Mission: Impossible was originally released on May 22, 1996, thrilling audiences with its breathtaking and action-packed story of secret agents and international espionage. A newly remastered 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is available now from Paramount Home Entertainment.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the very firstMission: Impossible film this week, Tom Cruise and director/screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie took a break from the set where they’re filming the franchise’s latest installment to look back on Cruise’s path from actor to producer, why he chose Mission: Impossible as the first film he wanted to produce, his memories of working with director Brian De Palma, and more.

Take a look at the interview clips below below!

Tom Cruise on Producing His First Film—Mission: Impossible- 

Tom Cruise on Coming Up with Famous Mission: Impossible Scenes- 

Tom Cruise Talks Mission: Impossible Budget Surprises- 

Tom Cruise on Shooting the Vault Sequence- 

Tom Cruise on Director Brian De Palma- 

Tom Cruise on the Mission: Impossible Franchise-