedy: The Making Of The Year Of The Dog (16 minutes), Being Molly Shannon (four minutes), Mike White Unleashed (four minutes), Special Animal Unit (four minutes), ten deleted scenes, an Insert Reel (two minutes), a Gag Reel (three minutes), Moviefone Unscripted With Molly Shannon And Mike White (seven minutes) and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34796
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For some suggestive references
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(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): 08/28/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike White
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Story Synopsis:
Administrative Assistant Peggy (Shannon) is by all accounts a good employee, a good friend and a loving dog owner. In the Year Of The death of her Dog, she is set on a path to find her new perfect companion. After adopting nearly every dog in the local shelter, will poor Peggy find her new best friend in a fellow animal-rights activist Newt (Sarsgaard), or be left alone with her four-legged friends? (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD has a very soft appearance, with poorly resolved details and an out-of-focus look. Color saturation looks rather pasty, but fleshtones look fairly natural with good distinction between different subjects. Black levels are fairly deep and shadow delineation is good. Some compression artifacts can be noticed from time to time, and edge enhancement can be seen on high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)

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