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Mission Impossible - The '88 TV Season [DVD]

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  • Actors: Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis, Antony Hamilton, Phil Morris, Jane Badler
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Revelation
  • DVD Release Date: 23 July 2012
  • Run Time: 923 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007IT89FO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,091 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A remake of the original classic series, actor Peter Graves reprises his role as Jim Phelps, the brilliant and charismatic leader of the Impossible Mission force. Summoned out of retirement, Phelps organizes a new team of I.M.F. agents in order to carry out dangerous and complex assignments. Contains all 19 episodes of the First Season

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Everyone who loves the old 'Mission Impossible' TV series knows that the '88 and '89 seasons were not as good as the original 7 seasons. But they were better than most of the other stuff on the telly in these days. So it's a reason to be happy to have the '88 and '89 seasons on DVD finally.
But be prepared: the picture quality of the '88 season is only slightly better than VHS quality. This is especially dissapointing because one is spoiled by the perfect picture quality of the original seasons which are about 20 years older.
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I must admit when I ordered this was unsure about it but I really enjoyed it a lot .I also bought the 89 TV series. I grew up with the originals so this had a lot to live up to and I enjoyed it as much .Everyone can enjoy watching this.
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I am a great fan of all MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE productions.
But the old ones from the sixties and seventies have a much better picture quality than the "newer" production from 1988 and 1989. It seems that they haven't used the original master-film for this DVDs, but only the analogue TV master tapes. An indication is the graphical element at the beginning of some episodes "in stereo where available".
This was maybe important for the broadcasters to show "yes we can broadcast in stereo, not only in mono" - but has nothing to do with the DVD.

- The picture is blurred and you can count pixels - even when watching this DVDs on an old 4:3 TV screen.
- In comparison with the DVD-editions of the 60ies and 70ies, the 88 and 89 episodes only have subtitles in english for hearing-impaired persons. No subtitles or audioversions in other languages.

For fans of MI it is a must have. But the DVD-Collections of the original series of the 60ies and 70ies offer much more quality.
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Coming to Region 2 for the first time, the 1988-89 sequel series to Mission:Impossible (rarely syndicated here- thank you CBS Action!) ran for only 2 seasons of which this is the first. Fans only of the Cruise movies probably won't find what they're after here; but if you have caught an episode on an infrequent repeat, or are a fan of the 1966-73 series and wonder how this shapes up, read on.

There'd been talk of a reunion movie or remake almost since 1973. Other revamps like Star Trek:The Next Generation had proved successful and when a writers' strike broke out in the USA, the studio decided they could remake classic Mission scripts with new actors in Australia where filming was considerably cheaper. In the end, only a handful of scripts were reused and the series became a continuation of the original with new team members, rather than a remake with new actors.

Did it work? Well, it's as faithful as a fan could want with Peter Graves reprising a certain Mr. Phelps, leading a team including Barney Collier's son Grant (played by Greg Morris' real life son Phil) and featuring guest parts for Morris (original seasons 1-7) and Lynda Day George (6-7). Australia affords a wealth of location filming convincingly simulating the UK, USA, Carribean, Africa, South America, Iron Curtain and, er, Australia, that gives the series a break from the old redressed studio backlots. The special effects look good even today.

There are problems though. While Graves and Phil Morris are fine in their respective roles, the limitations of the others are evident. This isn't so much a problem for the Tony Hamilton, as likeable as Peter Lupus in the strongman role.
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Some previous reviewers were disappointed with the quality of the recording. I'm quite happy with it. Episodes were as exiting as they were when I first watched them as a young girl. A good purchase. Delivery to Finland took about 2 weeks.
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Yes, this isn't as good as the original series which ran in the 60's and 70's, but it's still worth watching, and earlier episodes in the season in particular are very good.
The unravelling of the plot is not nearly as complex as before, but this loss is made up for by some good special effects and production values - some episodes could almost be mini-movies, and unlike in the original, when the IMF team visit a foreign location, it actually looks like that location, rather than just being filmed on a US studio backdrop.
I must comment on the picture quality - The image isn't as sharp as it could be, though it looks to my eyes that this is because of the cameras used to record the series, rather than a fault with the DVD or lack of restoration, but this is a disappointment.
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I don't believe the '88 Mission Impossible is comparable to the old one. Considered separately, the story perhaps isn't always compelling, but most of the episodes are interesting enough to warrant watching them, perhaps being driven by nostalgia at that as I am. Fans of the show will find much more to enjoy, and as a fan, I'm giving it four stars, acknowledging its occasional repetitiveness, but someone who's not a fan would probably go for three. Anyway, for under 15 pounds, this is a good series to own, watch and re-watch.
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