The Call of the Wild
4K Ultra HD
The Call of the Wild is likely to be enjoyed by dog lovers, but those with a negative view of CGI animals interacting with human actors may have a less favorable reaction.
The Call of the Wild is presented in 4K UHD with a 2160p transfer and is closed by Alexa 65 reference credits.
John Powell's effective score accompanies Buck's energetic maraudings in "The Call of the Wild", providing bursts on the low end.
The 4K UHD disc has no supplemental features, while the 1080p Blu-ray disc includes a three part featurette.
W.C. Fields may not have been the originator of the famous warning about not working with animals and children, but it is still an important consideration.
Director: Chris Sanders
Actors: Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Cara GeePlot
In the late 1800s during the Klondike Gold Rush, a powerful and pampered St. Bernard-Scotch Collie dog named Buck lives a comfortable life in California. His world is turned upside down when he is stolen from his home and sold into the brutal life of an Alaskan sled dog. Buck is transported to the Yukon, where he is initially mistreated but is eventually rescued by John Thornton, a kind-hearted prospector. As Buck adapts to his new life, he discovers his primal instincts and becomes the leader of a dog sled team, delivering mail across the harsh Northern landscapes.
The once-domesticated Buck now faces the unforgiving wilderness, forming a close bond with Thornton. Together, they embark on an adventure, with Buck learning to survive in the wild and earning the respect of the local sled dogs and their handlers. As Thornton and Buck deepen their connection, they encounter both the breathtaking beauty and the perilous dangers of the untamed land. Buck's journey of self-discovery brings out his true spirit and calls him towards a life that is far from the comforts of his origins.
Disc Release Date: 12 May 2020
All Scores & Reviews
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Still, even with the perhaps understandable changes, the story builds to some sweet sentiment (which, again, may strike some as cloying) before offering a coda which is rather like London's original and...
Those with a more jaundiced view about CGI animals interacting with human actors may have a slightly less favorable reaction, but the film still provides some lovely scenery and a briskly told story with...