Coming to America Arrives on 4K Ultra HD

Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in Coming to America. Courtesy of Paramount.

The newly remastered Coming to America makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD just in time for the release of the sequel in March 2021.

One could say that Eddie Murphy did a favor in bringing John Landis on board to direct the film.  If you recall, John Landis was a director of  a scene in The Twilight Zone: The Movie when a helicopter crashed on set.  In any event, Landis supervises the restoration of the comedy classic, which is now available for the first time in 4K UHD with HDR.  You can either bring the film home in a regular 4K UHD casing or a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook. Both versions include a digital copy of the film.  The Steelbook comes with a themed mini poster.  Alternatively, you can get the film on digital if physical media isn’t your thing.


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!

Bonus 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
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery

DIRECTOR:  John Landis
SCREENWRITERS:  David Sheffield & Barry W. Blaustein
CAST:  Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headly

Coming to America is now available on 4K Ultra HD.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.