PHE Press Release: Beverly Hills Cop 1-3 (Remastered) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

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Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Action-Comedy Classic

BEVERLY HILLS COP

REMASTERED

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All Three Movies on Digital in 4K Ultra HD with HDR

for the First Time December 17, 2019

3-Movie Collection Arrives on Blu-ray™ January 14, 2020 with Brand New Bonus Features on Beverly Hills Cop, Including Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes!

The heat is on in the action-packed comedies BEVERLY HILLS COP, BEVERLY HILLS COP IIand BEVERLY HILLS COP III, newly remastered and arriving on Digital in 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range December 17, 2019 and in a 3-Movie Blu-ray Collection January 14, 2020.

Starring the incomparable Eddie Murphy, the three wildly entertaining BEVERLY HILLS COP films earned a combined $735M+ worldwide, as well as two Academy Award nominations* and a Grammy Award for the first film’s Original Score.

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the action-comedy classic BEVERLY HILLS COP follows the one-and-only Axel Foley, a street-smart cop from Detroit. Tracking down his best friend’s killer in Beverly Hills, Axel smashes through the local barriers in a hilarious, high-speed pursuit of justice.

The BEVERLY HILLS COP Blu-ray boasts new special features, including:

· Two never-before-seen deleted scenes

· Four new behind-the-scenes featurettes incorporating vintage 1984 interviews

· An isolated audio track of the original score by Harold Faltermeyer

· “BHC Mixtape ‘84”, which allows viewers to go directly to the scenes featuring the hit songs “The Heat Is On,” “Neutron Dance,” “New Attitude,” “Stir It Up,” “Do You Really,” and “Nasty Girl.”

The Blu-ray also includes the following previously released special features:

· Commentary by director Martin Brest

· Beverly Hills Cop—The Phenomenon Begins

· A Glimpse Inside the Casting Process

· The Music of Beverly Hills Cop

· Location Map

· Theatrical Trailer

In BEVERLY HILLS COP II Eddie Murphy returns as Axel goes deep undercover to investigate a gang of international munitions smugglers and in BEVERLY HILLS COP III Axel investigates a counterfeit money ring, run out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

BEVERLY HILLS COP 3-MOVIE COLLECTION

Street Dates: December 17, 2019 (4K UHD with HDR on Digital)

January 14, 2020 (3-Disc Blu-ray™ Collection)

U.S. Rating: Beverly Hills Cop: R

Beverly Hills Cop II: R

Beverly Hills Cop III: R for language and some violence

Canadian Rating: Beverly Hills Cop: 18A

Beverly Hills Cop II: 18A

Beverly Hills Cop III: 18A

*1985, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen; 1988, Best Music, Original Song for “Shakedown”

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36 Comments

  1. Robert Crawford

    I only want the first one in 4K so this three movie set isn't for me. I'm glad I bought the first movie digitally on iTunes earlier this year for $4.99 so I can get that free 4K upgrade.

    You did well with that.

    This is a great movie, but I am not sure I am going to buy it in 4k day one. I may wait for a price drop.

  2. I’m finally going to own BHC3 kn 4K!

    …said no one ever. :rolling-smiley:

    But truly, I’ll pick up the 3-pack on 4K. I love the first two. The third has some “it’s so bad it’s good” moments, so I’ll spin the disc at least once. Then probably never again.

  3. It costs a lot if they misread the market and put out a product that doesn’t sell. It’s not just the price of taking the master and authoring it to a disc. Then you have to mass produce that disc, with all the licensing, manufacturing and distribution costs associated. Then it must be marketed. And unused stock must be accepted from retailers and stores or destroyed. It’s not just the cost of making a couple thousand discs but the entire infrastructure it takes to facilitate that process that can turn a modest profit potential into a loss with staggering speed.

    Paramount’s MO in the past year or two has been to first issue new 4K masters on a digital platform. The new disc of It’s A Wonderful Life is based on the restoration they released digitally last year. I suspect that if the digital version sells well and indicates a demand for a physical media version, that they’ll consider releasing one down the line.

  4. Robert Crawford

    I only want the first one in 4K so this three movie set isn't for me. I'm glad I bought the first movie digitally on iTunes earlier this year for $4.99 so I can get that free 4K upgrade.

    Hopefully it will be on sale again before release date. I only want the first film, too – – unless the price gets really cheap for the 3 film set.

  5. Josh Steinberg

    It costs a lot if they misread the market and put out a product that doesn’t sell. It’s not just the price of taking the master and authoring it to a disc. Then you have to mass produce that disc, with all the licensing, manufacturing and distribution costs associated. Then it must be marketed. And unused stock must be accepted from retailers and stores or destroyed. It’s not just the cost of making a couple thousand discs but the entire infrastructure it takes to facilitate that process that can turn a modest profit potential into a loss with staggering speed.

