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Mission: Impossible (Special Collector's Edition) (1996)

Tom Cruise , Jon Voight , Brian De Palma  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno
  • Directors: Brian De Palma
  • Writers: Bruce Geller, David Koepp, Robert Towne, Steven Zaillian
  • Producers: JC Calciano, Paul Hitchcock, Paula Wagner
  • Format: Dolby, Color, NTSC, Special Edition, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: April 11, 2006
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EGDB10
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,107 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mission: Impossible (Special Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Mission: Remarkable: 40 years of creating the impossible
  • Mission: Explosive Exploits
  • Mission: Spies Among Us
  • Mission: Catching the Train
  • Mission: International Spy Museum
  • Mission: Agent Dossiers
  • Tribute Montages: Excellence in Film: Cruise, Generation: Cruise
  • Mission: Impossible theatrical trailer and teaser
  • MI3 teaser
  • TV spots
  • Photo gallery

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Additional Features

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

Product Description

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.

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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT THIS EDITION July 9, 2006
Format:DVD
I am a big fan of this movie but there's nothing special about this, so-called "Collector's Edition" which only seems to have been issued in order to have something tied up for the release of MI3.

There are a few short clips on how the incredible set pieces were made but no new interviews, deleted scenes, commentaries, etc. The featurettes included are as shallow as they can get. This is too bad given the many years we had been waiting for a special edition of this movie. Compare this to the incredible SEs Fox has been issuing of movies such as the Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Nine to Five, Planet of the Apes, etc. and it feels like somebody at Paramount ought to be fired.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant. July 8, 2006
Format:DVD
a reviewer below me called the storyline to this movie "a jumbled mess". oh my, how wrong he is. although, i will admit... i did not fully understand the storyline to this movie for TEN years. that doesn't mean it was a jumbled mess, though. it only means that my feeble mind wasn't able to comprehend the depth, detail and layers to it at first. so, TEN years later (2006) i watched it for what was probably the 20th odd time, and i FINALLY understood all of the twists and turns in the storyline and it all came together so beautifully. it was like poetry. it was one of those moments where you sit back and say to yourself "how in the hell can someone write something so ingenious?". so anyways, my point is: this movie has depth. it has layers upon layers upon layers. this is nothing like MI2 or MI3. this is a thinking-mans movie, and it is aesthetically beautiful in a very artistic way. each time you watch it, a new part of the story will reveal itself for you. and that's why i think this is the best M:I movie in the series BY FAR. compared to this one, the other two subsuquent sequals are loud, unintelligent and highly forgettable. like another reviewer said before me... this is one of the best action films i have ever seen. get it.
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, what are you talking about? February 25, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I don't quite get the bad reviews for this film. Its one of my All-Time favorites, and sure, it takes brains to follow the storyline. Yeah? So? I think that you have become to accustomed to action movies with no stories, just people getting blown up. This movie centers around Ethan Hunt (Cruise) an IMF agent sent on a mission in Keiv. The mission goes wrong and its up to Ethan to figure out what happened. He soon finds himself trying to keep a IMF NOC list from getting into the wrong hands. But whose hands are those? This movie does involve some thinking, and you may have to view it a few times to truly appreciate, but isn't that what a great movie does? You pick up new things every time you view. The movie stars Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Jon Voigt in a great role and other well known actors and actresses.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
Mission Impossible: I is the first movie of the three mission impossibles and it is by far the only one worth watching. True, the second one has crazy explosives and flying karate kicks but that's not what true espionage is all about.

Then there's the third one, the most recent, and it's more espionage than the 2nd but it too relys too heavily on explosions and big names to give you any real value as a movie. This movie is the bread and butter of "didn't see it coming" espionage spy movies!

That said, I'd like for you as a viewer of reviews to check out the DVD reviews of this Movie and get more of a feel for what it has to offer, Here in the "Blu Ray" Review I just want to tell you whats improved or not improved, for that matter, on the blu ray version. I currently have the Onkyo TX-SR805 receiver which decodes True HD and DTS Master HD audio formats NEITHER OF WHICH ARE SUPPORTED ON THIS BLU RAY DISC.

The best audio that is offered on this Disc is regular Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 which sounds great, but does not live up to the standards that are trying to be set in this next generation of home entertainment.

So I was disappointed in not getting the HD audio I would expect it does look fantastic in HD, there's a lot of contrast in black levels and the details in face shots are phenomenal but I wouldn't replace my Old Mission Impossible DVD with a Blu Ray Version (I rented it from blockbuster online to see the difference)

Hope this helps you as a consumer Cheers.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A movie that can fit all puzzle pieces together. December 9, 2000
Format:DVD
I've owned this DVD for almost two years now. i probably watched this five or six times. Every time I watch this movie, I notice it again and again, how skillfuly pieces are put together. First of all, nothing that comes up on the screen is accident. That means, every little action or even just slight passing of an object gives the viewer a piece of information. Director De Palma did a superb job of implying what's going to happen, without being too obvious. for example, in the beginning of the movie, you see a Russian couple walking around, drunk, out side of the embassy. Screen focuses on them just for two seconds. You wouldn't normally guess that they would have any connection with the storyline. Well, it later turns out that the couple was another IMF team working in a mole hunt mission. Another very subtle part is where Tom Cruise is obtaining the NOC list at the headquater of CIA, in Lanley. When Tom Cruise copies that list from the computer, while hanging on a rope from a ventilation, he takes out two blank writable CD's. I mean why the hell would he want to take out two CD's for. Well, little bit later in the movie, that small, subtle scene plays a role. Mission Impossible I has a lot of subtle scenes. Watch carefully, then things will make sense. All pieces fall into one great piece. As far as DVD is concerned, it has low video quality. But I think it worths spending money on DVD.
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