- Written by SECRETS Movie Review Team
- Published on 21 April 2011
- Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - May, 2011
- The Way Back (Blu-ray)
- Mob Rules (DVD)
- The Kings Speech (Blu-ray)
- All Dogs Go To Heaven (Blu-ray)
- Mystic Pizza (Blu-ray)
- Benny & Joon (Blu-ray)
- Material Girls (Blu-ray)
- De-Lovely (Blu-ray)
- Teen Wolf (Blu-ray)
- Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde (Blu-ray)
- Much Ado about Nothing (Blu-ray)
- Green Hornet (Blu-ray)
- Thor, Tales of Asgard (Blu-ray)
- All Pages
"All Dogs Go To Heaven" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Chris Heinonen
Charlie isnâ€™t your wonderful, loveable pet dog. He drinks, he gambles, he smokes, and he cares only for himself. When his partner in crime has him killed off to no longer split their winnings, Charlie doesnâ€™t take to the idea of going to Heaven and comes back to get back at him. However, he tries to get back at him by using a little orphaned girl, Anne Marie, and since this is a childrenâ€™s film, you can imagine that he might wind up with a change of heart down the road.
- 1989, Color, Rated G, 1 Hr 25 min
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- 1080p, AVC
- English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
- Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise (voices)
- Directed by Don Bluth
- Violence: No
- Sex: No
- Language: No
Far from a family friendly Disney film, Iâ€™d be very surprised if All Dogs Go to Heaven could pull down a G rating from the MPAA today. Drinking, smoking, gambling and canine homicide are all around and it a film I might not show my son until heâ€™s a bit older than when he watches some other animated films. I didnâ€™t find it to be as parent friendly as many other kids films, but I imagine he will enjoy it once he gets the chance.
All Dogs go to Heaven has aged quite a bit since it was first released. The image is better than a DVD, but not with the sharpness and detail that the best Blu-ray transfers of animation can have. Additionally I noticed print damage (scratches and marks) during the film that detracted as well. The film might have looked wonderful when first released, but it really wasnâ€™t cleaned up well for home.
While I couldnâ€™t verify for certain, since this Blu-ray is only in stereo Iâ€™m going to assume that the original theatrical presentation was as well, but it really isnâ€™t a reference soundtrack at all. Dialog comes across fine, and the songs are decent, but there is nothing amazing to show off.
The only extra is the theatrical trailer, and you canâ€™t even save a bookmark of where you were, so if you plan to stop the movie make sure to record your position.