Lethal Weapon 1: Director's Cut
Two Cops. Glover carries a weapon..... Gibson is one. He's the only L.A cop registered as a Lethal Weapon!
With over seven minutes of previously unavailable scenes, the director's cut of Lethal Weapon is a long-overdue present for fans. Riggs solitary homelife and the tragic loss spurring him to a reckless disregard for his own safety now come into greater focus. We see that recklessness in new scenes underlining the differences between the two cops. Murtaugh, just 50, needs reassurance about his skills at a firing range. Riggs, not caring if he sees another birthday, cooly walks into a schoolyard sniper's field of fire. All the humour and adrenaline that made this original an entertainment milestone are here too.
No scenes have been removed, but new action and new insight are now included. Include yourself in the excitement.
- " An enduring buddy film, brilliantly combining drama, comedy, adventure, bloodshed, machine gun showdowns in the middle of busy highways, and excessive property destruction. " – Mike Massie
- " [Gibson and Glover] make a great team, and some of their early adventures are exciting. " – Gene Siskel
- " The story, which proceeds with inevitability, is enlivened by Donner's rousing action sequences. " – Desmond Ryan