Mission: Impossible Blu-ray Review – 1996 Action Movie

I tend to like most of Tom Cruise’s film so I’ve decided to have a mini season looking at some of his movies that have had Blu-ray releases starting off with Mission: Impossible from 1996 which if I’m honest I haven’t watched for quite some time. It’s been out on the format since 2011 but is it in need of some restoration work? Let’s find out here’s my Mission: Impossible Blu-ray Review.

  • Mission: Impossible Blu-ray Review (1996)
  • Running Time: 110 Mins
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Paramount
  • Blu-ray Released: 17 October 2011

When an agent attempts to steal a CIA non-official cover list IMF are brought in to expose the agent and prevent the list from being sold to the highest bidder. However the IMF operation led by Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) goes badly wrong leaving fellow team member Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) to work out who is behind the plot.

Mission: Impossible Blu-ray Review (1996)The story is written by David Koepp & Robert Towne

Style / Direction

Brian De Palma directs and produces a visual action spectacle that allows the films complex storyline to flow nicely.

The cinematography is handled by Stephen H. Burum.

Music / Audio Effects

Well put simply the main theme is pretty awesome creating the perfect action movie score and comes courtesy of Danny Elfman.

Acting / Characters

Mission: Impossible boasts a fabulous cast and the great news continues as they all work brilliantly together with standout performances coming from from both Jon Voight and Tom Cruise.

Conclusion: Mission: Impossible Film Review

If you have seen the subsequent films you will probably know that the first film stands out from them in terms of plot style. This film however is excellent as are the sequels that followed but there is definitely a bit more depth to the first film.

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Conclusion: Mission: Impossible Blu-ray Review

Having just re-watch this nineties action classic I have to say there are some annoying speckles of dirt that persist throughout the film and one scene in which the quality drops quite badly for a few seconds.

All in all it’s not terrible but I think a quick clean-up is now required followed by a new release. I’m not sure if this has already happened but if not it certainly needs to.

On to the extras and there are plenty to keep you going for quite some time.

  • Mission: Impossible 40 Years of Creating the Impossible (11 mins)
  • Mission: Explosive Exploits (5 mins)
  • Mission: Spies Among Us (9 mins)
  • Mission: Catching The Train (3 mins)
  • Mission: International Spy Museum (7 mins)
  • Mission: Agent Dossiers
  • Excellence In Film: Cruise (9 mins)
  • Generation: Cruise (4 mins)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Mission: Impossible Teaser
  • Mission: Impossible Trailer

On to my movie rating for Mission: Impossible (1996)

  • Movie Rating: MUST SEE
  • Blu-ray Picture: DECENT
  • Extras: EXCELLENT

Mission: Impossible (1996) is available now on Blu-ray.

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Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not be representative of the Blu-ray version

So that’s Mission: Impossible Blu-ray review, if you have any thoughts on this film you can leave them in the comment section below:


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Mission: Impossible Blu-ray Review (1996)

Director(s): Brian De Palma

Actor(s): Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Henry Czerny, Emmanuelle Béart, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave

Genre: Action

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A great action spy movie that forges its own style

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