Sunday, August 12, 2007

'Top Gun' Japanese HD DVD Features Discrete 6.1 Lossless Audio

Paramount Pictures (Japan) will be releasing Top Gun on HD DVD, this October 26. Fans of Top Gun will be glad to know that the Japanese HD DVD release contains the Dolby TrueHD 6.1 (English) lossless and Dolby Digital-Plus 6.1 (English & Japanese) audio tracks. DTS-ES 6.1 (English) audio option is also provided. The disc contains English & Japanese subtitle options. It is expected to be priced at 4,935 Yen (inclusive of relevant taxes).

An audio commentary (which I suspect is the one ported over from the Special Collector's Edition DVD) could also be expected on this release, pending further confirmation.

Based on the current information that I have, it seems that the North American HD DVD release of Top Gun is missing out on these features. The North American HD DVD release contains 5.1-channel audio, whether Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital-Plus, and certainly does not have any of the DVD special features ported over.

Once we have more of the finalised details, they will be posted up on this blog. Do contribute if you've more official information...

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