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Miami Vice: Series 1 [DVD]

Olivia Brown , John Diehl    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Olivia Brown, John Diehl, Don Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Saundra Santiago
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, Italian, Finnish, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Playback
  • DVD Release Date: 24 July 2006
  • Run Time: 1035 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GJ26XY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,488 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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To hear the opening beats of Jan Hammer's percussive, propulsive Miami Vice theme is to be instantly transported back to 1984. But this groundbreaking series, with its cinematic sensibility, cool clothes, and killer soundtrack is no mere blast from the past. It still rocks. This three-disc set would be worthless if it didn't. Music was an integral part of Miami Vice's hip vibe. The soundtrack propelled the stories and established the mood like no series before it. So the first thing you want to know is: Have the music rights been secured for this DVD release? In the pilot episode, does Phil Collins's "In the Air Tonight" still play ominously as vice undercover cops Crockett and Tubbs speed toward a bust? Does Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" serenade Sonny and Gina on his boat in the episode "One-Eyed Jack?" And what would the benchmark episode, "Smuggler's Blues" be without Glenn Frey's instant classic? From the Rolling Stones on a boombox to Elvis Presley singing "Rubberneckin'" on a TV, Vice's cutting-edge soundtrack has been preserved and honed in 5.1 surround sound glory.

Miami Vice made stars out of Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, and Edward James Olmos, who won an Emmy as the intense, taciturn Lt. Castillo (watching him bust some martial arts moves in "Golden Triangle" is like Yoda cutting lose in Attack of the Clones), but the first season also offers time-capsule glimpses of actors on the cusp of stardom, including a pre-L.A. Law Jimmy Smits in the pilot, a pre-Crime Story Dennis Farina in "One-Eyed Jack," and a pre-Moonlighting Bruce Willis in "No Exit." Miami Vice put a neon sheen on cop-show convention. Its fashion sense (pastel suits, no belt, no socks), and the brilliantly employed freeze frames are still arresting. Miami Vice was a TV watershed, and this DVD set does it full justice. --Donald Liebenson

Product Description

The complete first season of the American crime television drama, starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as Detectives Sonny Crocket and Rico Tubbs of the Miami Metro-Dade police 'Vice' department. The detectives investigate a series of murders connected to a Colombian drug baron, an arms dealer selling stolen Stingers, and are assigned to protect crime boss Al Lombard before he is to testify in court. Episodes are: 'Brother's Keeper (1&2)', 'Heart of Darkness', 'Cool Runnin', 'Calderone's Return (1)', 'Calderone's Return (2)', 'One-Eyed Jack', 'No Exit', 'The Great McCarthy', 'Glades', 'Give a Little, Take a Little', 'Little Prince', 'The Milk Run', 'Golden Triangle (1)', 'Golden Triangle (2)', 'Smuggler's Blues', 'Rites of Passage', 'The Maze', 'Made for Each Other', 'The Home Invaders', 'Nobody Lives Forever', 'Evan' and 'Lombard'.


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4.9 out of 5 stars
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most important TV series of all time 28 July 2006
By S. Lindgren VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
The influence of Miami Vice can still be felt today. It is no exaggeration to say that it quite literally changed the way television was made. For the first time, a TV show effectively had no budgetary constraints -this was no shoestring affair, but a massive, revolutionary approach, and you could tell. It even resonated in the film industry, and it made Michael Mann. Without Miami Vice, there would have been no Manhunter, Heat or Collateral, to name but a few.

So what was Miami Vice? Well it was, first and foremost, a cop show, set in 1980s Miami, based around the Vice squad, with the leads usually as undercover operatives, dealing with drugs, gambling, prostitution etc. Let us clear one thing up straight away: despite many comments about Miami Vice not being serious, and, say the new 2006 film being 'harder hitting', the reality was that the original series was as grim as it gets. This is not a tongue in cheek series, and it hit very hard indeed; no punches are pulled here. There are occasional jabs of witty dialoge, and the first appearance of Elvis the alligator is deeply amusing, but it's generally about as much of a comedy as The Sweeney. It may be set in the hedonistic atmosphere of 1980s Miami, but the first couple of series of Miami Vice were dark, violent, and laced with tragedy, personal and wider.

