A Gentlemen's Duel
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When the Marque de Manstride and Sir Dingleberry compete for the affections of a buxom beauty, all is not so fair in love and war. A hilarious grown-up animation with a real sting in Fifi the pampered pooches tail. Another great animation from Blur Studio.
This was fun animation and a great idea from Blur Studios. One caution - some undertones may not be suitable for children. Great for adults!
Seriously, not suitable for children.
Overt sexuality from the outset and covert sexual activity at the end, and the entirety of the middle consists of cartoonish violence (not that there's anything wrong with that). Brief fun for adults, and a showcase of animation technology, but I don't imagine I'll be seeking it out repeatedly in my iTunes library.
Nobody does it like Blur
Blur has been doing work for video games for years, with the occasional Oscar nominated short here and there. The Studio has a reputation for taking on projects that it's artists will enjoy, you can see that everything they produce is a labor of love. I give this one 5 stars for technical prowess but only 3 for "story." The picture quality for this is quite good, all things considered. You're not getting HD DVD, but it's much better than most of the shorts I've bought online.