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Blu-ray Release: Weekend at Bernie’s

June 3, 2014

Weekend at Bernie's Blu-ray

Back on May 6th, MGM released the 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernie’s for the first time on Blu-ray.  When corporate drones Richard (Jonathan Silverman) and his slacker friend Larry (Andrew McCarthy) present their boss Bernie Lomax (Terry Kiser) with a financial discrepancy, he invites them to his beach house for the weekend, with plans for their death.

But instead the two unassuming employees are confronted with the murdered body of their boss, and try desperately to pretend that he is still alive, much to the confusion of the other residents and a disgruntled mobster (Don Calfa).

Directed by the Canadian Ted Kotcheff, much of the humour is of the physical and slapstick varieties, and the film is often quite ridiculous.  But in terms of fairly lowbrow summer comedies, Weekend at Bernie’s is still mildly amusing and has easily found a following over the past 25 years, and fans will want to check out this new edition.

The Blu-ray also includes the original theatrical trailer.

Weekend at Bernie’s is 98 minutes and rated 14A.

-John Corrado

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