Men In Black II

Men In Black II

3.3 18
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Cast: Barry Sonnenfeld, Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn

     
 

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Men in Black II comes to DVD with an anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by director Barry Sonnenfeld, a handful of featurettesSee more details below

Overview

Men in Black II comes to DVD with an anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by director Barry Sonnenfeld, a handful of featurettes covering every aspect of the film's production, a music video from Will Smith, multi-angle options on some scenes, and filmographies. Those with a DVD-ROM drive can access a game, the film's script, and screensavers for a PC. This is a superb release from Columbia/TriStar.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Every bit as entertaining as its 1997 predecessor, this high-spirited, effects-laden romp reunites Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones for more sci-fi fun and explosive action. Director Barry Sonnenfeld, who also directed the first MiB, sticks pretty close to the winning formula he established for the initial film but mixes in a few new elements to spice things up. This time around, Lara Flynn Boyle portrays an evil alien who assumes a luscious humanoid form while paving the way for Earth's conquest. It falls to INS special agent Smith (working in the top-secret division entrusted with keeping tabs on visiting extraterrestrials) to bring the long-retired Jones back into the fold, because his ex-partner's brain holds the vital clue to identifying and apprehending the recently arrived invader. Smith's boyish demeanor and Jones's deadpan trouping make MiB II a real delight; moreover, they receive capable support from Boyle, Rosario Dawson, and returning cast members Rip Torn and Tony Shalhoub. Terrific makeup effects and computer-generated animation are employed skillfully, and some of the aliens (including one disguised as a bulldog) are just as funny as their human costars. Occasionally witty and always surreal, this madcap sequel is guaranteed to tickle the funny bones of those who loved the original. The two-disc DVD Collector's Edition features a Sonnenfeld commentary, as well as featurettes covering every aspect of MiB II's making, including production design, makeup, animatics, and other visual effects, sound recording, and music scoring. There's also an alternate ending, a music video by Will Smith, a blooper reel, and DVD-ROM content, including script-to-screen comparisons.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
The original Men in Black had a sense of discovery about it. Tommy Lee Jones had not been known for his comic ability, and Will Smith was not yet the superstar that he would become. They and director Barry Sonnenfeld went all-out to create an audience pleasing eye-popping fast-paced comedy. Five years later, the sequel fails to capture the giddy fun of the original, but it is a competent and enjoyable piece of summer product. Where Men in Black was Tommy Lee Jones' film, the sequel relies more heavily on the ease and charm of Will Smith. His comfort in front of a camera helps make the implausible events and characters he is surrounded by all the more believable. It is easy to laugh when his canine partner starts singing disco standards, but mostly because Smith never winks at the audience. Except for the hilarious turns from Patrick Warburton and David Cross there is nothing here that seems anything other than familiar. Everyone involved seems to care enough that the film plays less like a cynical cashing in than like the work of smart salesmen who know that if customers like them, customers will come back again.
Hollywood Reporter
Director Barry Sonnenfeld and company retain much of the rubbery alien slapstick humor. Kirk Honeycutt
San Francisco Chronicle
In every way an improvement over the original Men in Black. Mick LaSalle

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/26/2002
UPC:
0043396078215
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
45,255

