Cover image for Men in black
Title:
Men in black
Author:
Sonnenfeld, Barry.
Uniform Title:
Men in black (Motion picture)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [2002]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
New York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet.
General Note:
Deluxe ed.

Based on the Marvel comic by Lowell Cunningham.

Originally produced as motion picture in 1997.

Special features: Disc 1, digitally mastered audio and anamorphic voice ; widescreen and full screen presentations ; visual and audio commentary ; subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin ; Disc 2, MIM II teaser trailer ; secret files - sneak peek at MIB II ; extended and alternate scenes ; music video by Will Smith and Mikey ; storyboard comparisons; theatrical trailers ; MEN IN BLACK documentary ; animated menues ; production notes ; scene editing workshop ; conceptual art gallery ; DVD ROM and web links.

Widescreen and standard formats.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated PG-13.
ISBN:
9780767891233
UPC:
043396087712
Format :
DVD

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For his fifth effort as a feature-film director, one-time cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld brought his cartoonish visual style and darkly humorous sensibilities to this adaptation of, appropriately enough, a tongue-in-cheek sci-fi comic book. Will Smith stars as James Darrel Edwards, a New York City cop with an athletic physique and a flippant, anti-authoritarian attitude toward law enforcement. After chasing down a mysterious perpetrator one night who turns out to be an alien, James is recruited by "K" (Tommy Lee Jones), a veteran of a clandestine government agency secretly policing the comings and goings of aliens on planet Earth. Nicknamed the "men in black" for their nondescript uniform of black suit, shoes, tie, and sunglasses, the agents are assigned to recover a bauble that's been stolen by an intergalactic terrorist (Vincent D'Onofrio). It seems the item is none other than the galaxy itself, and its theft has plunged humanity into the center of what's shaping up to become an interstellar war, unless K and his new wisecracking partner, now renamed "J," can stop the bad guy. On their side but somewhat in the dark is a pretty, unflappable city medical examiner (Linda Fiorentino) who has been zapped one too many times by K's ingenious memory-sapping device. Men in Black was a box office smash, inspiring an animated children's television series and a hit soundtrack album that featured a performance by star (and rapper) Smith. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi


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