The 2022 sequel “Top Gun: Maverick” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 1st via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, stars Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Bashir Salahuddin, Charles Parnell, Monica Barbaro, Lewis Pullman, Jay Ellis, and Jon Hamm. It’s currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes and has set records at the box office. The film will be remaining in theaters for a short bit before its digital and then physical releases.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio (shifting to 1.78:1 aspect ratio for IMAX scenes) with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio (shifting to 1.78:1 aspect ratio for IMAX scenes) and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases each include a digital code (copy) of the film. However, the 4K version will not include its Blu-ray counterpart. Keep that in mind. That’s how Paramount likes to do things.
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and other retailers. Also, there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available (pictured below) which is now available for preorder over at Amazon and all other retailers. It’s not exclusive after all. It’s also worth noting that there will be a “Top Gun 2 Movie Collection“ available on 4K UHD Blu-ray, which you can now find available for preorder over at Amazon.
Bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.
Cleared For Take Off—Witness the most intense film training program as the cast prepare themselves for filming while pulling multiple G’s in a fighter plane.
Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick—Prepare to take flight as you go behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew of Top Gun: Maverick on a journey to capture the most spectacular aerial sequences ever!
A Love Letter To Aviation—Tom Cruise shares his passion for aviation as he pilots his own aircraft, a vintage World War II P-51 Mustang, which would have been the Top Gun aircraft of its day.
Forging The Darkstar—Pushing the limits beyond Mach-10, the future of aviation is unveiled through an impressive experimental aircraft specially designed for the movie.
Masterclass with Tom Cruise – Cannes Film Festival—Tom Cruise discusses his incredible career at the flagship event of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
“Hold My Hand” – Lady Gaga Music Video—Watch Lady Gaga’s music video for her standout lead single hit on the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack.
“I Ain’t Worried” – OneRepublic Music Video—Check out the music video to the original new song from OneRepublic.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Teaser Trailer – We all share the same fate. Watch the official teaser trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One starring Tom Cruise. Coming to theatres 2023.
You can find the trailer for the film and announcement about its upcoming home video releases below, after the break.
The 1985 comedy “Real Genius“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 13th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Martha Coolidge, starred Val Kilmer, Gabe Jarrett, William Atherton, and Patti D’Arbanville.
The film has received a new scan from the original negative and sound mix, both reviewed and approved by director Martha Coolidge. That said, tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range in terms of video. In terms of audio, this release will include a new Dolby Atmos mix (approved by the director) as well as lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will come with its Blu-ray counterpart and include a digital copy (code) of the film.
The 1995 film “Heat“ will officially finally be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a “Director’s Definite Edition” on August 9th via Fox (Disney). The film, written & directed by Michael Mann, starred Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Ted Levine, William Fichtner, and Natalie Portman.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release, which appears to be exclusive to retailer Best Buy (pictured below), now available for preorder.
Bonus materials set to be included in the 3-disc set are listed below.
4K Ultra HD
Director’s Audio Commentary
Blu-ray Disc One
Heat In High Definition
Director’s Audio Commentary
Bonus Blu-ray Disc Two
Q&A With Michael Mann
Q&A With Christopher Nolan
3-Part Making-Of Documentary
Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation
Return To The Scene Of The Crime
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about this release.
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
The 1996 film “The Ghost and the Darkness“ will be officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 10th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory). The film, directed by Stephen Hopkins, starred Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson, Bernard Hill, and Emily Mortimer.
The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the original 2.39:1 aspect ratio and likely a lossless sound mix (or mixes), although not yet specified to any configuration(s). The bonus materials are currently “in progress” and will be announced at a later time. So, stay tuned for an update on that. You can now find the Blu-ray Disc available to preorder over at Amazon or directly via the ShoutFactory.com website.
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)