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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol'

Movie: 3 out of 4 stars

Disc: 3 out of 4 stars

After opening with a brilliant first offering, the second and third installments of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise were a relative letdown. Wisely taking a long break to revisit his Ethan Hunt character, producer/leading man Tom Cruise waited patiently for the right screenplay and gave animation genius Brad Bird ("Ratatouille," "The Incredibles") his first live-action gig. Both men and their respective supporting staffs more than deliver the goods and despite going on for about 30 minutes longer than they should have, they crafted a splendid eye-popping nail-biter.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/2.40:1), audio: English (Dolby True HD 7.1), French, Portuguese and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) subtitles: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Special features include:

-- Four featurettes

-- Deleted scenes

(Paramount, $44.99)