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MIAMI VICE finally coming to DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Kenneth English

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Posted July 14 2004 - 02:32 AM

From www.DVDFile.com:

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Following the recent high profile merger of Universal and NBC, Universal Studios Home Video has announced to the trades that the deal will make way for the studios most extensive TV on DVD offerings in the format's history.

At last due for release on DVD, beginning this fall, is a very aggressive slate of some of the biggest TV hits of the past two decades. Titles due to in time for the holidays include first season sets of Miami Vice, The Munsters, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Bionic Woman, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Night Gallery and Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories.

All I can say is YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!
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#2 of 26 OFFLINE   Dale MA

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Posted July 14 2004 - 02:40 AM

Posted Image Woo-hoo !!!!!

This along with Magnum PI is going to make my television collection Posted Image

#3 of 26 OFFLINE   Craig: Mclaren

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Posted July 14 2004 - 02:49 AM

I hear through the grapevine a small possible music related problem may hold it back until early 2005...

#4 of 26 OFFLINE   Kenneth English

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Posted July 14 2004 - 03:55 AM

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I hear through the grapevine a small possible music related problem may hold it back until early 2005...


That's fine by me, just as long as it really DOES actually come out (with all original music & songs intact, of course)! Posted Image

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Posted July 19 2004 - 09:00 AM

Unless you're stuck in the eighties, this may be one of those shows you remember as being brilliant but now may think is cheesy. I'd first rent the box-set when it comes out, wouldn't run out and buy it. From what I remember, (though I loved the show and have seen every episode), it was extremely eighties - and that can be very bad from today's perspective.

#6 of 26 OFFLINE   Todd Stout

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Posted July 19 2004 - 01:16 PM

While watching reruns on TNN (or Spike TV or whatever it is now) several months ago I came to the realization that I still love Miami Vice and will definitely be picking up all 5 seasons. The show may have a bit of an 80's feel to it but it definitely still holds up well to this day. I wasn't a big fan of the last couple of seasons but I'll have to get them anyway for the sake of completeness.

#7 of 26 OFFLINE   Craig: Mclaren

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Posted July 19 2004 - 07:57 PM

Bollocks Brian, Utter Bollocks... Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted July 19 2004 - 10:57 PM

I don't find this show cheesy at all. Actually I find it better than most shows today. I watched all 5 seasons a year ago and while some episodes, especially season 5, were not great, the show has really held up over time.

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Posted July 20 2004 - 07:28 AM

Unless you're stuck in the eighties, this may be one of those shows you remember as being brilliant but now may think is cheesy. I'd first rent the box-set when it comes out, wouldn't run out and buy it. From what I remember, (though I loved the show and have seen every episode), it was extremely eighties - and that can be very bad from today's perspective.


Thanks Brian, I'll remember that...Posted Image Posted Image

Anyways...to this day there is nothing more visually hipnotic than this show...The good ol days of Fridays on NBC...What a great thing DVD is!
I am currently always swamped watching my ginormous 20% off sale orders from DeepDiscountDVD...

#10 of 26 OFFLINE   Todd Terwilliger

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Posted July 20 2004 - 05:29 PM

I'm there for the Vice baby! Count me as another person to whom Miami Vice holds up very well to today's fair. Posted Image
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#11 of 26 OFFLINE   Kenneth English

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Posted July 27 2004 - 09:38 AM

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Unless you're stuck in the eighties, this may be one of those shows you remember as being brilliant but now may think is cheesy.


Humbug. For nostalgia value alone it's worth a blind buy. However, I'd say the show holds up very well, regardless. Michael Mann really changed TV with Miami Vice. Whether that's a good or bad thing is up to you. Besides, the 80s rules! Posted Image

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Posted July 28 2004 - 07:35 AM

I've never seen Miami Vice, but I do know it's from Michael Mann and I do love his films and his other TV show, Crime Story. As for Miami Vice being dated, of course it is, it's from the 80s, just as Serpico or The French Connection are from the 70s. If I can enjoy Mann's Manhunter, with its obvious 80s affectations (or Friedkin's To Live and Die in LA), I don't see watching Miami Vice a problem concerning its time period (of course writing and acting are other matters entirely). It's a time capsule from a different decade and I think people expect that when they watch it. I'll give it a rental and see if the writing and acting hold up to the show's reputation.

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Posted July 28 2004 - 08:54 AM

The acting was first rate throughout. Don Johnson even though he has his critics due to his reported ego was fantastic in the role of Sonny Crockett. He is an Icon of 80's Pop Culture. Edward James Olmos is always value for money and the rest of the cast performed very well. The show was a lot of fun. Explosions, Car Chases, Neon Lights, $1000 dollar suits, pumping guitar music, great scenery, shoot outs, Sunglasses, inner angst, broken relationships because of "the job", Drugs, The most expensive car in the world etc. Miami Vice was and still is sheer entertainment. Buy it, don't rent it. Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted July 28 2004 - 10:15 AM

And don't forget having the actual singers sing their own songs. Not cover bands.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

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Posted July 28 2004 - 02:03 PM

And "Miami Vice" had SO many great guest stars! The names that appeared on there were diverse...

From Phil Collins, Sheena Easton, The Power Station, El DeBarge, Gene Simmons, Ted Nugent, Little Richard and The Fat Boys to Richard Belzer, Harry Shearer, Tommy Chong, Mark-Linn Baker, Ellen Greene, Emo Phillips and Penn & Teller to Don King, G. Gordon Liddy and Lee Iacocca, they got great dramatic performances out of people who you would AND wouldn't expect.

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Posted August 03 2004 - 11:20 AM

This is excellent news cause many of us thought that Miami Vice would never come to DVD because it uses a lot of music. I'm just wondering if the season 1 release of Miami Vice will have the original music or did Universal replace the music.

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Posted August 03 2004 - 02:13 PM

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Unless you're stuck in the eighties, this may be one of those shows you remember as being brilliant but now may think is cheesy. I'd first rent the box-set when it comes out, wouldn't run out and buy it. From what I remember, (though I loved the show and have seen every episode), it was extremely eighties - and that can be very bad from today's perspective.


Most definitely. Todays mindless drones who watch/produce reality TV would definitely view Miami Vice as bad. Too bad I view all of them as surplus population whose removal would benefit the gene pool as a whole.

The only thing that might start to grate would be all the pastels they wore. White Blazer over a pink T anyone?

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Posted August 03 2004 - 10:45 PM

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The only thing that might start to grate would be all the pastels they wore. White Blazer over a pink T anyone?


Yeah but those crazy styles are one of the things that makes the show so great.

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Posted August 04 2004 - 03:47 AM

The "Miami Vice" look is alive and well in the trendy haunts of the UK. Its anything but dated gents! Posted Image

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Posted September 11 2004 - 01:46 PM

According to www.tvshowsondvd.com Miami Vice will be out in January!

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Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.


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