Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2011]

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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (245 out of 252)

Special Features


  • Impossible missions
  • Deleted scenes
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Academy Award-winning director Brad Bird (Ratatouille) makes his live-action feature directorial debut with the fourth installment of the massively successful Mission Impossible series. The Kremlin has been bombed, and the blame has fallen on the IMF. As a result, the president initiates Ghost Protocol, and accuses Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team of placing the bomb in an attempt to incite a global nuclear war. Now, in order to clear the IMF of terrorism charges, Ethan assembles a new team to uncover the truth by using every high-tech trick in the book. But this time they're on their own, and should they be caught, the entire world could be plunged into a nightmare from which there is no waking up. Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, and Simon Pegg co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise - Ethan Hunt
  • Paula Patton
    Paula Patton - Jane
  • Simon Pegg
    Simon Pegg - Benji
  • Jeremy Renner
    Jeremy Renner - Brandt
  • Michael Nyqvist
    Michael Nyqvist - Hendricks



Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blue is glue... Red is dead....

    Posted
    JakeInLivnColor
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    After the third movie kind of underperformed at the box office in May 2006, I was quite shocked and, frankly, quite scared for the series. Though it had some of the best reviews of the entire series up to that point, has a ton of fans, great action and intrigue, it was mainly killed due to its star. I am not going to go into detail about his (seemingly) mid-life crisis on TV and tabloids and I am certainly not delving into his religious beliefs, I am going to say M:I:III was awesome and still holds up 10 years later as a superior action blockbuster. Luckily, Cruise ventured into some interesting films between III and Ghost Protocol, found his footing again and prepared to take on Ethan Hunt once more. An IMF agent is murdered in cold blood, while trying to smuggle out nuclear launch codes out of Budapest that would prevent all-out annihilation of the world. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise, as if you didn't know) is locked up in prison, but is freed by his cohorts Carter (Paula Patton) and MI3 holdover, Benji (Simon Pegg) to an amusing sequence set to "Ain't That a Kick to the Head", very reminiscent of Hudson Hawk, though way better. Hunt is given the assignment to travel to Moscow, break into the Kremlin, apprehend known criminal only known as "Cobalt" and retrieve the stolen launch codes. The break-in is successful, but the codes are not there and someone over the IMF radio frequency detonates a bomb within the Kremlin, destroying it, and the world on the brink of nuclear war. The IMF is disavowed, so Hunt and his cohorts and a new face, Brandt (Jeremy Renner), an analyst for the IMF, who is barely trusted by the team but must overcome their differences to save the world.... again. So the plot is more of a tool rather than a foundation, and using this knowledge helps the movie succeed in every way possible. Director Brad Bird, making his live action debut, uses his tried and true talents and manages to make the second best M:I film of all time. Giving the film a huge dose of humor helps the enjoyment process, but also delivers amazing action set pieces (The sandstorm car chase, the climax of the film, and the true standout scene, The Burj Khalifa sequence) with amazing flair and style he is known for. The cast are all excellent, with Cruise being a terrific action lead, Patton being an excellent foil to Hunt, Renner giving us a new character to possibly pass the torch after Cruise retires and is worthy of the mantle. The real standout is Pegg, giving us a funny performance that makes any regular Joe able to be in the feet of a rookie agent like Benji. The villain, though is a weak point of the film. Lea Seydoux delivers a deliciously acidic performance as the