“Top Gun” is getting a physical media collector’s set that packages both the original 1986 film and its 2022 sequel together in one 4K steelbook package. Each steelbook comes with 4K and standard Blu-Ray copies of the movies as well as digital codes, a bevy of special features, and tons of “Top Gun” related nicknacks, like “Top Gun” dog tags, a leather “Maverick” keyring, magnetic decals, coasters, and photos.
The original movie gets the lion’s share of bonus features, thanks in no small part to a previous home video release, that includes a huge commentary with Tony Scott, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jack Epps Jr, and some naval experts to weigh in on the film’s authenticity. There are a bunch of docs on the making of the movie and even the original music video.
“Top Gun: Maverick” is a little lighter on the bonus features, but does include a Tom Cruise Masterclass from the Cannes Film Festival, and at least four behind-the-scenes docs. I’d love a commentary with director Joseph Kosinski, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, and Tom Cruise, but like the Stones sang, you can’t always get what you want.
If “Top Gun” works the same kind of magic on the home video market as it did in theaters, who knows? Maybe the studios will start supporting these big, cheesy, tchotchke-filled home video releases again.
The “Top Gun 2-Movie 4K Steelbook Superfan Collection” will be out in time for Christmas with a scheduled December 6, 2022 release date.