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Lethal Weapon: The Complete First Season was pretty big surprise considering the history of these kinds of adaptations (just look at Rush Hour which was mercifully cancelled quickly) and although Wayans and Crawford aren’t nearly as good as Glover and Gibson, they do work well off each other.

 

 

Lethal Weapon: The Complete First Season
(2016-17)

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Crime
Warner Bros. | NR – 790 min. – $44.98 | September 19, 2017

Date Published: 09/15/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


SERIES INFO:
Directed by: McG (2 Episodes), Various
Writer(s): Shane Black (characters), Matthew Miller (developed by)
Cast: Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Johnathan Fernandez
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


THE MOVIE — 3.75/5


Synopsis: When grief-stricken ex-Navy SEAL Martin Riggs (CLAYNE CRAWFORD) moves to California to start over, he’s paired with Roger Murtaugh (DAMON WAYANS), who’s back at the LAPD after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ impulse for diving into the line of fire instantly clashes with Murtaugh’s by-the-book approach. Yet, after the first few car chases, explosions and shootouts, each man comes to recognize his partner’s true worth and, above all, their shared values.

Quick Hit Review: When the idea of adapting the classic Lethal Weapon (well, the first two were great, #3 not bad, #4 a fun mess) into a television series, this didn’t show a lot of promise and casting of Damon Wayans didn’t do much for me. But lo and behold, this first season is actually pretty darn good and not only is Wayans great as Murtaugh, but Clayne Crawford makes for a great Riggs. Sure, neither can hold a candle to their film counterparts, but going this route versus a reboot film was the right move.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.5/5


The three-disc set comes housed in a standard Blu-ray case which side-slides into a matted slip cover. Inside is an episode guide.

Extended Pilot Episode (47:01; HD) – This is an uncensored version of the pilot which contains language.

Deleted Scenes – ‘Pilot’, ‘Best Buds’, ‘Split Milk’, ‘Can I Get a Witness?’, ‘Homebodies’, ‘Lawmen’, ‘As Good As It Gets’, ‘Unnecessary Roughness’, ‘A Problem Like Maria’, ‘Commencement’

Reloading Lethal Weapon (15:41; HD) – Actor Johnathan Fernandez and Executive Producers Matt Miller and Jennifer Gwartz discuss why the iconic franchise is the perfect fit for the small screen.

Gag Reel (2:53; HD)

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5


Lethal Weapon shoots onto Blu-ray presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio as originally televised and a 1080p high-definition transfer. This is a pleasant looking enough show that features bright colors, natural looking skin tones and relatively sharp detail throughout. Nothing special but for a TV series, has an okay pop to it.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 is on the basic side but effective enough. Dialogue levels through the center channel are crisp, clear and clean but when it came to some of the action, I felt the track was on the duller side while others pack a minor punch.

 


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Overall, Lethal Weapon: The Complete First Season was pretty big surprise considering the history of these kinds of adaptations (just look at Rush Hour which was mercifully cancelled quickly) and although Wayans and Crawford aren’t nearly as good as Glover and Gibson, they do work well off each other.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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