‘Top Gun’ IMAX 3D & Blu-ray Release Set for February 2013

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Few entries in 1980s cinema are as iconic as Top Gun. The film’s soundtrack, distinct sense of adventure and endlessly quotable dialogue (“I’ve got the need… the need for speed!”) propelled the film to more than $350 million at the worldwide box office and secured Tom Cruise a place on the Hollywood A-List.

It wasn’t surprising then to hear that a sequel was in the works. The character of Maverick remains one of Cruise’s most memorable roles, after all, and both he and director Tony Scott had expressed interest in returning for Top Gun 2. However, upon Scott’s tragic passing, the sequel was ultimately cancelled, leaving only the previously-announced plans to re-release the original 1986 adventure in 3D.

Now, Paramount has officially announced that Top Gun will return to theaters for just six days in select IMAX 3D theaters on February 8, 2013 before hitting Blu-Ray in both 3D and 2D sets on February 19th. The release has been re-mastered from the film’s original negative scans, and its 3D conversion was personally overseen by Scott prior to his death.

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As for the Blu-Ray releases, these two-disc sets will include a six-part making-of documentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, interviews with Cruise, commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott and co-screenwriter Jack Epps, Jr., as well as an Ultraviolet digital copy.

Top Gun – with its intense aerial dogfights and Oscar-nominated sound effects – is a strong candidate for the immersive experience that 3D offers, and its release follows suit with studios’ growing interest in bringing blockbuster successes like Jurassic Park into the third dimension. The latter’s release likely also aims to gauge interest in the still-in-development Jurassic Park 4. However, the Top Gun release is not expected to lead into a revival of the sequel; though that – of course – could always change.

As previously mentioned, Top Gun will fly into select IMAX 3D theaters on February 8, 2013 and will hit Blu-Ray on February 19th.

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  1. news of no top gun 2 makes me sad, i understand with the death of that guy, and maybe sometime in the future they will make TG2, but till then, ill pass on this

  2. At least with the limited theatrical release it doesn’t look like they’re really trying to milk it as much. I’m curious to see how the 3D will be on this.

  3. By the way, a Blu Ray of Top Gun does already exist. It MAY be very bare-bones, but I doubt they failed to remaster it. Then again, the are different levels of effort shown in these releases, s the new one may look and sound better. By the time you are buying a Blu ray there is really no excuse not to give you the best sound and picture possible, but there are some lazy transfers out there. Still, if you only care about the movie itself, then look into the older, cheaper blu ray before shelling out 30 -40$ for the all the extras.

    Seems like these films will dissapoint people who haven’t seem them in a decade or two. Jurrassic Park was incredible once, but now that Dino’s have been done better since (like in the sequel, for starters), the original may seem stale, and bogged down by little kids and Laura Dern. It’s not a timeless classic, just a classic at the time. Be warned! I’ll save my 3d IMAX $ for Hobbits and Star Trek.

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  5. The Volley Ball scene in 3D has me staying away…lol.