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Men In Black

Will Smith continued in the sci fi genre after the massive success of Independance Day. At first he was unsure off doing sci-fi films back to back but when Steven Spielberg came calling Will Smith couldnt turn him down. The unlikely pairing of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and the suttle humour of the movie once again proved a winning forumula. By this stage Will Smith with just a few films to his credit had two of his films in the top 20 grossing films of all time.

Original Release Date: July 2, 1997

Cast

Will Smith
Tommy Lee Jones
Vincent D'onofrio
Linda Fiorentino
Rip Torn
Tony Shalhoub

Movie Budget: 90 Million

Box Office
Domestic: 250.7 Million
Overseas: 338.7 Million
Overall: 589.4 Million

DVD Details
Versions: Deluxe Edition, Collectors Series, Limited Edition
Release Date: August 5 2003

Bonus Features

Deluxe Edition

  • Commentary by director Barry Sonnenfeld, Rick Baker and the creative team at ILM
  • Featurette and trailer from Men In Black II
  • Scene editing workshop
  • Exclusive Documentary
  • Creatures: Concept to Creation
  • Music video
  • Storyboard comparisons
  • Conceptual art gallery
  • Multi-angle scene deconstructions
  • Original featurette
  • Character animation studies
  • Extended and alternate scenes
  • DVD ROM - Weblinks

Collectors Series

  • Commentary by Tommy Lee Jones
  • Commentary by director Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Feature character animation studies using angles
  • Storyboard comparisons, conceptual art gallery, production photo gallery
  • MEN IN BLACK music video, talent files, and a DVD-Rom

Limited Edition

  • Commentary by Tommy Lee Jones
  • Commentary by director Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Feature character animation studies using angles
  • Storyboard comparisons, conceptual art gallery, production photo gallery
  • MEN IN BLACK music video, talent files, and a DVD-Rom
  • Edgar Bug Fight scene deconstructed using angles
  • Additional photos in the conceptual art gallery
  • Production photo gallery, and storyboard gallery
  • Creatures: Concept to Completion feature, and a scene editing workshop
  • Plus a technical audio commentary featuring Barry Sonnenfeld, Rick Baker, and the award-winning ILM Team

DVD Review

When the Men In Black DVD's came out they were probably the best dvd's at the time, packed with features with plenty of interesting behind the scenes material and commentaries.

Plot

Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay (Jones) and Jay (Smith), members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth. The two Men in Black find themselves in the middle of the deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist (Vincent D'Onofrio) who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. In order to prevent worlds from colliding, the MiB must track down the terrorist and prevent the destruction of Earth. It's just another typical day for the Men in Black.

Best Scene

The scene where J is selected for the Men In Black is absolutely brilliant. The setting up of the Men In Black premise was so well done and extremely funny.

Awards

J: "The difference between me and you.. I make this look good."

Quotes

ASCAP Award - Most performed songs from Motion Pictures
Oscar - Best Make up - Rick Baker
BMI Film Music Award - Danny Elfman
Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actor - Will Smith
Empire Award - Best Film
Kids Choice Award - Favorite Movie Actor - Will Smith
MTV Movie Award - Best Fight - Will Smith

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