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Red Dog

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"Incredible true story of a wandering, dust-covered Kelpie who hitched his way to the mining town of Dampier and into the hearts of each and every one of its residents ... A great emotional tale of adventure, love and lasting friendship"--Container.
Title: Red Dog
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Arc Entertainment, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Bonus features: audio commentary with director Kriv Stenders and producer Nelson Woss; Koko screen test; Making of Red Dog; training footage; deleted scenes; storyboards; theatrical trailer.
Based on the book by Louis De Bernières.
Summary: "Incredible true story of a wandering, dust-covered Kelpie who hitched his way to the mining town of Dampier and into the hearts of each and every one of its residents ... A great emotional tale of adventure, love and lasting friendship"--Container.
Audience: MPAA rating PG, for mild themes, coarse language and sexual references.
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WKPL : 2012-09-12
Statement of Responsibility: Arc Entertainment ; Screen Australia, Endymion Films and Essential Entertainment presents, in association with Screenwest and Lotterywest and South Australian Film Corporation, a Woss Group film production ; director, Kriv Stenders ; screenplay by Daniel Taplitz, Louis de Bernières ; producer, Nelson Woss ; producer, Julie Ryan
Credits: Director of photography, Geoffrey Hall ; editor, Jill Bilcock ; music, Cezary Skubiszewski.
Performers: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Luke Ford, John Batchelor, Arthur Angel, Rohan Nichol, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Koko.
System Details: DVD, widescreen; region 1; Dolby 2.0 and Dolby digital 5.1.
Other Language: In English; Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Dampier (W.A.) Drama. Human-animal relationships Drama. Dogs Australia Dampier (W.A.) Drama. Red Dog (Dog) Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Topical Term: Human-animal relationships
Dogs
Red Dog (Dog)
Publisher No: 82547
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Oct 02, 2014
  • MovieWatch rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My four star rating is all about Koko's performance as Red Dog. For anyone who saw the film "Hachi" with Richard Gere or the original Japanese story, this is another story that will cause heart pangs. There may be some parts in the narration that I wish were more brief only to see Red Dog/Koko, the star of the movie. I highly recommend watching the Special Features at the end especially Koko's audition. Unfortunately I learned this great canine actor has passed on. Despite the subject of this movie, there are parts that would make it more appropriate for an adult audience. A preview is recommended.

Jul 02, 2014
  • jacqueboyd14 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this story, especially since it's based on a real dog. The quality of the film is lacking but the characters are quite funny. Very emotional.

Mar 05, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Based on the true story, this film is a great emotional tale of adventure, love and lasting friendship.
It is amazing that the protagonist dog and antagonist cat act superbly well---better than the human actors and acrtesses.
In the story, RED DOG travels to Shimonoseki (下関) in Japan.
I wonder how he could travel back to Dampier.
RED DOG died on November 21, 1979.
His statue remains on the road to Dampier---a major industrial port in the northwest of Western Australia.
His story has become an Australian legend.

Jan 28, 2014
  • Mitzi352 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. What an interesting life this dog led.

I can't rate this DVD - loved the basis of true story & would have enjoyed the book. The film is rather poor IMO. The best part was the training parts. What an unusual dog.

Mar 22, 2013
  • Vilka rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very funny movie of a true story about a vagrant dog who basically adopts an entire small Australian mining-town of misfits, and the many ways he affects the lives of the quirky characters in it--mostly crusty men--until he finds the one person who is 'his'. Yeah, you will cry at some points--it's an animal movie, for crying out loud!--but it's a very good, touching and overall (I thought) rather uplifting movie.

Mar 13, 2013
  • RebelHeart rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I really liked this movie. Based on a true story. The characters were really entertaining. Another very good dog story is Hachi, based on a true story also

Jan 28, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Jan 28, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Has been repeatedly suggested to me and after hearing of Koko's passing today, I am more eager than ever to see this movie.

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