Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

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Director: Richard Donner

Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

     
 

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This DVD of the director's cut of Richard Donner's Lethal Weapon adds seven minutes of never-before-seen footage into the body of the film. The picture comes courtesy of a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, while a French soundtrackSee more details below

Overview

This DVD of the director's cut of Richard Donner's Lethal Weapon adds seven minutes of never-before-seen footage into the body of the film. The picture comes courtesy of a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, while a French soundtrack is mixed in Dolby Digital Surround. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks can be accessed. Though the only extra feature is a theatrical trailer, fans of this film will savor the new material. This disc is also available in a box set containing director's cuts of the first three Lethal Weapon films.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
If the 1980s and 1990s were the golden age of action movies (in sheer volume at least), Lethal Weapon, descended from the tougher, grittier cop movies of the '70s (Dirty Harry and The French Connection), remains one of its most lasting products. Similar to the following year's Die Hard, the first Weapon balances a likable and believable sense of humanity with a good helping of frenetic action. Mel Gibson is the star here, and his menacing but exposed performance (as in Mad Max) gives the film much of its edge. Director Richard Donner manages the pace of the movie well, and he is careful to make his two stars (Gibson and Danny Glover) the center of our attention without sacrificing the action thriller conventions and construction. Since his major film debut, 1976's The Omen, Donner has proven himself to be one of the more entertaining directors working firmly inside of the Hollywood system. This was the movie that launched Glover into the public consciousness after some notable supporting roles in Witness, Places in the Heart, and Silverado. It also marked a successful comeback for Gibson after a two-year break from filmmaking.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2000
UPC:
0085391628927
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:57:00

Special Features

Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Martin Riggs
Danny Glover Roger Murtaugh
Gary Busey Joshua
Mitchell Ryan The General
Tom Atkins Michael Hunsaker
Darlene Love Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe Rianne Murtaugh
Jackie Swanson Amanda Hunsaker
Damon Hines Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith Carrie Murtaugh
Burbank the Cat Itself
Everitt Wayne Collins Alfred's Friend
Marion Dougherty Actor
Al Leong Endo
Alphonse Philippe Mouzon Alfred's Friend
John O'Neill Police Officer in Car #1
Sam the Dog Itself
Bill Kalmenson Beat Cop
Lycia Naff Dixie
Patrick Cameron Cop #1
Don Gordon Cop #2
Jason Ronard Drug Dealer
Blackie Dammett Drug Dealer
Gail Bowman Cop
Robert Fol Cop
Selma Archerd Policewoman
Richard B. Whitaker Police Officer
Mary Ellen Trainor Psychologist
Stephen Kahan Capt. Ed Murphy
Jack Thibeau McCaskey
Ed O'Ross Mendez
Gustav Vintas Gustaf
Paul Tuerpé Mercenary
Chad Hayes Mercenary
Sven Ole Thorsen Mercenary
Peter Dupont Mercenary
Gilles Kohler Mercenary
Michael Shaner McCleary
Natalie Zimmerman Patrol Cop
Deborah Dismukes Blonde on Bike
Cheryl Baker Girls in Shower
Terri Lynn Doss Girl in Shower #2
Sharon K. Brecke Girls in Shower
Donald Gooden Alfred
Shaun Hunter Alfred's Friend
Lenny Juliano Patrol Cop
Teresa Kadotani Hooker
Frank Reinhard Beat Cop
Tom Noga Police Officer in Car #2
Grand L. Bush Boyette
Jimmie F. Skaggs Drug Dealer
Henry Brown Plainclothes Cop
Allison Caine Voice Only

Technical Credits
Richard Donner Director,Producer
Stuart Baird Editor
Bobby Bass Stunts
Rod Bernsen Consultant/advisor
Shane Black Screenwriter
Eva Anna Bohn Art Director
Eric Clapton Score Composer
Marion Dougherty Casting
Scott Eddo Makeup
Art Fransen Consultant/advisor
Charles Gaspar Special Effects
Stephen Goldblatt Cinematographer
Michael Kamen Score Composer
Jennie Lew-Tugend Associate Producer
Mary Malin Costumes/Costume Designer
Marvin March Set Decoration/Design
Bill Nelson Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Perry Production Designer
Verne Poore Sound/Sound Designer
Virginia Randolph Art Director
J. Michael Riva Production Designer
Dar Robinson Stunts
Mic Rodgers Stunts
Benjamin Rosenberg Asst. Director
David Sanborn Score Composer
Joel Silver Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Credits (Jingle Bell Rock) [2:04]
2. High and Low [2:17]
3. Morning Rituals [6:02]
4. Line of Fire [3:58]
5. An Old Pal's Daughter [2:06]
6. Pine Needles and Pushers [3:20]
7. Ready and Aimed [4:28]
8. Roger's New Partner [2:56]
9. Hate Works for Me [1:55]
10. Drug Deal Ignited [2:53]
11. "You Owe Me, Roger." [2:37]
12. Wanna Jump? [5:19]
13. Really Crazy [2:50]
14. Belated Birthday Wishes [1:59]
15. Beverly Hills Bloodshed [3:24]
16. A Murtaugh Meal [4:08]
17. Too Neat [2:49]
18. Good at It [3:29]
19. Say It With Pictures [2:06]
20. Target Practice [:47]
21. Dixie's House [3:26]
22. Questioning Alfred [1:34]
23. Big Business - In Death [4:30]
24. He's Pissed [3:51]
25. Gonna Get Bloody [3:56]
26. Rendezvous at the Flats [3:50]
27. Desert Storm [2:45]
28. Shocking Interrogation [5:37]
29. Get the Flock Out [3:46]
30. Christmas on Hollywood Blvd. [2:57]
31. No Way You Live [3:34]
32. Murtaugh's House [2:59]
33. Shot at the Title [1:48]
34. Joshua's Last Stand [4:07]
35. Merry Christmas, Victoria Lynn [:45]
36. Too Old; End Credits (I'll Be Home for Christmas, Lethal Weapon) [:57]

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