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Review: Dog Years (Green Apple Entertainment)

Dog Years
Dog Years
3.5 stars

Starring: Warren Sroka, Brent Willis, Mariko Yasui, Etsuko Willis, Masaki Sekine

Directed: Warren Sroka, Brent Willis

Release Date: July 21, 2015

Run Time: 88 Minutes

Format: DVD Color: Color

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: Green Apple Entertainment



Elliot, an emotionally withdrawn Japanese-American, wants nothing to do with his current business trip to Tokyo. However, when Elliot is ambushed by his estranged, yet good intentioned half-brother, he is forced to battle with the ghosts from his past and attempt to engage in his first meaningful relationship in years.


Audio Language: English

The sound quality is OK with no distortion but dialogue is more on the deeper side making it sound a tad mumbly.

Rating: 3 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: DVD

The picture quality is just OK for DVDs semi sharp details on close ups but colors do pop

Rating: 3 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: Jun 30, 2012 (LA Premier)
DVD Disc release Date: July 21, 2015 (USA)



My Thoughts

Dog years is a movie about life between two brothers from different mother who work in Japan. The story splits as we follow each of the brothers and later on they start to hang out with each other and the story go’s on from there. One brother the one we see first is a depressed guy who is lonely and doesn’t want to be in Japan. The other is an English teacher who makes he way to connect with his brother after finding out that he is in Japan.

The story is slow but interesting and funny at times thanks to the darker brother. Also we get to see Japan while viewing the film especially when the brothers take a weekend trip. It’s not sad, semi funny and fun the story is interesting and I don’t feel it’s boring even at the slower portions.

Overall the film was a good watch. It’s one I would not go out and buy as I haven’t heard about the film so I’m glad I got to review this as it’s a decent movie about two brothers who moved to Japan.

With that said I will give the film a 3.5 out of 5. I say give it a shot Netflix, rent or even go out and buy it.


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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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