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Trading Places (Special Collector's Edition) [HD DVD] (1983)

Eddie Murphy , Dan Aykroyd , John Landis  |  R |  HD DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (546 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott
  • Directors: John Landis
  • Writers: Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris
  • Producers: Aaron Russo, George Folsey Jr., Irwin Russo, Sam Williams
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, Subtitled, Dolby
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (546 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000O59AH0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,281 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Trading Places (Special Collector's Edition) [HD DVD]" on IMDb

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Paramount Trading Places: Looking Good, Feeling Good Edition HD-DVD
The fun begins when the rich and greedyDuke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) wager a bet over whether born loser Valentine (Eddie Murphy) could become as successful as the priggish Winthorpe (Dan Akroyd) if circumstances were reversed. The Dukes have the money to make this happen,but when Valentine and Winthorpe catch on they arrange for a rich and riotous payback!

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This review is for the Blu-Ray release of the 1983 comedy classic "Trading Places." If you have not seen this movie yet then you really are missing out and what better way to experience this movie than in 1080p high definition.
I already owned the bare bones DVD release, but did not hesitate to order the Blu-Ray release. The quality is truly incredible with a level of detail that simply blows me awaqy and none of the grain or softness that plagues the inferior DVD version.
Plus we are treated to a wealth of special features to help sweeten the deal. The main special feature is the retrospective featurette "Insider Trading: The Making of Trading Places" which runs at 18:28 and includes on-camera interviews with Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd and Director John Landis. Tne featurette covers the genesis of the story and the preproduction details (Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were originally slated to star) and how the success of "48 Hrs" brought Murphy to the attention of the producing team.
Serving as a counterpoint is the second featurette "Trading Stories" which runs at 7:59. The same people are interviewed on camera as in the first docimentary however in this instance they are all from 1983 as they publicize the movies release.
There is one deleted scene running over a minute with an introduction and optional commentary by Executive Producer George Folsey Jr. It details the theft of the crop report by Clarence Beeks and was essentially dropped for pacing reasons.
Next up is "Dressing the Part" which runs at 6:31 and has as its main contributor Costume Designer Deborah Nadoolman. She says that the outfit she is most proud of is the red hooded sweatshirt worn by Eddie Murphy in his first scene.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ole 80's classic June 7, 2007
By toddo
Came out in 1983, I bought this movie on VHS, DVD, and now Blu-Ray. I have never seen it look this good. Bright ole 80's fashion colors don't bleed anymore. This precious baby is totally remastered. Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd at their prime. Paramount finally gave this absolute classic the hi-def 1080p treatment. I'm glad that I am old enough to still enjoy 80's humor. If you're a fan of Trading Places, definitely pick this up in blu-ray, you won't regret it.
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars BareBones DVD with MISSING SCENE! January 12, 2003
By Brian
As others have mentioned this DVD is a "bare bones" one with no extra features. For those used to seeing it on TV, though, seeing the original R rated version will let you in on how much was edited for TV.
The shocking part is that this DVD is MISSING a scene always shown on television. When Winthorp (Akroyd) walks into the Duke & Duke offices, everyone tells him good morning, greeting him by name, and he barely manages a response. That's in there. Then later, when Valentine (Murphy) walks into the Duke & Duke offices, everyone ALSO greets him by name, and he enthusiastically greets them in return, (before getting into the elevator). In the DVD, THIS SCENE IS MISSING!
So, this isn't just a bare bones DVD, in one instance you actually end up getting LESS than you normally see on TV! I'm baffled by this...
But, obviously, this is a classic comedy, worth owning. Too bad they don't offer a beefier DVD.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd's Best October 26, 2002
Unfortunately we can't rate the movie and the DVD realization separately in the number of stars we give. So we have to do it in the rating.
DVD realization: Too darn expensive for what you get compared to the VHS version. Wait until the price goes down, or buy the VHS version and wait for the DVD to come down in price. The price versus benefit of the DVD over the VHS gets -1 star...yes, negative stars.
The Movie: All right, maybe not five stars, but as a comedy this movie is absolutely wonderful. I like comedies that make you think, and this one does. Filled with irony from the beginning to end, the humor substantially comes from irony. The movie makes fun of people in high places who, according to this movie, do not think like you and I and clearly have nothing better to do with their time than to manipulate people.
The Story: Dan Aykroyd is an executive in a New York investment firm. Clearly intelligent and well-bred, he lives a life style that most of us don't even dream about. Butler, very expensive home and suits, this guy is living a very high life. Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche are two brothers who own the investment firm. One day they see Eddie Murphy in front of skyscraper that houses their offices. After discussing the opportunities that people get in life, Ralph Bellamy bets Don Ameche that given the right circumstances that Eddie Murphy could have been Dan Aykroyd. What follows actually makes you feel sympathetic for Dan Aykroyd, even though he is clearly a snob.
Dan Aykroyd is set up and arrested, fired from his job, and kicked out of his house, He is completely cut off from the life he knows. Eddie Murphy is put into Dan Aykroyd's job and house.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahmwoonanawoonanawoonana-huh! May 2, 2012
Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper has seen many incarnations from Disney to The Simpsons. But none have been as cruel (and funny) and John Landis' Trading Places, which proves just how funny Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy used to be.

Louise Winthorpe III is a spoiled, snobby managing director at the Duke & Duke commodities brokerage. Billy Ray Valentine is a poverty-stricken street hustler. Randolph Duke makes a wager with his brother Mortimer that the men can be successfully swapped . The con is on as Valentine is plucked from the streets and Winthorpe is ungraciously dumped on them. There's loads of fun watching him hit absolute rock bottom while Valentine quickly becomes spoiled and snobby himself.

Jamie Lee Curtis is the hugely-boobed hooker with a heart of gold who takes Winthorpe in while the always brilliant Denholm Elliott is Coleman, the unwilling butler caught up in the Dukes' evil plan. Once all four unravel the scam they team-up to destroy the Dukes.

Trading Places is crammed full of hilarious scenes, great dialogue, and funny cameos. Who cannot resist Eddie Murphy's foreign exchange student disguise or Ackroyd's Lionel Josef. Even the gorilla in the train is a brilliant character.

For those of you who love dark, cruel comedies Trading Places is utterly essential. It may be very 80s, but it never gets old. It's a must see and must have.

The Blu Ray looks great in 1.78:1 1080p with Dolby 5.1 sound. There are precious little interesting extras.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
a great classic comedy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Trading Places a must for any collection.
Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd in their prime and in their element. A movie that I return to time after time that is just as funny as the first!
Published 9 days ago by John Diamond
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Feel Good Movie
love love this movie!!
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Except for a few just plain stupid twists, a fun and almost instructive film.
Published 11 days ago by slvgrs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Eddie Murphy and Dan Akkroyd.. what else does a comedy need.
Published 11 days ago by johnshoe
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun. We purchased this great copy to replace our ...
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Anyone know what supplements are included on this edition?
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"The hit comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy, arrives with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 tracks. Bonus materials will include a deleted scene, a subtitled trivia track, the featurettes "Insider Trading: The Making of... Read More
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