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Dog the Bounty Hunter: Taking it to the Streets

A&E // 2011 // 157 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge Franck Tabouring (Retired) // June 5th, 2012

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All Rise...

Judge Franck Tabouring is taking it to the bathroom. No disturbances, please!

Editor's Note

Our reviews of Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Best Of Season Two (published April 19th, 2006), Dog The Bounty Hunter: Crime Is On The Run (published July 25th, 2010), Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Arrest (published September 26th, 2007), Dog The Bounty Hunter: The Best Of Season Four (published September 5th, 2008), Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Best Of Season One (published March 16th, 2005), Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Best Of Season Three (published March 14th, 2007), Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Wedding Special (published January 3rd, 2007), Dog The Bounty Hunter: This Family Means Business (published June 9th, 2011), and Dog The Bounty Hunter: Wild Ride (published December 6th, 2010) are also available.

The Charge

He's cleaning up the streets—one fugitive at a time.

The Case

Dog Chapman's days at A&E may have come to an end, but given the network's track record in its home entertainment department, fans will likely continue to see future releases of DVD sets highlighting the long-running show's most action-packed episodes. Dog the Bounty Hunter: Taking it to the Streets boasts four episodes from the popular TV series, following Chapman and his clan of bounty hunters as they take on aggressive fugitives trying to dodge jail. Let the hunt begin.

With the exception of one, all episodes on this disc run for 45 minutes. In "The Ice Man," Dog scours large trailer parks in Colorado in pursuit of a major ice distributor who's hiding with his pregnant girlfriend. Meanwhile, "Trouble In Paradise" brings the Chapmans back to Hawaii, where they're going after a guy who failed to appear in court, while "Mano-a-Mano" sees the bounty hunter tracking down a violent kidnapper protected by his family. Finally, "The Comeback Kid" follows Dog as he uses a fugitive's family to trick him into leaving his hideout.

Although none of these episodes really stand out from the typical Dog the Bounty Hunter episodes fans have come to enjoy over the years, some of these chases cause Dog and his tough family members to engage in heated verbal altercations. Beth, in particular, is pretty famous for her big mouth, but in "The Ice Man," she really gets into it with a protective dude who ends up calling the sheriff on her. Likewise, the Chapmans show no fear as they square off against an entire neighborhood keen on protecting its members with everything they've got.

In this sense, the episodes featured in this set are a tad bit rough, which obviously goes well with the release's title. Other than that, there's not much else to add. Fans of Dog's show won't have any troubles enjoying this set, and A&E made the right call to include three double episodes to make it worth the investment. Why they also decided to feature an episode that goes way back in the series' time is a bit of a mystery, but at least they picked an action-packed one.

Picture and sound do what they're supposed to do for this kind of reality TV programming, so no complaints here. You won't be able to track down any special features on this disc, but subtitles are now available in English and Spanish.

Dog the Bounty Hunter: Taking it to the Streets isn't surprising, but it provides roughly 160 minutes of solid bounty hunting entertainment loyal followers of the show will certainly appreciate now that Dog's TV days are numbered. It's been a fun ride.

The Verdict

Not guilty.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 80

Perp Profile

Studio: A&E
Video Formats:
• 1.85:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Subtitles:
• English
• Spanish
Running Time: 157 Minutes
Release Year: 2011
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• Crime
• Reality TV
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• None

Accomplices

• IMDb
• Official Site








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