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.