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Beverly Hills Cop III
Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 58 (Mar 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Hector Elizondo, Timothy Carhart, John Saxon, Theresa Randle, Alan Young, Stephen McHattie & Bronson Pinchot

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes a new 25-minute cast and crew interview segment.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32219
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language and some violence
(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1994
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/29/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Landis
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Special Notes:
Also available in a boxed set collection of all three movies:

Story Synopsis:
Beverly Hills Cop III is the second sequel to the hit comedy Beverly Hills Cop with Eddie Murphy as Detroit cop Axel Foley hot in pursuit of killers who gunned down his old boss. Foley discovers them doubling as security guards in the Los Angeles-based theme park WonderWorld. His old friends Billy (Reinhold) and Serge (Pinchot) come to his aid as he uncovers a counterfeiting scheme deep in the heart of the park. Foley goes deep, deep, deep undercover as Okey Dokey, a seven-foot blue elephant but the crooks turn the tables...but not for long. (Gary Reber)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits a pleasing picture, with images that are sharp and detailed. Colors are rich and fully saturated, with well balanced fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation appear to be nicely rendered. There is a bit of edge enhancement noticed, but little pixelization. Overall, the picture is clean and smooth and should be quite satisfying throughout. (Suzanne Hodges)

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