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Old 28-11-2008, 10:47   #1
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Miami Vice blu-ray

Is the Region B also the director's cut? Or just the Region A (which I believe is region free)?

Also, does the director's cut add anything? I'm a fan of the theatrical cut, so hope it is more of the same really...

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Old 28-11-2008, 11:36   #2
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Is the Region B also the director's cut? Or just the Region A (which I believe is region free)?

Also, does the director's cut add anything? I'm a fan of the theatrical cut, so hope it is more of the same really...

Cheers!
If they follow the HD-DVD format the UK release won't have the director's cut, just the theatrical cut. The main addition in the director's cut is an extra five minutes or so at the start, explaining why Crockett and Tubbs are in the night-club which opens the movie in the theatrical cut version, and some changed musical cues. As it's Michael Mann, there might also be some different editorial choices, but you'd have to do a scene-by-scene comparison to find that out.

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Old 28-11-2008, 11:55   #3
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Not much difference between the two, though the opening of the Directors Cut is slightly less jarring.

I still feel this movie is underated. I love that it just shoves you right in to their world and assumes you know enough about the History of Miami Vice to know who they are.

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There is also some dialogue between Tubbs and Trudi in a cafe in the director's cut, which added a nice touch. Overall, the director's cut plays better than the theatrical cut, IMO.
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Old 28-11-2008, 12:20   #5
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In the USA we got two different editions, the theatrical version and a director's cut which expands the film by several minutes and makes countless editorial changes, both big and tiny, throughout it's length. I like both edits but the director's cut is more fleshed out.

I can't put my finger on why this brilliant crime epic doesn't quite work and doesn't quite connect. There's an obtuseness about Miami Vice, and it's not just the absence of the bright summery pastel colors that audiences were expecting from the TV series. Maybe audiences had trouble connecting with Colin Farrell, or he had trouble connecting with his character. I've heard people say they can't understand what he's saying. Or maybe it's the digital medium on which it's shot, which captures a different kind of image than what audiences are used to. Or maybe it's the audio, which sounds muffled. In any case the film was a disappointment at the box office in the USA. Personally I love the film and hope another Michael Mann-directed Miami Vice will happen soon, although it seems unlikely.

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I finally saw the Theatrical Cut earlier this year and quite liked it.

If they releases a Blu-Ray with both cuts of the film then I'd pick it up. I'm not sure if I want to chance just getting the Directors Cut but I would also like to see it.

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Old 28-11-2008, 20:44   #7
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Miami Vice is one of the best movies released in the last 10 years IMO and was criminally underrated on release.

The Directors Cut improves on the theatrical release, but the changes are minimal (as others have stated, different music cues and edits) - I'd go with the US release which is region free.

I've just worked out that I've actually bought this movie 4 times!

Theatrical cut DVD > Director's Cut DVD > HDDVD > Blu ray Director's Cut
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Old 28-11-2008, 20:48   #8
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3 words sum up why i love this film

"medulla oblongata"

"Bang"

Great entertainment.
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Cool, thanks all, sounds like the region A will be winging its way over to me!
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