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!
Another title that starts playing without taking you first to the menu, supplements include five minutes of deleted scenes, the theatrical trailer, and online information.
While the VC-1-encoded 1.78:1 Blu-ray Disc picture does look softer than the HD DVD release, it may be completely due to the problems with the unmodified Samsung BD-P1000 player we are forced to use as our reference player (see our review of the player in Issue 112 for more information). Textures generally look good, though, and colors are well rendered, especially when considering the age of the film. (Danny Richelieu)
Like the HD DVD's Dolby® Digital Plus encoding, this Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack does not receive a new mix, sounding like repurposed Dolby Surround. Heavy background noise and poor ADR integration also hobble this encoding. (Danny Richelieu)