Actually, the narrative is kind of beside the point here. Gluing the episodic story together is Greg’s mildly troubled relationship with his dad, Frank (Steve Zahn). If Greg can’t get his act together and develop interests other than video games, his dad just might enroll him in a prep school. The father-son dynamic really rings true, with Frank’s disappointment in his son sure to register with anyone who has been in a similar situation.
On Blu-ray, Dog Days looks and sounds perfectly fine. The technical presentation meets the standards of what we’ve come to expect from high definition, without actually going above and beyond. Dog Days’ production format was good old fashioned 35mm film, so it’s no surprise the transfer retains a nice film-like appearance. The image is sharp and the colors are as bold and vivid as a set-in-summertime film should be.
Director David Bowers contributes a commentary track. There are about ten minutes of deleted scenes and a five-minute gag reel. “Class Clown” is a brief animated short. “Wimpy Empire,” though brief (about ten minutes), provides an interesting look at author Jeff Kinney’s mega-popular franchise. The package also includes a bare bones standard DVD as well as Digital and UltraViolet copies.