Senior HTF Member
- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
I’ll put this out there, so that I’m clear about what I’m saying.
I’m not an Eddie Murphy fan.
I believe he’s a very talented gentleman, who can be very funny in the proper vehicle, but generally I come away unamused. Possibly it’s a matter of the studios allowing him to use his “star” persona, presuming that all will be well, or maybe it’s simply a matter of control. I don’t have the answer.
That noted, I am a fan of the wonderfully funny and charming Trading Places via John Landis.
It’s a terrifically entertaining film, that imho, stands the test of time.
It’s also the number 12 spine in the new Paramount Presents series, and I was hopeful that I’d love this incarnation.
I like it, but am unhappy with the imagery.
Not that it matters, as Mr. Landis is very happy.
I’d just prefer to see an image with a bit more a lot more shadow detail. To my eyes, there’s a black problem with this Blu-ray, and I’m not making inappropriate puns. The blacks remind me of ye olde and erley...
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