henchwoman, and Michael Nyqvist also great as the main villain, but the villain is nothing new. Its like a less ridiculous Bond baddie, and isn't given too much to do (Remeber Dougray Scott from M:I-2? Me either...) unfortunately. The screenplay is full of funny one-liners, action set pieces, and a decent story, but as I said earlier, its more of a tool rather than the foundation. The score by Michael Giacchino is appropriately action-y, but gives it jazz undertones (No techno or electronica, Thank God!) and the traditional signatures from Giacchino that stand out very well. The cinematography (Shot on 35mm and IMAX) is beautifully captured by Robert Elswit, the editing is top notch and has zero confusing quick edits typical of modern action fare, the CGI largely well-done and is all-around a big budgeted film with all the highlights therein. Moving to the BluRay, the PQ/AQ is up first. The 2.35 film, being shot on 35mm film and on 65mm IMAX film, looks amazing in HD. The picture is sharp, colors are accurate and never dull (Unless needed), no ringing, no edge enhancement and is completely worthy for demo disc duty (Take note: the film doesn't switch to 1.78 during the IMAX scenes, nor are they included as extras, unfortunately). The AQ is no slouch either, with Paramount delivering a terrific and wall-rattling 7.1 Dolby TrueHD track. Gunshots, explosions, dialogue, car crashes, one-liners and everything audible is delivered to the max with some great surround elements and terrific use of LFE. Moving on to the extras, which are located on disc 2 (Being the Best Buy exclusive), we start off with Mission Accepted: Suiting Up in Prague. This 18-minute chat with Bird, Cruise and other cast and crew members, deliver a nice chat about how the director was able to flex his style muscles, shooting in Prague and how it doubled for the Kremlin and much more. Mission Accepted: Heating Up in Dubai (18 minutes) talks about the city of Dubai, the challenges of shooting in and on the Burj Khalifa and also shooting in IMAX. Mission Accepted: Vancouver Fisticuffs is a 12-minute look at shooting in Canada on sound stages and the city itself, mainly looking at the finale that took six months to build the enormous set. The next section is entitled Impossible Missions, consisting of 11 featurettes as follows: - The Russian Prison is a 12-minute look at shooting the opening sequence, the scale of the scene and also chatting about Brad Bird's transition from animation to live-action. - Shooting in Imax (4 min.) talks about IMAX - Art Department (3 min.) is how the designers transformed Prague to Moscow with extreme detail. - A Roll of Film (2 1/2 min.) talks about what happens to a roll of film after shooting. - Life Masks (2-min.) is making plaster casts of the actors' faces for certain scenes. - Stepping Into the Storm (2 min.) is test footage of the sandstorm sequence. - Dubai Car Crash (8 min.) is a great look at the car chase sequence during a sandstorm, how the crew prepared for the stunts, having a stunt not go according to plan and successfully capturing the final moment on screen. - Lens on the Burj (1 min.) is a brief look on the challenges of filming on the world's tallest building. - Props is a 4 minute look at the gadgets, weaponry, and the mask making machine in slight detail. - Composer (11 min.) is a look at Michael Giacchino and how he came up with the music to the film. Deleted Scenes (15 min.) gives us deleted and alternate material all with an optional commentary with Brad Bird and finishing up the extras are two trailers for the film. A DVD and digital copy are also included as well. All in all, this is a terrific film, worthy of any collector's shelf space and/or Mission: Impossible fans. The disc itself are stunning with some demo worthy picture and sound, and there is also a ton of extras here, but a commentary with Brad Bird and Tom Cruise would've been an excellent addition to the proceedings (Also, being the BBY exclusive, the regular edition only has 2 Mission Accepted featurettes, 2 of the Impossible Missions ones and the delted scenes with optional commentary) but overall, go and get it now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Review To Read.. If You Choose To Accept It..

