DISC SPOTLIGHT: Beverly Hills Cop Blu-ray

Photo by Kristen Ralph

Photo by Kristen Ralph

Beverly Hills Cop Blu-ray (R)

Movie: 4 out of 4 stars

Disc: 3 1/2 out of 4 stars

Only recently displaced by "The Hangover" as the highest-grossing "R" rated comedy of all-time, "Beverly Hills Cop" (the only worthwhile installment in a four-part franchise) turned leading man Eddie Murphy into an international superstar and is one of only a handful of indispensable early '80s flicks. Rarely has comedy, action and violence been blended this well. The bonus features are very good but have all been included on previous DVD releases. It is the booming sound and crisp visuals on the new Blu-ray transfer that makes this title worth owning.

Technical specs: aspect ratios: Widescreen (1.78:1/1080p), audio: English (DTS HD-MA 5.1), French, Portuguese and Spanish (Dolby Digital and Surround), subtitles: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Special features include:

* Director commentary

* Three featurettes

* Interactive location map

* Trailer

(Paramount, $24.99)