Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Beverly Hills Cop #BeverlyHillsCop

If you’re like me, you have fond memories of the 70s and 80s.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this film for review. The opinions of this blog are my own. I’m not a professional in any way but I am a movie fan.

It’s amusing how life is. When I was in high school, in the 80s, all I could think about was how much I wanted my future adult life to begin, and how much everything would be better in the future. While some of that was true (maybe all of it), I can honestly say that it wasn’t as bad as I was convinced it was!

The 80s were a different time. Back then we didn’t have the technology that we have today, and watching movies was a totally different experience. We might chuckle at some poorly executed effects in many of the 1980’s movies, perhaps laugh out loud at the 80s fashion, and even be confused at some storylines.

What I am certain of is:

  1. it’s lovely to revisit some of my 1980’s memories – like rewatching forgotten movies and
  2. it’s wonderful to be able to share it with my daughter
  3. it’s pretty cool to share it with you too!

Recently I sat down to a movie marathon with my daughter; we watched the action-comedy classic Beverly Hills 3 Movie Collection (in Blue-Ray, with bonus features). This newly remastered 3 movie collection contains originally released special features like commentary by director Martin Brest, a glimpse inside the casting process, the music of Beverly Hills Cop, location map, Theatrical trailer, and Beverly Hills Cop – The Phenomenon Begins.

Did You Know that 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?  Yes they did!

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the 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.”
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.
As I was about to write my post, I had every intention to jump right in and discuss the movies.  I thought to myself, “who hasn’t seen Beverly Hills Cop?” but I was quickly reminded that my daughter, and probably many of her generation, hadn’t seen it!
The gist of this is there’s a reason we celebrate things. In this case, we’re celebrating 35 years since Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie Murphy IS Axel Foley in every sense! Movie quality may have gotten better, special effects may have improved, and fashion may have changed.  What won’t change is Eddie Murphy’s distinct voice, his humour, and “Axel’s” perfect laugh!