What's that wisecracking young black guy (Eddie Murphy) in that beat-up Chevy Nova doing in lily-white Beverly Hills? He's Axel Foley, a Detroit detective who's been sent on involuntary vacation because he refuses to drop his intention of avenging his friend's murder. Warned by Beverly Hills police chief Ronny Cox to stay out of trouble, Foley nonetheless dogs the trail of above-the-law Steven Berkoff, the British crime czar who was responsible for the murder of Foley's friend. With the help of sympathetic local cops Judge Reinhold and John Ashton and lady friend Lisa Eilbacher, Foley attempts to corner Berkoff in his mansion, which leads to a wild slapsticky shootout.~Hal Erickson
I don’t usually buy comedies on 4K because I don’t think it’s necessary for the comedy genre to have in 4K. But as with all things, there’s always an exception to (my) rule. This is a comedy but it’s also an action film, and thus the 4K restoration is justified, as is the soundtrack. The Axel-F theme sounds excellent in 7.1 Hopefully number two will soon follow, Shakedown would also sound great. New features and commentaries are on both the 4K and BluRay disc, Previously released special features are exclusive to the Blu-ray
It was a lot of fun to re-watch this classic 1980s film starring Eddie Murphy. The 4K version has a lot of extra features that I enjoyed including deleted scenes and an interview with the director. In 4K, this movie is visually stunning as it showcases some of Beverly Hills in the early 80s. Fabulous landscapes. Truly, a very fun & enjoyable movie to watch.
I sincerely hope they put out a 4K version of the sequel "Beverly Hills Cop II".
This is the third set of these trilogies we bought. BHC is a classic Movie. We got the dvd set. Then the Blu ray set then the 4K set. Delivery was reasonable and price was reasonable. Old school movie in 4K pretty cool !
Fun Eddie Murphy movie! The 4K was a welcome upgrade from the previous release. The 4K isn't as stunning as Coming to America, but I still had a lot of fun watching this new transfer. Highly recommended.