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August 17, 2011

Top Gun Blu-ray Review


THE MOVIE THAT HELPED DEFINE A GENERATION AND
GAVE EVERYONE THE NEED FOR SPEED TURNS 25

TOP GUN

Adrenaline-Fueled Action Drama Touches Down on Blu-ray™ with a Digital Copy
August 30, 2011 Featuring a Six-Part Documentary, Multiple Featurettes,
Interviews with Tom Cruise, Music Videos and More

Celebrating 25 years of the need for speed, the action-packed, sexy and breathtaking thrill-ride TOP GUN soars onto Blu-ray with a Digital Copy on August 30, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. 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. Tom Cruise is superb as the cocky but talented pilot known as Maverick and Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches Maverick a few things you can’t learn in a classroom. Featuring a sensational soundtrack with unforgettable songs from the 80s including Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” and Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”, the film also stars Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan.

The TOP GUN Blu-ray includes a six-part documentary on the making of the film, 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.

TOP GUN Blu-ray with Digital Copy:

The TOP GUN Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, English DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

· 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:

o Kenny Loggins—“Danger Zone”

o Berlin—“Take My Breath Away”

o Loverboy—“Heaven In Your Eyes”

o Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens—“Top Gun Anthem”

· TV Spots

· Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

· Survival Training Featurette

· Tom Cruise Interviews

· Digital Copy—Offered in Windows Media for PC and iTunes for Mac & PC. The digital copy contains a copy of the motion picture only, without DVD special features, in standard definition with English language track in stereo only.

Our Review:
I remember watching Top Gun on VHS when I was a young kid (yes, on video tape, boy do I feel old saying that, lol). If you a fan of this movie, then you will enjoy it on Blu-ray. The film looks more crisp with brighter colors and the audio also sounds better. In this film, Tom Cruise is a navy fighter pilot romances an instructor and loses his best friend in an accident -- something for both women and men to enjoy :). After all of these years, I still think the film is entertaining. I thought that the flight scenes are great and the movie as a whole was even more fun to watch with surround sound.

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

2 comments:

Trisha said...

One of my all-time favorites!

Karrieann said...

mmmmmmmmgood movie! 25 years? Already? Are you kidding me? Geesh now I feel old! LOL
Where did the time go... okay okay, don't respond to that!

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