Another 48 Hrs. Arrives On Blu-Ray For First Time

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.

Synopsis

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.

Bonus Features

  • 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

Paramount released Another 48 Hrs. in theaters on June 8, 1990.

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.

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