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Babe 2 - Pig In The City

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment . R4 . COLOR . 92 mins . G . PAL

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Babe, the loveable sheep herder is back in a sequel that sees him fight the perils of the big city. The Hoggett farm is about to be sold unless the Hoggets can raise enough money to keep the bank away. Mr Hoggett has fallen down a well and is incapacitated so Mrs Hoggett has to find a way to save the farm.

She comes across a flyer that asks her and the famous pig to come to the big city to give a demonstration of the pigs talents, so they hop on a flight and are on their way.

Once in the city the 2 are separated and here begins the new adventures of Babe, with new characters and new challenges.

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The video quality of this disc is up to the usual high standards so I can't fault it much at all.

From the outset we are treated to very colorful imagery and this continues throughout the movie, yet as we get into the movie things tend to become a little darker; to suit the tone of the movie perhaps?

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Ahh, a very intricate soundtrack. You know that style of sound you get when watching stuff like Terminator 2 or star wars how there is so much attention to detail, well this is the same scenario.

The little things get the royal treatment and it's an entertaining mix. There is alot of activity in the soundfield and a true testimony to the sound engineers who obviously put in alot of effort when making the soundtrack.

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The little special features image on the back of the disc is a little incorrect in that the 'Screen Saver' option is in fact a 'Web links' option which gives you instructions on how to access the web links via the dvd-rom content or to go direct to the Universal home page.

We get a theatrical trailer and some production and cast/crew notes. Boy does Mickey Rooney have a lot of movies under his belt.

The DVD-rom content consists of screensavers for your PC and a small html file that links to the Universal web page. Nothing more, nothing less.

  Overall  
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This movie lacked the appeal of the original. I guess once you've conquered a technique, bringing it up again just makes it a little long in the tooth. The movie needed a little more to it. It was done well, no doubt about it, but it's not as great as the original.


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