If SNL Eddie Murphy was his first act and biggest movie star in the world Eddie Murphy was his second act, then how lucky are we to be here for Eddie's third act?! Not only did Eddie finally host SNL (and finally win an Emmy for it), he's also making movies again. The excellent Dolemite Is My Name and soon a long-awaited sequel to Coming To America (due out in March on Prime Video).
As we wait for the King of Zamunda to return to our screens, Paramount is re-releasing some classic Eddie Murphy movies on 4K and Digital today. Below is our list of the essential Eddie Murphy movies. But please share your comments on what's missing from our list.
Coming To America
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. Keep an eye out for both Murphy and Hall in some unforgettable cameo roles!
Newly remastered in 4K with HDR from a supervised restoration by director John Landis. Available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD with Digital copy, in a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook with Digital copy and themed mini poster, or on 4K Ultra HD Digital.
The 4K Disc presentations include the following previously released special features in HD:
- 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