While we wait for the LOTR EE Blu-rays to get a release date we can mark down a specific one for Axel Foley, since Paramount has announced it will be releasing Beverly Hills Cop on Blu-ray May 17th. It's coming home a week after another 80s classic, Top Gun is rereleased in 25th anniversary form, and promises "nearly an hour" of special features. Besides the 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack, the extras include a look into both the casting and the music of the movie. Check out the details in the press release after the break although we should warn you, there's no info about Beverly Hills Cop II on Blu-ray in there -- we looked.

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EDDIE MURHPY BRINGS THE HEAT IN HIGH DEFINITION



Fast-Paced Action Comedy Hits the Streets on Blu-ray™ for the First Time Ever
May 17, 2011 with Nearly an Hour of Special Features




HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – The heat is on in the outrageously funny and action-packed comedy BEVERLY HILLS COP, arriving on Blu-ray May 17, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Eddie Murphy stars as Axel Foley, a street smart Detroit cop tracking down his best friend's killer in Beverly Hills. Axel quickly learns that his wild style doesn't fit in with the Beverly Hills Police Department, which assigns two officers (Judge Reinhold & John Ashton) to make sure things don't get out of hand. Dragging the stuffy detectives along for the ride, Axel smashes through a huge culture clash in his hilarious, high-speed pursuit of justice. Featuring cameos by Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot and Damon Wayans, BEVERLY HILLS COP is an exhilarating, sidesplitting adventure.

The BEVERLY HILLS COP Blu-ray includes a look at the phenomenon that the movie started when it was released in 1984, a glimpse inside the casting process, a featurette on the music, an exploration of locations from the film and commentary by director Martin Brest.



Beverly Hills Cop Blu-ray:

The BEVERLY HILLS COP Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 2.0 Surround Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital and Portuguese 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following 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



About Paramount Home Entertainment
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BEVERLY HILLS COP
Street date: May 17, 2011
Pricing: $19.99 U.S.
Runtime: 105 minutes
U.S. Rating: R
Canadian Rating: 18A