Beverly Hills Cop [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 4376339
  • Release Date: 01/29/2002
  • Rating: R
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.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (209 out of 209)

Special Features


  • Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs
  • Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround, French stereo
  • English subtitles
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selections
  • Commentary by director Martin Brest
  • Exclusive cast and crew interviews
  • Casting "Beverly Hills Cop"
  • Music of "Beverly Hills Cop"
  • Location map
  • Photo gallery
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Beverly Hills Cop
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, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Eddie Murphy
    Eddie Murphy - Axel Foley
  • Judge Reinhold
    Judge Reinhold - Detective Billy Rosewood
  • Lisa Eilbacher
    Lisa Eilbacher - Jenny Summers
  • John Ashton
    John Ashton - Sgt. Taggart
  • Ronny Cox
    Ronny Cox - Lt. Andrew Bogomil



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good movie

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    chrislegacy
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    Beverly Hills Cop is the film that made Eddie Murphy a mega star and a box office champ. Mr. Murphy stars as Axel Foley, a reckless Detroit detective who goes to Los Angeles to try and catch the people who murdered his childhood friend. Mr. Murphy commands the screen and the film perfectly combines action and comedy stylings into one explosive hybrid genre. The film was a monster at the box office and was the highest grossing R rated film for 25 years until The Hangover topped its mark. The soundtrack was a big hit as well hitting number one on the Billboard charts and spawning three top ten singles ("The Heat Is On", "Neutron Dance" and the ubiquitous instrumental "Axel F"). With some of the lousy movies Mr. Murphy makes these days, you should watch films like Beverly Hills Cop to remind you of how powerful and amazing an actor he can be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie Re-Mastered for Blu-Ray

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    pelinaca1
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    As a fan of the franchise, my expectations were high. This digitally remastered Blu-Ray did not disappoint. With a heightened sense of clarity made possible by the Blu-Ray format, I was able to appreciate details I never noticed before. The sound was equally emersive and impressive. If your a fan of this franchise you owe it to yourself to experience it in this format. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Axel is back, in HD!

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    RobotChickenFan

    Even 25+ years later Beverly Hills Cop is one of the funniest movies out there. This was Eddie Murphy in his prime. This is pretty cheap actually and even if you've seen this movie it is definitely worth buying. I guess if you already have the DVD there isn't too much of a reason to buy it on Blu-ray, but the Blu-ray does look amazing. The thing is there aren't any new bonus features. All in all, amazing movie. Looking for something fun and cheap or a trip down memory lane? This is the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    AGEO
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    A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills. This first film in the Beverly Hills Cop series shot Murphy to international stardom, won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Motion Picture", was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) in 1985.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for the price.

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    CI1313
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    I loved this Eddie Murphy action-comedy movie when first released to the movie theaters. Lot's of good Eddie Murphy comedy as well as great action. Eddie Murphy stars as a Detroit Cop who tracks down his best friend's killer in Beverly Hills. When I saw the blu-ray video in a Best Buy discount movie bin, I had to have it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest Eddie Murphy movie ever!

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    movieman
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    This is the movie that started the action/comedy genre. And who better to start it than Eddie Murphy. He is the original smart mouth cop, and Judge Reinhold is awesome as Rosewood. Lets not forget Ronny Cox, seeing Dick Jones as a good guy is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Yhid Mobil helped launch Murphy's film career

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    Jackhammer
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    This was the first blu-ray I've bought with Eddie a lead role. He plugs Mumford High School (which I attended for a semester before moviing to Texas) in his role as a Detroit cop. This film was fun to watch again and put him on the way to stardom!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Eddie Murphy

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    Jimbo78
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    Beverly Hills Cop is a classic 1980's comedy starring Eddie Murphy, in his prime. The transfer is a bit mediocre but, picture and sound are a step up from former DVD releases. I hope Paramount will remaster BHC and 48 Hours in the future, but until they do, this will suffice.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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