Rent the first three ‘Mission: Impossible’ films on Facebook today or take home the ‘M:I’ Extreme Trilogy on DVD or Blu-ray on December 6, 2011! Paramount Pictures offers two new ways for fans to watch the first three films in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise, just in time for the premiere of the fourth installment of the series, ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ in theaters and IMAX December 21st.
Filmed all over the world and featuring the distinctive styles of some of the biggest directors in Hollywood, each movie in the series is rated PG-13 and provides non-stop action as ‘Ethan Hunt’ (Tom Cruise) completes the seemingly impossible missions around the world.
Fans of the film series can rent ‘Mission: Impossible,’ ‘Mission: Impossible II’ and ‘Mission: Impossible III’ directly through Paramount Picture’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ Facebook Page. Currently available only to U.S. consumers, each of the first three movies in the franchise can be rented individually for 30 Facebook Credits ($2.99) and viewed for up to 48 hours. Members of the social networking site will be able to watch the movie in full screen, pause and even leave Facebook and then continue playing the film when they log back into the site.
‘Mission: Impossible’ (1996) – Directed by Brian De Palma, the first of the ‘M:I’ films landed on the big screen with a bang (not to mention a few explosions!). Based on the popular television series, the audience is just getting to know the IMF team when ‘Ethan Hunt’ suddenly becomes the single surviving team member as the others are ruthlessly murdered during a mission. Not surprisingly, ‘Ethan’ comes under suspicion as the organization’s mole but despite appearances to the contrary, he not the only survivor of the sneak attack. Forming an uneasy partnership with ‘Claire Phelps’ (Emmanuelle Béart), ‘Ethan’ and ‘Claire’ are on a mission to uncover the real mole. From clinging to the top of a bullet train to breaking into the CIA’s vault, the super spy dodges enemies both known and unknown as he discovers the shocking truth. ‘Mission: Impossible’ stars Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas and Vanessa Redgrave. Bonus Features: Mission: Remarkable – 40 Years of Creating the Impossible, Mission: Explosive Exploits, Mission: Spies Among Us and Mission: Catching the Train.
‘Mission: Impossible II’ (2000) – John Woo took the helm for the stylish sequel, involving a deadly virus that kills within 24 hours of exposure. This time, ‘Ethan Hunt’ falls for the beautiful heroine, Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton) but must enlist her help to contain the spread of the virus by spying on her former flame, Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott). To successfully complete this mission they will travel around the globe but can ‘Ethan,’ ‘Nyah’ and the IMF team stop the traitorous ‘Sean’ in time?
‘Mission: Impossible II’ stars Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Richard Roxburgh, John Polson, Brendan Gleeson, Rade Sherbedgia and Ving Rhames. Bonus Features: Commentary by director John Woo, Behind the Mission, Mission Incredible and Impossible Shots.
‘Mission: Impossible III’ (2006) – J.J. Abrams steps up to the plate as the third director in the film series. This time around, ‘Ethan Hunt’ (Tom Cruise) is engaged to ‘Julia’ (Michelle Monaghan), a good-hearted nurse who is unaware of her fiancé’s spy status. Unfortunately, ‘Julia’ becomes a pawn in a deadly game as ‘Ethan’ faces off against malevolent weapons dealer, ‘Owen Davian.’ With the assistance of his IMF team, ‘Ethan’ dashes around the world to rescue a kidnapped agent (Keri Russell) and prevent ‘Davian’ from gaining control of the mysterious Rabbit’s Foot. ‘Mission: Impossible III’ stars Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Keri Russell, Laurence Fishburne, Billy Crudup, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maggie Q and Michelle Monaghan. Bonus Features: Commentary by Tom Cruise and director J.J. Abrams and a discussion about their experience making the film.
Log into Facebook to rent one of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies today or you can pick up your DVD or Blu-ray copy of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ Extreme Trilogy on December 6, 2011. Don’t forget, ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ will be released in IMAX theaters on December 16, 2011, followed by a nationwide premiere on December 21, 2011!
Directed by Brad Bird, ‘M:I – Ghost Protocol’ stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux. Find out more about the latest “mission” when you watch the theatrical trailer!
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