Tom Cruise Leads a Sensational International Cast in the Most Spectacular Action Movie of the Year MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL

Worldwide Blockbuster Debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 17, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - 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.

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL will be available in a Limited Edition three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack bursting with over two hours of special features that whisk viewers away to exotic locations in pursuit of the global production, disclose how the thrilling action sequences were captured, reveal the secrets of the life masks and other cool props, and much, much more. The film will also be available as a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and as a single-disc DVD, each with select special features. All Blu-ray and DVD releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL Limited Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL Blu-ray containing the main feature is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Blu-ray containing the special features is presented in 1080p high definition with English audio and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Blu-ray (Disc 1)

  • Feature film in high definition

Blu-ray (Disc 2)

  • Mission Accepted
    • Suiting Up In Prague
    • Heating Up In Dubai
    • Vancouver Fisticuffs
  • Impossible Missions
    • The Russian Prison
    • Shooting in IMAX®
    • Art Department
    • A Roll of Film
    • Life Masks
    • Stepping into the Storm
    • The Sandstorm
    • Dubai Car Crash
    • Lens on the Burj
    • Props
    • Composer
  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Brad Bird
    • Including an Alternate Opening
  • Trailers

DVD (Disc 3)

  • Feature film in standard definition

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL Blu-ray in the two-disc combo pack is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the two-disc combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc breakdown is as follows:


Blu-ray (Disc 1)

  • Feature film in high definition
  • Mission Accepted
    • Heating Up In Dubai
    • Vancouver Fisticuffs
  • Impossible Missions
    • The Sandstorm
    • Props
  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Brad Bird
    • Including an Alternate Opening

DVD (Disc 2)

  • Feature film in standard definition

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition, plus the following:

  • Impossible Missions
    • The Sandstorm
    • Props
  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Brad Bird

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL Synopsis
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 by an international cast that includes Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Lea Seydoux.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present a Tom Cruise / Bad Robot Production: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL. The film is directed by Brad Bird and the executive producers are Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Paul Schwake and Dana Goldberg. The film is produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk and is based on the television series created by Bruce Geller. The screenplay is written by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec.


About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC's home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL

Street Date:

April 17, 2012

Pricing:

$34.99 U.S. (Limited Edition three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack)

$29.99 (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack)

$19.99 U.S. (Single-disc DVD)

Runtime:

132 minutes

U.S. Rating:

PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence

Canadian Rating:

14A for violence

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SOURCE Paramount Home Media Distribution

For further information:

Brenda Ciccone, Paramount Home Media Distribution, +1-323-956-8091, brenda_ciccone@paramount.com

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