Paramount: Trading Places? C'mon!

Scott Weinberg

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To say this was one of the finest American comedies of the eighties is an exercise in understatement. It features a stellar performance by a youthful Eddie Murphy, contains one of the best performances ever committed to film by Mr. Dan Aykroyd, and is simply an excellent film.
Plus, I think (visually) it's a love letter to my beloved home town. I know it was a solid money-maker theatrically and features several other well-admired talents (not the least of which are Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliot, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, the character actor extraordinaire Paul Gleason and brief yet fun roles by the likes of Jim Belushi, Al Franken and Tom Davis).
Any type of SE would be gravy, and I'd be ever so grateful, but I simply want this movie in my collection and I'm sure several other comedy fans feel the same way. Surely this is a movie that deserves the digital treatment.
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Stan T

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I would buy this one for sure. Please make it anamorphic with 5.1 sound. Also a DTS soundtrack would be great. It would make a great stocking stuffer for me for Christmas!
 

Matt Perkins

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Well, we can always stick with the version shown on the 24-hour Trading Places-channel ... I mean, Comedy Central.
 

Jodee

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"In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks."
I would PAY $50 for this movie on DVD!
So please, Paramount, release this DVD or else I'll have to show you the "quart-of-blood technique".
 

Ruben Zamora

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"When you came in here you was crying like a P*ssy" "YEEEA!!"
"A Karate Man, bleeds from the inside, but you dont know that cuz your a big Barry WHite looking mother f*cker"
That has to be my favorite line in all history. I cracked my ass off when I heard that.
I love this movie. Not to mention its one of the few films you can see Curtis topless
. Overall I love this movie and yes, I WANT IT ON DVD.
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Ruben Zamora
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Edwin-S

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I would go for this one. It's about the only good film he was in outside of 48 HRS, although BEVERLY HILLS COP wasn't too bad either.....just nowhere near as good as "TP" and "48 HRS".
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Dan Lindley

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Great film. Despite living in the gutter, I've been manicuring my nails ever since I first saw it, just in case...
Bring it on!
(16x9, etc, of course)
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