Chevy Chase is at his hilarious best as Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, a newspaper reporter who changes his identity more often than his underwear. While working on a drug expose, he stumbles onto a scam that gets him up to his byline in murder, police corruption and forbidden romance. For this ace newsman, it'll be the story of the year, if he can only stay alive till the deadline. Featuring all-new bonus features, Fletch: The "Jane Doe" Edition is a must-own comedy-thriller classic. Just don't call him "Irwin"!
For a so-called "special edition," this DVD of the beloved Chevy Chase movie is pretty paltry. Besides the trailer and a pointless compilation of the movie's funny bits, there's only a very short feature on Fletch's assorted disguises and a very peculiar retrospective feature, in which the feature producer depicts himself trying to make a feature about Fletch
. (This self-referentiality is, presumably, an homage to the movie's ironic tone.) He interviews screenwriter Andrew Bergman, producers Alan Greisman and Peter Douglas, and other members of the crew, as well as most of the supporting cast, including M. Emmet Walsh, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, and Tim Matheson. Missing are Geena Davis and Chase himself; the producer tries to make that into a joke, but it falls flat. The interviews themselves, however, are cheerful and enjoyable. --Bret Fetzer