There’s been talk of what will be next for Top Gun for years now, and it looks like Paramount have finally given us the answer.
The film will be returning to the big screen next year for an exclusive limited run in IMAX 3D, before then being released as a Blu-ray / Blu-ray 3D 2-disc set.
The late Tony Scott’s death this year means that the long-in-development sequel is unlikely to happen, at least in the near future. And so fans of the original will have the 3D conversion to look forward to in its stead.
Tom Cruise will be back on the big screen once more, starring alongside Anthony Edwards, Kelly McGillis, Meg Ryan, and Val Kilmer, all with the new third dimension added into the mix, along with the big-screen IMAX format.
The conversion for the new release was supervised by Scott himself, and re-mastered from the original high-resolution negative scans.
Top Gun will be hitting theatres for the first time in IMAX 3D on 8th February, 2013, before arriving on Blu-ray / Blu-ray 3D on 19th February. For now, here’s the original trailer to get you in the mood.
“TOP GUN” TO BE RELEASED IN IMAX® 3D FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
THE CLASSIC FILM RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN EXCLUSIVELY IN SELECT IMAX 3D THEATRES FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT BEGINNING FEBRUARY 8, 2013
“TOP GUN” Debuts on Blu-ray 3D™/ Blu-ray 2D™ Two-Disc Set February 19, 2013
HOLLYWOOD, CA (December 11, 2012) – “TOP GUN,” Paramount Pictures’ 1986 classic from director Tony Scott, producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Tom Cruise, takes off on a new adventure with an exclusive six-day 3D engagement in select IMAX® theatres beginning February 8, 2013. The film has been re-mastered for the IMAX® 3D release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray.
TOP GUN was re-mastered for the big screen from high-resolution original negative scans and painstakingly converted to 3D by Legend3D under the supervision of the film’s director, Tony Scott. Rendered in 3D, the film’s complex, long shots reveal extraordinary depth and clarity, allowing viewers to explore every detail of the action. From the spectacular aerial dogfights to the intense close-ups in the cockpits, each frame enables the audience to feel a part of the story.
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“TOP GUN” captured the imagination of a generation and earned a worldwide box office of over $350 million upon its release. The film stars Tom Cruise as Maverick and Kelly McGillis as his civilian instructor. The film also stars Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan.
The “TOP GUN” Blu-ray 3D disc presents the film with pristine high definition picture and sparkling sound in spectacular 3D for the ultimate home viewing experience. The Blu-ray 2D includes the re-mastered film in high definition, along with a six-part documentary on the making of the movie, a behind-the-scenes featurette, interviews with Tom Cruise, commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, co-screenwriter Jack Epps, Jr. and more. The two-disc set available for purchase also includes a digital copy of the film and will be enabled with UltraViolet technology.