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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Theatrical vs Director's Cuts
There seems to be some anger and confusion that only the theatrical versions of films I - III are contained in this boxset. I hope the following will help.

To begin with, you must understand that the so called Director's Cuts released on DVD are nothing of the sort. They are studio cuts in which deleted scenes were inserted back into the movies for some extra...
Published on 16 Dec 2010 by H. Baker

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3.0 out of 5 stars THEATRICAL CUTS ONLY!
Unfortunately, these are not the extended Director's Cuts, a fact that is not easily discovered because only the cumulative time is listed in the description.
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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Theatrical vs Director's Cuts, 16 Dec 2010
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This review is from: Lethal Weapon 1-4 [Blu-ray] [2005] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
There seems to be some anger and confusion that only the theatrical versions of films I - III are contained in this boxset. I hope the following will help.

To begin with, you must understand that the so called Director's Cuts released on DVD are nothing of the sort. They are studio cuts in which deleted scenes were inserted back into the movies for some extra £££. Richard Donner's preferred versions are the theatrical ones. Even writer Shane Black stated as much in a recent magazine interview (Esquire if you're interested). He talked about the introduction of Riggs in Lethal Weapon. You don't need to show how crazy he is in the Christmas Tree Drug Deal scene and also show how crazy he is in the Schoolyard Sniper scene. Is the extra scene cool? Hell yeah! But is it necessesary?

These are the versions everyone involved in production seems to be happy with. The versions that they released in cinemas. And when the time has come to overhaul the entire collection and add interviews and commentaries. Which versions have they chosen?

I am pleased to say that all the 'Directors Cut' scenes are included, but they're back where they belong. In the deleted scenes section.
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134 of 139 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money... ALWAYS, 19 Nov 2010
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This review is from: Lethal Weapon 1-4 [Blu-ray] [2005] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
I finally got my box to after i contacted anohter reviewer for sub specs on the discs and they had what i wanted so i hurry'd up and order it and now after almost 1 week it finally got here :)

For those that want here is the full video / audio /subs specs:

Video: 1080p High Defination 16x9 2:4:1

Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Castilian Spanish 5.1, French 5.1, German 5.1, Italian 5.1, Polish 5.1, Russian 5.1, Thai 5.1.

Subs: English, Brazilian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Castilian Spanish, Complex Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Latin Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish.

Lethal Weapon 1: 26,6 GiB for 1t 49min. 37sek. 738ms.
Lethal Weapon 2: 27,7 GiB for 1t 54min. 27sek. 808ms.
Lethal Weapon 3: 28,7 GiB for 1t 57min. 53sek. 728ms.
Lethal Weapon 4: 31,6 GiB for 2t 7min. 24sek. 328ms.

Disc 1 "Special Features": Commentary by Director Richard Donner, Theatrical Trailer, Honeymoon Suite, Lethal Weapon Music Video, Additional Scenes.

Disc 2 "Special Features": Commentary by Director Richard Donner, Theatrical Trailer, Vintage Featurette, Stunts and Action, Additional Scenes.

Disc 3 "Special Features": Commentary by Director Richard Donner, Theatrical Trailer, Sting and Eric Clapton It's Probable Me Music Video, Additional Scenes.

Disc 4 "Specual Features": Commentary by Director Richard Donner and Key Creative Team Members, Theatrical Trailer, Documentary Pure Lethal! New Angles, New Scenes and Explosive Outtakes.

Disc 5 "Special Features": Psycho Pension: The Genesis of Lethal Weaoin, A Family Affair: Bringing Lethal Weapon to Life, Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of Lethal Weapon of Lethal Weapon, Maximum Impact: The Legacy of Lethal Weapon.
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104 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu Review 26 - Lethal Weapon Collection, 21 Nov 2010
This review is from: Lethal Weapon 1-4 [Blu-ray] [2005] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Lethal Weapon Collection Blu-ray Review

Distributor: Warner Home Video, UK

The 1980's was a great time to be a movie fan and Lethal Weapon is for sure, a classic example of a great 1980's movie. Back when people had hair styles and a sense of dress that today would seem almost criminal, along comes one of the best cop/buddy movies of all time, which ultimately helped to re-ignite the genre and produced three sequels, all of which continued the series while still managing to bring something new to their audience.

This new Blu-ray release from Warner Home Video which is not region locked, presents all four Lethal Weapon movies with parts 2 and 4 appearing uncut for the first time in the UK. The first three films in the franchise have previously seen DVD releases with deleted scenes cut back into the movie and labelled as directors cuts. For this Blu-ray collection, Warner Home Video have chosen to present the films in their original theatrical cuts only, however marketing issues aside, this accurately represents the directors preferred intention and all of the previously added extended footage which was cobbled together from cut scenes, can be found elsewhere in this set.

