Paramount: Trading Places? C'mon!

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  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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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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  2. Michael*K

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    I'm definitely going to second this request! This film is a gem!
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  3. HankM

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    I'm with you guys! Paramont, bring it on! [​IMG]
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  4. Jeff Ulmer

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  5. Steve Hauben

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    Ditto on my favorite Ediie Murphy movie.
    -Steve
     
  6. 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!
     
  7. 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.
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  8. 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". [​IMG]
     
  9. Craig Cunningham

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    Trading Places would be great!
     
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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 [​IMG]. Overall I love this movie and yes, I WANT IT ON DVD.
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  12. rhett

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    With this and the http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/Forum10/HTML/003324.html

    Trading Places is one of Eddie's finest 80's comedy vehicles, and it is puzzling that it still hasn't been released on DVD with the rest of Murphy's films.

    Anyway, I would pick this sucker up in a second!


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  13. Brian Clary

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    Definitely count me in for an OAR anamorphic copy [​IMG]
    Brian
     
  14. brianacook

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    "he's wearing my harvard tie! like he went to harvard!"
    count me in for this one!!
     
  15. 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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  16. Wes Ray

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    I've only seen bits and pieces of this movie, but what I saw was hilarious. Not the type of comedy they make nowadays. [​IMG]
    Still, I'd love to see it on DVD. You have my support, because I'd definitely buy it.
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  17. 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)
    DL
     
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    Count me in
     

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