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SMART: Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team (2016/Cinema Libre DVD)

Picture: C Sound: C Extras: C Documentary: B+

You hear about paramedics, EMTs, firemen and police, but then there are those who specialize in animal rescues. From cats in the trees to horses in trouble to mountain lions in the wild, SMART is an animal rescue team that has dedicated themselves all kinds of animals under and over any conditions. Justin Zimmerman's SMART: Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team (2016) tells us more about this story.

As mankind takes up more space, animals tame or wild find themselves more and more in trouble when they get caught up in civilization. A group of animal lovers in Los Angeles have trained themselves to help save animals under extreme conditions. When most rescue teams give up, animals will end up dead, SMART uses modern rescue techniques and technologies to find a way to save them. At the risk of their own lives or even no pay, team SMART has saved countless animals and while some call them fools for wasting time and money on animals, others would call them heroes.

This film was more of the testaments from the members of SMART and how they came and formed to be. A lot of the film was old footage from local news coverage and interviews with the current members and owners of the animals.

The anamorphicAlly enhanced 1.78 X 1 image (with its rough, shaky and sometimes blurred video) and lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo sound (with expected location audio issues) can be limited in fidelity, but that's the way these situations are captured. Extras includes The Rescued and their Rescuers montage and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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