Though there is no indication of it anywhere on the packaging, other than the length, MGM Home Entertainment's DVD of the war drama The Dogs of War is actually the longer and arguably better U.K. cut. Fifteen minutes have been included, mostly scenes involving mercenary Jamie Shannon (Christopher Walken) and his estranged wife, played by JoBeth Williams. But there are also added scenes of Shannon and a young black street kid (that was only touched upon in the previous U.S. version), more scenes of logistical planning between Shannon and his comrades, as well some other added stuff. What you end up with is a more cohesive whole and a film that is a lot more dramatically enriching than its previous cut. Too bad MGM has neglected to advertise the inclusion of the added material, since they may actually pull in some new viewers. But considering the subject matter, perhaps not. The disc's picture (letterboxed at 1.85:1) is sharp throughout (far better than previous VHS versions), though there is some instability during certain nighttime battle scenes. Overall, though, the image is excellent. The robust English language two-channel surround sound is also excellent, giving the film the proper boost. The disc has also been given French and Spanish subtitle options. The original theatrical trailer has also been included. This is a great disc and MGM should be commended for finally making this version of the film available in the U.S.