After a long wait, filled with lots of downs and ups and strangeness, Universal Studios Home Video has finally made their official announcement for Miami Vice - Season 1
All 22 episodes from the first year, including the 90-minute pilot, are included in a box set consisting of 3 "DVD-18" discs (double-sided, dual-layer on each side) that contain 1105 minutes of show. Video is in the original 1.33:1 "Full Frame" aspect ratio. As promised
, sound has been remixed to English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround. Subtitles in French and Spanish are on board, and the episodes are closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
We were told first via a set of trailer to expect this release before 2004 was over, then the studio told one of our regular correspondents that the date would be January 18th. Now Universal has pushed it back just a tiny bit further, and set a new - and, for the first time, official! - street date of Feburary 8, 2005
. After all this waiting, I think we can stand a few more weeks, can't we? The SRP for this set is $59.98, which is reasonable considering that we are getting the equivalent of six standard dual-layer discs for about ten bucks each...and that's before discount!
Extras have not been announced just yet, nor do we have cover art so far. But we'll bring all of that to you just a heartbeat after we get it, so stay tuned!