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Underdog (R1) in December

Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Underdog on 18th December 2007 priced at $29.99 SRP. Jason Lee, Jim Belushi, Amy Adams and Patrick Warburton star in the story of Shoeshine, an unassuming beagle (voiced by Lee) who flunks out of K-9 training and falls into the clutches of the unscrupulous Dr. Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage).

Through a secret experiment gone awry, Shoeshine acquires incredible superpowers, including the ability to fly and speak. After escaping from the megalomaniacal doctor and his henchman Cad (Warburton), Shoeshine is adopted by an ex-cop (Belushi). Armed with a fetching superhero costume, Underdog vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of Capitol City and, in particular, one beautiful spaniel name Polly Purebred. When a diabolical plot by Barsinister and Cad threatens to destroy the city, only Underdog can save the day!

Directed by Frederik Du Chau (Racing Stripes), Underdog is based on the 1960s cartoon canine of the same name.

Features include:

  • Widescreen & Full Frame transfers
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish DD2.0
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Never-before-seen Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Underdog Raps”—A music video featuring Kyle Massey, star of Disney Channels hit show “Cory on the House.”
  • Sit, Stay, Act: Diary of a Dog Actor—Shoeshine gives fans a peek at the making of the movie from his point of view. In an entertaining feature, Underdog “digs up” the real behind-the-scenes dirt.
  • Underdog Original Cartoon Episode—“Safe Waif,” the very first cartoon episode featuring the caped canine.

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