On the quiet campus of the remotely-located SouthWestern University, something strange is happening. All of the dogs in the area, once loyal, gentle pets, are now banding together in wild packs and hunting down their former masters. Could the strange transformation have anything to do with the secret government experiements being conducted in the school’s physics laboratory? More importantly, can the dogs be stopped before it’s too late?
For more about Dogs and the Dogs Blu-ray release, see Dogs Blu-ray Review published by Brian Orndorf on March 27, 2014 where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.
The AVC encoded image (1.78:1 aspect ratio) presentation for “Dogs” features only one real setback, finding crush to be a problem during scenes with limited lighting and deep backgrounds. The solidification robs the picture of some detail, but it’s far from a deal-breaker, with the rest of this HD viewing experience handling the movie’s cinematography satisfactorily. Colors are nicely refreshed and stable, with emphasis on red blood and seventies costuming, making bolder hues matter. Skintones are natural, while fur also retains its original distinction. Grain is managed acceptably, delivering filmic qualities. The print is largely clean, with minimal imperfections. Detail is welcome with facial reactions and gore shots, with the soft-ish photography preserved well on the disc.
Dogs Blu-ray, Audio Quality
The 2.0 DTS-HD MA sound mix does retain noticeable hiss that runs throughout the film, though it never overpowers the rest of the elements. Dialogue is direct and clear, indicating surges in panic and subdued discussions of canine motivation without triggering shrill highs and muddy lows. Dog barks are aggressive and loud, keeping their original menace. Scoring is mild but complementary, carrying dramatic and suspenseful moods without blocking out critical sound effects. Atmospherics are satisfactory, preserving environmental changes and group activity.