    Posted
    JokerSnk
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    The long wait is finally over as Tom Cruise finally returns to the celluloid to reprise his epic role of the enigmatic IMF agent Ethan Hunt. The brilliance of Mission: Impossible III was marred by the infamous sacking of Tom Cruise by Paramount's owner and movie mogul Sumner Redstone, who blamed Cruise's bizarre sofa-hopping TV antics, and intransigent support of Scientology for movie's relatively poor show at the box office that resulted in losses of up to £75million in revenue. The sordid incident ensured that the wait for the next installment of the franchise had to be a long one. The half a decade lull that ensued saw Cruise's career sunk to a new nadir with movies like Lions for Lambs (2007), Valkyrie (2008), and Knight and Day (2010) failing to impress at the box office, while his contemporaries and coevals continued to tumble records at the box office, attaining new heights of fame and stardom. It is indeed ironic that Cruise's most impressive show in this interim has been his well-disguised cameo in Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder (2008) in which he plays a the foul-mouthed, hot-headed, half-bald studio executive. But, every coin has the other part that completes the picture. While the things have been going a bit rough on the professional front, Cruise's personal life has finally been witnessing a much needed sense of calmness and stability. Such stability on the personal front can often lift a person's morale providing him with a sense of rejuvenation that can help him fare well in all the facets of life. Tom Cruise's rejuvenated self is pretty much apparent in the latest installment of the MI franchise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Ghost Protocol takes the viewer on a roller coaster of a ride from Moscow to Dubai, all the way to Mumbai, never allowing a breathing space, keeping him on the edge of the seat throughout. MI – GP is indeed the quintessential action extravaganza that the ardent lovers of the genre perpetually anticipate to devour upon in order to satiate their ever growing hunger for unremitting action and adventure. Ethan Hunt is back in all his glory with some newly added dimensions to his old daredevilry that had established him as the greatest contemporary to Ian Fleming's larger than life human incarnate. As seen with Bond in Casino Royale, the key men behind the MI franchise have made conscious efforts to make the caricature of Hunt more vulnerable to danger and crises, and hence more human. MI – GP delivers everything that an action-movie lover craves for: suspense, intrigue, passion, daredevilry, razzmatazz, and much more. The adrenaline filled action is well complemented by the dazzle of the geeky gadgets on display and it is this synergy that makes MI – GP an incredibly sublime experience. The tremendous reputation that the high octane franchise carries meant the newly appointed director Brad Bird—mostly renowned for his animation flicks The Incredibles and Ratatouille—had his work cut out for him. Brad Bird has indeed been up to the task and has lived well to the expectations of Cruise and the entire production team led by J.J. Adams, who directed the third movie of the series back in 2006. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is packed with a plethora of action sequences that includes a shootout in Budapest, an escape sequence from a Moscow Jail, a sandstorm chase in Dubai, and a classic brawl in an automated parking garage in Mumbai. However, the sequence that stands out is the one in which Tom Cruise climbs the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa by clinging to it from the outside using suction gloves, giving the Spiderman a run for his money. After the splendidly executed siege of the Vatican in the third installment, Ethan and his IMF team are on the lookout for some classified information pertaining to a Russian extremist Kurt Hendricks, which takes their quest to Kremlin. The covert mission goes awry as their plan is sabotaged by the personal intervention of Hendricks, which turns the tables on Cruise and his team rendering them sequestered and helpless. The questionable events that unfold at Kremlin, forces the US President to invoke the Ghost Protocol leading to the disavowal of IMF. Ethan and his team, which includes the computer geek Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), agents Jane Carter (Paula Patton) and William Brandt (Jeremy Renner), despite their severe handicap are the only hope left at preventing the diabolical duo of Hendricks and his stalwart Wistrom from fulfilling their demonic mission of global destruction through a nuclear war. Simon Pegg as Benji is spot on with his persiflage, and his nonchalance adds a much needed levity to the otherwise tense plot. Paula Patton as Jane Carter is a treat to the sore eyes: her imperial gait, upright posture, predatory agility, dusky complexion, steamy mystique, athletic built, curvaceous figure, and apparent haughtiness make her an object of envy for males and females alike. Her ethereal presence undoubtedly leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. The introduction of Jeremy Renner as William Brandt adds another layer of intrigue to the plot of MI – GP. Brandt's enigmatic part allows Renner to depict a wide array of emotions that his previous roles couldn't offer. The over-hyped inclusion of veteran Indian actor Anil Kapoor in the MI – GP cast is undoubtedly movie's greatest disappointment, especially from the perspective of Indian cineastes, as the actor fails to make an impression during his ephemeral performance. Overall, MI – GP has managed to raise the bar for the Action genre. Indian movie-makers, who have recently started to delve into the genre, can look to take a note or two out of MI – GP in order to iron out the usual glitches. Despite the occasional lack of coherence in the plot, MI – GP works quite well at almost all the levels and promises to be a great entertainment. 8/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A quality blu ray that is light on the features

