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4K Ultra HD Review: Beverly Hills Cop

December 1, 2020

By John Corrado

The 1984 Eddie Murphy vehicle Beverly Hills Cop remains a bona fide classic of the action comedy genre, and Paramount is releasing the film for the first time in 4K Ultra HD today.

Murphy, in the role that cemented him as a major movie star, plays street-wise Detroit cop Axel Foley, who travels to Beverly Hills to investigate the murder of his friend (James Russo), where he clashes with the city’s straight-laced cops as he tries to do things his own way.

What follows is a very satisfying mix of fish out of water comedy and action movie that still holds up quite well, with laugh out loud humour, exciting set-pieces, and a great soundtrack. The film was followed by two sequels in 1987 and 1994, but the first one remains the best.

It has been newly remastered in 4K under the supervision of director Martin Brest, and looks as good as it ever did. For more on the film itself, you can read my review of the three movie collection that was released on Blu-ray at the beginning of the year right here.

Bonus Features (4K Ultra HD):

The 4K disc includes a number of previously released bonus features. The set also comes with a regular Blu-ray that is identical to the one that was included in the three movie collection, and holds a number of legacy bonuses as well. A code for a digital copy is also included in the case.

4K Ultra HD:

Commentary by Director Martin Brest

Deleted Scenes (3 minutes, 49 seconds)

You Might Be on the Right Track (2 minutes, 18 seconds)

Axel Gets Ready for Beverly Hills (1 minute, 31 seconds)

Behind the Scenes: 1984 Interviews (6 minutes, 49 seconds)

Axel’s Wild Ride (46 seconds)

Detroit Cops vs. Beverly Hills Cops (1 minute, 31 seconds)

Eddie’s Impromptu Lines (2 minutes, 34 seconds)

Taggart and Rosewood (1 minute, 57 seconds)

Theatrical Trailer (2 minutes, 33 seconds)

BHC Mixtape ’84

Isolated Score Track

Blu-ray:

Commentary by Director Martin Brest

Deleted Scenes (3 minutes, 49 seconds)

Behind the Scenes: 1984 Interviews (6 minutes, 49 seconds)

Beverly Hills Cop – The Phenomenon Begins (29 minutes, 11 seconds)

A Glimpse Inside the Casting Process (9 minutes, 37 seconds)

The Music of Beverly Hills Cop (7 minutes, 49 seconds)

Theatrical Trailer (2 minutes, 33 seconds)

Location Map

BHC Mixtape ’84

Isolated Score Track

Beverly Hills Cop is a Paramount Home Entertainment release. It’s 105 minutes and rated 18A.

Street Date: December 1st, 2020

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