Another 48 Hrs. has been newly remastered and arrives on Blu-ray for the first time as the 20th title in the Paramount Presents Blu-ray line.
Like the other Paramount Presents titles, the film includes a limited edition collectible package, interior spread, and Digital Copy. Like its predecessor, this film has also been remastered from a new 4K film transfer. The sequel is not quite the classic that the first film became. It didn’t hit with the critics and offers very much the same as the first but in a lesser way. The film did triple its budget at the box office. Because of this, however, it is considered a flop. Combine the box office revenue with the bad reviews and the franchise was largely finished. A reboot was attempted a few years ago but this went nowhere.
This doesn’t even get into the behind the scenes and war-of-the-words between Paramount and Murphy. Michael Eisner was already at Disney by this point so he wasn’t there to screen the dailies. Ultimately, the buck stops with filmmaker Walter Hill.
Eight years after the first 48 hours of mayhem, Reggie (Eddie Murphy) is about to be released from the pen. But, after the bus transporting him flips over (17 times), Inspector Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) enlists the ex-con for another seemingly impossible two-day task to nail an elusive drug lord with a price on Reggie’s head.
- Filmmaker Focus: Director Walter Hill on ANOTHER 48 HRS.
- Theatrical Trailer
DIRECTOR: Walter Hill
SCREENWRITERS: John Fasano & Jeb Stuart and Larry Gross
CAST: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Andrew Divoff, and Ed O’Ross