September 28, 2020
The 1980s Tom Cruise pop culture classic Top Gun will be released in a limited-edition Steelbook 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray combo pack Dec. 1 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
The release includes an exploration of the film’s legacy and enduring popularity through interviews with Cruise, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and members of the cast of the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, including John Hamm, Miles Teller and Glen Powell. It also includes a retrospective segment from 2016 looking back at 30 years of Top Gun. Additional previously released bonus content includes commentary by Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, co-screenwriter Jack Epps Jr. and naval experts; “Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun”; a look inside the real Top Gun; original theatrical promotional material; and music videos.
The story of an elite group of pilots competing to earn the title of “Top Gun” ultimately earned a worldwide box office of more than $350 million. Cruise is the talented pilot Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, a daring young flyer who’s out to become the best of the best. The film also stars Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan.
The film’s soundtrack include’s Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away,” which won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song, and Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone.”
The mass-market 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack of Top Gun was released in May to coincide with the planned June theatrical release of sequel Top Gun: Maverick. The sequel’s theatrical re-release was subsequently changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, first to December, then to July 2021.