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    Unique ID Code: 0000030275
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 6/2/2002 07:40
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    Cats & Dogs (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Things Are Gonna Get Hairy!
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 84 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    They`re cunning. They`re stealthy. They`re waging a top-secret, ultra-high-tech struggle for global domination right under our noses. They`re... Cats & Dogs!
    Witness this epic `tail` of what happens when an eccentric professor (Jeff Goldblum) makes a discovery that could tip the age-old balance of pet power. Now, an inexperienced young beagle pup named Lou (voiced by Tobey Maguire) is about to begin the ultimate mission im-paws-ible: to save humanity from a total cat-tastrophe!

    Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jon Lovitz, Charlton Heston and Sean Hayes.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Audio commentary with Sean Hayes (Mr Tinkles), Christopher De Faria (producer), James D Bissell (Production Designer) and Lawrence Guterman (Director)
    `Teaching A New Dog New Tricks` special effects featurette
    HBO `First Look` Featurette
    Storyboard Comparisons
    DVD-ROM links to websites

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Lawrence Guterman

    Written By:

    Kirsten Robek
    Doris Chillcott
    Myron Natwick
    Miriam Margolyes
    Alexander Pollock
    Elizabeth Perkins
    Jeff Goldblum

    Casting By:
    Marci Liroff

    Soundtrack By:
    John Debney

    Director of Photography:
    Julio Macat

    Michael A. Stevenson
    Rick Finney

    Costume Designer:
    Tish Monaghan

    Production Designer:
    James D. Bissell

    Warren Zide
    John Requa
    Craig Perry
    Andrew Lazar
    Ed Jones
    Glenn Ficarra
    Christopher DeFaria

    Executive Producer:
    J.C. Spink
    Bruce Berman
    Chris Bender

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A totally un-important and useless movie about dogs fighting cats in order to save mankind.
    I never enjoy watching real animals being exploited in movies. However, in this movie even the puppets and the CG-animals annoyed me.
    The movie is very childish and it gives cats a very bad reputation.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs at all, but the combination of live animals, puppets and CG-animals simply doesn`t work.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are used occasionally for some sound effects, but nothing too explosive. The disk also contains DD 5.1 soundtracks in Spanish and Hebrew.
    The menus are animated with sound (you can choose from 2 sets of menus).
    Notice that the disk has 2 region codings: 1 and 2 (although the package says it is only region 2).
    The extras include a commentary, 2 behind the scenes featurettes, some storyboards and some DVD-ROM features (galleries, alternate ending, screen savers and an interactive photo feature).
    Bottom line - a rather bad movie, but an ok disk. You decide. Miau.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 6/2/2002 07:50
    7 / 10
    I enjoyed this, good family fun, and a break from all seriousness. Cats Vs Dogs the old rivals, yes it makes cats out to be the bad guys ....but they are! They make mugs of us in day to day life, and the film has it spot on. There are some great effects, some puppets, and of course the real thing (at times it is hard to determine which is which) My only gripe is that it does drag on a bit, but it`s only a small gripe! The visual is excellent, pretty crisp with lots of colour. Sound is decent, no complaints. Extras are well worth a mention, there`s a great menu, which you can decide who`s `side` you want to be on to continue. Commentary, special effects featurette, `first look` featurette, storyboards and a few others.
    Overall this a good family flick, which the kids will love, and the parents will warm to. Good fun.
    posted by Andy Hall on 19/10/2002 14:50