Just in time for Father's Day is the Lethal Weapon Collection Blu-ray featuring all four of the Mel Gibson Danny Glover movies. The first Lethal Weapon was a serious outing but the chemistry between the two characters and the series underlying sense of humor into a buddy cop action series of three more movies. This is a series that has more than survived the twenty-five year span since the release of the first movie.
Lethal Weapon opens with narc sergeant Riggs (Gibson) out of control and suicidal. He becomes the new partner of homicide sergeant Murtaugh (Glover) who, at 50, is getting too old for this shit. Their first case is that of a callgirl who jumped to her death before the lethal dose of poison she was given could take effect. As Riggs and Murtaugh get to know each other and trust each other they discover the call girl was connected to something much bigger.
Lethal Weapon 2 has a story involving South African krugerrand, Joe Pesci as a federal witness money launderer Murtaugh and Riggs must protect, and more than a few original car chases. While the first movie had a clear shot of an End Apartheid sticker, this one tackles the issue head on. Lethal Weapon 2, aside from Joe Pesci almost stealing the show, the scene where Murtaugh is sitting on a booby-trapped toilet, and the running gag of the family station wagon slowly falling to pieces.
Both Lethal Weapon and 2 have their dark moments. There is also a connecting event between the two.
Each of the four movies in the Lethal Weapon Collection features commentary by director Richard Donner while some feature additional scenes (all but 4). The Bonus Disc has a feature on the franchise.