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The 1984 cult-classic comedy “Top Secret!“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc, for the very first time stateside, on May 17th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film was co-written & co-directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker. It starred Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, and Omar Sharif.
The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. Presumably, this should be presented in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, but stay tuned for a confirmation on that. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The release will include a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
- Group Audio Commentary by Directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker; Producers Jon Davison & Hunt Lowry; and Moderator Fred Rubin
- Alternate Scenes:
- One Little Apple [00:33]
- Fetch [00:45]
- Thirsty [00:49]
- Burning Passion [00:47]
- Bookstore Backwards [01:42]
- Theatrical Trailer
The 1982 TV series “Police Squad!“ starring Leslie Nielsen as “The Complete Series“ appears to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 14th, via Paramount, according to retailers. The show was followed by the popular “The Naked Gun” trilogy of films throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. The series, created by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, & Jerry Zucker, co-starred Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Peter Lupus, Ed Williams, William Duell, Florence Henderson, and William Shatner. The show lasted just one season and ran for a total of six episodes, which will undoubtedly all be contained on this release. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been specified. In fact, the release itself hasn’t even yet been officially announced by Paramount. Technically, at this point, it should be considered pretty much a “rumor” with something to back it up. So, stay tuned for later verification and/or update regarding this release. Lastly, for now, it is worth noting that the Blu-ray Disc is available for preorder over at Amazon.