DVD Review: I Love the 80′s Set: The Naked Gun

 DVD Review: I Love the 80’s Set: The Naked Gun....

Paramount Home Entertainment/1988 / 84 min./ PG-13

Release Date: February 3, 2009
Format: DVD
Price: $13.49

The following is information provided to ChatterShmatter by the distributor.

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Leslie Nielson

Director: David Zucker

Plot Synopsis:
Those screw-loose Airplane! Creators have done it again! Leslie Nielson stars as Police Squad’s own granite jawed, rock-brained cop Frank Drebin, who bumbles across a mind control scheme to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, a stuffed beaver, two baseball teams and an odd assortment of others join the wacko goings on and blow the laugh-o-meter to smithereens.

Special Features:
Group Commentary by David Zucker (Director & Writer), Robert Weiss (Producer), Peter Tilden (Host)
Theatrcal Trailer
Widescreen Version: Enhanced for 16:9 TVs

Classic films are all over in the new I Love the 80’s collection and this one is near the top of the list. Leslie Nielson stars as the beloved cop Frank Drebin who seems to always find a way to win even as the most bizarre events occur.

If you ever find yourself needing a mindless laugh out loud film then this should be near the top of your list. The guys from Police Squad keep you laughing throughout the film and Nielsen plays this role as it only should be done and like no other can.

The special features on the disc are ho-hum but at least there are some here. Nothing special here though.

Again as with other discs in this series the audio & video are nothing special. The quality left something to be desired.

Film: 8.5

Audio & Video: 5.0

Special Features: 5.0

Overall: 6.3

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