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With Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol hitting DVD and Blu-ray this week courtesy of Paramount, we sat down with some of the cast to talk about their experiences on the film, working with Tom Cruise, and just what it takes to be an Imf agent. We’ve already brought you an interview with Paula Patton and Simon Pegg, and now it’s the turn of Vladimir Mashkov who plays Russian agent Anatoly Sidorov.
Did you see the previous installments in the franchise? Can you call yourself a fan?
I saw all the films. My favorite is part three, directed by J.J. Abrams. It is very impressive. It’s a wonderful amalgam of different genres performed by talented actors and meeting the audience’s expectations. Part four goes even further, throwing more genres into the mix: it combines action, adventure, thriller, and comedy. The film is loaded with humor which, in my opinion, »
Last week, I was invited to Washington D.C. to take part in a special press event for Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD April 17. The event took place at the International Spy Museum, right in the heart of our nation's capital, which is quite an amazing facility that I highly recommend visiting if you ever find yourself within the Beltway.
Director Brad Bird was on hand for a Q&A session with the press, but first off, I got to sit down, one-on-one, with Dale Shelton, who served as a weapons consultant on the sequel. He was responsible for high-tech gadgets such as the biometrics readers, facial recognition, thermal imaging, night vision, and other devices. Check out our exclusive video, then read on to see what Brad Bird had to say about this blockbuster.
We have an exclusive featurette from the upcoming home video release Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD April 17. Go behind-the-scenes to watch an orchestra compose the score for Tom Cruise's thrilling climb of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Check it out!
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Exclusive - The Music to Ethan on The Burj
Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, Imf operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates "Ghost Protocol." Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency's name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow Imf fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know. Tom Cruise returns in the starring role as Ethan Hunt and is joined »
Called "a powerful thrill ride that is simultaneously gritty and dazzling" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) the global smash hit Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol explodes onto Blu-ray and DVD (both with UltraViolet), On Demand and Digital Download April 17, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Boasting "a bullet train of action and an arsenal of cool gadgets" (David Germain, Associated Press), Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol delivers non-stop thrills and breathtaking stunts, including a dizzying ascent up the world's tallest building that Roger Ebert called "one of the most spellbinding stretches of film I've seen." The extraordinary Tom Cruise returns as Imf agent Ethan Hunt, along with an exceptional cast of actors including Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Paula Patton (Precious) and Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). With a worldwide box office take of more than $650 million, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol is the must-own action-thriller of the year. »
4 items from 2012
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