(aka 'Mission Impossible: The Complete First Season')
Leonard Horn, Charles R. Rondeau, Bernard L. Kowalski and Marc Daniels
USA 1966 -67
An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture...
The head of the "Impossible Missions Force", a top-secret government group of operatives, is secretly communicated his next assignment. The elaborate use of electronic gadgetry, masters of disguise and detailed plans that require split-second timing made this TV show an "on the edge of your seater"! In Season One Briggs (Steven Hill) assembles a team that includes a master of disguise (Martin Landau), a femme fatale (Barbara Bain), an electronics whiz (Greg Morris), an incredibly strong man (Peter Lupus) and an occasional guest star as a supplemental addition to the team! out of
Television Premiere: September 17th, 1966
DVD Review: Paramount (7 single sided - dual-layered discs) - Region 1- NTSC
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|Distribution||Paramount - Region 1- NTSC|
|Runtime||Each episode is around 50:12 X 28 episodes|
Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.14 mb/s (sample)
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 1.0)|
Season 1, Episode 0: Pilot
Season 1, Episode 0: Pilot
forget the Mission Impossible theme music? rivaling Peter Gunn
as one of the most memorable in TV history. Right from the pilot episode
the show leaps forward leaving no wonder the 'idea' was swiftly swept up
by Hollywood to showcase Tom Cruise. Image quality
quite strong for a 40-year old TV show - detail and color are excellent. This may
be the best classic television transfer that I have seen. All 27
episodes (and initial pilot) are clean
and progressively transferred for regions 1 with no subtitle options or
extras. These appear to be the original length (50:12) - not the
shortened version as seen in syndication.
Image quality is quite strong for a 40-year old TV show - detail and color are excellent. This may be the best classic television transfer that I have seen. All 27 episodes (and initial pilot) are clean and progressively transferred for regions 1 with no subtitle options or extras. These appear to be the original length (50:12) - not the shortened version as seen in syndication.
Paramount have included an optional audio upgrade to 5.1 and it sounded fairly decent - certainly superior to the original mono track. No extras but we are getting over 20 hours of intelligent, well-acted, suspenseful TV. Personally I am thrilled with this set - I enjoyed the mid 60's clothes, Barbra Bain's hairstyles and all the nostalgia that this show brought together with its quiet style. I can't see too many people not enjoying this. out of
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