Lethal Weapon 1 & 2 have been previously available as single Blu-ray releases, however the transfers had issues of edge enhancement and varying quality. The first two films in this set have thankfully been given an upgrade over their original releases with their new 1080p transfers being much improved. In particular, colours and black levels here are stronger than in the original releases with a minimal amount of grain present during certain scenes in the second film. Previous issues of edge enhancement and crushing thankfully appear resolved in the new transfers.

Lethal Weapon 3 & 4 mark their first release on Blu-ray and both films have impressive 1080p prints, although the recommendation for stand alone quality of transfer belongs to part 4 which looks altogether excellent. Again, black levels continue to impress in these later films, with detail appearing sharp and colourful especially in the final movie.

Audio throughout these films is also impressive. Dialogue is strong and clean, with action scenes being both vibrant and atmospheric. Explosions and gun play sound crisp and powerful especially during the later films and the overall audio soundtrack marks a notable improvement over previous releases.

Extra features are numerous in this set. Firstly you will discover a wealth of deleted scenes some of which are previously unseen, as well as the earlier mentioned extended footage from all of the alternate cuts of the films. This footage can be found on the individual movie discs, along with full directors commentaries for each film and theatrical trailers. Lethal Weapon 1 also contains a typically 1980's rock music video of the title song and this feature is repeated for the third film in the series which presents the original music video from its soundtrack as an extra feature. Extras on the Lethal Weapon 4 disc include the previous Pure Lethal documentary which was present on the DVD release. Also to be found in this set, is a fifth disc which contains four documentaries with brand new interviews as well as an extensive making of overview for all 4 films. All of the major players from actors, directors and behind the scenes technicians are interviewed and everyone appears to have some interesting anecdotes to share with the audience. This is the type of documentary which should set the standard for extra features, as the detail on offer here is outstanding and exclusive to this release.

It would be fair to state that most Blu-ray releases generally have something to complain about, especially if you look hard enough and in this case the complaint would be in the cover design. The discs are housed neatly in an Amaray hard case which makes a pleasant change from those awful digi-pack releases, however the front cover which has the words Lethal and Weapon separated by a stick of dynamite looks plain and tacky. The back cover actually looks pretty good, but with the many available poster designs that exist for these movies, there should have been a far better option other than what we have here. This new cover design actually deserves to be left sitting on top of the exploding toilet from the second film.

All things considered, this set is an absolute must have for classic action fans. The films should essentially be enjoyed for being classics of their time and although certain aspects including hair styles and mobile phones being the size of handbags, have slightly dated the pictures, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover fit perfectly together to create characters that you really care for over the course of the four films and it is also a rare case of movie sequels continuing to be enjoyable throughout the entire franchise. This Blu-ray set provides an altogether excellent package which fans of the films will no doubt appreciate.

The Lethal Weapon Collection - The magic is back again and this time in High Definition.

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Languages / subtitles, 11 Oct 2010
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Lethal Weapon - Director's Cut:
Languages: English 5.1, French 5.1, Italian 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Romanian, Bulgarian

Lethal Weapon 2 - Director's Cut:
Languages: English 5.1
Subtitles: English

Lethal Weapon 3 - Director's Cut:
Languages: English 5.1, French 5.1, Italian 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Romanian, Bulgarian

Lethal Weapon 4:
Languages: English 5.1
Subtitles: English, Arabic, English HOH

...AND, it is a bargain :-)
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncut., 13 Nov 2010
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Cameron Stewart (Scotland, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lethal Weapon 1-4 [Blu-ray] [2005] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
I was lucky to recieve this early and i'm very happy with it. The first 3 films are the Theatrical versions but the director's cut scenes are now listed as additional scenes on the special features. I was also very happy to see that Lethal weapon's 2 and 4 are now finaly UNCUT! so we can now see the films in their original form. The transfer to HD looks great as well. Overall a great buy
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lethal Weapon on Blu, 2 April 2011
This review is from: Lethal Weapon 1-4 [Blu-ray] [2005] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Item arrived in perfect condition. The movies are wonderful of course, and while nothing like watching Casino Royale or the Pirates movies... where the images and characters JUMP off the screen, the quality is quite good given the age of the source material. The video has been restored to an excellent quality, and I never found myself noticing any little glitches if there were any.

No actually, my only complaint is the packaging. Though the needed to do SOMETHING to house the 5 discs, they used a funny designed case that wasn't very easy to flip between discs, etc. In the end, I pulled the blu-ray's out, put them in a 6-disc DVD case I had laying around, and now it's super easy to get to them. But of course, my DVD case won't fit in the slipcase, so I'm kinda out of luck there.

