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“Top Gun” on Blu-ray 3D set for a February 19 release gets fully detailed

January 11, 2013 – 4:15 PM - Posted by: Justin Sluss

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Blu-ray 3D News

Paramount Home Entertainment Top Gun Blu-ray 3D

I’d previously reported this all the way back in November of last year but now I’ve got full details regarding it, so I’m doing a new post. The 1986 Tony Scott directed film “Top Gun” starring Tom Cruise is coming to Blu-ray 3D on February 19th, 2013 via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film received a 2D to 3D conversion from the folks at Legend3D as previously discussed in an earlier post. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p Hi-Def video as well as both Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and DTS-HD 6.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc (in 2D), a Digital Copy and an UltraViolet digital copy of the film. Also worth noting, yes, there’s new cover art and if you don’t see it hit refresh in your browser. The title is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with a $19.96 price tag. You’ll find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the Blu-ray Disc of the set.

  • Commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, co-screenwriter Jack Epps, Jr. and naval experts
  • Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun (six-part documentary)
  • Multi-Angle Storyboards with optional commentary by Tony Scott
  • Best of the Best: Inside the Real Top Gun
  • Music Videos:
    1. – Kenny Loggins — “Danger Zone”
      – Berlin — “Take My Breath Away”
      – Loverboy — “Heaven In Your Eyes”
      – Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens — “Top Gun Anthem”

  • TV Spots
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Survival Training Featurette
  • Tom Cruise Interviews

Further below after the break you’ll find some info from the press release issued by the studio.

PRESS RELEASE:

HOLLYWOOD, CA. – TOP GUN, the movie that helped define a generation, prepares to soar into a new dimension as it makes its home entertainment debut in breathtaking 3D. The action-packed drama will take audiences into the danger zone in a Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray 2D two-disc set on February 19th from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The release follows an exclusive six-day theatrical run in select IMAX® 3D theaters beginning on February 8th.

TOP GUN was re-mastered from high resolution original negative scans and painstakingly converted to 3D by Legend3D under the supervision of the film’s director, Tony Scott. The artists at Legend3D began by studying every shot in the film and mapping out each element on screen in order to create a realistic sense of depth. This process allows the artists to enhance the experience of each scene individually so that the appropriate elements are brought forward or back, depending on the scene. Rendered in 3D, the film’s complex, long shots reveal extraordinary depth and clarity, allowing viewers to explore every detail of the action. From the spectacular aerial dogfights to the intense close-ups in the cockpits, each frame gives the audience the feeling of being part of the story.

The story of an elite group of pilots competing to be the best in their class and earn the title of “Top Gun” captured the imagination of a generation and earned a worldwide box office of over $350 million upon its release in 1986. Tom Cruise is superb as the cocky but talented pilot Maverick and Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches him a few things you can’t learn in a classroom. Featuring a sensational soundtrack with unforgettable songs including Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” and Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”, the film also stars Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan.

Newly re-mastered to ensure the highest quality image, the TOP GUN Blu-ray 3D presents the film with pristine high definition picture and sparkling sound, as well as in spectacular 3D for the ultimate home viewing experience. The Blu-ray 2D includes the re-mastered film in high definition, along with a six-part documentary on the making of the movie, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a survival training featurette, interviews with Tom Cruise, four music videos, commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, co-screenwriter Jack Epps, Jr. and naval experts, a look inside the real “Top Gun” and more. The two-disc set available for purchase also includes a digital copy of the film and will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices. UltraViolet will be available in the U.S. only.


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