I appreciate the image quality, far better than the '80s, of course. Romances include a short stint for Crockett with both fellow Vice member Gina a hot romance that fizzles fats and goes nowhere! It's funny that the only two Mann films I can get into are considered his most commercial and as his many fans may argue the least typical of his signature style and aesthetic. How he comes back from all the carnage makes no sense! There really isn't a lot of value in this set unless you want fewer discs and have blu-ray players everywhere you intend to watch. I have watched several episodes from all seasons to ensure a fair impression of the Blu-ray quality. Ultimately, when we hear the words 'Miami Vice' twenty years from now, are we going to think of the television series, or the movie? The quality is decent considering that Blue Ray is superior to the recording technology the had back in the 80's. Took all I had to finish it.
I haven't seen season 4 and 5 since forever so I can't comment on those, but there are probably some good episodes mixed in there I would suspect. Though perhaps not as high-profile as a George Lucas, Michael Mann has quickly become one of cinema's leading proponents of digital filmmaking. I guess they paid more to have the song rights aired?????????? I liked how Mann contrasts the more playboy-like Crockett with the more cerebral Tubbs, and lets the friction propel the plot, and even the Gong Li stuff was fine, as she and Farrell ignite decent enough chemistry. The sound and picture quality is an improvement over the previous dvd release. A bit darker, perhaps, but I like dark. I do not think they have only taken in Venezuela. Every Friday night at 9:00, I knew where I would be - right in front of the television.
Best Episode: Walk Alone This is a great one with Tubbs forced to go undercover inside a prison as an inmate with no backup run by creepy guard Laurence Fishburne and warden Kevin Conway. I got this set for my birthday. Ryan deciding to honor Tubbs who caught him by ridding the world of evil in his own sick and twisted scheme — nice! Plus this season is chocked full of more up and coming celebs than any other — not bad. Had 'Miami Vice' ultimately been about something, or had it even matched the resonance I felt 'Collateral' achieved, Mann's sour-puss seriousness might have worked better. The general quality of the show is remarkable; yes, there are the occasionally dud episodes where the story or characterisation does not quite hold together, but for the most part Miami Vice is a gripping, atmospheric and gratifying. I hope a secondary label like Shout! There was an odd audio echo effect on the third episode that lasted for a few seconds before returning to normal.
Notable Guests Stars: Amanda Plummer plays a surprisingly quiet lawyer, Stephen McHattie a great big beautiful villain, Rita Moreno a corrupt politician with her back against the wall and Ian McShane plays the said dictator. I suppose we all have specific filmmakers we just don't warm to. This new great sounding 5. I have no hope the Blu-Ray will be different. Everything is gleaming and bathed in beautiful Florida sunshine, and at night the neon glow of the city creates a dreamy sensation. I never cared that much about pastel colors something that critics say every time they talk about Miami Vice , so I liked a lot the spicy visuals one got on Seasons 3-5. Very good stories and acting - not so many rock musicians guest-starring.
Or downright loving the gratuitous firearms shots? The blacks are dark black and the colors are brighter. It doesn't completely fix all of the problem areas with the film's source material, but it's a heck of a lot better. He was out of it on Season 5, and to me it was nearly a big lost as if Edward James Olmos got out of it. You can't get any better than Shadow In The Dark, Red Tape, Duty and Honor. Was surprised when he told me, a few months later, he had sold it, for store credit. At least Blue City gal Michelle Manning gets to direct some episodes! But he still composed a lot even in later seasons check 3rd seasons's Shadow in the Dark, all original music. That he keeps a fiercely territorial alligator called Elvis in his boat is just the icing on the cake! Unfortunately, I was not very impressed with the results.
Season 4 is where it all got to be a little tedious, the production values got worse, the scripts etc. Also a big fan of Clint Eastwood films be they westerns or more of the Dirty Harry Kind. I could not believe what they could do by combining music videos language with longer dramatic narratives on a 50-minute show. I do not think it's possible. Is a fake page would say.
When it played in re-runs in Canada on the Canadian Comedy Network, at least the original songs were still intact for each episode. These guys were, for at least a couple of years in the mid-'80s, the hottest thing around. There was a lot of talk back then about Miami Vice footage being destroyed. In an early announcement to retailers, Mill Creek will be releasing '' on Blu-ray on October 4. I was amazed by the quality.
He too, had lost interest in it. Seasons 1 and 2 were both excellent save for a dud or two, but that's always the case. Make sure to email the Mill Bridge company that released this collection to get the replacement discs for a few discs that had terrible audio errors. That could be in the way of a future Blu-ray release. I was thrilled these were the fixed versions and I did not have to ship off the discs for replacements. The matching of cool visuals Miami is a ripe setting! You can find the latest specs for 'Miami Vice: The Complete Series' linked from our , where it is indexed under October 4.
My other love is doing cool events for the regular guy with my company Flicks For Fans alongside my friend, partner and Joblo. In my opinion, 'Miami Vice' would have been far more entertaining as a full-on 'Brady Bunch' parody. I purchased this right off the shelf and went home and tested the known episodes. It's an iconic show what can I say? Sometimes it can be dark and murky in daylight shots with detail being kinda average. For vehicles, cast, weapons and concept you could get hours alone. Video improves from season to season and the stereo mix on seasons 2-5 gets the job done.