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Miami Vice
Director's Edition
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 117 (Feb 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Gong Li, Naome Harris, Ciaran Hinds, Justin Theroux, Barry Shabaka Henley, Luis Tosar & John Ortiz

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features on the DVD version include commentary with Writer/Director Michael Mann, 13 minutes comparing undercover police work from the film to that in real life, a 10-minute look at shooting in Miami, 13 minutes of Mann

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33266
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 139
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/05/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Mann
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
If you

DVD Picture:
The gritty stylization of the anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD matches the storytelling well, but night scenes can look overly grainy, especially when considering this was filmed digitally in high-definition video, not on film. Apparently, the inclusion of grain in some scenes was an artistic choice by Michael Mann, but it often distracted me from the movie. Details are captured well, however, and blacks can be deep in most scenes. Colors are slightly muted, but fleshtones do look healthy. (Danny Richelieu)