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    ClintCommander
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    MIGP is my favorite mission impossible movie barely going beyond MI3. I really wasn't expecting it but I was pleasantly surprised with the action and the acting. If you liked the movie the blu ray is definitely the way to go. Top quality here. The video looks great with a very sharp, clear, and deep picture with only a scene or two of light fuzz. I would give video a 9/10. The audio work is amazing as well. The dialogue comes in crystal clear and the there are quite a few moments in the movie that gives your bass a workout. The audio direction is fantastic. Just listen when tom is chasing the bad guy through the sandstorm. That really stood out to me. A 10/10 for me for the audio. I can't really say that I was impressed with the amount of special features that the movie offers, however. There are only a few features that explain a bit on how different parts of the movie were made. What is here, however is quite good and interesting to watch if you're a fan of the movie. I just wanted more. I didn't find a commentary track either which bummed me out. In short, I would recommend this blu ray to anyone who enjoyed the movie. It has an amazing audio/video presentation that is worth owning. I just wish it had more features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This mission bests the entire preceding trilogy.

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    Travman
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    While Brad Bird's involvement directing his first live-action film was my main draw, I will admit I had little faith in the film. I underestimated the amount of awe, suspense, thrills, & excitement this film would contain. Each action scene is perfectly paced & kept me on the edge of my seat. the story is easy to follow & doesn't fall prey to any traditional cliches. The video/7.1 audio presentation is top-notch. My only real complaint would be that the switching aspect ratios filmed for the IMAX release are trimmed down to leave the picture seamless. While I appreciate Brad Bird's opinion as an artist, I do believe the film benefited from the scope & depth the IMAX cameras brought to the suspense scenes. The extras in this Best Buy Exclusive are definitely worth the few extra bucks, there are loads of good behind-the-scenes footage. Overall, this is a fantastic release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for everyone

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    dDave64
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    Mission Impossible is better than ever with this movie. Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, the cast is great all around. I also made good use of the ultraviolet digital copy that came with the movie. My only complaint is that there seems to have been some fairly significant shelf wear on the case (scuffed on one corner and one of the clips is broken). This is the second movie I've bought from Best Buy online (the other was Taken) and both have had minor case damage like this. Still, I'm just being picky. The price is right, the movie is great (disc certainly undamaged) and the case damage is negligible. I'd recommend this to anyone that likes action, Tom Cruise, or Mission Impossible in general.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Action Flick + Digital Copy RIPOFF!

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    DrGeary
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    The movie is great! Love the action sequences, and flair. Please do NOT buy this if you have iTunes and want to use the digital copy. The Ultraviolet digital copy is a huge run around.-Ultraviolet is NOT iTunes compatible AND the usual way to get around this, using a Flixster app, is useless since Flixster does not have a contract with Paramount Pictures. Some claim that Flixster will correct this by sending you an iTunes copy- but I contacted them and was told they "don't do that". If you want a digital copy that works with iTunes, please buy it from iTunes. Don't make my mistake!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very entertainig movie

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    dannys07
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    I am a very big Mission Impossible movies fan. I was very pleased with how this movie came out. I was impressed with the way it was shot, the locations that were chosen and the cast. The acting could have been a little bit better, but in the overall scheme of things, it can easily be overseen. The twist and turns that this movie takes are pretty spot on meaning that some are unexpected, which is a recipe for a great spy movie. Overall I give it 4.5 out of 5 and for the price, you most definitely get your moneys worth. You will undoubtedly be entertained. Plus, nobody in the industry runs like Tom Cruise!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    definitely part of MI triology, yet offers reboot

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    danikat
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    I didn't get a chance to watch this in the theaters, but I'm glad I snagged the BR/DVD/DC version that was available from Best Buy when it was released. Brad Bird (Pixar's The Incredibles) did a wonderful job going to live-action. Cruise was a bit wooden, but the others were good. LOVE Simon Pegg as Benji!!! The beginning reminded me of Bond flicks but without the naked women & the tv show beginning. Am tempted to pull out my laptop & have it playing again in the background while I work on some reports. Some awesome one-liners in there. Simon Pegg was da bomb! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend



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