Blu-ray Release: Lethal Weapon: Complete Collection

Blu-ray Release Date: May 22, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $79.98
Studio: Warner


Lethal Weapon movie sceneThe Lethal Weapon Collection is a 5-Disc Blu-ray giftset that contains all four original films in the Lethal Weapon action-thriller crime series (1987’s Lethal Weapon, 1989’s Lethal Weapon 2, 1992’s Lethal Weapon 3 and 1998’s Lethal Weapon 4), along well a slew of new and previously issued bonus materials.

The quartet of movies, all directed by Richard Donner (The Goonies) and starring Mel Gibson (The Beaver) and Danny Glover (2012) as Los Angeles detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, remains one of the most successful in film franchise history, with a worldwide box-office gross and home entertainment sales totaling more than $1 billion.

Initially slated for release in June, 2012, the Lethal Weapon Collection street date has been moved up to May 22, 2012.

Amongst the previously-issued bonus features included in the set are deleted scenes, outtakes and two music videos; one with Sting and the other with Eric Clapton. Fresh supplements in the package including director’s commentaries on the first three films (which have never been available in the U.S.) and  the following four featurettes:

o        Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of Lethal Weapon
o        Psycho Pension: The Genesis of Lethal Weapon
o        Maximum Impact: The Legacy of Lethal Weapon
o         A Family Affair: Bringing Lethal Weapon to Life

 

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