AVS Discussions
  Go Down

"Crocodile" Dundee Trilogy (Blu-ray) review

"Crocodile" Dundee Trilogy (Blu-ray) review
« on: September 24, 2021, 04:34:33 PM »


Studio: Paramount
Release Date: September 21, 2021
Rating: PG
Film: See Below

Plot
“Crocodile” Dundee 4/5
Paul Hogan's hilarious, endearing performance made "Crocodile" Dundee the #1 comedy at the U.S. box office in 1986, surpassed only by Top Gun in ticket sales.  Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee (Hogan) is a free spirited Australian who hunts crocodiles with his bare hands, stares down giant water buffaloes, and drinks mere mortals under the table. But he's about to face the ultimate torture test—a trip to New York City.  The Blu-ray also includes the theatrical trailer in HD.

“Crocodile” Dundee II 3/5
Just as the eccentric Australian is starting to adjust to life in New York City, Dundee (Paul Hogan) and his girlfriend (Linda Kozlowski) are targeted by a gang of ruthless drug dealers. Dundee evens the odds by leading the big-city hoods into the treacherous Australian outback.  The Blu-ray includes a previously released behind-the-scenes featurette in standard definition and the theatrical trailer in HD.

“Crocodile” Dundee In Los Angeles 1.5/5
He's wrestled crocodiles Down Under and fought crime in New York, but can Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee swim with the sharks in L.A.?  Paul Hogan returns as “Crocodile” Dundee in this hilarious third installment of the beloved film series, making its Blu-ray debut.  The disc also includes a previously released “Making of” featurette and the theatrical trailer in standard definition.

My Thoughts
I was just starting my junior year in high school when this film was released in 1986 and it went on to become quite a big hit with almost $175 million in box office sales. It was rare that we ever went to the movies as a family (my Dad was somewhat cheap), but we made the trek for this film and everyone had a blast. It’s your typical fish out of water tale as the foreigner tries to adapt to New York City and there are a lot of laughs along the way.

The second film came out two years later (on my birthday) and while it’s fun to revisit the main characters, the film itself is mediocre and the franchise couldn’t catch lightning in a bottle for a second time. It brought in a respectable $109 million, which made it a very profitable venture for the studio, but the saga should have ended at this point.

Alas, the powers that be couldn’t leave well enough alone and decided to go back to the well one last time in 2001 looking to wow a new generation of fans. That didn’t work out so well and it only earned a paltry $25 million. This time Dundee is in Los Angeles coupled with a horrendous and uninspiring script. In fact, the movie is barely watchable, which explains why this is the first time the film is available on Blu-ray in a three-disc set—not many people would buy it by itself.
The A/V quality is average across the three movies with the first two films being reprints of previous Blu-ray releases. These aren’t the types of films that are for entertainment only and not to wow your friends with your system’s performance, so don’t expect to be blown away.


Video 3.5/5

Audio 3.5/5 (DTS-HD 2.0 (#1), DTS-HD MA 5.1 (#2 and #3))

Special Features:

“Crocodile” Dundee
 • Theatrical Trailer
 
 “Crocodile” Dundee II
 • Behind the Scenes Featurette
 • Theatrical Trailer
 
 “Crocodile” Dundee in Los Angeles
 • Theatrical Trailer





Conclusion
Watching the first film brought back some memories and I enjoyed the proceedings. The second film has its moments but never reaches the level of the first, but at least it’s better than the piss-poor third film, which never should have been made. If you’re a fan of the films and are looking to own them all, this is a great way to add them to your collection. If you already own the first two films you already have the two worth owning and there is no difference from those releases.
Reference Review System:
JVC DLA-RS2000 4K Ultra High-Definition Front Projector
(Calibrated with Portrait Displays CalMAN color calibration software & C6-HDR Meter from Portrait Displays)
Stewart Filmscreen - Firehawk 110” 2.35:1 Fixed Screen
Trinnov Altitude 16 Audio/Video Processor
ATI AT527NC Powering Bed Channels
ATI AT524NC Powering Atmos Speakers
Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
System Controller: URC MX-990
M&K S-150 THX Ultra (R-C-L Speakers)
M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
JL Audio Dominion F110 Subwoofer x 2
Mini DSP HD controlling all subwoofers
Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner
« Last Edit: September 24, 2021, 05:06:20 PM by David Vaughn »
Blu-ray Reviewer / Technical Writer
Sound & Vision Magazine

bmoney

  • *****
  • 1377
Re: "Crocodile" Dundee Trilogy (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2021, 06:34:50 PM »
That’s not a knife. 


Word is a new one is coming out
SadieMax 2,0 Build thread

Nad t758v3 
7.4.4 diysoundgroup 1099's (3) 
Volt 6 (8 ) 
18" SI subs (4) 
diy 130" 2.40 spandex screen
minidsp 2x4HD
JVC rs600
Lumagen radiance pro 4242
Nvidia shield pro
Emby NAS media player

Re: "Crocodile" Dundee Trilogy (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 08:02:19 PM »
That’s not a knife.


Word is a new one is coming out
It better be A LOT better than #3. That movie plain sucked a#@. 
Blu-ray Reviewer / Technical Writer
Sound & Vision Magazine

bmoney

  • *****
  • 1377
Re: "Crocodile" Dundee Trilogy (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2021, 01:46:45 PM »
It better be A LOT better than #3. That movie plain sucked a#@.
Hahah. Never seen it so idk
SadieMax 2,0 Build thread

Nad t758v3 
7.4.4 diysoundgroup 1099's (3) 
Volt 6 (8 ) 
18" SI subs (4) 
diy 130" 2.40 spandex screen
minidsp 2x4HD
JVC rs600
Lumagen radiance pro 4242
Nvidia shield pro
Emby NAS media player

  Go Up
 

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2021, SimplePortal