Other Sellers on Amazon
Mission Impossible - The '88 TV Season [DVD]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
|Price:||£10.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
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
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent 'new' series of this classic of the 60s. Great episodes, fantastic cast.
Therefor a shame this series was not digitally remastered for DVD.
Never seen this series ever and found it too be a mix of very good episodes too I wish they never made that one. Read morePublished on 15 May 2014 by WW2 History Buff
The product was just what I was looking for and thoroughly enjoyed it and I received it within the time that was givenPublished on 24 Nov. 2013 by David