Happy 30th Birthday to ‘Top Gun’

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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.

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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.

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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:

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