Thursday, September 20, 2012

Coming Soon to DVD -- Vampire Dog (Review and Giveaway, 3 Winners)


Street Date: September 25, 2012


SNL’s Norm MacDonald is the voice of Fang, a vampire dog that’s all bark and no bite in VAMPIRE DOG, a Dove-approved “tail” of friendship and courage arriving just in time for the Halloween season.  Twelve-year-old Ace is just like any other new kid at school, until his grandfather from Transylvania dies and sends him his dog, Fang.  Ace soon discovers that his gramps’ best friend is a 600-year-old, English-speaking vampire dog!  In one adventure after another, mad scientist Dr. Warhol and her bumbling assistant, Frank, try to capture Fang and steal his DNA in the hopes of developing the latest anti-aging technology.  But lucky for Ace, Fang manages to stay one step ahead of his pursuers.  Meanwhile, along the way, an enduring friendship develops as Ace and Fang discover that, together, they can face their fears and do anything.  

VAMPIRE DOG airs this Halloween on Disney XD.


·         Norm MacDonald  (“Saturday Night Live”, Billy Madison, Grown Ups)
·         And, introducing Collin Makechnie, Julia Sara Stone, Amy Matysio and Ronald Peterson


Type: DVD
Catalog #:  EOE-DV-7073
Running Time: 91 mins.
Genre:  Family
Rated:  NR
Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9/1.78:1
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital


My Thoughts:

 Who doesn't like Halloween?  Even if you don't get dressed up or attend Halloween parties, doesn't mean you can't get into the spirit of the holiday.  This will be the first year we will be taking Savannah around to a few houses, to show off her costume.  But, once that is done, we will be back home handing out candy and admiring the costumes of the local children.  

With Halloween still weeks away, I have already begun hanging decorations, picking out a costume for the girls, and even got candy this past weekend.  This upcoming weekend, we will be heading to the local pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins for carving.  A tradition my family has had since I was little was picking apples and a pumpkin, and then when it came time to carve, we would watch Halloween movies on television, eat roasted pumpkin seeds and carve away.  I introduced this tradition to my family when my husband and I got together years ago, and hope when the girls get older that they will enjoy it as much as we do.

But, in the meantime, when we carve our pumpkins next weekend, we will be watching Vampire Dog.  Don't tell my husband, but I already watched it this past week (so that I could share a review).  This is one of the best family comedies that centers around Halloween that I have seen in years.  I  just love Norm McDonald, who lends his voice to Fang, the canine vampire in the film.  I couldn't stop laughing and smiling throughout the movie.  I can see why this film received just rave reviews from the Dove Foundation, as it was not only entertaining and got you in the spirit of Halloween, but also taught the importance of friendship, courage, teamwork and never giving up.  I love when you can sit down and watch a family film and laugh together, and then follow up with a discussion about what was learned.  

So, if you like watching holiday movies just as much as my family does, then you will have to pick up a copy of this movie (note: it will also air on Disney XD on Halloween night -- making for a fun family activity while going through the children's candy), you'll definitely want to pick up this film and add it to your family's collection.


Three (3) lucky readers will win a DVD copy of Vampire Dog, thanks to Entertainment One.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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