Fans can bring home the “Crocodile” Dundee Trilogy in honor of the 35th anniversary of the first film being released in September 1986.
Following the release of the first film in 1986, two sequels would be released in 1988 and 2001. All three films are also available together for the first time in the new Blu-ray collection from Paramount Home Entertainment and include digital copies. Bonus features, however, are light, unfortunately.
None of the sequels came close to equaling the smash success that the first film had–it fell short of $175 million at the domestic box office but earned well over $300 million worldwide in 1986 dollars. The first sequel didn’t do well with critics but did well enough at the box office to become the sixth highest earner for the year in 1988. The third film, which marked its 20th anniversary in April, is by far the worst of the franchise. It came way too late and was up for a Razzie Award. It’s possible that the film would have taken home the award, too, if it weren’t for Tim Burton’s terrible Planet of the Apes remake during the same year.
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.
DIRECTOR: Peter Faiman
SCREENWRITERS: Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie & John Cornell
CAST: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Mark Blum, David Gulpilil, Michael Lombard, and John Meillon
“Crocodile” Dundee II
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.
DIRECTOR: John Cornell
SCREENWRITERS: Paul Hogan and Brett Hogan
CAST: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, and John Meillon
“Crocodile” Dundee In Los Angeles
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.
DIRECTOR: Simon Wincer
SCREENWRITERS: Matthew Berry & Eric Abrams
CAST: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks, Aida Turturro, and Paul Rodriguez