Underscoring the rising synergy between theatrical and home video, Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment is preparing a lavish 10th anniversary DVD edition of Mission: Impossible to coincide with the theatrical debut of the long-awaited second sequel, Mission: Impossible 3.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the DVD hits stores April 11 and will include one free ticket to any movie theater to see the new M-I:3 (valid May 5-14), which opens May 5, nearly six years after the previous installment in the franchise.

Mission: Impossible 2, directed by John Woo, earned $215.4 million in U.S. theaters, even more than the Brian De Palma-helmed original, which grossed $181 million in 1996.

Brian B.