Men in Black (Blu-ray)

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On a top-secret mission, J, a charismatic New York City cop, teams up with K, a seasoned government agent who monitors aliens on Earth, to stop intergalactic alien terrorist Edgar from inciting an interstellar, humanity-destroying war.


Studio Sony
SKU 228884568
UPC 043396399181
UPC 14 00043396399181
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/22/2015
Rating Rating
Alien Life Forms
Secret Agents
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In the 1950s a super-secret government agency was formed to monitor and police the activities of extraterrestrial aliens on the planet Earth. Some 40 years later a founding father of the agency, Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones), finds himself with a new smart-mouthed partner fresh from the NYPD who is soon dubbed Agent Jay (Will Smith). Their first mission is to save the Earth from destruction by a giant insectlike alien (Vincent D'Onfrio) that, incidentally, drives an exterminator's truck. Armed with their matching Ray-Bans, skinny ties, and space-age weapons that Jay barely understands--he calls the Neuralyzer the "flashy thing"--the new duo begin another average day of fighting intergalactic terrorists. An amazingly hip and terribly clever movie that riffs on everything from E.T.--THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL to CASABLANCA, this Barry Sonnenfeld film is based on the equally savvy comic book by Lowell Cunningham.
Plot Summary
Summary A hilariously stoic top-secret federal agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and his wisecracking partner (Will Smith) don their matching Ray-Bans and skinny black ties and proceed to use all their considerable weaponry and wit to save the world from an undocumented and extremely unfriendly mantislike alien. MEN IN BLACK is a successful, tongue-in-cheek spoof of summer blockbuster alien invasion flicks, based on the comic book by Lowell Cunningham.
USA Today "...The out-there premise is irresistible.... Effects master Rick Baker whips up a swell array of oddball creatures great, small and just plain strange..." -- 4 out of 4 stars 07/01/1997 p.1D
New York Times "...Dryly clever....Extraordinarily ambitious, with all-star design and special-effects talent and a genuinely artful visual style..." 07/01/1997 p.C9
Los Angeles Times "...Wised-up and offhandedly funny....Barry Sonnenfeld is an excellent director for this point of view, and MEN IN BLACK is a blend of the strengths of his previous films..." 07/01/1997 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...The movie makes good use of a lot of New York landmarks....[The film] deflates one sci-fi pomposity after another..." 07/01/1997 p.25
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he leads' buddy-buddy act works a charm, Smith's mock-macho maximalism and Jones' dour minimalism deliciously contrasted." 06/01/2012
Barry Sonnenfeld
Will Smith
Tommy Lee Jones
Cast & Crew
Jonathan Gries - Star
Michael Willis - Star
Will Smith - Star
Rip Torn - Star
Siobhan Fallon - Star
Fredric Lane - Star
Sean Whalen - Star
Tony Shalhoub - Star
Mike Nussbaum - Star
Richard Hamilton - Star
Bernard Gilkey - Star
Carel Struycken - Star
Tommy Lee Jones - Star
Vincent D'Onofrio - Star
Linda Fiorentino - Star
Kent Faulcon - Star
David Cross - Star
John Alexander - Star
Sergio Calderon - Star
Ed Solomon - Screenwriter
Steven Spielberg - Producer
Lowell Cunningham - Story
Cinovation Studios - Special Effects
Laurie MacDonald - Producer
Danny Elfman - Composer
Jim Miller - Editor
XFX Images - Special Effects
Industrial Light and Magic - Special Effects
VisionArt Design & Animation - Special Effects
Donald Peterman - Director of Photography
Rick Baker - Special Effects
Mary E. Vogt - Costume Designer
Bo Welch - Production Designer
Walter F. Parkes - Producer
Barry Sonnenfeld - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1997
UPC 00043396399181
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Name Rick Baker
Award Category Best Makeup
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1997
Award Giver Academy Awards
Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, Digital Audio, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French
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Video Format Blu-Ray

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