    Paramount’s MO in the past year or two has been to first issue new 4K masters on a digital platform. The new disc of It’s A Wonderful Life is based on the restoration they released digitally last year. I suspect that if the digital version sells well and indicates a demand for a physical media version, that they’ll consider releasing one down the line.

    The difference is that Paramount didn't first release the remastered "IAWL" on Blu-ray…

  6. Josh Steinberg

    No, but they did with Star Trek II…

    Unless I missed something, the last "Khan" BD came out more than 3 years ago and there's no 4K UHD disc.

    Not sure what that's supposed to bode for "Cop" on 4K UHD disc…

  7. That’s my whole point. Paramount is experimenting with a bunch of approaches to see what works, but it seems clear that the bar is very high for something catalog to come out on 4K disc from them. While that’s frustrating, at least they are taking care of their assets and creating 4K masters. They just seem to be focused more on the digital space when it comes to releasing them.

    My point is that they’re being very cautious about what they’ll put out on a 4K disc, because it’s a difficult market to make anything in. The comment that brought on my first response was one questioning how much it would cost to make a few discs, and I was trying to explain how it’s more than the per unit cost of raw materials but everything that goes into the entire distribution chain that can take a small profit and turn it into a loss. If they don’t think Star Trek II can sell enough 4K discs to make it worthwhile, I’m not sure that films from a less popular franchise have a better chance.

    Star Trek II, Wonderful Life, War of the Worlds all had new 4K restorations that were first released in 4K via digital retailers. That only one of those has since come out on a physical disc leads me to believe that they don’t think the sales numbers are there for every title.

  8. Paul_Warren

    No 4K UHD disc release no sale from me EVER! How much does it cost to put these movies on Disc!

    paramount is hard to figure out. This release should be available in UHd Blu Ray disc and not 4k digital only.

    I am supporting the it’s a wonderful life UHd Blu Ray and did order it. I also ordered the Star Trek kelvin UHd Blu Ray set as well.

  9. Ronald Epstein

    Wow.

    My apologies, guys!

    I did not catch the disappointing particulars of this release when I posted this press release.

    I have updated the thread title to indicate that the 4k release will be digital-only.

    Along with Sony doing 4k digital-only releases, I am beginning to really wonder about the viability of the 4k format on disc.

    paramount is frustrating a lot of the market with their release decisions.

  10. This is very disappointing as even though I am not crazy about the third films I was ready to buy the trilogy as this is definitely a disc purchase. Not sure I will be buying this on 4K digital or not especially since it seems Apple likes to make the digital box sets available in HD and not 4K! If Paramount reverses there decision then I will pick it up on 4K UHD Blu-ray. Certain movies I really want on disc and I do not have the finances nor do I care to buy the digital version only to buy it again on 4K Blu-ray!

  11. Ronald Epstein

    Wow.

    My apologies, guys!

    I did not catch the disappointing particulars of this release when I posted this press release.

    Me either. Paramount has an online form for product requests and it only mentioned Blu-ray, so I emailed the Paramount rep to ask why 4K wasn't listed.

    Because it's digital only and I missed that! :mellow:

  12. This whole UHD as streaming only issue is discouraging. A dum dum like me who doesn’t know how to stream, or have the hardware to stream (I gave up my WiFi hotspot at the house because I never made use of it) will be left behind. Oh, well- I still have plenty of discs to watch.

  13. Now that I have been thinking of it a good part of the day I am kind of irritated at Paramount and very disappointed at the same time. Paramount is also limiting the money they can make because there are still many people who can not stream because they do not have internet or do not have enough bandwidth to stream. I will hold off on this trilogy for awhile so Paramount is not getting money from me and that money will be spent elsewhere!

  14. Now that I have been thinking of it a good part of the day I am kind of irritated at Paramount and very disappointed at the same time. Paramount is also limiting the money they can make because there are still many people who can not stream because they do not have internet or do not have enough bandwidth to stream. I will hold off on this trilogy for awhile so Paramount is not getting money from me and that money will be spent elsewhere! I have a 4K Apple TV and could stream it but I am willing to bet the trilogy on iTunes will be HD only and most likely the only way to get 4K digital will be to buy them separately.

  15. Dave Moritz

    I am willing to bet the trilogy on iTunes will be HD only and most likely the only way to get 4K digital will be to buy them separately.

    Why would you think that? That’s not really how iTunes works. They present the best version of the film they have for a single price point. If they have it in 4K, that’s what they sell.

  16. Josh Steinberg

    Why would you think that? That’s not really how iTunes works. They present the best version of the film they have for a single price point. If they have it in 4K, that’s what they sell.

    Right, I don't understand how Dave could say that when it counters my experience with iTunes as it pertains to movies and their sequels.

