After being delayed, Top Gun 3D will be released by Paramount in 2013. Prior to his passing late last year, director Tony Scott personally oversaw the remastering and conversion of the 80's classic performed by Legend3D. According to the press release, the process of remapping and adjusting the depth of elements in the movie brings additional clarity to its aerial dogfights in both the long shots and cockpit closeups. This comes after the 3D rerelease of Titanic last year, and ahead of the theatrical return of a converted version of Jurassic Park this summer. Before the Blu-ray 3D version hits stores February 19th it's due for a six day IMAX run, although if you're only into it for the 2D (and Tom Cruise, of course) a remastered version is included as well. Check after the break for a trailer and the press release with all of the specs, it's currently available for pre-order from Amazon for $19.96.
FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED LIKE NEVER BEFORE WHEN THE ADRENALINE-FUELED CLASSIC
TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY IN STUNNING 3D
Blu-ray 3D™/Blu-ray™ 2D Two-Disc Set Takes Off on February 19, 2013
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.
TOP GUN Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo:
The TOP GUN Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray are each presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, English 6.1 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 combo pack includes the following:
· Feature film in high definition and 3D
· Feature film in high definition
· 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