Show Dogs appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a pleasant presentation.
Sharpness was almost always positive. A minor amount of softness crept into a couple of long shots, but otherwise the image remained tight and well-defined at all times.
I noticed no issues with shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes failed to appear. Print flaws also failed to mar the presentation.
Dogs went with a teal-influenced palette that sprinkled in a fair amount of amber as well. Within the movie’s color design, the tones seemed solid.
Blacks were dark and deep, while shadows demonstrated nice smoothness. This was a consistently satisfying image.
As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix of Dogs, it showed scope typical of the comedy soundfield. This meant a limited soundscape without much to make it stand out from the crowd.
A few slapstick/action shots added a bit of immersiveness, as did a few other exteriors, but those instances remained fairly infrequent. Most of the flick came with a lot of musical ambience and not much else.
Audio quality seemed good. Speech was distinctive and natural, without edginess or other issues.
Music seemed warm and punchy, while effects showed nice clarity and accuracy. Again, nothing about the mix impressed, but it suited the story.
The disc opens with ads for Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, AXL and Spirit: Riding Free. No trailer for Dogs - or any other extras – appears here.
Family movies don’t need to offer lowest common denominator fare, but no one told those behind the execrable Show Dogs. Stupid, crass and witless, the film manages not a single clever or amusing moment. The Blu-ray brings good picture and audio but it lacks supplements. Unless you have easily entertained children, skip this stinker.