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Top Gun [VHS] [1986]

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  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards
  • Directors: Tony Scott
  • Writers: Ehud Yonay, Jack Epps Jr., Jim Cash
  • Producers: Bill Badalato, Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Warren Skaaren
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Paramount
  • VHS Release Date: 26 Feb. 1996
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (403 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CRN2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 385,683 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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One of the definitive films of the 1980s, 'Top Gun' is a high-octane, high-concept mixture of slick images, hard action and non-stop music. Tom Cruise plays Maverick, a young fighter pilot enrolled at Naval college, training with the most gifted flyers of his generation, and competing for the prestigious Top Gun award. Maverick soon establishes himself as one of the best in his class, but his insistence on doing things his own way soon brings him into conflict with his superiors and his main student rival: the Iceman (Val Kilmer). Celebrated for its vividly realised flight sequences, its keen sense of style, and featuring the Oscar-winning song 'Take My Breath Away', 'Top Gun' was one of the most popular films of its day.

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Jingoism, beefcake, military hardware, and a Giorgio Moroder rock score reign supreme over taste and logic in this Tony Scott film about a maverick trainee pilot (Tom Cruise) who can't follow the rules at a Navy aviation training facility. The dogfight sequences between American and Soviet jets at the end are absolutely mechanical, though audiences loved it at the time. The love story between Cruise's character and that of Kelly McGillis is like flipping through pages of advertising in a glossy magazine. This designer action movie from 1986 would be all the more appalling were it not for the canny casting of good actors in dumb parts. Standouts include Anthony Edwards--who makes a nice impression as Cruise's average-Joe pal--and the relatively unknown Meg Ryan in a small but memorable appearance. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Adams Dax on 18 Mar. 2015
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
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 By A. M. Adams on 4 Aug. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
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 By joanne hemming on 29 Nov. 2013
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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 By P. Gilligan on 10 Dec. 2008
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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 By HowardF on 14 Feb. 2015
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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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By DM on 12 May 2015
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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 By Birmingham Nick on 9 Oct. 2014
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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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