Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD Talk
Reload this Page >

'Coming to America' and 'Trading Places' SE's coming 6/5/07

DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases

'Coming to America' and 'Trading Places' SE's coming 6/5/07

Old 03-07-07, 09:36 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Rocky Mountain High
Posts: 2,585
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'Coming to America' and 'Trading Places' SE's coming 6/5/07

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...and_HD_DVD/509

Paramount Home Entertainment will kick off its Blu-ray and HD DVD summer slate with a double dose of Eddie Murphy, announcing two of the comedian's biggest hits for release this June.

Both $100 million-plus grossing blockbusters, 'Coming to America' and 'Trading Places' had each been released once before on standard-def DVD, but in bare bones versions that were quite lacking. Now, Paramount is reissuing both titles as fancy new Special Editions on June 5, on all three formats simultaneously -- DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD.

Though tech specs are not yet available, we expect Paramount's usual 1080p transfers and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround tracks. And given the "Special Edition" label attached to both flicks, we certainly hope for a considerable number of new extras.

Paramount has set a suggested $29.95 for each release.

Stay tuned for full specs and box art in the days ahead. In the meantime, we've added fresh listings for both titles to our complete HD DVD Release Schedule and Blu-ray Release Schedule, under June 5.

We've also set up dedicated threads for this Eddie Murphy bonanza in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Coming to America' Blu-ray release and the 'Coming to America' HD DVD release, as well as the 'Trading Places' Blu-ray release and the 'Trading Places' HD DVD release.
Thanks goes to fryingpan1 in the re-release thread.

ETA: Artwork and Specs.

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...mount-ces.html
Title: Paramount CE's
Starring: Eddie Murphy
Released: 5th June 2007
SRP: Prices TBC

Further Details:
Paramount Home Entertainment has sent over artwork for new collector's editions of Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and James Earl Jones, and Trading Places which stars Murphy alongside Dan Akroyd. Each will be available to own from the 5th June. Extras on Coming to America will include a Coming Together of America featurette, a Costumes of Coming to America featurette, a Many Faces of Rick Baker featurette, another featurette on the musical talents of Nile Rodgers, and a Vintage Sit-Down With Eddie and Arsenio. Trading Places will include a making of featurette, a deleted scene, and three further featurettes (Trading Stories, Dressing the Part, and The Trade in Trading Places). Blu-ray and HD DVD releases will also be available for each title.
New CTA cover:



Last edited by Duh Vuh Duh; 04-10-07 at 05:25 PM.
Old 03-07-07, 09:51 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Rampaging across DVDTalk.
Posts: 4,046
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Cool! The HD-DVDs will be mine!
Old 03-07-07, 09:57 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 480
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sweet. This is one double dip I won't mind, considering I only paid like $5 for Trading Places and haven't yet bought Coming to America.
Old 03-07-07, 10:14 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Been waiting for Coming to America since its intial lackluster release on dvd. Definite buy for one of murphy's best comedies.
Old 03-07-07, 11:11 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,084
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Awesome news. I've been waiting for a SE of Coming to America since I bought the original release.
Old 03-07-07, 11:21 AM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 117
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I picked up Trading Places for around $17 when it was first released and definitely have gotten my money's worth.

If the extras are right, I'll buy the SE.
Old 03-07-07, 11:59 AM
  #7  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 79
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
crap i just bought these two movies!!!! go thing i didnt pay more than $12 for both
Old 03-07-07, 11:59 AM
  #8  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 237
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm personally hoping for the "Billy Ray Valentine, Capricorn" and "The Royal Penis is Clean" Editions.
Old 03-07-07, 12:11 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Hail to the Redskins!
Posts: 25,016
Likes: 0
Received 16 Likes on 13 Posts
Great news. I really love these two movies. IMHO, they are better than BHC and 48hrs by far.
Old 03-07-07, 12:16 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 60,029
Received 249 Likes on 190 Posts
Well, I paid 4.88 for Coming to America at Walmart, so upgrading won't be a huge deal for me.
Old 03-07-07, 12:21 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 707
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
YES!!! Can't wait to pick these up on HD DVD.
Old 03-07-07, 12:30 PM
  #12  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 11,974
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post


Just let your soullllll glo!!!!!!!!!!
Old 03-07-07, 12:34 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Rogue588's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: WAS looking for My Own Private Stuckeyville, but stuck in Liberty City (while missing Vice City)
Posts: 15,094
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Let's hope these were put together before the Oscars, otherwise I don't think Eddie's going to be too happy...


Courtesy of The Bus
Old 03-07-07, 12:34 PM
  #14  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,291
Likes: 0
Received 12 Likes on 12 Posts
Been waiting for an SE of Trading Places for some time...glad to hear of this!
Old 03-07-07, 12:39 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
mrhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 6,167
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Originally Posted by Oakland
I picked up Trading Places for around $17 when it was first released and definitely have gotten my money's worth.

I found it in the Walmart $5 bin but I'm going to definitely get the HD version along w/ CTA.
Old 03-07-07, 12:59 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
tylergfoster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,540
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Not the same studio, I know, but here's to hoping also for a long overdue Special Edition of The Nutty Professor.

I wonder how careful one should be about buying that new Beverly Hills Cop set...they're already SCEs, I know, but you never know, especially when they're planning a fourth movie.
Old 03-07-07, 01:55 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,701
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by TheStoicPaisano
I'm personally hoping for the "Billy Ray Valentine, Capricorn" and "The Royal Penis is Clean" Editions.
"Kunta Kinte Edition" or no sale!!
Old 03-07-07, 02:57 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 1,482
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I will be buying these for sure! These SE's are long overdue!!!
Old 03-07-07, 03:02 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: WA State
Posts: 385
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm hoping the Trading Places version will be wrapped in a gorilla suit LOL
Old 03-07-07, 05:17 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,232
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Have never seen Coming to America beginning to end, and didn't care for the parts I did see last time it aired. Much beloved film, I know. One of Eddie Murphy's favorites. Just remember being bored.

But Trading Places-- love it. This sounds like the long-awaited SE that was promised a few years back, but never delivered. Great news. Will likely pick it up.

--THX
Old 03-07-07, 05:43 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,078
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Thankfully, I held off on CTA, but I bought TP last year, in the Wal-Mart bin, but I'll still doubledip.
Old 03-07-07, 06:37 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,001
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
again, i posted about this in the Eddie Murphy thread about a week or more ago...call me dickhead.
Old 03-07-07, 08:24 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 15,222
Received 168 Likes on 126 Posts
I'll definitely buy Trading Places. One of Murphy's best.

I liked Coming to America when I was younger but it just hasn't held up that well, I'll probably skip it.
Old 03-07-07, 08:33 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
DeanoBKN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,296
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
First Major League, now Trading Places (in HD to boot!) Paramount, how I love thee...
Old 03-07-07, 08:49 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 1,179
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Merry New Year!!

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.