Paramount Home Media Distribution will be flying on Feb. 19 with a newly minted edition of director Tony Scott’s 1986 smash Top Gun on Blu-ray. Not just any Blu-ray, but a 3D presentation of the Tom Cruise action flick — it will also be making an IMAX theatrical debut as a 3D presentation nationwide on Feb. 8, so the buzz should be good for retail action.
According to Paramount, the film was re-mastered from the original negative scans and then converted to 3D under the direct supervision of the late Tony Scott.
The two-disc Blu-ray SKU (with UltraViolet) will feature both 3D and 2D presentations, with bonus goodies that include commentary from filmmaker Tony Scott, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and co-writer Jack Epps, Jr., a six-part documentary on the film’s production, four music video, a pair of featurettes and an interview with Tom Cruise.
In other release news this week, look for the Comedy Central DVD presentation of Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore to also street on Feb. 19.
This is her first stand up special, which was taped live this past June at the legendary Fillmore in San Franscisco. Between regular stints on the Daily Show as a “special correspondent,” a hectic stand up comedy schedule, movie appearances and voice work … you have to wonder when she finds time to sleep.
For fans, the DVD release Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore is welcome news … it arrives uncensored and with extra material not included in the Comedy Central cable presentation.
Not done yet! On Mar. 12 a fully restored presentation of director Cecil B. DeMille’s 1949 Technicolor biblical epic, Samson and Delilah — starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr — will be making its long-awaited debut on DVD.
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