Beverly Hills Cop (1984) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Martin Brest
STARRING: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton
Rated: R/Region O/1:78/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Paramount Pictures

After his childhood buddy is murdered while visiting Detroit, rebellious cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) follows the leads to Beverly Hills, Calif., under the auspices of a vacation. He checks in with old friend Jenny Summers (Lisa Eilbacher) and starts to believe her boss, art dealer Victor Maitland (Steven Berkoff), might somehow be involved in the murder. However, Lt. Bogomil (Ronny Cox) of the Beverly Hills Police Department does not trust Foley, and hinders his search for evidence.

I feel we have two levels of Eddie Murphy. We have the more all-out comedy version that works in stuff like Coming to America and even some of his goofier movies we’d see later on. Then we have the still full but more pulled in Eddie Murphy as we have here in Beverly Hills Cop. A movie that not only tells a good story with plenty of laughs but finds the right balance to perhaps setting a blueprint for comedic cop movies that would follow and believe me when I tell you plenty would follow after the release of this film. More on the movie in a minute, but you are probably reading this because you want to know how the 4K looks. Well, it’s a near-perfect transfer here as far as things go with Beverly Hills Cop. You’ve never seen the movie look any better on any other format, but you’ve seen other movies about this age look just a little better overall. So, while it isn’t a perfect looking 4K, it still blows any other presentation you’ve seen of this one away.

But what a solid movie it is, right? We have Eddie Murphy giving one of his best performances with a great supporting cast. Not to mention the music in this one. And it isn’t lost on Paramount that you love the music here, as it is a big feature in the extras on the disc. This movie makes you feel nostalgic for a time of movies we no longer have, but at least we keep getting this one honored in various ways and with various releases. This is probably the best you’ll see for Beverly Hills Cop. The only way this could have been topped would have been if it had come with the other movies in the series, but this is by far the best one and it gets a good release.

Extras

  • 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
  • HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • Audio Commentary by director Martin Brest
  • Beverly Hills Cop—The Phenomenon Begins (SD)
  • A Glimpse Inside the Casting Process (SD)
  • The Music of Beverly Hills Cop (SD)
  • Deleted scenes (HD)
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes incorporating vintage 1984 interviews (HD)
  • An isolated audio track of the original score by Harold Faltermeyer
  • “BHC Mixtape ’84”, which allows viewers to go directly to the scenes featuring the hit songs “The Heat Is On,” “Neutron Dance,” “New Attitude,” “Stir It Up,” “Do You Really,” and “Nasty Girl.”
  • Location Map
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Quality of Transfer: 95%

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