Wisecracking Detroit cop Axel Foley begins his adventures in the action/comedy hit Beverly Hills Cop. Paramount has done a nice job of cleaning up this 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen print. While some grain and imperfections abound, overall this is a good-looking transfer with minimal edge enhancement and bright-looking colors. The audio is presented in a newly mixed Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack in English, as well as Dolby 2.0 in English and French. The new 5.1 soundtrack is passable, though it's mainly composer Harold Faultermeyer's techno-pop score that is filtered through the front and rear speakers. All aspects of the dialogue, effects, and music are distortion free and very clear. Also included on this disc are subtitles in English. This is a "special collector's edition" of Beverly Hills Cop, and as such includes some interesting special features. To start with, there is a commentary track by director Martin Brest that is both informative and insightful (with only a few gaps of dead silence during the feature). "Beverly Hills Cop: The Phenomenon Begins" is a somewhat self-serving documentary that includes interviews with Martin Brest, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, writer Daniel Petrie Jr., and actors Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox, and in a limited fashion, Eddie Murphy. This retrospective is interesting, though many of the participants tend to dote on star Eddie Murphy a bit too much. "A Glimpse Into the Casting Process" is a short piece of how the film was cast, and "The Music of Beverly Hills Cop" takes a look at what it took to get both the music score and famous rock songs into the movie. Finally, there is a location map with production information by designer Angelo Graham, a limited still gallery with stills and photos from the movie, and a theatrical trailer for the film. This may not be the definitive DVD of Beverly Hills Cop, but it should please fans in general.
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs
Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround, French stereo
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I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Beverly Hills Cop 4K
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.