  17. I know Dave prefers physical but that doesn’t mean digital is the boogeyman.

    If Paramount felt there was a market for these titles in UHD disc, they’d make the disc, they’re in the business of making money. Since there is no UHD disc but there is a 4K digital version, that leads me to conclude that their market research has shown that a UHD disc version would not sell in the numbers they would need to justify the expense. In other words, the demand for such a release is much smaller than what Dave is describing.

  18. Josh Steinberg

    I know Dave prefers physical but that doesn’t mean digital is the boogeyman.

    If Paramount felt there was a market for these titles in UHD disc, they’d make the disc, they’re in the business of making money. Since there is no UHD disc but there is a 4K digital version, that leads me to conclude that their market research has shown that a UHD disc version would not sell in the numbers they would need to justify the expense. In other words, the demand for such a release is much smaller than what Dave is describing.

    Digital is the boogeyman for some around here, but, to me, it's another way to collect my favorite movies at a cheaper cost.

    Also, people tend to think these studios make these decisions without doing any type of marketing research which isn't the case.

  19. Why would you think that? That’s not really how iTunes works. They present the best version of the film they have for a single price point. If they have it in 4K, that’s what they sell.

    I have seen movies with 4K and when I have looked at bundles they are in HD only and for example the new Lion King is out on 4K blu-ray but the digital version says HD. I have purchased a few bundles for good prices that still look good even though HD like all 8 Saw movies and all 8 Friday The 13th movies for $19.99. I just picked up all 4 Scream movies for $9.99 which is good even in HD. Also purchased the new Poltergeist movie for $7.99 in 4K HDR not bad. I do prefer to get movies on disc but since getting the 4K Apple TV I have purchased a number of movies in digital HD or 4K. But this is one of the franchises that I want on 4K disc instead of digital. Will wait and see what the bundle shows in the details once it shows up on iTunes.

  20. Dave Moritz

    I have seen movies with 4K and when I have looked at bundles they are in HD only and for example the new Lion King is out on 4K blu-ray but the digital version says HD. I have purchased a few bundles for good prices that still look good even though HD like all 8 Saw movies and all 8 Friday The 13th movies for $19.99. I just picked up all 4 Scream movies for $9.99 which is good even in HD. Also purchased the new Poltergeist movie for $7.99 in 4K HDR not bad. I do prefer to get movies on disc but since getting the 4K Apple TV I have purchased a number of movies in digital HD or 4K. But this is one of the franchises that I want on 4K disc instead of digital. Will wait and see what the bundle shows in the details once it shows up on iTunes.

    Disney movies are not shown in 4K on iTunes because Disney objects to Apple giving free upgrades to 4K when somebody purchases an HD digital from iTunes or if somebody redeems their digital code from a Blu-ray or 4K disc purchase. Therefore, you won't see "Lion King" or any other Disney title in 4K on iTunes

  21. Dave Moritz

    I have seen movies with 4K and when I have looked at bundles they are in HD only and for example the new Lion King is out on 4K blu-ray but the digital version says HD. I have purchased a few bundles for good prices that still look good even though HD like all 8 Saw movies and all 8 Friday The 13th movies for $19.99. I just picked up all 4 Scream movies for $9.99 which is good even in HD. Also purchased the new Poltergeist movie for $7.99 in 4K HDR not bad. I do prefer to get movies on disc but since getting the 4K Apple TV I have purchased a number of movies in digital HD or 4K. But this is one of the franchises that I want on 4K disc instead of digital. Will wait and see what the bundle shows in the details once it shows up on iTunes.

    To follow up on what Robert said, those of us who have purchased bundles at iTunes can all assure you that regardless of how the bundle is labeled, if you purchase it at iTunes you will get the 4K versions. iTunes only blocks 4K access to titles that migrate from other retailers as HD through Movies Anywhere.

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  23. Ronald Epstein

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    wish this was a UHd Blu ray release.

    paramount should really give customers the option of still buying discs.

    I did pick up Paramount’s it’s a wonderful life on UHd Blu Ray though.

    hoping we get Star Trek 2 (and the other films) and war of the worlds in UHd Blu Ray soon.

    I also purchased Paramount’s mission impossible film series set and Star Trek kelvin UHd Blu ray sets this year.

  24. Ronald Epstein

    Thank you. I will make a purchase.

    Off Topic slightly, but if you ever see massive drops on the Bond sets (digital) please let me know

    Ron, on iTunes all four Craig movies are $29.99 HD digital and each of them have upgraded to 4K/Dolby Vision.

  25. Neil S. Bulk

    The first film showed up as $6.99. They have the bundle for sale as well, but it's the same price as buying them individually.

    My fault for making that assumption as I had the first film already so really didn't checked that individual price, but, did so on the other two film which were $4.99 each.

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