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Dog Soldiers
Dog Soldiers
Actors: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham, Thomas Lockyer
Director: Neil Marshall
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror
R     2002     1hr 45min

This lean, efficient horror flick stands well above most bloated blockbusters. Dog Soldiers follows a military squad on a training mission in the Scottish wilds, where they run into a pack of werewolves. There's nothing...  more »


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Actors: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham, Thomas Lockyer
Director: Neil Marshall
Creators: Neil Marshall, Brian Patrick O'Toole, Caroline Waldron, Christopher Figg, David E. Allen, Harmon Kaslow, Keith Bell
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror
Studio: Live / Artisan
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/05/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Movie Reviews

"Up until today you believed there was a line between myth a
Andrew Thompson | Intellectually Underrated Deep South (Birmingham, | 09/30/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In a world where there just aren't enough good old-fashioned werewolf flicks around, this little entry from Neil Marshall acquits itself as one of the true standouts.

I first saw this on the Sci-Fi channel a couple of years ago, and I absolutely loved it, so finally being able to see it in it's unedited form on DVD was a joy.

From the opening sequence, it's obviously a werewolf film; however, it's setting and clever, witty writing set it apart from so many others; only 'The Howling' and 'An American Werewolf in London', in my opinion, share such depth and enjoyment in their composure. Comparisons to both 'Predator' and 'Aliens' are accurate in a lot of respects, but this film was by far original enough to stand alone without being a rip off of either of those movies.

For an independent film, it's production values are stellar, as is the acting. I spent a good bit of time around British soldiers in the Gulf War, and watching this film was like being back there again, and each of the actors played his part efficiently and convincingly. Sean Pertwee, as always, performed his role to the hilt, completely believable in both his command capacity and his compassion for those under his command; Kevin McKidd was perfect in the part of the killing machine with a conscience; Liam Cunningham was both sophisticated and suitably grimy as the secretive black-ops commander; and the rest of the ensemble cast played off of each other remarkably well. As a veteran, I can tell you that it was an accurate portrayal of a combat unit under duress.

Add to all of this wonderful practical special effects (the werewolves are some of the scariest I've seen, and the gore is plentiful without being ridiculous), smart, snappy dialogue that pays homage to a great deal of pop culture, and the foreboding, misty forests of Scotland, and you have a werewolf feature that should impress anyone.

The particular release that I purchased has no special features whatsoever, but for a low-budget outing it has very good picture and sound, albeit a little grainy in both areas.

Highly recommended to fans of werewolves, 'last-stand' pictures, and horror films in general, particularly of the independent variety."
One of the best werewolf films of all time
Movie Man | BLOOMINGTON, IN, US | 04/15/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What can you say. There aren't many really good NON B type werewolf films.

There is the origianl classic wolfman, the howling, an american werewolf in london, underworld series (altho it shares its stage with vampires), and then theres DOG SOLDIERS.

I would say Dog Soldiers actually rand like #3 of top werewolf films of all time being The Wolfman, The Howling, and Dog Soldiers.

Oddly enough its mostly low budget but has a good mix of action, suspense, and werewolf gore to keep you on you interested.

It is one of the few werewolf movies i watch a few times a year it just stays fresh if you give some time between viewings."