New movies on DVD, Blu-ray, Pay-Per-View and in Theaters
O.K., so you’ve got this great high definition TV, and there are literally thousands of movies out there to choose from. Every Friday, I post a quick list of the films that will be coming out on DVD, Blu-ray and pay-per-view on the next Tuesday, and on the Tuesday after that, along the theatrical releases for the next week. In effect, the home entertainment information is repeated for those who want to get a jump on things.
Week in film and streaming March 2
In the early 1980s, Eddie Murphy made the transition from Saturday Night Live to the big screen with three wonderful comedies, all now available on streaming services.
48 HRS. (R, 1982) – Grouchy San Francisco cop Nick Nolte is forced to partner with Reggie Hammond (Murphy) for two days. The redneck bar scene is still the highlight.
Trading Places (R, 1983) – To settle a bet, the wealthy Duke brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) ruin stock broker Dan Ackroyd’s life and replace him with street hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Murphy).
Beverly Hills Cop (R, 1984) – Detroit cop Axel Foley goes west to solve a murder. Steven Berkoff is a memorable villain.