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"That they drown. What did something else happened to them? It is my personal belief that the fog is a way to symbolize the the troopers did get the dogs with the bullets and they are in that dark place that the Fox talked about but they just don't know it and they're swimming out to this island this magical island in which they will not feel any pain anymore and maybe that's just my hope that that's what actually happened to them. In the original novel they get rescued at the last moment but that was in the original story that was told by Adams in his book say didn't make it but the publisher didn't like that he thought that's a little dark so he changed it. I remember remember the first time I watched this movie. I cried. Oh boy that I cry and how can you not help but cry. I mean it's an impactful story rate. These dogs escaped from Warren torture and then go into another. Torture and then you're left wondering what happens to them. There's no clear cut you know typical Hollywood ending where you know that the outcome is safe for good or bad. It's laughed very ambiguous as to what could really have happened to them. It's not everybody's Cup of tea. I know but it's an important film now. Is it a film that I would show my children. I don't have any children but even if I did hell no what I show this to them. Under no circumstances this is yes it's animated with under no circumstances what I ever show this to them and yet. I think it's an important thing to show them. I know maybe I'm being cruel but there does has come a point where children need to understand that death impacts was hall. It really does so a little bit of backstory on the plague dogs after the success a watership down which was also written and directed by Rosen. He decided to adapt another book by atoms this time it was the play dogs. This was Adam stirred novel. Now Adams did say that there is no such place asked this animal research laboratory because in reality laboratory places wouldn't have all these different types of animals however all the different types of experimentation that was happening on the animals is things that is happening out there not only back when he was written in the late seventies but continues to happen today and for what purpose I'm not sure while the release of the movie is given as December Sixteenth nineteen eighty three this is only for a test screening that that was done in Washington state it wouldn't be until January ninth nine hundred eighty five they would finally be given a limited release and that's when most critics reviewed it. It was in nineteen eighty five not nineteen eighty three currently has a sixty percent on rotten tomatoes with only five reviews bought the audience score is ninety percent and I'm guessing that it would have a higher score on rotten tomatoes of it had more reviews but with only five it's going to have a low rating now. There are two different versions of the film the original release which is one hundred three minutes in the shorter version which comes in at eighty six minutes for a very long time. I'm the only version you could find was the shorter eighty six minute version recently it will finally released on Blu Ray and it comes with both reasons so should you watch this movie. Yes watch it and I think about the themes afterwards should we be testing on animals is the pain and suffering of these animals teaching us anything. How do you feel about this? Ask yourself these questions. Ask Your children. These questions asked person next to you these questions and how would you feel you. were an animal and suffering was data day thing for you. How would you feel again more questions to ask yourself? I personally find it absolutely horrible. I think back at my rabbit and if he was real would he like that. I don't think so don't think so at all. The Art in this movie is beautiful to watch to see it's hand-drawn on there isn't any rotor scope or computer animation to help out. It's an old fashioned hand drawn movie and it's beautiful and yes the scenes are dark but not everything has to be sunshine in in roses because you know as much as I do that life is not like that but friendships are just as important and I think that's one of the other things draws me to this movie is it's themes about friendship. Her two dogs have enormous odds that they have to overcome to try to find that freedom that peace of mind but they're only going to do it if they stick together and they do they trust I each other even if they have different personalities and they see things in different ways they stick together and I think that's something we can think about in our own personal lives and in terms of society as a whole. We're all different but but even if we are different we can't get there. We can be more if we just stick together. I know sometimes it can seem overwhelming to try to agree with somebody who sees the world differently from you may be your that's now you know rough dog in. Maybe the person next to you seasons chipper and Hoeffel. Maybe I think this isn't going to work. We can't see eye-to-eye but trust me. We all want the same things don't so what came after this well John Hart would go on to do King Lear nineteen eighty three and so what James Bowen but he would do another Shakespeare play nineteen eighty-three but he would do macbeth instead instead Christopher Benjamin who played Ralph wouldn't be seen on American screens again until two thousand sixteen with the legend Tarzan and so what came out that same week that the plague dogs came out originally in the U._K.. Eh well first blood. The first of the Rambo movies also came out that same as did Halloween three now as for the nineteen eighty five minor released it was up against a slasher movie that has been mostly forgotten by most those people call me later and it's actually pretty good movie made he likes slashers asks for the director. He really did indirect much after this with such a failure that the plague dogs really was he never really directed much after after this. 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