Men in Black [WS] [P&S] [Single Disc Version] [DVD] [1997]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (102 out of 106)

Special Features


  • Visual and audio commentaries
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Men in Black
For his fifth effort as a feature-film director, one-time cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld brought his cartoonish visual style and darkly humorous sensibilities to this adaptation of, appropriately enough, a tongue-in-cheek sci-fi comic book. Will Smith stars as James Darrel Edwards, a New York City cop with an athletic physique and a flippant, anti-authoritarian attitude toward law enforcement. After chasing down a mysterious perpetrator one night who turns out to be an alien, James is recruited by "K" (Tommy Lee Jones), a veteran of a clandestine government agency secretly policing the comings and goings of aliens on planet Earth. Nicknamed the "men in black" for their nondescript uniform of black suit, shoes, tie, and sunglasses, the agents are assigned to recover a bauble that's been stolen by an intergalactic terrorist (Vincent D'Onofrio). It seems the item is none other than the galaxy itself, and its theft has plunged humanity into the center of what's shaping up to become an interstellar war, unless K and his new wisecracking partner, now renamed "J," can stop the bad guy. On their side but somewhat in the dark is a pretty, unflappable city medical examiner (Linda Fiorentino) who has been zapped one too many times by K's ingenious memory-sapping device. Men in Black was a box office smash, inspiring an animated children's television series and a hit soundtrack album that featured a performance by star (and rapper) Smith. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tommy Lee Jones
    Tommy Lee Jones - K
  • Will Smith
    Will Smith - J
  • Linda Fiorentino
    Linda Fiorentino - Laurel
  • Vincent D'Onofrio
    Vincent D'Onofrio - Edgar
  • Rip Torn
    Rip Torn - Zed



Overall customer rating

4.5
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Remastered to Perfection!

    Posted
    reconredneck
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    I am not going to try and persuade you that this film is great! It is what it is! What I will tell all of you that have this title on DVD, is that they have remastered this film to perfection! I am talking... Breathtaking Visuals and Sound that has been remixed and refined.. In Short, this is what the director wished you would have heard at the theaters back in 1997... Men in Black on Blu-Ray is definitely worth the money if you want to step up into HD, even tho you have this on DVD. Not to mention, this is a film that the whole family can sit down and watch together.. Go out and get this one... It's a very funny film and is my favorite film with Will Smith in it.. Worth every penny!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I recommend not to buy this product for $13

    Posted
    WWF92

    Why waste money when the whole movie has widescreen for black bars?It has no commentary from Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.I always like the first Men and Black movie and I was ashamed that when I first played this dreadful Blu ray disc it looked like watching it from old vhs tape.The picture was a little blurry,from half of the film.The sound effects were making cracking sounds from like an old vhs tape when you hear a lot of explosions and other sounds that are intense only in the movie.There is nothing wrong with my HDTV and Blu-ray disc player,because it's the way the blu ray disc is made in the disc.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Order primarily for an UltraViolet copy

    Posted
    SayWhat1218
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    I ordered the “Men In Black” movie primarily for UltraViolet and to upgrade my movie to Blu-ray. The on-line description stated UltraViolet and the sticker on the outside of the DVD stated UltraViolet. However, when opened by DVD yesterday, it did not include the UltraViolet code/insert. When I called my local Best Buy store, I was told that this is a manufacturing issue and I’d have to deal with the manufacturer. Very disappointed in Best Buy not standing behind the products that they sell.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Sharp transfer

    Posted
    MBH1776
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    If you are looking for special features/supplemental content on a blu-ray for Men in Black then you will need to look elsewhere. This is the film only but it is mastered in 4K resolution. It actually has a very sharp picture and the sound in the movie has always been excellent. For something that came out in 1997, this is about as "new" as the movie has looked to me in a while. I recommend this to someone looking for top picture quality. At least until a higher resolution is created, which it may already have been.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie in 4K BD Remaster!

    Posted
    Fcpeditor28
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    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    This is one of my favourite films and now I get to see it in 4K Mastered! Definitely recommend but it's important to note that this is "mastered in 4K" on BD and that this is not a 4K film on BD. You must have a BD Player that has the capability of playing back xv.YCC color, a 4K UHDTV and the cables to get the full benefit of the expanded color!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for the family

    Posted
    CholoFett76
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    This one was a classic. Great to watch with the family. Lots of laughs and action. Jones and Smith were great together. I would recommend watching all three but make sure you watch them in order. We repurchased this and Part 2 by trading in the dvd's and getting $5 off. Thanks Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fun ride from start to finish.

    Posted
    Talon
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    The agents are polar opposites, the bad guy is unabashedly wicked and brutal. Seeing Agent J get thrown into the deep end and watching him sink or swim in this new and terrifying world he finds himself in is just cool. Noisy Cricket for the win!! My .02 cents.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Standard Re-Release With Digital HD Added

    Posted
    Matt
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    I believe Men in Black has been released multiple times on blu-ray, and this release provides a Digital HD copy for Ultraviolet redemption. It's much cheaper than purchasing the film directly online to simply buy the blu-ray and use the code it comes with.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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