Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, a secret agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team. Fleeing from government assassins, breaking into the CIA's most impenetrable vault, clinging to the roof of a speeding bullet train, Hunt races like a burning fuse to stay one step ahead of his pursuers... and draw one step closer to discovering the shocking truth.
Coinciding with the theatrical release of Mission: Impossible III
, the collector's edition of the first Mission: Impossible
film weighs in with a little over a half-hour of new featurettes. The first and longest, "Mission: Remarkable: 40 Years of Creating the Impossible" (11 min.), begins with a discussion of the original TV series, but quickly becomes a standard behind-the-scenes promo of the two feature films. Shorter featurettes cover special effects, gadgets displayed at the International Spy Museum, real-life covert agents, and the making of the first movie's famous tunnel sequence. Also included are Tom Cruise's acceptance speech for the 2005 BAFTA/LA Stanley Kubrick Brittania Award for Excellence in Film and an accompanying nine-minute montage of his film clips (through War of the Worlds
), and his acceptance speech for the 2005 MTV Generation Award (presented by Katie Holmes) with a shorter clip montage. --David Horiuchi