Universal to bow Miami Vice in December

According to a number of retailers, Universal Home Entertainment has just begun pre-selling the DVD and HD-DVD version of Miami Vice, scheduled for release in December.

Starring Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell this is Michael Mann’s revisiting of the 80s TV series. Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born Intel analyst Trudy (Naomie Harris), as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) [to the untrained eye, his presentation may seem unorthodox, but procedurally, he is sound] is charismatic and flirtatious until – while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group – he gets romantically entangled with Isabella (Gong Li), the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The best undercover identity is oneself with the volume turned up and restraint unplugged. The intensity of the case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one – especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves.

No exact details about the releases have been announced but there will be a DVD version as well as a HD-DVD/DVD combo release priced at $39.99. On that disc a 1080p transfer of the film will be accompanied by audio tracks in Dolby Digital TrueHD, Dolby Digital 5.1 Plus and standard Dolby Digital 5.1. The discs will be in stores on December 5

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