4K Ultra + Blu-ray + Digital |  Paramount  | 1986 |  109 min |  Rated PG |  May 19, 2020

Director:  Tony Scott

Starring:  Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt

Video:

Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
German: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

| Film Synopsis |

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

| Video |

TOP GUN was shot on 35 mm film using Panavision Panaflex cameras and lenses, and was finished on film in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio. For its Ultra HD release, the original camera negative was scanned in 4K, digitally remastered, and graded for high dynamic range (this disc includes both Dolby Vision and HDR10 options).  Colors are naturally saturated and vibrant with blacks being inky-dark. The film is practically picture-perfect.

| Audio |

The Dolby Atmos soundtrack makes effective use of the surround speakers. The action scenes between the fighter jets were amazing and balanced with the dialogue. Music throughout the film soars. Paramount has once again made a fantastic presentation and I recommend this as one of the best Atmos movies out there. 

| Special Features |
  • Audio Commentary - Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott, Jack Epps Jr & Naval Experts

  • The Legacy of Top Gun (4K Ultra Disc)

  • On Your Six: Thirty Years of Top Gun (HD - 4K Ultra Disc)

  • Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

  • Multi-Angle Storyboards: Flat Spin (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

  • Multi-Angle Storyboards: Jester’s Dead (SD Blu-Ray Disc)  

  • Best of the Best: Inside the Real Top Gun (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

  • Kenny Loggins: Danger Zone music video (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

  • Berlin: Take My Breath Away music video (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

  • Loverboy: Heaven in Your Eyes music video (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

  • Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens: Anthem music video (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

  • Survival Training Featurette (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

  • Tom Cruise Interviews (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

  • TV Spots (SD Blu-Ray Disc)

| Overall Reaction |

TOP GUN has quite simply never looked or sounded better. This is a must-have 4K title. Paramount has made another great 4K Ultra HD upgrade from the Blu-Ray. Cannot wait for TOP GUN: MAVERICK in December. 

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  4.0   Video:  5.0    Audio:  5.0    Extras:  4.0    Overall:  4.5