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Release Date: December 4th, 2018 Movie Release Year: 1996

Mission: Impossible - 6-Movie Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Overview -

Defying all expectations, the Mission: Impossible series miraculously continues to grow in both visual spectacle and engaging storytelling, as each new installment somehow manages to be better than its predecessor, partly thanks to the evolution and growth of the franchise's central hero, Ethan Hunt. Fans can now enjoy all six films as if for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, featuring excellent Dolby Vision HDR presentations, outstanding high-resolution audio but the same set of supplements as the Blu-rays. Overall, the 13-disc UHD package is Recommended and makes for a great addition to the library.

Mission: Impossible

Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, a secret agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team. Fleeing from government assassins, breaking into the CIA's most impenetrable vault, clinging to the roof of a speeding bullet train, Hunt races like a burning fuse to stay one step ahead of his pursuers and draw one step closer to discovering the shocking truth.

Mission: Impossible 2

Director John Woo brings his own brand of excitement to the mission that finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) partnering up with the beautiful Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton) to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world. But before the mission is complete, they’ll traverse the globe and have to choose between everything they love and everything they believe in.

Mission: Impossible 3

Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt in this pulse-pounding thrill ride directed by J.J. Abrahms. Lured back into action by his agency superiors (Laurence Fishburne and Billy Crudup), Ethan faces his deadliest adversary yet - a sadistic weapons dealer named Owen Davian (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). With the support of his IMF team (Ving Rhames, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Maggie Q), Ethan leaps into spectacular adventure from Rome to Shanghai as he races to rescue a captured agent (Keri Russell) and stop Davian from eliminating his next target: Ethan's wife, Julia (Michelle Monaghan).

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

No plan. No backup. No choice. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his elite team (Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg) go underground after a bombing of the Kremlin implicates the IMF as international terrorists. While trying to clear the agency's name, the team uncovers a plot to start a nuclear war. Now, to save the world, they must use every high-tech trick in the book.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

With their elite organization shut down by the CIA, agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team (Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) must race against time to stop The Syndicate, a deadly network of rogue operatives turned traitors. To stop this global threat, Ethan must join forces with an elusive, disavowed agent (Rebecca Ferguson) whose loyalty is suspect as he faces his most impossible mission ever.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

On a dangerous assignment to recover stolen plutonium, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) chooses to save his team over completing the mission, allowing nuclear weapons to fall into the hands of a deadly network of highly-skilled operatives intent on destroying civilization. Now, with the world at risk, Ethan and his IMF team (Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson) are forced to become reluctant partners with a hard-hitting CIA agent (Henry Cavill) as they race against time to stop the nuclear fallout. There’s never been a threat more destructive, stunts so jaw-dropping or a mission so impossible!

OVERALL:
Recommended
Rating Breakdown
STORY
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPECIAL FEATURES
Tech Specs & Release Details
Technical Specs:
Thirteen-Disc UHD Combo Pack, 5 UHD-66 Dual-Layer Discs / 1 UHD-100 Triple-Layer Disc, Region Free
Video Resolution/Codec:
2160p HEVC/H.265, Dolby Vision HDR
Aspect Ratio(s):
2.40:1
Audio Formats:
English Dolby Atmos, English Dolby TrueHD 7.1, English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles/Captions:
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Special Features:
Isolated Score Track
Release Date:
December 4th, 2018

Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take

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Both the Fast & Furious and Mission: Impossible films have defied expectations over the years, as each new installment only seems to improve upon its predecessor. But whereas the Furious entries can function as standalone popcorn actioners hellbent at marveling moviegoers with insane vehicular mayhem, the Impossible franchise is a smartly-crafted interconnected series that grows and advances with its central hero, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). While also astounding audiences with plenty of stunning visual spectacle and astonishing feats of daredevilry, every new sequel expands on the character's mythos, showing that he and his allies live in a larger universe that affects his personality and decisions. Action sequences are a direct result of his choices, the outcome of a decisiveness that has potentially been influenced by the events of the movies which have preceded it. And it's with this in mind that makes the Mission: Impossible series so entertaining, watching a talented, astute and otherwise sensible individual afflicted by years of sacrifice, conscious of the impact his choices have had on his personal life, as well as the world around him.

Mission: Impossible — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible II — 3.5 Stars

Mission: Impossible III — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible – Fallout — 4.5 Stars

Vital Disc Stats: The Ultra HD Blu-ray

Paramount Home Entertainment brings the Mission: Impossible series to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as a thirteen-disc combo pack dubbed the 6-Movie Collection with a Digital Copy code for the entire franchise. Said code unlocks a 4K UHD digital copies on services like iTunes and Vudu. The first five dual-layered UHD66 discs and one triple-layered UHD100 disc come inside the standard black, eco-elite case with two center spindles. Meanwhile, the remaining seven Region Free Blu-ray copies are packaged inside a thicker-than-normal blue, eco-elite case with two center spindles. The two packages come with a glossy, side-sliding slipcover. At startup, viewers are greeted with full-motion clips, the usual menu selections along the bottom and music.

**UPDATE: The package is missing the second Blu-ray discs containing bonus features from M:I-3, Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation.**

Video Review

Ranking:

Disavowed IMF agents fight the state-of-the-art espionage world of Ultra HD with mostly excellent and highly-satisfying HEVC H.265 encode in Dolby Vision HDR. As would be expected, the last three entries of the franchise look the best and the first two are arguably the weakest. But overall, with improved contrast, brightness and a wider color gamut, all six movies have never looked better than in these 4K presentations.

Mission: Impossible — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible II — 3.5 Stars

Mission: Impossible III — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible – Fallout — 4.5 Stars

Audio Review

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Accompanying the new and improved video, the franchise is also joined by a range of excellent and reference-quality audio presentations. A few years ago when the original trilogy first hit Blu-ray, the three films arrived with legacy Dolby Digital audio, but for Ultra HD, they have been upgraded to lossless 5.1 Dolby TrueHD. The last three feature the same soundtracks also enjoyed on their BD counterparts. More specifically, Ghost Protocol comes with a 7.1 Dolby TrueHD track, while Rogue Nation and Fallout are equipped with Dolby Atmos soundtracks.

Mission: Impossible — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible II — 3.5 Stars

Mission: Impossible III — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation — 4.0 Stars

Mission: Impossible – Fallout — 4.5 Stars

Special Features

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All the same assortment of supplements are ported over from previous home video releases. The commentary tracks are shared with the UHD discs, and the rest of the special features can be found on the accompanying Blu-rays. You can read more about the bonuses in the individual links above.

Final Thoughts

With the last three entries, the Mission: Impossible series has defied all expectations, as each new installment somehow progresses for the better both in visual spectacle and engaging storytelling. Much of the enjoyment comes from watching the franchise's central hero, Ethan Hunt, grow and evolve over the years with each new adventure taking its toll on his personality and informing his decision-making. Fans can now enjoy all six films as if for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, featuring excellent Dolby Vision HDR presentations that appreciably improve on their HD SDR counterparts and are accompanied by outstanding high-resolution audio soundtracks. Although the same set of supplements are ported over, the overall UHD package is Recommended and makes for a great addition to the library.