Despite a strong lineup of talented funnymen-- SCTV's Martin Short and Rick Moranis; Monty Python's Eric Idle, John Cleese and Michael Palin; and SNL's Dana Carvey-- this collection of forgettable comedies reminds me how unfunny Hollywood had become by the end of the 20th century. Set includes:
'Cross My Heart' (1987) - Martin Short and Annette O'Toole are appealing in an otherwise colorless sex farce exploring the awkwardness of adult dating. A few laughs, but strictly sitcom material.
'Fierce Creatures' (1992) - red-headed stepchild of 'A Fish Called Wanda,' featuring the principals from that film, suffers from an aimless and contrived script. Intermittent silliness, but nothing more.
'Opportunity Knocks' (1990) - Dana Carvey tries too hard to be cute as a con-man with a heart in a caper flick whose class-conscious storyline probably would have felt more at home in the mid-'80s. Harmless little morality tale, lean on laughs.
'Splitting Heirs' (1997) - likeable Rick Moranis and Eric Idle ham it up to meager effect in this tediously convoluted switched-at-birth vehicle. Arguably the worst of the lot.
On an up-note, if any of these films flew under your radar and pique your curiosity, or you're already a fan of one or more of them, knock yourself out-- the price is hard to beat. Single-sided discs are paired CMH/FC and OK/SH; all four movies are presented in anamorphic widescreen (FC is mislabeled as full-frame) with no extras. Content 2 1/2 stars, package 3 1/2 stars.