Synopsis: 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.
Main Features: "Beverly Hills Cop" remains a seminal '80s movie. As groundbreaking as "Lethal Weapon" and just as powerfully jolting as when it first came out. Eddie Murphy has had many noteworthy films, ranging from his star-making turn in "48 HRS" to Donkey in "Shrek" to his Oscar-nominated turn in "Dreamgirls." But no character stood out more than Axel Foley. Quotable, gritty, action-packed and funny, "Beverly Hills Cop" is a must-see especially now in the UHD format. From Detroit to California, the visuals truly pop in 4K. Plus, the audio was noteworthy on my basic 5.1 system, with the sound design very immersive for the disc.
Bonus Features: No new extras, sadly. The few that are on the 4K disc are found with other archival extras on the standard Blu disc. An HD digital copy code is also park of the physical pack.
Final Call: Classic extras aside, the UHD, especially the audio, is particularly arresting on a great 4k release of the 80s classic "Beverly Hills Cop."
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