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Underdog [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)


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  • Actors: Jason Lee, Amy Adams, Jim Belushi, Peter Dinklage, John Slattery
  • Directors: Frederik Du Chau
  • Writers: Story By Joe Piscatella & Craig A. Williams And Ad, Screenplay By Adam Rifkin And Joe Piscatella & Cra
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Dec 18 2007
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000WCBVQS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,610 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Disney's UNDERDOG flies home in super-powered brilliance on Blu-ray(TM) Disc. After an accident in the mysterious lab of mad scientist Dr. Simon Barsinister, an ordinary beagle finds himself with extraordinary powers...and the ability to talk! Armed with a fetching superhero costume, Underdog vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of Capital City, particularly a beautiful spaniel named Polly Purebred. When a diabolical plot by Barsinister and his overgrown henchman Cad threatens to destroy Capital City, only Underwear...(oops!)...Underdog can save the day. See his spectacular stunts and hear every crime-stopping "crunch-pow-whoosh" in the dazzling dimension of Disney Blu-ray -- Magic in High Definition!

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Good fun family movie, very cute ! Loved underdog, ok the acting was not the best, but your not going to expect a drama! Good family entertainment for kids 7 and older just tell them its a fun movie and dogs don't really talk, for 5 dollars enjoyed this fun happy movie, loved seeing underdog fly and win the day! "Its a bird no its "Underdog'',,,,,,yada yada!, buy it you will find it funny and no killing in this one except some dog loses his fur, lol!
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By Rhonda Ledgerwood on May 13 2015
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Another Disney movie that is a favourite.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vladyk Barnes on Jan. 14 2008
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Un très bon film familial, de l'humour, de la tendresse et un peu de Minus et Cortex dans ce petit chef d'oeuvre... rien de vraiment à rajouter, ce film m'a comblé et a vraiment ravi mon petit bonhomme, que demander de plus ?

En chacun d'entre nous sommeil un héros, certain se réveilleront un jour, d'autre que de temps à autre et la plupart sommeilleront par crainte de ce que les autres pourraient penser de nous... mais ce qui compte je crois c'est ce que nous, nous pensons de nous même n'est ce pas ?

Certes ceux qui n'aime pas les films familiaux, les super héros et non pas un once de coeur d'enfant risque de ne pas aimer ce film comme bien des critiques... mais bon chacun ces goût, moi pour ma part je n'aime pas certain style de film et je ne les regarde pas tout simplement... si vous avez encore une âme que l'on peut émerveiller grâce à un peu de magie et de charme ce film est sans l'ombre d'un doute à voir !
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Furry Family Fun Nov. 22 2007
By Ken Fontenot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
When I first heard that Disney was going to be putting out a live action version of "Underdog," I cringed at the thought. How could one make a live action film based on a cartoon who's key character was A) a dog, B) interacted freely with humans and other animals and C) was definitely a product of its times? Sure, the "Scooby-Doo" films have been out for awhile, but Scooby (and his cousins) were the only animals that interacted with anyone and their update was a fair success. Although Disney's answer wasn't 100% perfect, it was definitely a good response.

What the writers did was simplify the original tale somewhat. Instead of having Underdog interact with humans by being a shoeshine boy, he became an out-of-luck former police dog who's picked up by the caring-but-tense family of James Belushi and Alex Neuberger. They name him "Shoeshine." They also made the rest of the animals, namely Polly and Riff-Raff, only interact with Underdog and not the humans. Lastly, they firmly planted this film in 2007 by updating the lingo, the music, and the science that created Underdog.

Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage) and Cad (Patrick Warburton) are along for the ride and just like in the old TV show, they are Underdog's primary adversaries. Jason Lee provides the voice of the super pup, and gives him a refreshing update that I'm sure will tick off fans of the original cartoon.

The story, as mentioned earlier, is based around a not-so-hot police dog who's literally laughed off of the force by his comrades. He's picked up by Barsinister and Cad and becomes Underdog through a lab accident. He escapes from Barsinister and is picked up by another has-been cop, James Belushi. He's taken in by Belushi and his son and begins to form a strong bond with the boy. The rest of the story centers around Barsinister trying to capture Underdog to use his powers to take over the city and, eventually, the world. Along the way Shoeshine/Underdog falls for Polly, his new family gets closer, and he struggles with a catchphrase.

Sure, the story is simplistic and entirely unbelievable, but this is still a very good film to take your children to. I don't recall any harsh language but there is a little bit of violence and some puppy peril. At one point a particular pup gets into a deadly situation that might scare very young children. Just know that all turns out well in the end and I promise that your kids will be smiling before the movie is over.

This isn't a great film, but it is a very good family flick. The cast do an excellent job with what they have to work with and the special effects are of a similar (but slightly better) grade as those in other recent live-action flicks that involve CGI characters. I'm especially fond of Underdog's take-offs when he heads to the air.

Fans of the original series will probably cry foul over what has happened to their beloved Underdog. They do have a legitimate gripe but this film wasn't made to recall a ton of memories. It was made to draw in a modern crowd of youngsters and their families (some of which may not have even heard of the original show). The bottomline is this: It's a good family show that is enjoyable for both kids and their parents. Haggle over the changes if you must, but in the end, Disney has a winner with "Underdog."
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
The First Canine Rapper, Underdog, LIVE-ACTION! April 10 2008
By Benjamin J Burgraff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Back in the sixties, that long-ago age,
An animated super-mutt was truly the rage!
Voiced by Wally Cox, the lovable geek,
The dog always rhymed, whenever he'd speak.

Underdog was the Mighty Mouse of his time,
Saving the city and always in rhyme!
And while some may feel a 'live' update is trivial,
I find this new movie entirely convivial!

Frederik Du Chau directs with a wink,
And the result isn't as silly as many might think!
Jason Lee's voice, while not as nerdy as Cox's,
Is warm and beagle-friendly, whenever he talks!

The animals, not humans, are the stars of this flick,
Although Peter Dinklage's Barsinister is a real kick!
At 4'5", he's teamed with 6'3" Patrick Warburton,
And they steal every scene until the final curtain!

I loved the references to "Superman, the Movie",
And as a sixties kid, I found everything groovy!
Of course, since it's Disney, it carries his stamp,
With a romantic send-up of "Lady and the Tramp".

So Mom and Dad, make your little ones happy,
Buy this doggy gem, and make it snappy!
It's family-friendly, so there's no need to fear,
They'll thank you and exclaim, "Underdog is HERE!"
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
wonderful Nov. 8 2007
By Dearest Be - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
My 6 year-old loved this movie, and frankly, so did I. It is a straight forward, good-clean-fun movie. When I walk through the local movie rental chain, I am disappointed at the gore and darkness that people consider entertainment. If you want something lighthearted and enjoyable for the whole family, you can't go wrong with this one.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
UNDERDOG is back! Dec 18 2007
By Game Ace - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
At least for me he's back. As a kid growing up in the sixties I loved watching the "UNDERDOG SHOW"! Underdog was not the most graceful superhero (blowing up telephone booths, accidentally crashing through walls and destroying buildings left and right),but he was a true hero through and through. His catch theme "there's no need to fear underdog is here" very popular back then(Underdog always talkled in rhyme). and he was loved by many(myself included). I also always loved the Underdog theme which included the lyrics"a cry goes out from far and near for Underdog"! So when I first learned that Disney is making a live action version of the show I decided to hold judgement until I saw it. Past movies made from books or tv shows didn't fair to well (A Wrinkle in Time could have done much better if it was truer to the book). But, the preview of the movie looked promising. So I decided to just buy the movie rather than renting. I was not disappointed! The movie was great! It was very true to the original tv series(of coures some changes had to be made), but none-the-less it was a great movie. Fun for all ages 6 to 106! Those who choose to talk down the movie are just to rigid! I should know, I grew-up watching Underdog back in the sixties. True everyone has their own taste, but, I can't imagine anyone who loved Underdog not liking this movie, it's just good clean fun!!!(Maybe that's why some people don't like it, no bad language, no sex, no adult themes and no real violence.)Oh well you can't please everybody. But, you can please a lot of kids, parents and fans!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
MAY DISAPPOINT FANS OF THE CLASSIC CARTOON, BUT OK FOR THE KIDDIES! June 1 2008
By ! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I don't want to be too harsh on this little 'kiddies' movie, but lets be honest, 'Under Dog' is a 40 year old cartoon and this movie should have been geared towards adult fans. It would be OK to make it tame enough for kids to enjoy too. Instead, we get a weird reinvention of the old classic cartoon. First off having Jason Lee voice Under Dog was not the best decision as he is so well know from his ' My Name Is Earl' series that I couldn't get the show out of my mind and I expected Crab-Man to pop in at any minute and say "Hey Earl"!.

The FX are done well, but it's a pretty bland movie. It's also a very short film well under an hour an a half.....this is probably a good thing, but I would have felt cheated if I paid $10.00 to see an hour an 10 minute movie(if you don't count the credits)! If you have kids I'm sure they will like it, but if you're an adult looking for some sort of nostalgia....forget it. ;-b


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