Beverly Hills Cop: The Complete Line Up

Beverly Hills Cop: The Complete Line Up

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Director: John Landis, Martin Brest, Tony Scott

Cast: Eddie Murphy

     
 
This three-pack of DVDs contains the adventures of Detroit cop Axel Foley. Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, and Beverly Hills Cop III are available individually, but this set offers a cost-effective way to acquire all three titles. Each film is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves their original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed

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This three-pack of DVDs contains the adventures of Detroit cop Axel Foley. Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, and Beverly Hills Cop III are available individually, but this set offers a cost-effective way to acquire all three titles. Each film is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves their original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are available on each of the three discs. All of them come with basic extras, but only the first film comes with a director's commentary track. This is an entertaining package for anyone who does not already have these films.

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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. When Clint Eastwood turned down Beverly Hills Cop, it ended up in the hands of Eddie Murphy, who with only two films under his belt was the hottest film star of 1984. The film enhanced Murphy's already lofty reputation, and made a mint at the boxoffice; later on, it prompted a mad rush on rental stores when the videocassette version became available. Beverly Hills Cop also served as a leg-up for the career of Bronson Pinchot, who has a screamingly funny cameo as a fey, weirdly accented art gallery clerk.

By the time of Beverly Hills Cop II, Detroit cop Foley has seemingly smoothed out his differences with his Beverly Hills superior Bogomil (Ronny Cox), but there's trouble ahead for both men, not to mention two other holdovers from the first Cop film, officers Rosewood and Taggart. The "untouchable" heavy this time out is masterminding a series of violent robberies, committed by leather-freak hoods Dean Stockwell and Brigitte Nielsen. Unaccumstomed to this nastiness, Bogomil entreats street-smart Foley to help find the miscreants. But mean-spirited chief of police Lutz (Allen Garfield) will brook no interference from outsiders-especially the profanely insouciant Mr. Foley.

The third entry in the popular Beverly Hills Cop series finds Foley returning yet again to Southern California, this time on the trail of two car thieves turned murderers. As he teams up again with L.A. cop Billy Rosewood (Reinhold), Foley's investigation leads him to Wonder World, a theme park that is also the front for a major counterfeiting ring. More action and less wit are the trademarks of this film, which features Murphy dishing out his usual wisecracks, but with slightly less flair and freshness than in the original film. Alan Young plays the old man who runs the amusement park, an interesting setting that still adds little to the tired premise. Hal Erickson and Don Kaye

Product Details

Release Date:
01/29/2002
UPC:
0097361569345
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
5:11:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Beverly Hills Cop
1. The Heat Is On
2. Mikey
3. Beverly Hills Cops
4. Bananas
5. Inspector Foley
6. Super Cops
7. Picnic
8. Surprises
9. Serious Trouble
10. The Perfect Place
11. End Credits
Side #2 -- Beverly Hills Cop II
1. Caper
2. Shakedown
3. Alphabet Crimes
4. Deep Undercover
5. A Better Way
6. All for One, One for All
7. Traffic Duty
8. Needle in a Haystack
9. Wild Ride
10. Racing Time
11. Firepower
12. Expert Tutelage
13. End Credits
Side #3 -- Beverly Hills Cop III
1. Illegal Chop House
2. Federal Roadblock
3. D.D.O.J.S.I.O.C.
4. Welcome to Wonderland
5. The Spider Returns
6. Uncle Dave
7. Survival Boutique
8. Man of the Year
9. Bust at the Beach
10. Funny Money
11. DeWald Family Reunion
12. Life and Death
13. Wild Ride at Wonderworld
14. Closing Credits

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Beverly Hills Cop: The Complete Line Up 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Great set. The first and second movies are awsome and the third is not the best. The first 2 make up for the 3rd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like slapstick humour, cop and action movies, Eddie Murphy or all the above then this set is for you! As wisecracking Detroit Detective Axel Foley, Eddie Murphy shows us the humouros side of police work (and life) as only he can...especially when he is thrown into the wilds of Beverly Hills. California here HE comes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago