The Odd Couple II Blu-ray Review – Comedy Gold From 1998

It’s time to look at a comedy sequel starring Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau from 1998. This is The Odd Couple II blu-ray review which has not yet a UK release but can be obtained via the US release which is indeed region free. Can these two movie legends recreate the magic of Felix and Oscar from 1968? You bet they can!

The Odd Couple II Blu-ray Review
  • The Odd Couple II (1998)
  • USA Import
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Directed by Howard Deutch
  • UK Rating N/A
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Paramount Pictures
  • Blu-ray Released: 10 November 2020

Plot

Having not seen each other for 17 years fate has brought Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison back together via their children. The two old friends come together on road trip to wedding and you can bet it won’t be a straightforward journey or reunion.

Style / Direction

The Odd Couple II (1998) is the sequel to the excellent 1968 comedy The Odd Couple. It’s a road film that allows the two friends to become involved in many hilarious situations and this all works very well.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is comes from Alan Silvestri and there’s plenty of the Odd Couple’s theme tune thrown in which really makes the film come to life.

Acting / Characters

It’s Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, what more could you ask for? They work brilliantly together but then they really do have great chemistry.

Cast
  • Jack Lemmon as Felix Ungar
  • Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison
  • Richard Riehle as Sheriff
  • Jonathan Silverman as Brucey Madison
  • Lisa Waltz as Hannah Ungar
  • Mary Beth Peil as Felice Adams
  • Christine Baranski as Thelma
  • Jean Smart as Holly
  • Rex Linn as Jay Jay
  • Jay O. Sanders as Leroy

Conclusion: The Odd Couple II (1998) Film Review

The Odd Couple II is a brilliant and funny comedy that retains all of that Lemon and Matthau magic. This sequel to the 1968 comedy classic is must see and own for fans of the two acting legends.

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Conclusion: The Odd Couple II Blu-ray Review

I’ve no issues with the picture quality it’s excellent, a nice sharp, clean print and the colours look right. The only downsides right now are the fact the film is yet to receive a UK blu-ray release meaning you have to obtain the US region free version plus there are no extras included.

To be honest as long as the image quality is excellent I can forgive any release a lack of extras features.

On to my movie rating for The Odd Couple II (1998)

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  • Movie Rating: MUST SEE
  • Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
  • Extras: NONE

Amazon UK Links

The Odd Couple II has not had an offical UK blu-ray release. However it can be picked up region free via Amazon. Always check the version you are purchasing will play on UK players.

The Odd Couple II Blu-ray Review
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Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip NOT be representative of the blu-ray version

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Summary: The Odd Couple II (1998) Blu-ray Review
The Odd Couple II Blu-ray Review

Movie title: The Odd Couple II (1998)

Movie description: Sequel to the 1968 comedy film The Odd Couple.

Duration: 96 mins

Director(s): Howard Deutch

Actor(s): Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

  • Movie Rating
  • Blu-ray Picture Rating
5

Summary

Lemmon and Matthau as Felix & Oscar are pure comedy gold!

Pros

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
Funny

Cons

No Official UK Bluray Release
Lack of Extras

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