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Crufts – 3-Disc Special Edition 2005/6/7 (Umbrella Entertainment PAL DVD/Region 0/Zero)


PLEASE NOTE: This DVD can only be operated on machines capable of playing back DVDs that can handle Region Zero/0, PAL format software, and can be ordered from our friends at Umbrella Entertainment at the website address provided at the end of the review.



Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Programs: C+



Dogs are as popular as ever, even down to the increasingly visible world of Dog Shows.  Crufts is one of the top in the world and this DVD set shows how much expense and time dog lovers and experts will go into to show all types and breeds.  Even after the thorough mocking the film Best In Show delivered, the original shows endure and their audience keeps increasing.


Those expecting the same marathon coverage cable delivers will be disappointed as despite al the room 3 DVDs offers, each year’s contests have been edited down to show highlights and that is a bit of a mistake.  At less than 75 minutes each, the dogs who ware the stars are just not shown off to best effect.  The result is more like a capsule of so much and we know more tape is in the vaults, so why not show it.  Also, why do Sheep Dogs fare poorly almost all the time?


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is a little soft and interesting as what seems to be an HD-to-PAL tradedown, but looks better than the cable presentations you would see on TV marathons and fans will like that.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo mix is just fine and cleaner than cable sound.  There are sadly no extras.



As noted above, you can order this import DVD set exclusively from Umbrella at:





-   Nicholas Sheffo


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