4K Ultra HD + Digital  |  Paramount  | 1988 |  117 mins |  Rated R  | December 1, 2020

Director:   John Landis

Starring:   Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos

66 %


Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1


English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
German: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

| Film Synopsis |

Join Eddie Murphy on an unforgettable comic quest to the New World.  As an African prince, it’s time for him to find a princess…and the mission leads him and his most loyal friend (Arsenio Hall) to Queens, New York.  In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble. 

| Video |

Paramount brings us a 4K transfer with Dolby Vision HDR approved by John Landis Film grain is apparent. Colors pop offering beautiful picture quality.  Black levels are deep and inky. Tones are overall natural.  Another excellent 4K transfer from Paramount.

| Audio |

Paramount has included a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout. The subwoofer goes to work with the soundtrack.  The film has never sounded better.

| Special Features |
  • Prince-ipal Photography: The Coming Together of America

  • Fit for Akeem: The Costumes of Coming to America

  • Character Building: The Many Faces of Rick Baker

  • Composing America: The Musical Talents of Nile Rodgers

  • A Vintage Sit-Down with Eddie & Arsenio

  • Theatrical Trailer

  • Photo Gallery

| Overall Reaction |

The new 4K transfer is terrific and the film gets a much-needed upgrade. Paramount has knocked it out of the park with the restoration process. The movie just looks spectacular and clean and is a joy to watch. HIGHLY Recommended

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  4.5   Video:  5.0    Audio:  5.0    Extras:  4.0    Overall:  4.5