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Top Gun [WS] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 6831495
  • Release Date: 12/14/2004
  • Rating: PG
Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes. The story wasn't new in 1986, but Top Gun scored with audiences on the strength of its visuals, especially the vertigo-inducing aerial sequences. The film made more money than any other film in 1986 and even spawned a 1989 takeoff, Hot Shots. An Academy Award went to the Giogio Moroder-Tom Whitlock song "Take My Breath Away."
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (643 out of 671)

    Special Features


    • Disc 1:
    • Commentary by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott & naval experts
    • Vintage gallery
    • 4 music videos:
    • Kenny Loggins "Danger Zone"
    • Berlin "Take My Breath Away"
    • Loverboy "Heaven in Your Eyes"
    • Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens "Top Gun Anthem"
    • TV spots
    • Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs
    • Dolby Digital: English 5.1 surround
    • English Dolby surround
    • French Dolby surround
    • English 6.1 DTS surround
    • English subtitles, Spanish subtitles
    • Disc 2:
    • Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun (6-part documentary)
    • Multi-angle storyboards with optional commentary by director Tony Scott
    • Behind-the-Scenes featurette
    • Survival training featurette
    • Tom Cruise interviews
    • Production photography
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Top Gun
    Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes. The story wasn't new in 1986, but Top Gun scored with audiences on the strength of its visuals, especially the vertigo-inducing aerial sequences. The film made more money than any other film in 1986 and even spawned a 1989 takeoff, Hot Shots. An Academy Award went to the Giogio Moroder-Tom Whitlock song "Take My Breath Away." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Cruise
      Tom Cruise - Lt. Pete Mitchell
    • Kelly McGillis
      Kelly McGillis - Charlotte Blackwood
    • Val Kilmer
      Val Kilmer - Tom Kasanzky
    • Anthony Edwards
      Anthony Edwards - Lt. Nick Bradshaw
    • Tom Skerritt
      Tom Skerritt - Cmdr. Mike Metcalf



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 671 reviews

    96%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      TOP GUN rocks, plain and simple

      Posted
      Chimuel
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I can't believe the reviews I have read about Top Gun being technically inaccurate, not enough character development, an overall simple and childish plot... gimme a freegin' break! This film was made to look cool, sound cool, and define cool. Yeah, okay, the MiG-28s are really F-5 Tigers; I've read the 'goofs' section before. And Tom Cruise's height. And about 'Maverick going supersonic - I'll be there in 30 seconds,' and the laws of physics preventing him from covering 200 or so miles from the carrier in that time. Whatever! So what! If Top Gun had tried to be accurate and true-to-life in every respect, it would have been some oh-so-serious flick like Courage Under Fire. Here's some examples of what I mean: 1 - what's the best way to evade cannon fire? Do a snazzy barrel roll. Problem solved! 2 - the MiG pilots have tinted visors. The good guys don't. Go figure. 2.5 - Russian planes are actually grey or green. The MiG 28s are black. The Tomcats are... yeah, you guessed it... white! Good vs. Evil. 3 - Modern air-to-air combat is usually fought at distances of tens of miles between aircraft. Top Gun uses much cooler spitting-distance WWI era tactics. 4 - "It's too close for missiles. I'm switching to guns!" Enough said. 5 - the generic guy carrying coffee who gets knocked over by the fuming air-control officer. We never see him get up. Classic. 6 - even the edited TV version is a few steps above normal-cool. "... you'll be flying a cargo plane [edit]... out of Hong Kong!" 7 - the way Iceman says, "Mayday, Mav's in trouble. He's in a flat spin, and heading out to sea." 8 - the graceful way Top Gun maintained a PG rating, without using the F-word once. Top Gun came out in 1986. That's 1986. Seventeen years ago. It rocked then... it rocks now. Just watch it and have some fun.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie, No Extras

      Posted
      Eddie

      I bought this pretty much for the great Fighter Planes action scenes, which hold up still to this day. The HD video is really stellar, and the sound is just as good, with the Navy Jets rattling your Sub-Woofer. It contains Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround, DTS-ES 6.1 Matrixed Surround, and Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround, so whichever your receiver can hadle will sound good. Some of the goofy parts of this movie seem even more uncomfortable now, like Cruise's bar singing seranade and the beefcake volleyball game with Cruise flexing while checking the time on his watch, but once again the number of Jet scenes more than makes up for it. Its kind of perplexing why Paramount would'nt include any extras. This new format has more than enough disk space to add them. The older, standard-def DVD special edition has audio commentary and a two-hour documentary. This disk does'nt even have the usual trailer and/or deleted scenes almost every disk has. And Michael Bay is usually always ready to brag about his Film Making prowess. With Top Guns stellar HD quality, and even with the lack of extras, this is a good one to add to the collection. And its nice to see Cruise before he was nuts...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      Posted
      mavick

