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Top Gun to take the highway to the danger zone in 3D with theatrical re-release

09.12.2011

If you feel the need for something more than just the need for speed, you might be excited to learn that TOP GUN is being prepped for a 3D re-release in 2012. Four minutes of the newly converted 3D footage was screened for a broadcasting convention in Amsterdam and showed off the famous "Danger Zone" sequence.

Paramount has yet to formally comment on the matter but Legend3D, the company responsible for handling the 3D conversion (who has worked on TRANSFORMERS 3, CONAN and GREEN LANTERN), made the announcements at the International Broadcasting Convention.

According to Rob Hummel, the Legend3D CEO, the plan is for Paramount to re-release TOP GUN in theaters in early 2012. The reason Paramount likely hasn't announced anything is that, as Hummel says, "They want to get [director] Tony Scott's approval before they go forward." (Shouldn't they have gotten Scott's approval before they went forward in the first place?)

TOP GUN is just one of the many library classics being prepped for a 3D re-release, despite a clear audience backlash towards the format this year. TITANIC, STAR WARS and LION KING are all being re-released in 3D in the next few months, now with TOP GUN joining the list.

What do you think of converting old films? Is this any different from the colorization of black and white classics? Is there one old movie you think would look good in the format?

Source: THR

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10:10AM on 09/13/2011
Aliens and maybe....Eraser! lol.
Aliens and maybe....Eraser! lol.
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12:55AM on 09/13/2011

2D digitally remastered please

i wish this 3D phase would just die already! i'm with Rukas on this, i hope theres a 2D showing at my local
i wish this 3D phase would just die already! i'm with Rukas on this, i hope theres a 2D showing at my local
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12:23AM on 09/13/2011

What. The. Fuck.

People hardly want to see contemporary films in 3D and now we're dusting off movies from 20 years ago? Negative, Ghost Rider, this idea sucks balls in numerous dimensions.
People hardly want to see contemporary films in 3D and now we're dusting off movies from 20 years ago? Negative, Ghost Rider, this idea sucks balls in numerous dimensions.
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8:09PM on 09/12/2011
I hope my local will show "Top Gun 3D in 2D"...
I hope my local will show "Top Gun 3D in 2D"...
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7:22PM on 09/12/2011
I understand the backlash, but 1 movie I wouldn't mind seeing converted is Three O'Clock High.
I understand the backlash, but 1 movie I wouldn't mind seeing converted is Three O'Clock High.
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6:29PM on 09/12/2011
I'd rather watch an original black and white film over a re-colored film any day. Same goes for 3D. If it wasn't originally intended for the third dimension, then I'll pass.
I'd rather watch an original black and white film over a re-colored film any day. Same goes for 3D. If it wasn't originally intended for the third dimension, then I'll pass.
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6:20PM on 09/12/2011
The Matrix in 3D
The Matrix in 3D
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6:07PM on 09/12/2011
Love me some Top Gun but in 3D no thank you, my poor eyesight can't handle it.
Love me some Top Gun but in 3D no thank you, my poor eyesight can't handle it.
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5:49PM on 09/12/2011

As previusly said


Better than a remake.
I wish he would drop Scientology though.
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Better than a remake.
I wish he would drop Scientology though.
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5:46PM on 09/12/2011
Finally we get to see everybody in this movie come out of the closet...err uhh screen.
Finally we get to see everybody in this movie come out of the closet...err uhh screen.
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4:43PM on 09/12/2011
3D is stupid and it adds NOTHING to the films. Production companies do it because they know they'll make money because sadly, and moronically, people are paying to see them. I'm quite shocked that posters on here, people who supposedly love film, that they support this crap.
3D is stupid and it adds NOTHING to the films. Production companies do it because they know they'll make money because sadly, and moronically, people are paying to see them. I'm quite shocked that posters on here, people who supposedly love film, that they support this crap.
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2:43PM on 09/12/2011
Well at least with colorization I feel wowed that they could do it pretty well
Well at least with colorization I feel wowed that they could do it pretty well
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1:33PM on 09/12/2011
I'll take this any day over a remake.
I'll take this any day over a remake.
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1:23PM on 09/12/2011
As long as the 3D conversion is good, then I'll go and see it.
As long as the 3D conversion is good, then I'll go and see it.
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12:27PM on 09/12/2011
"If the 3D is shit, launch the Alert 5 aircraft!"
"If the 3D is shit, launch the Alert 5 aircraft!"
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12:24PM on 09/12/2011
The 3D in Conan was horrible, I am not too keen on this however that being said these guys obviously need practice so they might as well.
The 3D in Conan was horrible, I am not too keen on this however that being said these guys obviously need practice so they might as well.
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12:09PM on 09/12/2011
"You're in 3D Maverick!"
"Yes...Iceman...I am in 3D"
(I could do these quotes all day long!)
"You're in 3D Maverick!"
"Yes...Iceman...I am in 3D"
(I could do these quotes all day long!)
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4:37PM on 09/12/2011
Hopefully you don't.......
Hopefully you don't.......
11:57AM on 09/12/2011
"You saw a 3D post-conversion negative dive of Top Gun?"

