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The Influential Crime Series That Revolutionized the Television Drama and Launched a Worldwide Cultural Phenomenon of Fashion, Architecture and Music 'Miami Vice'



Season One Arrives on DVD February 8, 2005 From Universal Studios Home

Entertainment



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
 
 

SOURCE Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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