      "I know just about every one of you have either seen this on Vhs, Laserdisc, Dvd or on Tv, so I will skip reviewing of the film. If you are a Cruise fan and have this already on Dvd, you will be happy to hear that this Blu-Ray trumps all previous editions of this film. Video is a 8/10, reason being is the cut scenes using military stock of dog fighting aircraft are lacking a bit, compared to the production scenes, which are about as life like as you will ever see. Down to Cruise's crooked teeth and Kellys massive head and body, hulking over Tom. The Audio is superb with a very well done TrueHD soundtrack with excellent balance amongst the 5.1 channels making TopGun sound better than it ever has! Extra's take you behind the scene's from conception to production rounding off this Blu-Ray, as a must have for any Tom Cruise fan.. Video 8/10 Audio 9/10 Xtra's 7/10 Bestbuy Price 10/10" Would you recommend this product to a friend?: Yes

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Poor 3D and Sound Sync

      Posted
      JayJC
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      Okay this is not really about the movie. The movie is pretty good. This review is about the 3D Blu-Ray. This is the only 3D movie that I could not get the sound to match up with the dialog. The mouths would move then a few seconds later the voice would come out of the speakers. I do not think this is my equipment since I have never had this problem on any other 3D movie I've watched and I have watched about 20 of them. The Picture quality is very bad too. I was going to pull out my VHS tape to see if maybe it was filmed that way but I have not had the time to do so. There are points in the movie when they are in the cockpit that the color and grainy picture is so bad you just want to take off your 3D glasses and go... Is this really that bad. and yes it is that bad. A co-worker asked if I was going to return it but since I've already watched it I don't think I can return it for a full refund so I'll just set it aside to show people how bad a 3D movie can be.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      the ultimate classic!

      Posted
      jamesinflorida

      I'm pretty sure that just about everyone on the planet has seen this movie at some point in time in the last 1/4 century, so I don't really need to review the film, because we all know it's a great flick.. This is one of those movies that you just have to have on blu-ray vs dvd. I was not let down! I've owned the dvd version for years, and after watching it on blu-ray I gave the dvd to my neighbor! The picture quality is great,(substantially better than the dvd version), the sound is awesome in 6.1 DTS, and it comes with digital copy! What more could you ask for? The special features are hours long, which is a plus for any movie, and it's all priced so low that it's a steal! This is a MUST for all who really want to feel the need... the need for speed!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Great Blu-Ray Remaster!

      Posted
      reconredneck
      • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

      I know just about every one of you have either seen this on Vhs, Laserdisc, Dvd or on Tv, so I will skip reviewing of the film. If you are a Cruise fan and have this already on Dvd, you will be happy to hear that this Blu-Ray trumps all previous editions of this film. Video is a 8/10, reason being is the cut scenes using military stock of dog fighting aircraft are lacking a bit, compared to the production scenes, which are about as life like as you will ever see. Down to Cruise's crooked teeth and Kellys massive head and body, hulking over Tom. The Audio is superb with a very well done TrueHD soundtrack with excellent balance amongst the 5.1 channels making TopGun sound better than it ever has! Extra's take you behind the scene's from conception to production rounding off this Blu-Ray, as a must have for any Tom Cruise fan.. Video 8/10 Audio 9/10 Xtra's 7/10 Bestbuy Price 10/10

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Grainy 3D Blu Ray

      Posted
      JimA
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have always loved this movie from the first time I saw it 30 years ago. This review is not about the movie. This review is about the 3D Blu ray quality of video and audio. I purchased the Blu ray version of Top Gun last year and was disappointed in that it seemed like a blu ray version of the VHS tape of Top Gun I had from the 80's. So, I hoped this 3D version would truly be a 1080p experience. The menus are beautiful. Upon seeing this, I was excited that maybe this version of Top Gun was worthy. However, once I clicked Play, the movie starts out dark and highly grainy and stays that way throughout. The 3D effects are flat for a 3D movie. The audio is listed as 5.1 True HD, but its weak and lacks punch. To say the least, I wished I had my money back on this one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A good conversion to 3-D

      Posted
      ShopperNJ
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      I don't think that I've ever seen Top Gun from start to finish, so when Best Buy put this on sale for $9.99, I had to buy it, and I mainly bought it for the 3D. Speaking of the 3D, I think that is was pretty good. The dogfights looked wonderful and spacious in 3D. The other scenes look okay as well. So what I'm trying to say is that the conversion was done well. The 2D disc contains commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Director Tony Scott, and the screen writers. And let's not forget the "Behind-the-scene featurettes" and the like. You have your choice of HD streaming or download from Itunes or Ultraviolet. I think that it's a very good value for $9.99.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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