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Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure (2013/Lionsgate Blu-ray w/DVD)

Picture: B & C+ Sound: B & B- Extras: A Film: A-

Kate, Humphrey and their three wolf cubs are back in Richard Rich's Alpha & Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure (2013) getting ready for their first winter holiday together. Everything was going well until some strays came into their territory and their youngest, Runt, was kidnapped by a rival clan. Kate, Humphrey, the cubs, the clan and a few unexpected friends must now all work together to save their youngest member from danger and bring him home for the holidays.

Kate is an Alpha female wolf, Humphrey is an Omega male wolf. After breaking all the rules of an Alpha should not mate with an Omega there are well on their way starting a new family. And when a fallen rival clan steals one of their own to lure them out to a trap, Kate and Humphrey must do the impossible once more, with the help of their cubs, weather they want it or not. Like father and mother like pup, it is a family adventure, a family-friendly movie good for all ages, cute little wolf and bear cubs movie. It breaks the rules of jungle, where it isn't always the survival of the strongest or fittest, but the theme is rather family comes first. It uses the various packs of wolves as different tier classes, the idea of how an alpha wolf have more rights than a lesser wolf, and how the main characters prove them wrong.

A sequel unless you don't consider holiday totally so, it more than holds its own and should go over well with fans of the original. The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer on the Blu-ray is a little soft at times, but that is the style of the production, so the anamorphically enhanced DVD is also going to soft, but much softer n this case. The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix is well-recorded and has a nice soundfield throughout on the Blu-ray, something that the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 on the DVD holds together somewhat, bit cannot match. Extras include Ultraviolet Copy for PC, PC portable and iTunes oriented devices, while the discs themselves add making of the film, personality test: Are you an Alpha or Omega?, wolf fun facts, and sneak preview of Alpha and Omega Adventures.

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