Paramount Pictures invites you to bring home the next (and biggest – to date) assignment from the IMF as Mission: Impossible Fallout comes home on blu-ray.
We’ve followed Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) since 1996, over the course of fifth films, and now, the sixth film, is probably the biggest, most impressive entry into the franchise since Brian De Palma first revitalized the series.
Ethan is once again joined by his team mates, Benji (Simon Pegg) and Luther (Ving Rhames). They cross paths with Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson), and have a CIA agent, August Walker (Henry Cavill) serving as their oversight, and the eyes of Erika Sloane (Angela Bassett).
Even as the film rockets along, with stunning set pieces and stunts set all over the globe, there is an emotional through line as we finally get a pay off of the Julia (Michelle Mongahan) story line that works perfectly within the confines of the Mission: Impossible universe.
The action beats are unparalleled and I love the fact that the blu-ray transfer keeps the film’s aspect ration changing as it slides from 2:35 to IMAX for some of the more impressive sequences, like the HALO jump.
A wealth of extras (they get their own disc!) all filmed in high definition make the latest Mission: Impossible blockbuster a must to own! An indepth look at the stunts Tom Cruise actually (!) performed for the film (and consequently no matter what you think of him personally, you have to respect the dedication he brings to these films – he even broke his foot in one leap, and the take made the film), a short doc on the making of the film, a deleted scene montage, a long overdue (for many films, not just this one) look at how the music is layered into the film, and trailers – and for me, I love the art of a trailer, and feel they need to be a must on every disc.
On the main disc, there are a number of commentaries, and an isolated music score (one word for that – SWEET!). The trio of commentaries break down like this, one featuring director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise, a second featuring McQuarrie, and the film’s editor Eddie Hamilton, and a third featuring the film’s composer Lorne Balfe.
Each of these commentaries is smart, and insightful, breaking down the production of the film from its inception to the finishing notes of the film’s score.
This is a series of films that just seems to be getting stronger and stronger the longer the franchise continues. It’s one of those rare series that sees the sequels out performing, and out wowing the previous installment.
This one is a must for action fans, and needs to be seen in blu-ray, as the picture and sound transfer is crystal clear, and the high definition image looks amazing.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it… Pick up Mission: Impossible – Fallout on blu-ray today from Paramount Pictures.