Synopsis: When U.S. government operative Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his mentor, Jim Phelps (Jon Voight), go on a covert assignment that takes a disastrous turn, Jim is killed, and Ethan becomes the prime murder suspect. Now a fugitive, Hunt recruits brilliant hacker Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and maverick pilot Franz Krieger (Jean Reno) to help him sneak into a heavily guarded CIA building to retrieve a confidential computer file that will prove his innocence.
The Review: On May 22nd, 1996 the future of action thrillers was forever altered. Gone were the days of larger than life action heroes like Schwarzenegger and Stallone. A new blockbuster hero was born, one that used cunning and skill and ran. . . a lot. Tom Cruise’s portrayal as IMF agent Ethan Hunt will go down as one of the best non-caped heroes to grace the screen. The success of the franchise rest on the shoulders of the original film, a film that used a whip-smart script and a director who is more akin to Alfred Hitchcock than Michael Bay. Showing the world you don’t need mindless explosions and Disney level dastardly villains to grab a stranglehold on the summer blockbuster list. 25 years later this remains a shining example of entertainment at its best.
5 out of 5
The Release: The newly remastered Collector’s Edition Blu ray includes an exclusive car decal and a gallery of the original trailers for the first six Mission: Impossible films. Newly remastered in 1080p, the film has never looked so good. Even the fine layers of grain are gone giving the film an overall sleek and clean look. It is absolutely worth replacing your old disc.
Special Features: The disc includes the previously released content.
- 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 Dossier
- Excellence in Film: Cruise
- Generation: Cruise
- Photo Gallery
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spots
Running Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
Rated PG-13 for some intense action violence