Anywho, overall, a great purchase even from the other side of the "pond", especially since the movies aren't all available in HD in the US. ;)
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63 of 70 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars easy to watch action, 29 Nov 2005
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The lethal weapon films are pretty much easy to watch action films with the odd bit of emotional right of passage stuff thrown in for good measure.
The first film is perhaps the harder to watch as it needs to set the characters and form the relationships between the two hero’s, ultimately leading to their partnership being formed and Riggs coming to terms with his wife’s death.
The second film relies on the fact that you’ve seen the first so you know who’s who and what their relation ships are as do all the following films but the stories aren’t that complex that you don’t necessarily need to have seen them it’s a basic spot the good guys spot the bad guys sorts story.
So to not spoil the films too much for anyone who hasn’t seen these ill keep the rest brief;
- The second film is sort of a revenge film; both the leads have a score to settle.
- The third shows Riggs moving on and finding new love
- And the fourth shows the duo tackling with getting older
Basically easy to watch action movies with a feel good factor.
What’s in the box? Well…
4 DVDs containing the 4 films
Not a lot of extras first 3 might have only had trailers, if that (if I remember correctly)
The first 3 films come in directors cuts but I only noticed one scene in one film that wasn’t on my original VHS, so may mainly be little stuff. The fourth is on a double sided disc, 1 side film 1 side extras. These are extras for that film.
So if you’ve seen them your probably here to buy or to buy if the price is right. If you haven’t I’m surprised you haven’t. It might have been nice for an extras disc with some retrospect interviews, behind the scenes stuff for the 4 and a gag reel or something like that for the collectors amongst us.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UK Version's Of Lethal Weapon 2 & 4 Cut, Buy This Uncut Region 2 Boxet From Amazon France, 1 Oct 2013
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Typical of BBFC cutting two of these movies in the U.K, The BBFC must think people in the uk are imbeciles incapble of rationality.

Lethal Weapon Directors Cut isn't cut in uk, The extra scenes add layers to the character of Martin Riggs, The sniper scene in the schoolyard sets up Riggs mental state, A boardline psycho who's on the ragged edge.

Being transferred from vice to be partnered up with Danny Glovers family man Roger Murtaugh a 50 year old cop with best years are behind him as the two personalitys clash, With reckless Riggs & mature Murtaugh the duo start investigating a murder of Amanda a daughter of Murtaughs old war buddy Michael.

The duo find out soon they are in over there head's when it's discovered that Mercenaries are involved in drug shipments using Michaels company as a front to import heroin.

This is one of the best action films of the 80's, Mel Gibson's superb performance of a burnt out boardline psycho cop who's grieving for his recently deseased wife whoms been killed recently in a car accident, The Suicide attempt scene is shocking & tense which is very well directing by Richard Donner as you really think Riggs is going to pull the trigger.

Danny Glover also does well as a happy family man winding down in his years on the police force until being partnered with Gibson's Riggs character.

The scene were Riggs attempts to talk down are jumper are first class as is Murtaughs facial expression of Riggs solution that says it all.

The script by Shane Black is of highest quailty the humour & chemistry between Riggs & Murtaugh is exellent & totally believable as there friendship grows.

The action is delivered in spades superbly directed by Richard Donner this movie's
a Five star classic.

Lethal Weapon 2 is the first of the dvds
to be cut.

There's a sequence missing when Riggs emerges from the sea after breaking free of his straightjacket he then kills two henchmen breaking one guy's neck & using a car door on the others neck.

The second cut is the climatic shipyard docks sequence were Riggs emptys a clip on a henchmen it is cut to four shots here.

The second film is as good as the original expanding the characters, Riggs now seems part of Murtaughs family, The script again by Shane Black & Jeff Boam is fantastic this time the duo are dealing with Diplomatic Immunity South African drug traffiekers superbly acted by Joss Ackland & Derek 'O'Connor using there Diplomatic status as a foil to ship drugs over from South Africa.

Also Leo Getz a funny Joe Pesci is in witness protection does he have a link to the drug traffiekers?.

The action again delivers in spades & Riggs who learns his wifes death wasn't a accident & his failing to save Patsy Kensit Character Rika sends him over the edge resulting in a bringing down the house in a fantastic directed sequence.

Gibson & Glover have real chemistry you really do believe there partners & best friend's that would risk their lives for each other.

A great sequel again directed by Richard Donner that is equal to the original.

Five stars.

Lethal Weapon 3 i find the weakest of the movie's as everything seems toned down less threatening & spilting Riggs & Murtaugh up for 20 minutes of the movie doesn't help.

