Video

Interested in purchasing videos of the series? Here's a complete list of what's available in America, Europe and Japan:

 
Columbia-House VHS-Videos (US-NTSC)

There seem to be 2 versions of Columbia-House videos. On one hand, some episodes were sold in US supermarkets (right picture). The episodes on these tapes were sometimes cut and had sometimes different titels. E.g. the episode "Memory" was titled "Butcher of Balkins" (sic). 

On the other hand, there are about 20 tapes available to Columbia-House subscribers (left picture). The titles of these episodes are correct. The following episodes are available:

No.

 Art. No.

Episodes

12139

 Pilot / The Town

2:

12140

The Frame / The Widow

3

12141

The Ransom / The Exchange

4

12142

Zubrovnik's Ghost / The Killing

5

12143

The Diamond / The Money Machine

6

12145

The Traitor / The Mind of Stefan Miklos

7

12146

Odds on Evil / The System

8

12147

The Legacy / The Seal

9

12148

The Confession / The Bargain

10

12149

The Carriers / Recovery

11

15003

The Short Tail Spy / Nicole

12

15004

Memory / The Glass Cage

13

15005

Operation Rogosh / The Execution

14

15006

The Legend / The Heir Apparent

15

15007

The Train / The Vault

16

15008

The Trial / The Play

17

15009

The Psychic / The Astrologer

18

15010

Elena / The Interrogator

19

15011

The Council Parts 1 & 2

20

15012

The Reluctant Dragon / The Bank

The covers look all the same, except for the episode-title.

The tapes are sometimes sold at Ebay.

Cover
CIC/Paramount VHS-Videos (PAL)
These tapes run on British or other European PAL-video recorders, but not on US-maschines (NTSC!). They are still available for purchase (e.g. German site: Avides  or British site: Blackstar [Dave Brown figured out this one] or AmazonUK) and cost about 16 EUR or 8 Pound.
Except for small pictures in the corners and the episode-title, all covers look alike. 

Artikel No.

No.

Episodes

VHR 2830

1

Pilot / Old Man Out Part 1

VHR 2831

2

Old Man Out Part 2 / Memory

VHR 2832

3

Operation Rogosh / Odds on Evil

VHR 2833

4

A Spool There Was / Fakeout

VHR 2834

5

Wheels / The Ransom

VHR 2835

6

Elena / Zubrovnik's Ghost

VHR 2836

7

The Trial / The Carriers

VHR 2837

8

The Short Tail Spy / The Legacy

VHR 2838

9

The Reluctant Dragon / The Frame

VHR 2839

10

The Diamond / The Legend

VHR 2840

11

The Confession / Snowball in Hell

VHR 2841

12

Action / The Train

16 mm Films

Inside the USA different episodes on 16 mm film-reels were sold around 1972 by Eastman. The wrapping was a brown card-box - not a blue plastic case as shown here. 

 

Paramount (www.paramount.com) sells VHS-tapes containing old episodes and DVDs and VHS-tapes of the movies in the USA. Jan told me EntertainMe sells Videos of the series for only $6,64 too (They might need to backorder them, but that doesn't take too long). . Amazon.com has them available for $9,95 each.
DVDs and PAL-tapes of the movies are available in Europe too (E.g. check AmazonUK, Blackstar etc.).
The Laserdiscs are out of print, but can bought very cheap (sometimes only 3 $) at Ebay.

The first season of the original TV-Show will be available on DVD in the US in September 2006. More details here.


Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 001
The Pilot Episode/The Photographer (episode No. 40)

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 002
The Carriers (ep. 13) / The Seal (ep. 35)

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 003
The Council - Part I (episode 37) / The Council - Part II

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 004
The Mercenaries (ep. 51) / The Exchange (ep. 60)

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 005
The Mind of Stefan Miklos (episode No. 62) / 
Live Bait (episode No. 67)

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 006
The Bunker - Part I (ep. 69) / The Bunker - Part II

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 007
Old man Out - Part I and Part II (episode 2)

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 008
Operation Rogosh (ep. 4) / The Train (ep. 23)

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 009
The Contender - Part I (ep. 54) / 
The Contender - Part II (ep. 55)

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 010
The Controller - Part I (ep. 76) / 
The Controller - Part II

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 011
The Killer (episode 105)/Cocaine (episode 156)

Paramount VHS-Video (US-NTSC)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - TV SERIES VOL. 012
The Puppet (episode 162)/The Pendulum (episode 168)


Paramount released the content of their first six video-tapes (see above) on Laserdisc to (US-NTSC).
Laserdiscs do not work in DVD-Players.


There are japanese video-tapes as well. Here is a poster ad. Sorry, but my japanese is not good enogh to understand where you can buy them ;-)


The first 4 seasons were released on Laserdisc in Japan. Laserdiscs do not work in DVD-Players. NTSC-format!

Each season is split into two volumes. Each volume is a box containig  7 Laserdiscs feat. 13 or 14 episodes.  


PAL VHS-Tape of the episode "The Golden Serpent" was sold in the UK till 1992 (Paramount Home Entertainment UK, VHB2401).
This Epiosode is sold on DVD in Ebay-auctions in Australia but these are self-made DVD-R copies of the VHS Tape.


The Epiosode "The Golden Serpent" was also sold as a PAL VHS-Tape in Germany in 1991.


Mission Impossible, Movie 1996, Paramount DVD, Laserdisc & VHS

Mission Impossible 2, DVD & VHS, 2000

Mission Impossible Collector's Set,
contains both movies, 
Paramount DVD & VHS

 

The first through sixth season of the original TV-Show are available on DVD in the USA, UK (7 DVD-Box) and other non-english countries such as France and Germany (each Season split in two boxes, one with 4 and one with 3 DVDs). Season seven will be published in March 2010.

 

 

 

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