(aka 'Mission Impossible: The Complete Second Season')

directed by Lee H. Katzin, Paul Stanley, Alf Kjellin, Leonard Horn, Alexander Singer, Marc Daniels, Alf Kjellin, Michael O'Herlihy and Robert Totten
USA Sept 67 - March 1968

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 Two Jim Phelps (Peter Graves) 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) plus an occasional guest star as a supplemental addition to the team!   out of  

Gary W. Tooze

Television Premiere: September 17th, 1966

DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Paramount (7 single sided - dual-layered discs) - Region 1, 4 - NTSC

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Distribution Paramount - Region 1, 4 - NTSC
Runtime Each episode is around 50:00 X 28 episodes
Video 1:33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.20 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.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 1.0) DUB: Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Subtitles English, Spanish, Portuguese, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Paramount Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

Season 2, Episode 1: The Widow
Original Air Date: 10 September 1967

Season 2, Episode 2: Trek
Original Air Date: 17 September 1967

Season 2, Episode 3: The Survivors
Original Air Date: 24 September 1967

Season 2, Episode 4: The Bank
Original Air Date: 1 October 1967

Season 2, Episode 5: The Slave: Part 1
Original Air Date: 8 October 1967

Season 2, Episode 6: The Slave: Part 2
Original Air Date: 15 October 1967

Season 2, Episode 7: Operation 'Heart'
Original Air Date: 22 October 1967

Season 2, Episode 8: The Money Machine
Original Air Date: 29 October 1967

Season 2, Episode 9: The Seal
Original Air Date: 5 November 1967

Season 2, Episode 10: Charity
Original Air Date: 12 November 1967

Season 2, Episode 11: The Council: Part 1
Original Air Date: 19 November 1967

Season 2, Episode 12: The Council: Part 2
Original Air Date: 26 November 1967

Season 2, Episode 13: The Astrologer
Original Air Date: 3 December 1967

Season 2, Episode 14: Echo of Yesterday
Original Air Date: 10 December 1967

Season 2, Episode 15: The Photographer
Original Air Date: 17 December 1967

Season 2, Episode 16: The Spy
Original Air Date: 7 January 1968

Season 2, Episode 17: A Game of Chess
Original Air Date: 14 January 1968

Season 2, Episode 18: The Emerald
Original Air Date: 21 January 1968

Season 2, Episode 19: The Condemned
Original Air Date: 28 January 1968

Season 2, Episode 20: The Counterfeiter
Original Air Date: 4 February 1968

Season 2, Episode 21: The Town
Original Air Date: 18 February 1968

Season 2, Episode 22: The Killing
Original Air Date: 28 February 1968

Season 2, Episode 23: The Phoenix
Original Air Date: 3 March 1968

Season 2, Episode 24: Trial by Fury
Original Air Date: 10 March 1968

Season 2, Episode 25: Recovery
Original Air Date: 17 March 1968

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2006

4 transparent double slim Keepcases inside VHS sized cardboard box
Chapters: 8 in each episode X 28

 

Comments:

Can anyone 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.

There are some differences from Season One (reviewed HERE). Obviously in the show itself Graves replaced Hill as team leader, but on the DVD front image quality remains very good for a 40-year old TV show - detail and color are excellent. One of the better classic television transfer that I have seen. All 25 episodes are clean and progressively transferred for regions 1 (and 4) with no extras. But in the Second season Paramount have decided to invest some further effort with optional subtitles (in English, Spanish or Portuguese) and a Spanish DUB is offered. These new additions, as well as the allowing region code 4, obviously mean that this DVD set will be offered for South Americans to enjoy as well.

NOTE: These appear to be the original length (approx. 50:06 each) - not the shortened versions as seen in recent syndication.

 

As with Season One Paramount have included an optional audio upgrade to 5.1 and it sounded fairly decent - certainly superior to the original mono track, but it is a remix so don't expect too much. No extras but we are getting about 20 hours of intelligent, well-acted, suspenseful TV. It shows some age in that plots can be a bit cheesy and formulaic but I loved every minute especially the 60's clothes, Barbra Bain's hairstyles and all the nostalgia that this show brought together with its efficient style. The Second Season was really getting the show into gear propelling it through 7 strong seasons and 168 episodes.

Gary W. Tooze



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