The plots flimsy involves a ex cop gone bad Jack Travis who using a building company as a front with dealing with automatic weapons using armour piercing tips to penetrate the police's bullet proof vest, When one of the gangs shooters is killed by Murtaugh revealing to be a friend of his son he becomes depressed & reclusive retreating to his boat drinking & up to Riggs with the help of D.A Lorna Cole to uncover Travis plan,Get Murtaugh back in the game & stop the guns making it to the streets.

Shane Black had no script input this time around relying on Jeff Boam to go it alone & the scripts worse for his non- involvement.

Joe Pesci returns but it seems forced as he's there due to his popularity from the previous movie yet here he seems have little to do

Rene Russo is good value as Lorna Cole who becomes Riggs love interest & who's more than a match for Riggs in the ass kicking department.

The action isn't on par this time around as director Richard Donner seems to lose his spark, The bike chase isn't a edge of your seat chase that you'd expect in a Lethal Weapon movie, Riggs shoots only three villians & theres no real kick ass fights for Riggs the shootouts dont deliver or seem to be any real threat.

The final fight is quite dull compared to the Mr Joshua fight in the original movie & Riggs seems to have lost the edge to his character.

Glover does better as his character does has a emotion arc to the movie's plot on the verge of retirement he shoots a gun running gang member which reveals to be a friend of his son resulting in Glover character abandoning his family in shame getting drunk on his boat resulting in a confrontation with his best friend & partner Riggs.

2 Stars.

Lethal Weapon 4 is the other movie cut in this boxset at least 2 minutes of violence of fights,kicks,Headbutts,Strangling are cut throughout the movie,The plot is about Chinese triads laundering fake money to pay off the bosses & there involvement of illegal immigrants being smuggled into the USA.

Chris Rock joins the gang as detective Butters whom have secretly married Murtaughs daughter & fathered a child with her unknown yet to Murtaugh.

Gibson at least shows more zest in his character than in the previous more getting more involved with the action, Fight scenes, Shootouts, But starts to realise his best years are now behind him & having to face up he's getting to old for this s***.

Joe Pesci returns yet again seems forced as there little for him to get involved in, He seems now part of the family even going out on boat trips with Riggs & Murtaugh.

Rene Russo is back as a pregnant Lorna Cole but is underused in this movie having little screen time.

What does impress is Jet Li who's silent but deadly assassln makes a great villian using his outstanding marital art skills to excellent effect really bringing back a threatening villian back to the franchise, Riggs & Murtaugh have there work cut out.

Richard Donner delivers the action better this time around, The fights especially the final battle with Jet Li delivers so do the shootouts & a superb car chase on the freeway.

What lets the film down somewhat is the cringworthy humour usually involving Chris Rock or Joe Pesci, The scene with Uncle Benny in the dentist room is cringworthy, Bloody marvellous it ain't.

But this is a satisfactory conclusion to the franchise & ends on a happy note Riggs becomes a father getting a family of his own & Murtaugh gets a grandchild.

3 Stars.

Extras.
Most of the extras are on the Lethal Weapon 4 disc featuring deleted scenes some that were restored for the director cuts, Pure Lethal documentary,Outakes,Trailers, Alternative opening to Lethal Weapon a alternative ending for Lethal Weapon 2.

If your going to buy this boxset avoid the uk release & go for the boxset at Amazon France there uncut region 2 director's cuts or do what i did buy uk versions & buy france versions & swap the discs so you have uk sleeves with the uncut movies the writing on discs english & french but the menus & language set up is english.

I'm a bit obsessive of my dvd movie collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lethal Weapon ultimate collection, 3 May 2011
This review is from: Lethal Weapon 1-4 [Blu-ray] [2005] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
If you like Lethal Weapon saga, you MUST have this product. Video and audio quality are excellent.

Includes the complete saga (Lethal Weapon 1-4) at full HD quality, with about 2 hours of extras, the extras are divided in 4 chapters of about 30 min duration, explaining concepts, showing how they filmed sequences, etc.

A characteristic of this pack is that the discs are targeted for all the EU, so it includes all the languages and subtitles typical that your own country version. i.e. when I insert the disc in my spanish (castillian) BDP, it shows the menus (video) in spanish.

Lethal Weapon shows a 1.85:1 aspect ratio and the others are in 2.40:1.

- Sólo para españoles (concerning spanish only) -
Debo decir que por suerte la película NO HA SIDO REDOBLADA y conserva su doblaje original, toda una suerte.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Transfers.... Better Extras Would Be Nicer..., 9 Dec 2012
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The extras aren't that bad, there are commentaries for all films and an extras disc with retrospective interviews from main cast and crew.

Nothing to really complain about..... It's not exactly art.
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