The 1986 film “Top Gun“ starring Tom Cruise is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a big way on May 19th, via Paramount. The film, directed by the late Tony Scott, is finally about to receive a sequel with “Top Gun: Maverick“ later this year and that’s likely why this release is timed for its theatrical release. Top Gun co-starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Val Kilmer.
The release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release available for preorder over at Amazon and a placeholder page listed over at retailer Best Buy. It’s certainly worth noting that the film will be receiving a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release as well, available at all retailers, and now up for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. You can find a glimpse at the artwork for that SteelBook below.
UPDATE: The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have been unveiled via the Amazon listing now with the back of the package art. Tech specs include video in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The bonus materials will include some content in 4K on the 4K disc as well as on the original Blu-ray Disc release which comes with it. Here is a list of the extras set to be included on the two discs.
Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) includes:
The Legacy of Top Gun (4K)
On Your Six – Thirty Years of Top Gun
Commentary by Filmmakers and Naval Experts
Disc 2 (Blu-ray) includes:
The Legacy of Top Gun
On Your Six -Thiry Years of Top Gun
Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun (6-part documentary)
The 1990 film “Days of Thunder“ starring Tom Cruise will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in style with a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on May 19th, via Paramount. This film was directed by the late Tony Scott and featured a supporting cast of Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, John C. Reilly, and Michael Rooker. It is known, from the artwork (pictured above), that the release will not come with a Blu-ray as typically found on 4K releases and instead will only include a digital code (copy) of the film.
UPDATES: Paramount has confirmed to me that this title is officially coming out on the date mentioned above. This rumor has been confirmed. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now listed over at retailer Target available for preorder. Amazon has now posted the rear package art and we now have the tech specs which include video in both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound mix. The release will include two bonus materials features, on the 4K disc, which are listed below.
The 2005 Steven Spielberg directed adaptation of “War of the Worlds“ starring Tom Cruise will arrive on 4K UHD Blu-ray come May 19th, via Paramount. It is known from the artwork (pictured above) that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray and a digital code (copy) of the film.
UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. It is also worth noting that you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Target. We do have now have a glimpse at the back of the package art, with the tech specs and bonus materials set to be included on the release. The tech specs for the release include video in the HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The bonus materials set to be included on the release, housed on the Blu-ray, are listed below.
Revisiting the Invasion
Steven Spielberg and the Original War of the Worlds
The 2020 film adaptation of “Sonic the Hedgehog” will be getting an exclusiveSteelBook for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release and the final cover art (as seen above) seems to have been added over at retailer Best Buy. The preorder page previously had a placeholder image that was rather humorous, as seen HERE, and now we get that art. This SteelBook will, it appears, include a mini comic book featuring the original Sonic the Hedgehog (again, as seen above).
It’s as good as time as any to say that I believe that the film should likely be getting released on standard 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray sometime around if not specifically on May 19th. At this point though, take that as a RUMOR, as I’m going on basic retailer placement for it amongst other upcoming home video releases. There’s no info yet regarding the tech specs or bonus materials for the 4K or Blu-ray releases but it is known, from the artwork (pictured below) that they’ll come in the form of “combo pack” – meaning that the 4K will get its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will get its DVD counterpart, and each will include a digital code (copy) of the film. Finally, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc releases listed for preorder over at Amazon. Stay tuned for when this title gets an official announcement.
The 2020 film “Like A Boss“ starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 21st, via Paramount. The film, directed by Miguel Arteta, co-stars Salma Hayek, Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair, and Karan Son. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but I’ve inquired with the studio and I’ll try to update this if I hear back on them. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.
With Coworkers Like These, Who Needs Friends?
“Get Some” with Ron and Greg
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the home video release of this film.
It looks like the 1980 horror classic “Friday the 13th“ will be getting a “40th Anniversary Limited Edition“SteelBook Blu-ray release on May 5th, via Paramount, according to retailers. The film, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, starred Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, and Kevin Bacon. This upcoming 40th Anniversary SteelBook release will include the Uncut (UNRATED) version of the film and a digital code (copy) of it as well. Tech specs for this haven’t been officially announced but will likely include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. Essentially, it’s a re-release of the 2009 Blu-ray Disc that was previously available – just in cool new packaging. The 40th Anniversary Limited EditionSteelBook Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials found on this should include the identical extras found on the previous Blu-ray releases.
The 1995 film “Braveheart“ and the 2000 film “Gladiator“ will both be getting limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook releases on May 5th via Paramount, according to retailers. The Mel Gibson and Ridley Scott Academy Award-winning films both have been previously released on the 4K format, back in May of 2018, but they will be getting these two collectible re-releases. Tech specs remain identical in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos (Braveheart) and DTS:X (Gladiator) sound. Each 4K SteelBook release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterparts of the film. You can now find these 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks for Braveheart and Gladiator are both available for preorder over at Amazon.
UPDATE: An official announcement came today from Paramount, and you can find the full info regarding these anniversary Steelbook 4K editions of the films.
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.