Press Release PHE Press Release: Paramount Presents! Trading Places (1983) (Blu-ray)

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  • TRADING PLACES
  • One of the funniest, most outrageous comedies of the 80s arrives on Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line. Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer supervised by director John Landis, TRADING PLACES cemented Eddie Murphy’s star status. The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc™ is presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments. The film will also be available on 4K Ultra HD Digital.

  • The very rich and extremely greedy Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) wager over whether “born-loser” Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) could become as successful as the priggish Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Akroyd) if circumstances were reversed. Alongside the street-smarts of Ophelia (Jamie Lee Curtis), Winthorpe and Valentine are a trio ready for a riotous revenge that culminates on the commodities trading floor in New York City.

  • The Paramount Presents Blu-ray includes a new Filmmaker Focus with John Landis, access to a Digital copy of the film, as well as the following previously released bonus content:


  • Deleted Scenes
  • · Insider Trading: The Making of Trading Places
  • · Dressing the Part
  • · The Trade in Trading Places
  • · Trading Stories
  • · Industry Promotional Piece
  • · Theatrical Trailer

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Yes - anything Paramount or Universal released during the first five years of blu ray releases are basically unwatchable today, projected onto a screen of any size. I will happily replace them with 4K discs.
 

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Yes - anything Paramount or Universal released during the first five years of blu ray releases are basically unwatchable today, projected onto a screen of any size. I will happily replace them with 4K discs.
There are issues with some titles, I don't agree with that opinion that all of them are basically unwatchable on any screen size.
 

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There are issues with some titles, I don't agree with that opinion that all of them are basically unwatchable on any screen size.
Sorry - I should have written screen of any LARGE size, say, 120 inches and over. I can't vouch for every Universal and Paramount title, of course, but pull out something like Brokeback Mountain and try and watch that on a large screen. And those of us who have been here a while: remember the howls that greeted the first Universal effort of Out Of Africa? Universal actually redid that one pretty quick. I seem to remember it was Steven Spielberg, who was a vociferous opponent of DNR, refusing to allow Universal wreck the restoration of Jaws in 2012, that started to turn the tide. There were some good publishers back in the beginning. Pretty much any Sony and Fox release was good to watch. Warners had ridiculously low bit rates for years, as well as lossy soundtracks. MGM also were lacklustre and remastered a few of their titles (Fargo, Rocky, Robocop, Rain Man) with 4K scans in 2014. I would put 2014/2015 as the period most publishers started to produce good masters on a regular basis.

The poor-looking blu-rays coming out these days are few and far between. It's another story with 4K UHD though. I don't have a high-end 4K projector that can handle the HDR, or deliver the nits necessary for many of the current releases. Hopefully, I'll be able to purchase a top-end projector in a year or two.
 

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I'm going to hold off on getting this, as there's a good chance Paramount will release a 4K version a few months down the road, if Beverly Hills Cop is anything to go by.
 

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