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
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
| 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