With the four films in the Lethal Weapon Blu-ray Collection reviewed, there’s still one more disc to go. That’s the fifth bonus disc with additional content that will make you wonder why Warner didn’t simply include this content on the movies themselves.
It’s not that the content is sub-par; far from it. There’s not much of it, at least not such an amount to warrant an additional disc, but it looks better in marketing. The first of four featurettes -all truly one documentary split into four parts- is Psycho Pension: The Genesis of Lethal Weapon. With much of the cast and crew brought in, which includes Mel Gibson & Danny Glover chatting with director Richard Donner at his home, it’s a wonderful, detailed retrospective running 23:50
Like what preceded it, A Family Affair: Bringing Lethal Weapon to Life is bulging with behind the scenes footage. Tons of on-set footage is crammed between the myriad of interviews. Also like its menu predecessor, Family Affair is locked to the first movie for 29:33.
Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of Lethal Weapon is the first piece to address the sequels, taking 29:46 to delve into the second and third films. The process and decision making, including the light bulb moment when the follow-ups were considered (which was actually home video) are detailed. Maximum Impact: The Legacy of Lethal Weapon doesn’t follow the title, more concerned with telling the story of the fourth movie, and again, with plenty of on-set footage. This one is 22:28.