Lethal Weapon is the thrill packed story of two cops—both of whom hate to work with partners. Gibson and Glover star as the wild-eyed, burnt-out Martin Riggs and the easygoing Roger Murtaugh. But their partnership becomes the key to their survival when, in the period of 48 hours, a routine murder investigation leads to an all-out war with an international heroine ring. You better duck quick, because this film fires fast action scenes like bullets, but you don't want to miss a thing!
There are two special features: about five minutes of non-chaptered deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer.
The high-definition 1.78:1 HD DVD picture looks fantastic for the age of the film, with well-balanced color fidelity and excellent textures and details, although some softness is inherent. No obtrusive VC-1 compression artifacts are noticed. While the picture doesn't have the slick look of new titles on HD, this is a promising example of how well an older film can transfer to high-definition. (Suzanne Hodges)
Unfortunately, Warner did not deem it necessary to remix the classic soundtrack when encoding it with the new Dolby® Digital Plus codec, so the soundtrack still sounds like a repurposed Dolby Surround release. Dialogue is often ADR-produced and still sounds manufactured, although fidelity is slightly increased with the increased bit rate Dolby Digital Plus affords. Heavy background noise can dilute the naturalness of the soundtrack. (Danny Richelieu)