Special Features

Disc One: Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; mastered in High Definition; director's commentary with optional telestrator diagrams; Alien Broadcast; theatrical trailers; English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1 audio tracks; English and French subtitles.
Disc Two: Alternate ending; blooper reel; production featurettes; alien creature featurettes; Will Smith's "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Your Head)" music video; multi-angle scene deconstruction; theatrical one-sheets; filmographies; DVD-ROM features: Crossfire: MIBII interactive game, screen saver, concept designs, MIBII script, weblinks.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tommy Lee Jones Kay
Will Smith Jay
Rip Torn Zed
Lara Flynn Boyle Serleena
Rosario Dawson Laura Vasquez
Tony Shalhoub Jeebs
Johnny Knoxville Two-Headed Alien
Patrick Warburton Agent Tee
Jack Kehler Ben
David Cross Newton
Colombe Jacobsen Hailey
Martha Stewart Herself
Michael Jackson Agent M (Uncredited)
Peter Graves Himself
Tim Blaney Frank the Pug
Kevin Cotteleer MIB Customs Agent
James N. Toney Actor
Brad Abrell Mannix
John Alexander Jarra/Family Dad Alien
Richard Baker MIB Passport Control Agent
Gregory Ballora Sleeble
Marty Belafsky MIB Customs Agent
John Andrew Berton Split Alien Guy
Andre Blair Central Park Agent
Paige Brooks "Mysteries In History" Lauranna
Nick Cannon MIB Autopsy Agent
Derek Cecil Repairman Agent
Denise Cheshire Fmaily Mom/Locker Alien
Michael Dahlen Flesh Balls
Thom Fountain Neeble
Michael Garvey Corn Face
Sid Garza-Hillman Agent Gee
Philip Goodwin Diner Guy
Kevin Grevioux Pineal Eye
Ernie Grunwald Young Postal Employee
Jeremy Howard Bird Guy Alien,Postal Sorting Alien
William Jackson Eye Guy
Carl Johnson Gleeble
Jay Johnston Agent
Doug Jones Joey
Victoria Jones Neuralyzed Daughter
Stephanie Kemp Neuralyzed Mother
Linda Kim Ambassador Lauranna
Martin Klebba Family Child Alien
Derek Mears Mosh Tendrils
Alpheus Merchant MIB Guard
Joel McKinnon Miller Agent
Richard Pearson Gordy
John Richardson Postman
Michael Rivkin Man With Dog
Sean Rouse MIB Agent
Michael Bailey Smith Creepy
Barry Sonnenfeld Neuralyzed Father
Chloe Sonnenfeld Young Girl At Post Office
Peter Spellos Motorman
Howard Spiegel New York Guy
Peter Spruyt MIB Customs Agent
Mary Stein Bird Lady Alien
Sonny Tipton Dog Poop
Lenny Venito New York Guy
Tom Whitenight Agent C

Technical Credits
Barry Sonnenfeld Director
Richard Baker Makeup Special Effects
Cheryl Carasik Set Decoration/Design
John Chichester Set Decoration/Design
Ellen Christiansen Set Decoration/Design
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Barry Fanaro Screenwriter
Greg Gardiner Cinematographer
Marc Haimes Associate Producer
Alec Hammond Art Director
William Hawkins Set Decoration/Design
Sean Haworth Art Director
M. Todd Henry Camera Operator
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Kevin Ishioka Set Decoration/Design
Stephanie Kemp Associate Producer
Ronna Kress Casting
Peter Kurland Sound/Sound Designer
Laurie MacDonald Producer
Walter Parkes Producer
Richard Pearson Editor
Graham Place Co-producer
Robert Gordon Original Story,Screenwriter
Artist W. Robinson Asst. Director
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Mary Vogt Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve Weisberg Editor
Robert W. Welch Production Designer
Tom Wilkins Art Director
Michael Wylie Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Start
2. A Bug in the Electrical System
3. Scrad and Charlie
4. Another Partner Neuralyzed
5. Ben
6. MIB Agent F
7. Laura the Witness
8. Kylothian Class C
9. Postmaster Kevin Brown
10. "Welcome Back, Agent Kay!"
11. Headquarters Breached
12. Flushed
13. Jeebs
14. Deneuralyzed
15. "Bend Him!"
16. Key to the Clues
17. Worm Guys
18. The Townsfolk of Locker C-18
19. Tapeworm Video
20. Mysteries in History #27
21. A Room Full of Shiny Weapons
22. Invading Headquarters
23. Jarra
24. "Your Flight's Been Canceled."
25. Modified to Hyperspeed
26. Jeff Puts the Bite on Serleena
27. The Light of Zartha
28. Serleena's Final Departure

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