Top Gun 2 Maverick UK DVD, Blu-ray & digital release date news

The sequel is shaping up to be one of the biggest films out on the big screen this year, so here’s our look ahead at the Top Gun 2 Maverick UK DVD, Blu-ray and digital release date. It’s been a long time in the making, but after a lot of delays it’s finally here and the reviews have been very positive so far.

Top Gun 2 Maverick UK DVD, Blu-ray & digital release date

Following it’s stint at the box office, it will be available to buy first with the digital release, although you’ll be able to watch the Home Premier rental around a month after its arrival in cinemas. The DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD versions will then follow the digital purchase (details below) and the review all point to the prospect of some quality behind the scenes bonus features to enjoy for the latter two.

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The plot sees Peter Mitchell – AKA Maverick – returning to the Top Gun flight academy as an unlikely ace teacher this time around. He’s got a lot of baggage from the previous film, but he still feels the need for speed and he needs to pass on his unconventional flying techniques to a new bunch of cadets.

UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital release date

We’re expecting the Top Gun 2 Maverick UK digital release date to be around late August 2022, so it looks set to bookend the summer months. The long-awaited sequel comes out at the box office in Britain on the 25th May 2022, and it looks set to become one of the year’s big blockbuster films. There may well be other big films out over the summer with Marvel’s Thor Love and Thunder and Black Panther Wakanda Forever still to come, but with such positive reviews it should still be in the mix in the top three.

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The film will then come out on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD with a UK release date just a week or so after digital. This should put the physical versions of the home entertainment release around the first week of September, just as the summer holidays are winding down.

With the effects of COVID starting to slowly feel like a distant memory, the film industry is reverting to its previous cinema to physical time frames. This means that there’s more of a wait than before with the likes of The Batman hitting cinemas in the UK on the 4th March 2022 and DVD, Blu-ray and 4K for the 13th June 2022, compared to the 30th September 2021 and the 20th December 2021 for No Time To Die.

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The turning point came with Spider-Man No Way Home, which was incredibly popular for its cinema run and acts as a good model for Top Gun 2. As a result, it looks like production companies with successful big screen movies will then delay the launch for home entertainment to give the film the best chance at success at the box office.

Other films with physical releases around the same time as Maverick include DCs Super Pets and The Bob’s Burgers Movie. While we’re looking forward to the latter, neither of them have got much chance of shaking Tom Cruise off the number one spot.

We’ll update you with more details on the digital, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K release as they get confirmed. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to see news and updates on upcoming releases, and you can see more on the film with the official Top Gun movie Twitter page at https://twitter.com/TopGunMovie.

North America release date

As ever, things are likely to go a little differently in North America, with a release date likely a few weeks earlier than in the UK for digital, Blu-ray and 4K. What this means for Top Gun Maverick is that it should be out in the US and Canada for early August.

North America has also been experimenting with earlier digital purchase options around a similar timeline to the Home Premier early access rental. This will be much more expensive than waiting, but if you’re planning to rent it like this then you might want to check out the purchase option too.

DVD and Blu-ray details

Age rating: TBC (UK) TBC (US)

Runtime: 2 hours, 11 minutes

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Cast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connoly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Monica Barbaro, Val Kilmer

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Review

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The reviews for Maverick have been very strong following the premier, so fans of the first film will probably have this pencilled in for their home entertainment collection. While the DVD will be the least expensive option, you might want to consider either the Blu-ray or 4K Ultra HD versions.

Apart from the visuals being better suited to the visceral action of the flight sequences, DVD releases are usually bereft of bonus features. It’s a similar story for the standard definition digital release, but you should check out the details for the HD and 4K digital options to compare the bonus features.

In terms of re-watch value, you’ve got to ask yourself how many times you’ve seen the first film. If it’s in the double or triple digits then you’re probably going to get a lot out of Top Gun 2. Tom Cruise has clearly gone to the next level in terms of bringing Maverick back from the 80s and with the incredible dog fights and aerial stunts there’s a lot to keep you coming back for more

However, and it’s a big one for us, a significant part of the success of the first film is the romance side of things, which isn’t as lauded in the 2nd film. The brilliant Jennifer Connelly (Labyrinth, The Rocketeer, Dark City, A Beautiful Mind) is Pete’s new flame, but the burgeoning relationship was always going to find it tough to hold a candle to the steam of Cruise and Kelly McGillis.

Digital, DVD and Blu-ray review: 3.9/5