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Top Gun [DVD] [1986]
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 18 March 2015
I love this movie, it's fantastic, so I thought I would up grade my DVD movie for an all singing and dancing 3d Blu-ray. But was I in for a disappointment. The picture quality is absolutely shocking. It's all grainy, even worse than watching an old VHS movie. SO SO disappointed. A real shame as the bits that I did watch had so much potential if only it had been remastered correctly... I am sending this back and sticking to my DVD version. Be careful when reading the reviews for Top Gun as most of them are reference the DVD/blu ray versions not the 3d one.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 4 August 2013
Whilst I enjoyed the DVD, the Blu-ray was a great improvement, both in picture and sound. However I was a bit dubious about this 3D version seeing that the film is getting on a bit and very often when an old film is converted to 3D it turns out to being a big let-down. I therefore hired from Lovefilm (another Amazon company, what company isn't these days?!!!!!) to save a bad purchase. Well, I shouldn't have worried as this 3D effort is without doubt an excellent 'flight' into the 3D world. At times there is some 'ghosting' and out focus problems around the edges and mainly the corners, but in the main it's a great effort. So, you know what? I think I will be buying this very soon, so I can not only be surrounded by sound but have jets flying round my ears as well!!!!!
Let's hope, in time, the same tech guys make 'Flight of the Intruder' into 3D as that would be great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2013
Excellent quality, the sound and picture are brilliant. This is an old favourite,

I would definitely recommend to a friend
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45 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2008
Paramount's Blu-ray disc of Top Gun is clean and crisp, getting the most out of John Schwartzman's slick cinematography. The disc is liberally slathered with DS and 5.1 options in English, French and Spanish. Savant's viewing reminded him very much of the original multi-track experience, which definitely had the audience in its pocket.

Jerry Bruckheimer gathers his director Scott, writer Epps and some military experts for the commentary, while a multi-part docu Danger Zone covers the making of the film. Tony Scott provides an optional commentary for a storyboard comparison, and an extra docu The Best of The Best lauds the expertise of the Navy's elite fliers, excuse me, aviators.

Top Gun's appeal was due in no small part to its hot soundtrack, and the disc includes music videos for Take My Breath Away, The Top Gun Anthem, Heaven in Your Eyes and Danger Zone, which shows up every time the planes go into action, as if programmed into the automated cockpit environment. Top Gun was criticised for grafting MTV glitz on a Military back drop, but nobody's denying that the mix isn't effective.

TV spots, more EPK featurettes (one on survival techniques) and Tom Cruise interviews finish up this great package.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2015
Not a bad attempt at making a 3D movie out of an original and quite old film. Certainly the 3D makes it more entertaining, but much of it is rather grainy in quality. Don't expect fantastic images of jet aircraft flying out of the screen at you.
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on 12 May 2015
As a 3D title, this unfortunately isn't amazing. I doubt there will be many people buying the 3D version as their first copy of the film, or watching it in 3D as their first ever viewing, so I'm not going to waste time reviewing the actual film's story, acting or script, because I'm sure we already know it's legendary for being camp as hell and eminently quotable.

I had some friends over to watch it on my 3D projector and it was a laugh, mostly because this is one of the guy's favourite films ever and its easy to tease. Nostalgia really carries this film and you realise it was a true 80's American piece of entertainment that couldn't have been as successful in any other time or place - so I think it's more fun to watch this and see how times and attitudes have changed, specially if you watched this as a kid and didn't realise how camp the characters are, or how much screen time is dedicated to sweaty undressed locker room scenes, or how Kelly McGillis dresses up as more of a man than "Maverick".

Anyway, when you sit back and think about it, there isn't a whole lot of aerial combat in the film and not all that many flying scenes to really push the 3D. A few shots really did look relatively great, usually established distance shots of the aircraft banking and dogfighting, and the audio side of things was pretty much what I expected considering the age of the film, but most of the 3D is fairly flat.

It's a nice fun way to view a film made classic possibly for the wrong reasons, and is probably the best looking version of the film released to date, but it's unfortunately not demo-worthy.

After watching this I put on Pacific Rim to show the guys the first 20 minutes, as there aren't many better demo's for 3D, picture and sound. After the relatively flat 3D from Top Gun even the opening credits of Pacific Rim instantly looked 100x more impressive, and this is what really drove home the limitations of Top Gun 3D for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 October 2014
This has always been a fun film with lots of action. It is still as fresh as when first aired on the big screen. The 3D conversion is excellent and certainly adds another layer of enjoyment. The flying scenes are particularly good. I noticed only very occasional ghosting. The sound track I thought was rather muffled in one or two places but certainly this was not noticeable enough to impair enjoyment.
Recommended.
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I stand by my title. It's terrible. And absolutely stand up cheering punch the air ruddy brilliant!

Barking mad gung ho flag waving has never been done better. Ever.

Tom Cruise is in his just perfect mode as the cocky maverick. Kelly McGillis is Kelly McGillis. The goodies are really good, the baddies really bad. Val Kilmer is great as Ice, and everyone in the cast does all that's needed.

The dialogue is corny way beyond an elephant's eye, right up to the best line in the movie, Tom Skerritts "..and Maverick, you get your rear when you get to your carrier. And if they don't send anyone, gimme a call, I'll fly with ya (clicks cheek)". Ah, Tom Skerritt, an actor we really do not see enough of.

Dazzlingly watchable way beyond what you think it really deserves, and that's every time you flippin' watch it, the tenth or the hundredth time.

Great soundtrack and great use of the Righteous Brothers. It was always good, but what do you see now, every time you hear "You never close your eyes.."? Yes, the mark of a great movie.

Yep, the best awful movie I know.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2009
Even on DVD: a great movie, cool characters and sensational Soundtrack.

But on Blu-ray its a new level of experiencing this movie! Seeing it on Blu-ray with my PS3 and 46"LCD makes me think: The DVD looks like a 20year old VHS. The colour and sharpness is simply breathtaking. And the sound is powerfull and clear with my 5.1 Surround System. This Blu-ray edition is a great conversion from (analogue) film to digital and shows that even 23 year old material have a lot to give in HD-age! (Watch the uncleanness of Kelly McGillis' skin in some parts :P or the makup )

The Special Features (Commentary,Making Of,Music Videos etc.) are in Standard Definition!

If you own the DVD and hesitate buying the Blu-ray Version, i can tell you it's worth the money!

For all international: The Blu-ray is codefree

Product Summary:
Picture: (8,5/10)
Sound: (9/10)
Story: (10/10) you love or hate it...;)
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on 21 September 2007
I saw this movie for the first time going with my dad to the theatre when it came out, so that's back in 1986. As a young teenager this movie had a pretty hefty impression on me. Tom became an idol overnight, Kelly my dreamwoman... The action scenes, in those days, were unheard of. Awesome outside the fuselage images, low fly-by's...etc,etc. Yes it was a bit stupid to see a F5 as a 'MIG' but hey! we were still talking about the cold war those days. Anyway, the movie is about a training centre located in Nellis, where the top-aces train for combat. Tom Cruise is selected as the Navy candidate and during the course of his training he falls in love with his teacher (kelly). During this training this best buddy dies in an accident which leaves Tom an emotional wreck. At the end of the training, they are recalled to an aircraft carrier to fight off some baddies (which they do of course). So all ends well, Tom gets the girl and over his emotional situation and the world is safe again...
Ah! just watch the movie and enjoy!!
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