The Influential Crime Series That Revolutionized the Television Drama and Launched a Worldwide Cultural Phenomenon of Fashion, Architecture and Music
Season One Arrives on DVD February 8, 2005 From Universal Studios Home
The First Television Series to Integrate Contemporary Music Into Its
Soundtrack, the DVD Features the Unforgettable Music of Phil Collins, U2,
Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and More
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "Miami Vice," the stylish and groundbreaking crime series that launched a worldwide cultural phenomenon of fashion, architecture and music, is coming to DVD for the first time ever on February 8, 2005. Boasting stunning production values, rapid-fire dialogue, intriguing characters and an innovative use of contemporary music unlike anything that came before it, "Miami Vice" single-handedly revolutionized the television crime drama. Starring Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas and Emmy(R)-winner Edward James Olmos, the three-disc "Miami Vice: Season One" DVD includes 22 episodes -- all with original music remixed in 5.1 surround sound -- plus loads of bonus materials. Executive produced by the dream-team of triple-Oscar(R) nominee Michael Mann ("The Insider," "Collateral") and Emmy(R) Award-winning producer Dick Wolf ("Law & Order"), the show remains one of the best-loved series of all time. The DVD is priced to own at $59.98. STYLE, STARS & SONGS The first television drama to regularly incorporate cutting-edge pop music into its soundtrack, "Miami Vice: Season One" features original music by Phil Collins, U2, Elvis Presley, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, The Police, Glenn Frey and other pop superstars, all re-mixed in crystal clear 5.1 surround sound. Additionally, the show's infectious electronic theme song, composed by keyboardist Jan Hammer, spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts. In addition to its trademark heart-pounding action, glamorous settings and hip fashions, the first season of "Miami Vice" also boasted memorable guest performances by the likes of Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Jimmy Smits, Ed O'Neill, John Turturro, Pam Grier, Dennis Farina and Eagles' singer Glenn Frey. BONUS FEATURES The "Miami Vice: Season One" DVD is loaded with bonus features that take fans inside the action, style and music of one of television's most unforgettable shows: * The Vibe of Vice -- Discover how "Miami Vice" forever changed the face of television * Building the Perfect Vice -- From development to primetime: Behind the scenes of "Miami Vice" * The Style of Vice -- How "Miami Vice's" trend setting fashions gave the series its signature look and influenced pop culture * The Music of Vice -- How the music of "Miami Vice" transformed television storytelling, attracting music's biggest stars to the series * Miami After Vice -- From the 1980's to the present, how the city of Miami has evolved Synopsis The cops. The cars. The clothes. From executive producer Michael Mann ("Heat," "Collateral") comes the first season of the explosive, groundbreaking detective show that redefined the word "cool." Set against the seamy and steamy Miami underworld, ride shotgun with suave Vice cops Sonny Crockett (Golden Globe(R)-winner Don Johnson) and Rico Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) as they battle a never-ending gallery of criminals, drug dealers and lowlifes. Set to Jan Hammer's electrifying score and featuring a soundtrack of rock legends, including Glenn Frey, Phil Collins, U2 and Peter Gabriel, every episode crackles with excitement and stylish flair. Also starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winner Edward James Olmos and a powerhouse roster of guest stars including Ving Rhames, Jimmy Smits and Bruce Willis. See why Time magazine called "Miami Vice" "TV's hottest and hippest cop show." TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD Street Date: February 8, 2005 Rating: Not Rated Suggested Retail Price: $59.98 DVD Selection Number: 227169 Running Time: Disc 1: 5 hours 42 Minutes; Disc 2: 6 Hours 30 Minutes; Disc 3: 6 Hours 13 Minutes Discs: 3 Number of Layers: Dual (Double Sided) Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1 Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates the No. 1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal. CONTACTS Universal Studios Home Entertainment Publicity Vivian Mayer Senior Vice President, Publicity (818) 777-3594 Michelle Oakes-Slavich Director of Publicity (818) 777-5344 Craig Radow Manager, Print Publicity (818) 777-4572 Heather David Manager, Broadcast Publicity (818) 777-0549
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