Dec 062015
 

Naked Gun 2½ isn’t as good as the first but Nielson is still a lot of fun to watch and the jokes at least are more consistently spread out compared with Naked Gun 33 1/3. The Blu-ray released by Warner doesn’t have much to offer; the video and audio are adequate but there were no bonus features included.

 

 

Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
(1991)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Comedy, Crime
Warner Home Video | PG13 – 85 min. – $14.98 | December 1, 2015

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
David Zucker
Writer(s): Jim Abrahams & David Zucker & Jerry Zucker (characters); David Zucker & Pat Proft (written by)
Cast: Leslie Nielson, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Robert Goulet, Richard Griffiths
DISC INFO:
Features:
None
Digital Copy: No
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), German (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0), Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Disc Size: 26.3 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


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THE MOVIE – 3.25/5

Plot Synopsis (from back cover): Lt. Frank Drebin (LESLIE NIELSON) loves a mytery. Why are we here? Is there life after sex? Yes, Drebin tackles the big issues – and the biggest of all is how to stop devious Quentin Hapsburg’s (ROBERT GOULET) plan to destroy the environment, kidnapping a scientist (RICHARD GRIFFITHS) whose key recommendation could spell trouble for the oil, coal and nuclear industries.

Quick Hit Review: Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a step down from the first movie yet there’s just enough to make it at least a serviceable sequel with some nice laughs consistently sprinkled through the short 80-minute running time. Leslie Nielson, with the writing of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, really makes the film all the worthwhile watching.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5

Unfortunately no features were included meaning you’ll need to keep your old DVD which has an audio commentary and theatrical trailer…

 


VIDEO – 3.25/5

Warner Home Video releases The Naked Gun 2½ onto Blu-ray shown with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. As with the original Blu-ray release, it’s not an entirely pretty looking picture with only so-so detail particularly on close-up shots but there’s a fair amount of grain and noise that permeates the transfer. There are also were the occasional, albeit minor, instances of dust marks and scratches.

 

AUDIO – 3.75/5

The movie comes with a nice if not effective DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. The dialogue levels do sound good throughout but the track does take off thanks to a robust score and choice music to punctuate the comedic moments. By no means is it a great track but it does get the job done and considering the film’s age, and the fact it is a comedy, it’s still impressive enough.

 



OVERALL – 2.5/5

Overall, Naked Gun 2½ isn’t as good as the first but Nielson is still a lot of fun to watch and the jokes at least are more consistently spread out compared with Naked Gun 33 1/3. The Blu-ray released by Warner doesn’t have much to offer; the video and audio are adequate but there were no bonus features included.

 

Published: 12/06/2015

 

 

 

 

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