Men in Black
Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino
Originally released 1997
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2012

Men In Black is re-released on Blu-ray. Not having seen this Will Smith / Tommy Lee Jones alien invasion comedy in a while I’d forgotten how original and how much fun it was. Needless to say I am most happy this movie is now part of my collection. This version includes loads of cool special features and an ultraviolet digital copy.

Tommy Lee Jones plays deadpan Agent K who works for an ultrasecret branch of the government dealing in resident aliens, real aliens. A young hot shot cop (will Smith) is recruited after an encounter with one of them. He becomes Agent J of the Men In Black. They find out Earth is in danger because a bug species is trying to get a new power source someone hid on it. Their lead bug is played by Vincent D’Onofrio and never has an alien been played with such odd physical conviction.

Can Agent K and Agent J find the galaxy and save planet Earth? Well, there is going to be a MIB 3 so, you know.

Look for comic David Cross as a morgue attendant

Special features for Men In Black Blu-ray are Intergalactic Pursuit: The Men In Black Trivia Game; Ask Frank the Pug!; and Alien Subtitle Track other special features are

Enhanced Telestrator Commentary with Director Barry Sonnefeld and Tommy Lee Jones; Audio Commentary with Barry Sonnenfeld, Rick Baker, and Industrial Light & Magic Team; Extended and Alternate Scenes; Metamorphosis of Men In Black; Visual Effects Scene Deconstructions; Character Animation Studies; Storyboard Comparisons; Conceptual Art and Storyboard Galleries; Scene Editing Workshop; Production Photo Gallery; “Men In Black” music video starring Will Smith and Mikey


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