Dog Eat Dog Blu-ray Review – 2016 Tarantino / Richie Style Action Comedy?

My Nicolas Cage movie season continues with a black comedy thriller that also stars Willem Dafoe and Christopher Matthew Cook. This one’s a wierd one but should you consider picking it up on blu-ray? Let’s take a look, so without further ado here’s my Dog Eat Dog blu-ray review.

  • Dog Eat Dog (2016)
  • Genre: Black Comedy Action Thriller
  • Directed by Paul Schrader
  • UK Rating 18
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Signature Entertainment
  • Blu-ray Released: 2 January 2017


Three former inmates Troy, Mad Dog and Diesel take on a job that could net them a large sum of money. The only problem is it involves kidnapping a baby and holding it for ransom.

Style / Direction

The films directed by Paul Schrader whilst Alexander Dynan is responsible for the cinematography.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by Deantoni Parks / Nicci Kasper.

Acting / Characters

Cage and Dafoe deliver good performances whilst Christopher Matthew Cook suits his role. Troy (Nicolas Cage) is the leader of the gang and is the one responsible for getting the jobs. Meanwhile Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe) as you might expect from his name is the unpredictable and wild member of the gang. I must say Dafoe is perfectly cast for the role.

The three actors work well together but you are left wondering why they stay together.


  • Nicolas Cage as Troy
  • Willem Dafoe as Mad Dog
  • Christopher Matthew Cook as Diesel
  • Omar Dorsey as Moon Man
  • Paul Schrader as Grecco The Greek
  • Louisa Krause as Zoe
  • Melissa Bolona as Lina
  • Chelcie Melton as Sheila
  • Chelsea Mee as Madeleine
  • John Patrick Jordan as Jack Cates

Conclusion: Dog Eat Dog (2016) Film Review

Dog Eat Dog is a movie that seems heavily influenced by the styles of Tarantino and Guy Richie. At times it really leans more towards the Guy Richie film style. This is probably the best way of describing the look and feel of this fun movie. That said there are also two very good actors in Cage and Defoe and for them alone it would be worth a look.

I’d recommend giving it a look as it certainly falls into the weird / cult status and that’s not a criticism. In fact I applaud the fact this movie exists given the poor offerings Hollywood often churns out each year.

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Conclusion: Dog Eat Dog Blu-ray Review

There are no issues to report in the picture quality department being a film from 2016. There are no extras included but I’m fine with that.

Popcorn Cinema Rating: Dog Eat Dog (2016)




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Dog Eat Dog Blu-ray Review

Dog Eat Dog (2016) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version

That concludes my Dog Eat Dog blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nicolas Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

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Summary: Dog Eat Dog (2016) Blu-ray Review
Dog Eat Dog Blu-ray Review

Movie title: Dog Eat Dog (2016)

Duration: 93 mins

Director(s): Paul Schrader

Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Matthew Cook

Genre: Black Comedy , Action , Thriller

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Tarantino meets Richie