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Top Gun

Special Collector's Edition
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 92 (Jan 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards & Tom Skerritt

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: 5+
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc special edition includes a vintage gallery of music videos (Kenny Loggins

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05638
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1986
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/14/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tony Scott
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Top Gun is a fast-paced, highly entertaining ride in the wild blue skies with a group of ace jet pilots taught at the Navy

DVD Picture:
Finally presented for home viewing in its original 2.40:1 aspect ratio (both the LaserDisc and previously released, non-anamorphic DVD were framed at 1.95:1), this new anamorphically enhanced DVD can be quite stunning. Colors are richly saturated and solid, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are well-balanced, though some scenes are a bit wanting in definition in the darker areas. There is some film grain and a few flecks of dirt noticed throughout, which is inherent in the source element, though not terribly bothersome. Rarely does the picture appear dated. Edge enhancement is quite minor, and pixelization is occasional. Overall, the picture looks will definitely be excited. (Suzanne Hodges)

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