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Happy 30th Birthday to 'Top Gun'


May 16th marks the 30th anniversary of Top Gun's theatrical release. Many of our readers would insist that we've been waiting 30 years for Hollywood to make a military movie that's anywhere as close to as good as the tale of Maverick vs. Iceman. It's the movie that never gets old.


Paramount Pictures is celebrating this anniversary with a new limited edition Steelbook edition of the movie. You get a Blu-ray, a DVD and a Digital HD copy for about $13 online so this is a perfect Father's Day gift tor the Dad who hasn't bothered to get his own copy.


Check out Military.com Editor emeritus Ward Carroll's 2013 podcast interview with Kelly McGills here.

Here's a clip from the bonus features. Tom Cruise talks about getting cast in the movie.


And Iceman thinks Maverick is dangerous:


Maverick breaks the rules of engagement:


Set aside a few minutes to join Kenny Loggins once again on a ride to the Danger Zone:


Here's a complete list of the special features:

  • Commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, co-screenwriter Jack Epps, Jr. and naval experts
  • Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun
  • Multi-Angle Storyboards with optional commentary by Tony Scott
  • Best of the Best: Inside the Real Top Gun
  • Music Videos:
    • Kenny Loggins—"Danger Zone"
    • Berlin—"Take My Breath Away"
    • Loverboy—"Heaven In Your Eyes"
    • Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens—"Top Gun Anthem"
  • TV Spots
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Survival Training Featurette
  • Tom Cruise Interviews
And here's the very attractive new packaging:

top-gun-3d-copia copy

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