WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Beverly Hills Cop III
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 13 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Hector Elizondo & Theresa Randle

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV32219-WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$39.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 11/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

Credits Information
(Director): John Landis
(Screenplay/Written By): Steven E. de Souza
(Story): NA
(Music): Nile Rodgers
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Michael Seymour
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(Editor): NA
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Mark Lipsky
(Co-Producers): Leslie Belzberg
(Producers): Mace Neufeld & Robert Rehme

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS Digital Sound
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WSR Narrative Review
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 (Judge Reinhold) and Serge (Bronson 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.

LaserDisc Picture:
The THX® quality assured 1.85:1 matted transfer is impeccable with vividly saturated colors, deep blacks and natural fleshtones. Contrast is excellent and there is no grain, noise or artifacts for a perfectly rendered picture.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
Theatically released in DTS® Digtial The Dolby Surround® soundtrack is an effective presentation with enveloping and aggressive sound effects. This soundtrack is exemplary of the potential for creating a feeling of participation in the movie itself.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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