anyone have Coming to America?

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  1. Karen Maraj

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    How's the transfer on this? Sound? Any chance of them making a SE of this anytime soon?
     
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    I picked it up cheap and was surprised that it was a decent transfer and had a few good surround effects (the neighborhood shouts at Eddie's character). A pleasant surprise.
     
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    Yes, I enjoyed this disc very much as well - sound was very good in my opinion.

    Seb
     
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    I don't remember where I read it but I'm fairly certain that several Eddie Murphy moview were being prepared for release later this year (including Boomerang and Harlem Nights). Perhaps a Coming to America SE will be included in that bunch. I wouldn't feel the need to repurchase this title, dispite the fact that it is one of the first titles I bought the picture and sound quality are still quite good.
     
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    [broken record]Paramount has not yet revisited a single DVD as a Special Edition, with the sole exception of Star Trek films (and Wrath was the first one out here, recently). They just are not double-dippers, instead concentrating on getting unreleased films out of their library to DVD [/broken record]
     
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    This is my favorite Eddie Murphy movie. The video and audio are quite serviceable, however I would buy an SE in a heartbeat.
     
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    I would just appreciate an anamorphic reissue...
     
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    Blast, so this came in Paramount's "oh we don't want to do 16x9 anymore" phase, did it? I feared as much. It's a title I had yet to purchase... [​IMG]
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    Chad,

    Paramount Home Entertainment did do a lot of 16:9 transfers when they started releasing DVD discs. They abrubtly stopped for awhile than started again.
     
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    Chad,

    As Rutger said, Paramount's first few waves of titles were all anamorphic, then they stopped and put out a load of releases (big ones too; Jack Ryan movies, Mission Impossible, Titanic...etc) that were not enhanced making for one of the dumbest backward leaps in DVD. To this day I still don't think they gave a decent answer as to why they just stopped bothering for a while.

    Dan
     
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    This is one of my favorite movies including "Boomerang".
    I have both the "Coming To America" and "Boomerang" posters.
     
  13. Chad Gregory

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    Rutger and Dan

    I stand somewhat corrected. (From the original press release announcing their DVD support)

     
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    "She's your Queeeeeeeeeeen....."
     
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    This non-anamorph is not bad...but was quite bland when I compared it to HBO-HD's presentation. But as always, its about the movie and this is a must own for me.
     
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    Chad,

    I'm glad to hear about The Saint! My wife and I have been wondering why this movie hadn't been released yet! It is one of the best spy flicks from the 90s, and better than any Bond film made during the past decade, IMO. Figures that it is a Paramount property. BTW, I'm originally from South Bend (Go ND!!!).
     
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    Not only that, The Saint DVD has the audio commentary by Philip Noyce which was originally on found on the laserdisc of the film.
     
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    I'd like to see an SE of this at some point (along with Raw and Delerious). Ah, back in the days when Eddie Murphy was funny...
     
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