THE PLOT THUS FAR
An enduring friendship forms when a boy unwittingly adopts a 600-year-old talking vampire dog named Fang. Together, they discover that with each other’s help if they face their fears, they can do anything.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Ace adopts a 600 year old talking vampire dog. The dog sounds like a comedian that’s cashing a check, but nobody calls him out doing this for the work. There’s a big arc about how Ace needs to build up the confidence to play the drums in front of others. The film also jumps major hurdles to keep the dog from siphoning blood from victims. It is a kiddie movie, what did you expect?
“Vampire Dog” will work for very young kids during the Halloween season. You might get weird questions about what the difference between Jello and Jelly, but let it slide. Kids are too young about learning why productions have to change product names to slide past legal entanglements. You can save that discussion for Thanksgiving. As for now, just try to enjoy this.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is decent for something that looks like it was shot for television. The Dolby track provides for no back channel support. However, the transfer seems like it works just enough for SD broadcast. In the end, it’s worth a rental for young kids.
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