Top Gun Remastered In Stunning 4K Ultra HD

Tom Cruise on Top Gun. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise in the action film, has been remastered in time for Top Gun Day in stunning 4K Ultra HD and features HDR.

Top Gun
Top Gun. Paramount Pictures

The film’s editing and technical achievements are why it’s memorable to this day.  Theatrically released in 1986, the film would earn Oscar nominations for Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects, Editing, and Best Original Song.  The film would only come away with a single win with Giorgio Moroder (music) and Tom Whitlock (lyrics) taking the Oscar for their song, “Take My Breath Away.”

If I’m being honest, there’s really no argument that the best scenes are when the military planes are in the air.  Despite the mixed reviews upon release, the film managed to become a commercial hit.  The film would earn $356 million against a $15 million production budget!  The performances from Tom Cruise and Kelly McGinnis are among the best things in the film outside of the action sequences that really drive the excitement.  There’s also one memorable quote to come from the film and owns a place in cinematic history.  It’s when Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) and Nick Bradshaw(Anthony Edwards) recite the following line: “I feel the need–the need for speed!”


  • The Legacy of Top Gun
  • On Your Six – Thirty Years of Top Gun
  • Commentary by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott, Jack Epps Jr., and naval experts
  • Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun (6-part documentary)
  • Multi-Angle Storyboards
  • Best of the Best: Inside the Real Top Gun
  • Original Theatrical Promotional Material
    • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
    • Survival Training Featurette
    • Tom Cruise Interviews
    • TV Spots
  • Music Videos
    • Kenny Loggins – “Danger Zone”
    • Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
    • Loverboy – “Heaven In Your Eyes”
    • Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens – “Top Gun Anthem”

DIRECTOR:  Tony Scott
SCREENWRITERS:  Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr.
CAST:  Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt

Paramount Pictures opened Top Gun on May 16, 1986. The film is available on 4K UHD in Digital with a physical 4K UHD release to follow on May 19, 2020.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.