The acting was always good, particularly in these eary series, and the leads were fluid, natural and worked well together. The same goes for the rest of the cast, who all knew just what they were about. Don Johnson will always be remembered as epitomising 1980s style, and to be fair, he looked annoyingly sensational in a selection of white, peach, blue and darker suits, with lots of other jackets, trousers etc making appearances.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miami Vice Uncut! 19 Jan 2006
Format:DVD
This could be very interesting for german readers! THIS version of the Miami Vice Series is uncut. The version you can buy in Germany is totally not the same.
Thanks Amazon.uk for this offer!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Miami 1 Aug 2006
Format:DVD
Having watched just over half the episodes on men and motors i went and brought the boxset it is absoloutly amazing with a good solid storyline and also an amazing cast of good actors. This is not a program for children as it contains adult themes. But however i have to say this remains my favourite tv show. Bring on series 2 and 3 and so on.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very 'Vice' Boxset! 26 April 2005
Format:DVD
It's finally here after the endless years of waiting! Yes the first season of the definitave 80's cop show has been released on DVD in all its former glory. This box features all 22 episodes from the pilot film through to the cliff-hanging 'Lombard'. Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas shot to super stardom in the 80's as Miami's best loved 'undercover' Vice cops. Many series and films have tried to emulate this ground-breaking series but none have ever topped it.The clothes, cars and especially the music all help to boost the excitement! The boxset itself comes in a rather nice slipcase with the logo and our heroes embossed on it. Eight discs are all neatly packaged with approx three episodes on each ( save for extras and the pilot which is split into two episodes for this presentation).The only things that would have made this boxset better would have been an episode guide booklet ( instead we get the 'playback catalougue') and some pictures (ex.24 seasons). That said , this is a terrific box to start the Miami Vice collection, lets hope thats seasons 2 to 5 make it onto dvd too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JUST AMAZING 30 April 2005
Format:DVD
I was a huge fan of Miami Vice in my younger years and have waited AGES for this DVD boxset. This is an amazing collection of season one and I can't wait for season 2 to be released. I'll certainly be buying the series when they are released.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock-solid entertainment 28 Jun 2007
By Richard Hammond VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is the good early stuff: dark, violent and troubling. It's not the rolled-up sleeves and pastel pastiche of the later series - these are tight, dramatic stories propelled by what is still the best use of music in a TV show: Phil Collins' `In the Air Tonight' made menacing and overwhelming, Glen Frey rubber-stamping the `80s with `Smugglers Blues' and Jan Hammer rising to crescendos at points of high tension. So this Sunday - close the curtains, sit close to the screen and turn the volume up. Top stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis rules! 14 Jun 2006
Format:DVD
Without any doubt the greatest cop show of all time. Fast cars, gorgeous women, brilliant back drops and classic music from the 80s provide an atmosphere that is both glamorous and seedy.

I got this box set at Christmas and am already half way through watching it for the second time.

Brings back some great memories.

Buy this and relive your youth. A must for any 80s child and anyone that's ever wanted to live on a yacht with a pet alligator called Elvis.

God I love Gina!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money 3 May 2006
Format:DVD
Excelent purchase. 8 DVD's of the best cop series in the 80's, packed with action, guns, cars, stylish clothes, celebrities (at the begining of their careers) and a great cast.

Only wished the next seasons would be available for purchase too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Unmissable TV!
Miami Vice remains incredibly stylish and as impressionable now as it was then. Each episode is fast-paced and action packed, thrilling with occasional laughs. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John P. Galantini
5.0 out of 5 stars Rolled Back Thirty Years In Just A Few Moments
I can remember watching this as a fifteen year old and falling instantly in love with it. The locations, characters, stories & superb soundtrack. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lord Yaxley
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to the 80s
I can't wait to view this ... I haven't yet but enjoyed the series when it was on. I will update this review when I have watched the box set.
Published 8 months ago by C. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Just phenominal
I have always liked Miami Vice but never really watched it, if that makes sense, its always been something I'd watch if it was on but I decided to get this box set and I am not... Read more
Published 9 months ago by MAttTOONfan85
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past...
Great music, clothes, cars, women.........so good to watch again, harks me back to when I was in awe of these dude's and their life styles. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking
Miami Vice became a bit of a joke at one point. A symbol for all that was bad about the eighties. However it was absolutely ground breaking television. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Raggielass
4.0 out of 5 stars some poor visuals in early episodes but awesome value.
30 years old but obviously the pilot was made with some corners being cut, the low light filming is poor and the DVD transfer struggles in those two episodes at times but the... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Johan RF
3.0 out of 5 stars Once good but now dated
During the period that these made for TV movies were produced we had not seen anything like them before. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Leo Fender was a genius says -
5.0 out of 5 stars Push up the sleeves and put on the Ray Bans
It was wonderful watching such a icon of 80's television again, it might not be 'PC' but it's fast moving, stylish with great music. Read more
Published on 26 Aug 2011 by Andrew Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars top cops
(from J wear) I bought this item after watching an episode that came free wth the daily mirror i think it is a briliant choice if you like 80s music like Phil collins and Cyndi... Read more
Published on 31 Oct 2008 by P. J. Wear
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