Yes Ma'am

What were you doing there?
"You saw a 3D post-conversion negative dive of Top Gun?"

Yes Ma'am

What were you doing there?
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11:51AM on 09/12/2011

Iceman's Teeth Jut Out of the Screen.

You screw up just this much...you'll be flying a cargo plane full of dog shit bootleg 3D DVDs out of Hong Kong!
You screw up just this much...you'll be flying a cargo plane full of dog shit bootleg 3D DVDs out of Hong Kong!
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11:06AM on 09/12/2011
"I don't know Maverick that shitty 3D transfer really screwed him up. I don't think we can land."
"I don't know Maverick that shitty 3D transfer really screwed him up. I don't think we can land."
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10:55AM on 09/12/2011
negative ghostrider, the pattern is full!
negative ghostrider, the pattern is full!
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10:44AM on 09/12/2011
Seriously hope they edit out the volleyball scene..... :D
Seriously hope they edit out the volleyball scene..... :D
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10:40AM on 09/12/2011
"I Feel the need - The Need for Speed" then Fwooooshhhh F-16 fly by at the audiences.

As for your question, Ghostbusters should be nice in 3D, i.e. the Library Ghost scene, or Marshmallow Man explodes.
"I Feel the need - The Need for Speed" then Fwooooshhhh F-16 fly by at the audiences.

As for your question, Ghostbusters should be nice in 3D, i.e. the Library Ghost scene, or Marshmallow Man explodes.
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11:32AM on 09/12/2011
You mean F-14?
You mean F-14?
12:46PM on 09/12/2011
Oops, my bad.
Oops, my bad.
1:25PM on 09/12/2011
They're F-14 Tomcats...not F16s.
They're F-14 Tomcats...not F16s.
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10:23AM on 09/12/2011

The 3D gays are beating the russians

SWORD FIGHT! SWORD FIGHT!
SWORD FIGHT! SWORD FIGHT!
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10:23AM on 09/12/2011
Lord of the Rings trilogy might benefit from the 3d conversion, the film already looks 3d in it's current form because of the visual compositions.

Lord of the Rings trilogy might benefit from the 3d conversion, the film already looks 3d in it's current form because of the visual compositions.

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9:58AM on 09/12/2011

"Is there one old movie you think would look good in the format?"

I'd never want it to become considered the definitive version or anything, but I'd be curious to see 2001: A Space Odyssey in 3D. Just as a little experiment type deal, which is the same way I'm viewing the Lion King thing. I also think the way Verbinski composed his Pirates trilogy lends itself to 3D in a big way - lots of foreground/background elements constantly interacting. Guy has a better grasp of 3D without actually using it than most directors seem to when they have the tech at their
I'd never want it to become considered the definitive version or anything, but I'd be curious to see 2001: A Space Odyssey in 3D. Just as a little experiment type deal, which is the same way I'm viewing the Lion King thing. I also think the way Verbinski composed his Pirates trilogy lends itself to 3D in a big way - lots of foreground/background elements constantly interacting. Guy has a better grasp of 3D without actually using it than most directors seem to when they have the tech at their disposal.
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11:15AM on 09/12/2011
I'm sorry you do not touch Stanley Kubrick's movies. 2001 is perfection. No need to go fubar it up by making it 3D.
I'm sorry you do not touch Stanley Kubrick's movies. 2001 is perfection. No need to go fubar it up by making it 3D.
9:41AM on 09/12/2011
3D sword fights!
3D sword fights!
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