New Release: Hachi A Dog’s Tale DVD and Blu-ray

Hachi: A Dog's Tale DVD boxSony Pictures Home Entertainment released family movie Hachi: A Dog’s Tale on DVD and Blu-ray on March 9, 2010, a sure tear-jerker.

The movie tells the story of a college professor (Richard Gere, Brooklyn’s Finest) who develops a bond with an abandoned dog. According to the press release, “the two set off on an unforgettable journey embodying the true spirit of family and loyalty that inspires the hearts of an entire town.” Yep, a Kleenex movie. To top it off, it’s based on a true story.

Lasse Hallstrom (Dear John) directed Hachi, which sounds like its right up his alley. Hallstrom also directed touching drama films Chocolat, The Shipping News and The Cider House Rules.

Hachi, which also stars Joan Allen (Pleasantville) and Jason Alexander (TV’s Seinfeld), wasn’t released in theaters in the U.S., but it was screened overseas and was received favorably by critics.

Keeping the special features package simple, Sony has just included two featurettes on both the DVD and Blu-ray: “Stay: The Tale of Making Hachi” and “A Bond of Loyalty — The Making of Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.” The Blu-ray also will have BD Live access and Sony’s MovieIQ movie database.

Check out the film’s trailer:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.