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(aka "Spot" )

 

directed by Jeffrey Bloom
Canada 1975

 

When his dog winds up in the Vancouver pound, dancer-turned-bum Steps (Ron Moody, OLIVER!) teams up with drifter Pritt (David Soul, SALEM'S LOT), a harmonica-playing ex-boxer, to earn enough money as entertainers to get his dog back. They go from performing in dive bars to a "specialty act" at a high society party. By the time Steps has made the thirty-dollars to pay the pound fees, he finds out that his dog has been adopted by a family. Not one to let some child stop him, Steps decides to get his dog back and Pritt's along for the ride. The directorial debut of Jeffrey Bloom (FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC), DOGPOUND SHUFFLE was initially picked up by Paramount, but lost in a regime change (before reverting to ITC, who sold it directly to television where it was initially shown in 1978). It is a sweet, somewhat funny film (that could either have used a harder edge or some more madcap antics) with good central performances by Moody and Soul.

Eric Cotenas

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DVD Review: Scorpion Releasing - Region 1 - NTSC

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Scorpion Releasing

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:28:36
Video

1.33:1 Open Matte format
Average Bitrate: 5.9 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Scorpion Releasing

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Audio commentary with director Jeffrey Bloom

DVD Release Date: 28 June 2011
Amaray

Chapters 1

 

Comments

Unlike other Scorpion Releasing titles, DOGPOUND SHUFFLE is coded for Region 1 only. The single-layer, progressive, fullscreen transfer is clean and colorful and the audio is in good condition.

The sole extra is an audio commentary by director Jeffrey Bloom. He discusses the reasons for the location change of the film from New Orleans to Vancouver, anecdotes about the supporting cast, as well as the film's convoluted distribution history.

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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