OVERVIEW: Called “a powerful thrill ride that is simultaneously gritty and dazzling” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) the global smash hit MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL explodes onto Blu-ray and DVD (both with UltraViolet™), On Demand and Digital Download April 17, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Boasting “a bullet train of action and an arsenal of cool gadgets” (David Germain, Associated Press), MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL delivers non-stop thrills and breathtaking stunts, including a dizzying ascent up the world’s tallest building that Roger Ebert called “one of the most spellbinding stretches of film I’ve seen.” The extraordinary Tom Cruise returns as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, along with an exceptional cast of actors including Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Paula Patton (Precious) and Michael Nyqvist (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). With a worldwide box office take of more than $650 million, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL is the must-own action-thriller of the year.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL will be available in a Limited Edition three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack bursting with over two hours of special features that whisk viewers away to exotic locations in pursuit of the global production, disclose how the thrilling action sequences were captured, reveal the secrets of the life masks and other cool props, and much, much more. The film will also be available as a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and as a single-disc DVD, each with select special features. All Blu-ray and DVD releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.
SYNOPSIS: Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates “Ghost Protocol.” Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency’s name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know.
FILM REVIEW: “Light the fuse!” Yeah baby, light the fuse to ignite the fourth and hopefully not the last Mission Impossible. What a ride! Just when you thought it was all over for major blockbuster productions for this year especially after the huge summer movie season, BAM, Tom Cruise,
J.J. Abrams, Brad Bird and company come out with this beast of a film. It is fast, non-stop action and plot with plenty of classic Mission Impossible feel. It is very hard to look away from the screen for fear of missing anything. The story is pretty good too. The title says it all: Ghost Protocol. This mission has to be done almost completely on their own without the support of IMF and as fugitives themselves. What a twist, what a mission, and what a story. It was a lot of fun to watch. Calling the gadgetry used in the film high tech is not enough. It is more like intense tech. The cinematography and filming locations were also intense. Another star of this film was the Burj
Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The building is truly surreal and the scenes involving it were over the top. There was also a very special BMW vehicle used that out ranks any prototype you’ve ever seen in an Auto Show. So, yes, there is plenty of eye candy but used tastefully. This would also include a particular cast member that I believe is underutilized in the world of cinema. Paula Patton is a gorgeous woman that draws attention and can act too. The movie also has a good injection of humor, most of which in the charge of Simon Pegg . . . who better for this kind of role in this kind of movie. This is his second appearance in an MI movie and a much larger role which he handles very well. This time around we have the addition of one of the more in demand actors of the big screen today. The presence of Jeremy Renner gives the movie more edge and compliments Tom Cruise so much that they almost compete. But make no mistake, the movie is all about Tom . . . and oh yeah, his stunts. Tom’s still got it and I’m glad he is still doing it. Of the four Mission
Impossibles, I would say that this is my favorite team. So where’s Ving Rhames you ask? Yes he appears but only a brief cameo. I was a little disappointed about that. He’s Ethan’s right hand man; I mean what’s up with that?
Part of the excitement of this latest MI installment is that it is the live action directorial debut for Brad Bird of The Incredibles and Ratatouille fame. So we know he can put a movie together, only now it’s with real people. He did just fine. Granted, having producers like Tom Cruise and
J.J. Abrams in your corner as well as dealing with the firmly established franchise that is Mission Impossible, well it would be hard to steer wrong. This MI is at least as good as the others so if you liked the previous three, you will not be disappointed at all by number four.
By Cine Marcos
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Brazilian Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital
that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
English, Spanish, French
and Portuguese subtitles.
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P Enhance for 16x9 TVs
English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Brazilian Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description
English SDH, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese
Feature film in high definition
o Suiting Up In Prague
o Heating Up In Dubai
o Vancouver Fisticuffs
o The Russian Prison
o Shooting in IMAX®
o Art Department
o A Roll of Film
o Life Masks
o Stepping into the Storm
o The Sandstorm
o Dubai Car Crash
o Lens on the Burj
Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Brad Bird
o Including an Alternate Opening
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