Fantastic! I watch them while quilting. Churning the quilts out so fast with these action packed DVDs!!
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Entire Film Series At a Bargain Price
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 01/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Lethal Weapon movies are some of the best buddy/action/comedy movies ever. This two disc set includes all four movies in the Lethal Weapon series for the price of one movie. Each of the movies is shown in the Director's Cut edition. There are trailers for the first three movies, but not for LETHAL WEAPON 4. However, LETHAL WEAPON 4 does include a commentary with director Richard Donner. If you're unfamiliar with the Lethal Weapon franchise, a brief synopsis of the films follows.
LETHAL WEAPON is the first movie in the series and introduces the unlikely cop team of Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) and Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson). Murtaugh is fifty-years old and a veteran officer. Riggs is an up-and-coming star of the police force, known for his atypical style. They are partnered together and become close friends while working to bring down a major drug cartel. Besides being just a good movie, LETHAL WEAPON is also notable for being the movie that made Mel Gibson a box officer superstar in the United States. Mel became famous because of Mad Max, but it was LETHAL WEAPON that made him a household name in the U.S.
LETHAL WEAPON 2 continues a few years after LETHAL WEAPON. Murtaugh and Riggs are still partners. Once again they are on a drug case, but this time it's an international drug ring of diplomats from South Africa with diplomatic immunity. They are also put in charge of protecting a key witness and informant, Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) who becomes a great secondary character in the series. Also, Riggs falls in love and pulls a house off a cliff. As a bit of trivia, Riggs was supposed to die in this one, but the studio called for a rewrite knowing how successful the franchise would be.
The Lethal Weapon series was going to be a trilogy wrapped up with the retirement of Murtaugh at the end of LETHAL WEAPON 3. After thirty-years on the force, Murtaugh is finally going to retire. However, eight days before the big event he and Riggs become involved in a case of gun running and cops gone bad. Riggs finds lasting love with an internal affairs officer, Lorna Cole (Rene Russo). Leo Getz also returns. This film is the weakest of the Lethal Weapon movies and the studio wisely decided to bring everyone back for one last film.
LETHAL WEAPON 4 brings back the entire cast of the Lethal Weapon films for one last go-around. Lorna Cole is pregnant with Riggs' child. Murtaugh's eldest daughter, Rianne (Traci Wolfe) is secretly engaged to Detective Lee Butters Chris Rock) and has a baby on the way, too. Meanwhile, Murtaugh and Riggs get entangled in bringing down a Chinese king pin, Wah Sing Ku (Jet Li) determined to move his operations from the Orient to Southern California.
If you don't already own the Lethal Weapon movies, this is THE DVD you want to own."
Money Well Spent!
Christian J. Brittingha | Medford, NJ USA | 11/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's absolutely worth the money. It's great that movie companies are now putting movie franchises all in one set at a great price. If you're a fan of the lethal weapon series, I highly recommend this for you. All four Letal Weapon Movies with Director's cuts and bonus features. You will not be sorry!"
Excellent 4 Movie set for 10.49 Wow GR8 On Two Discs.Highly
stewart L | flushing ,ny | 01/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Imagine Lethal Weapon 1-4 on two discs for 10.49 in widescreen!!You cant do better,on this set The dvd quality is excellent.The set makes an excellent gift.I bought 3 copies as holiday gifts and everyone was thrilled by the set 5 star rated.A great deal thank you!01/10/08."
No special features from LW4!
Chris Cloutier | Springfield, MA, USA | 03/13/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The good: Four films (the first two of which are awesome) at a great price.
The bad: The Lethal Weapon 4 isn't really what you might think it should be.
Explanation: If you've seen Lethal Weapon 4 on DVD, then you know what the best parts of it are -- the deleted seasons from the first three movies, and the behind the scenes / gag reel. This is what you expect. The problem is, those features are *NOT* included in this set. Each film is presented as one side of a two-disc set (LW1 is disc 1 side 1, LW2 is disc 1 side 2, LW3 is disc 2 side 1, and LW4 is disc 2 side 2). The problem is that the good features of LW4 were on side 2 of the original DVD. So when you click on the dynamite icon to show those features, the menu says to flip the disc. Well, since it's not the real disc, you can't do that (LW3 is on the flip side of the disc). In other words, no special features.
If you're buying this set to get the first three films, you're probably saving yourself some cash. But do yourself a favor and buy Lethal Weapon 4 separately so you can actually see the special features (which are, by far, better than the film)."
B. Bailey | York, Pa | 12/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love having all four movies together like this! This is especially nice for saving space. I have a lot of movies and not a lot of room. Great idea!"