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5.0 out of 5 stars A mission you must accept!, 8 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: Mission Impossible Quadrilogy [Blu-ray] [1996] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Until the release of 'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol' I had only seen the first film, the two other films in the series somehow passing me by.

Having finally watched the remaining films over a rainy weekend a while back I was struck by just how good the series really is; each entry in the series to date has had its own memorable moments and they are all of a consistently high quality.

This box set contains all four movies to date and it is a worthwhile purchase even if you already own any of the films on standard DVD.

The set contains four discs and they come in a single case; the case is sturdy and the discs on my set were held firmly in place.

The case also has an outer sleeve made from cardboard.

I'll break down the contents of each disc because these vary in quality and quantity.

1. Mission: Impossible

Audio - German, English, French - 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles - German, English, French, and English for the Hearing Impaired

* Mission: Remarkable - 40 Years of Creating the Impossible (11:26)
* Mission: Explosive Exploits (05:09)
* Mission: Spies among Us (08:40)
* Mission: Catching the Train (02:39)
* Mission: International Spy Museum (06:31)
* Mission: Agent Dossiers
* Excellence in Film (09:15)
* Generation: Cruise (03:36)
* Photo Gallery (06:30)
* Mission: Marketing - Trailers x2 (03:03) and TV Spots x9 (03:52)

Total running time of 59:21.

There is no audio commentary provided and the total running time of the feature is 01:50:12.

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2. Mission: Impossible 2

Audio - German, English, French - 5.1 Dolby Digital

Audio commentary by Director John Woo (subtitles available in German, English and French)

Subtitles - German, English, French, and English for the Hearing Impaired

* Behind the Mission (14:28)
* Mission Incredible (05:12)
* Impossible Shots (34:17)
* I Disappear - Metallica (04:33)
* Alternate Title Sequence (00:37)
* Excellence in Film (09:15)
* Generation: Cruise (03:36)

Total running time of 71:18.

The total running time of the feature is 02:03:35.

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3. Mission: Impossible 3

Audio - German, English, French - 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles - German, English, French, and English for the Hearing Impaired

Audio commentary by Tom Cruise and Director J.J. Abrams (subtitles available in German, English and French)

There are no further extras available on the Mission: Impossible 3 disc.

The total running time of the feature is 02:05:24.

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4. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Audio - English - 7.1 Dolby TrueHD; English, Spanish, French, Italian - 5.1 Dolby Digital; English - Audio Description

Subtitles - English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, and English for the Hearing Impaired

* Mission Accepted (29:38)
* Impossible Missions (06:13)
* Deleted Scenes x3 - with optional audio commentary from Director Brad Bird (05:12)

Total running time of 41:03.

There is no audio commentary provided and the total running time of the feature is 02:12:56.

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The audio and visual quality of the films is everything you would expect from a High Definition transfer; the quality increases with each film.

The first film is now sixteen years old (that makes me feel old!) and it is understandable that the image won't be quite as sharp as the most recent outing; however it was this disc that impressed me most when comparing to my DVD version.

The level of detail really is stunning and when watched on a big screen television with the volume turned up (I have played mine through a 5.1 system) the films really do look and sound spectacular.

The extras vary in quality and a couple of them are repeated, but overall they are good and do provide some interesting background information.

The Mission: Impossible films really have maintained their quality; the introduction of a different director for each film, superb special effects and a great cast have kept them fresh and relevant.

This Blu-ray box set has varied considerably in price from when it was first announced but I have managed to pick it up for £18.00 and I must say that it represents outstanding value.

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