Oct 082022

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on October 18 from Paramount and features the voice talents of Michael Cera, Ricky Gervais, Michelle Yeoh and Samuel L. Jackson.



Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Genre(s): Animation, Adventure, Family
Paramount| PG – 97 min. – $31.99 | October 18, 2022

Date Published: 10/08/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Chris Bailey, Mark Koetsier, Rob Minkoff
Writer(s): Ed Stone & Nate Hopper and Mel Brooks & Norman Steinberg & Andrew Bergman & Richard Pryor & Alan Uger (screenplay), Andrew Bergman (story)
Voice Cast: Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, George Takei, Djimon Honsou, Michelle Yeoh

Features: Featurettes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (Dolby Atmos), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
Disc Size: 41.29 GB
Total Bitrate: 43.32 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A



A down-on-his-luck hound (MICHAEL CERA) finds himself in a town full of cats that need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain’s (RICKY GERVAIS) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant trainer (SAMUEL L. JACKSON), the underdog must assume the role of fearsome samurai and team up with the felines to save the day. The only problem is — they all hate dogs.



This release comes with a slip cover and inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy. There are three featurettes: Cool Cats and One Hot Dog (9:02), In the Drawing Room with Director Rob  Minkoff (19:02) and Giving Voice to Paws of Fur: The Legend of Hank (8:07).


VIDEO – 4½/5, AUDIO – 4½/5

Paramount releases Paws of Fury onto Blu-ray and is presented with a 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. As with Rumble which I recently posted, this CG animated feature looks good in HD, detail is good throughout and colors are vibrant in keeping with the family-friendly characters and story.

Always odd to me for an animated feature, especially one like this, would receive a Dolby Atmos track, but even so this one does sound quite good with clear dialogue and some of the action or fight sequences show off respectable depth.




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