Three Tom Cruise Flicks Make Their 4K Debut

While Tom Cruise's next film, Top Gun: Maverick, has been pushed back until Christmas, fans can still fulfill their need for speed this month.

May 13th marks Top Gun Day (unlike days for Star Wars or Alien, this date is completely arbitrary). Paramount is marking the occasion by releasing the original film on 4K Ultra HD for the very first time. Newly remastered, the Tony Scott action flick that launched Cruise into superstardom will feature pristine picture and awesome sound. Special features include a 30th anniversary retrospective, interviews with the cast of the new film, as well as legacy material from previous Blu-ray and DVD releases.

If that's not enough, you can get more Cruise-Scott action with the new release of Days of Thunder, which is one of the most '90s movies of all time, and features the diminutive actor in his most unbelievable role yet: a NASCAR driver named Cole Trickle. And you'll also be able to pick up Cruise's highest-grossing movie of all time: War of the Worlds, the awe-inspiring Steven Spielberg remake of H.G. Wells' timeless story.

All three films will feature digital copies, and are available to buy digitally on Wednesday, May 13 and physically on Tuesday, May 19.

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.