Fletch (BLU-RAY)


On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Running Time: 
98 Minutes

Gregory McDonald, the author of the Fletch novels, had casting approval over the film. He rejected both Mick Jagger and Burt Reynolds before he decided on Chevy Chase for the lead.

Fletch, in my enormously awesome opinion, is one of the funniest movies ever made.  For the longest time, it wasn't getting the respect it deserved and was out of print on DVD for years.  Now, finally, it is getting it's due cred.

Ok.  A little grainy but the sound is fully kicked in and you won't miss one laugh.

Making-of, featurette, clip show.

This actually features everything the "Fletch Collection" DVD had last year except, obviously, Fletch Lives and the theatrical trailers, for som reason.  Regardless, the movie showcases Chevy Chase at his absolute best in one of the funniest movie characters ever to be put on film.  If you don't like Chevy Chase, stay clear of this movie as it is clearly all his style.  The picture wuality may be a disappointment but the  biggest problem here is the lack of viable special features.  The pinnacle would have been a commentary track by Chevy Chase and possibly even Kevin Smith (who, as an avid fan, was long rumored to be directing a sequel), but would deleted scenes and a gag reel been too much to ask for?

Peter Oberth
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