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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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Initial post: 20 Jan 2009 20:28:07 GMT
lensman 23 says:
Hmmm, Blu-ray not released yet, so I assume you're reviewing the US release? Not sure this is too useful.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2012 12:49:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jan 2012 13:53:40 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
FWIW, now it's released, I can confirm the UK Blu-Ray (the Special Collector's Edition at least and I *believe* the non-special edition is the same) has the same features on the disc, though the audio is English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and DTS-HD MA 6.1), French & Spanish Dolby EX 5.1 and German & Italian Dolby Surround.
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