Beverly Hills Cop

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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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
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Following up on the successes of 1982's 48 Hrs. and 1983's Trading Places, Eddie Murphy returned to the screen a year later with Beverly Hills Cop, a rollicking action-comedy that firmly established him as one of the premier stars of the day. Mixing laughs, violence and strip clubs -- a recipe if ever there was one for a guy-movie -- Beverly Hills Cop succeeded to the tune of $316 million worldwide. Though future films would prove him all too fallible, Murphy is unstoppable here as the wise-cracking, fish-out-of-water Detroit cop Axel Foley. Other players add a lot here too, notably Judge Reinhold's dopey tagalong and Bronson Pinchot's cameo as an art gallery host. And talk about hindsight being 20/20: Axel was almost played by Mickey Rourke, then Sylvester Stallone -- both of them only after Clint Eastwood turned down an earlier, more serious conception of the role. It's worth paying attention to Beverly Hills Cop's admirable and strong-selling soundtrack as well -- if "The Heat Is On," "The Neutron Dance" and "Axel F."," the film's synthesizer-heavy theme song, don't bring you back to the mid-eighties, nothing will. The plot is not exactly ground-breaking cinema, and sometimes its violence is a little excessive and conventional. Nevertheless, Beverly Hills Cop is a highly entertaining film that proves there was a darn good reason why Eddie Murphy was once king of the box office.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2002
  • UPC: 097360113440
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,245

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Murphy Axel Foley
Judge Reinhold Detective Billy Rosewood
Lisa Eilbacher Jenny Summers
John Ashton Sgt. Taggart
Ronny Cox Lt. Andrew Bogomil
Steven Berkoff Victor Maitland
Jonathan Banks Zack
Stephen Elliott Chief Hubbard
Gil Hill Inspector Todd
Art Kimbro Detective Foster
Joel Bailey Detective McCabe
Bronson Pinchot Serge
Paul Reiser Jeffrey
John Achorn 2nd Detroit Cop
Chuck Adamson 1st Crate Opener
Gerald Berns 1st Beverly Hills Cop
Gene Borkan Truck Driver
Alice Cadogan Hotel Clerk
Darwyn Carson Barmaid
Michael Champion Casey
Paul Drake 1st Holdup Man
Tom Everett 2nd Holdup Man
Randy Gallion Bell Hop
Michael Gregory Hotel Manager
Thomas J. Hageboeck Maitland Body Guard
Chip Heller 2nd Crate Opener
Jack Heller Harrow Club Maitre D'
Israel Juarbe Room Service Waiter
Philip Levien Donny
Dennis Madden Detroit Cop
Karen Mayo-Chandler Maitland Receptionist
Scott Murphy Detective Owenby
Rick Overton Bonded Warehouse Night Superintendant
Frank Pesce Cigarette Buyer
John Pettis 3rd Detroit Cop
Michael Pniewski 1st Bonded Warehouse Clerk
James Russo Mikey Tandino
Rex Ryon Bonded Warehouse Security Guard
Nick Shields 2nd Detroit Cop
Margery Simkin
William Wallace 2nd Beverly Hills Cop
Douglas Warhit 2nd Bonded Warehouse Clerk
Damon Wayans Banana Man
Carl Weintraub 2nd Detroit Cop
David Wells Dispatcher
Technical Credits
Martin Brest Director
Danilo Bach Original Story
Peter Bogart Asst. Director
Tom Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Arthur Coburn Editor
John M. Dwyer Set Decoration/Design
Leonard Engelman Makeup
Harold Faltermeyer Score Composer
Angelo P. Graham Production Designer
Jack N. Green Camera Operator
Jeff Haley Set Decoration/Design
Linda Horner Associate Producer
Mike Moder Executive Producer
James Murakami Art Director
Ben Nye Jr. Makeup
Vincent Patrick Screenwriter
Ken Pepiot Special Effects
Daniel Petrie Jr. Original Story, Screenwriter
Margery Simkin Casting
Sam Simon Screenwriter
Don Simpson Producer
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Billy Weber Editor
Charles Wilborn Musical Direction/Supervision
William D. Wittliff Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. The Heat Is On [:41]
2. Mikey [1:55]
3. Beverly Hills Cops [2:09]
4. Bananas [1:16]
5. Inspector Foley [2:08]
6. Super Cops [2:46]
7. Picnic [1:05]
8. Surprises [1:16]
9. Serious Trouble [1:04]
10. The Perfect Place [4:38]
11. End Credits [:28]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio Options: English Dolby Surround
      Audio Options: French
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: None
   Special Features
      Commentary by Director Martin Brest
      Cast and Crew Interviews
      Casting Beverly Hills Cop
      Theatrical Trailer
      Location Map
         Beverly Hills Police Station
         Victor Haitland's Mansion
         The Biltmore
         Warehouse
         Art Gallery
         Harrow Club
         Strip Club
      Photo Gallery
      The Music of Beverly Hills Cop
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The End Was the best

    I thought that the fighting at the end was plain hilarious and the best part of the of whole film. I liked Eddie Murphy in lily-white Beverly Hills.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Action Fan.

    This movie is so cool it is almost unbelievable. The action scenes are awesome the music is awesome and Eddie Murphy is awesome. Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy), a Detroit Detective, is sent to Beverly Hills to Kick butt. He was warned by his chief in Detroit to stay out of trouble but still ends up chasing after major crimester Steven Berkoff who killed Foley's friend. An awesome movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of Eddie Murphy's best movies...

    Beverly Hills Cop is one of those DVD's that you need in your collection. It is filled with great acting, great music, and lots of comedy. This movis is one of Eddie Murphy's best, I think it goes like this: Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, 48HRS, in that order. One of his famous lines is ''Trust Me''. If you have not seen this movie, then you do not know what you are missing. Get it and add it to your collection today! - Chad Castorina

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