Miami Vice Blu-ray Review (TV Series)

It’s time to take a look at another Blu-ray release from Fabulous Films and it’s an eighties classic. Here is my Miami Vice Blu-ray review.

Now to be clear this is more of a first impressions as Miami Vice spans five seasons and that’s a lot of viewing.  The aim here is to let you know whether or not you should be spending your money upgrading from the DVD version.

I have watched several episodes from all seasons to ensure a fair impression of the Blu-ray quality.

  • Miami Vice Blu-ray Review (The Complete Collection)
  • Genre: TV Series – Action
  • Music by Jan Hammer
  • Running Time: 5510 Mins
  • Discs: 25
  • UK Rating 18
  • Released By Fabulous Films
  • Starring Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott, John Diehl, Olivia Brown, Gregory Sierra & Edward James Olmos


Again like with the A-Team and Knight Rider I’m not going to go through each episode or plot points as I’m pretty sure if you are considering purchasing it on Blu-ray you will want to discover or re-discover the many great episodes for yourself.Miami Vice The Complete Collection Blu-ray


Vice detectives Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) go undercover to clean up Miami by taking down drug lords and the like.

Miami Vice Blu-ray Conclusion

I love Miami Vice it’s one of my favourite TV shows, the style, the music, plenty of action and great interplay between Crockett & Tubbs.

So I was kind of hoping that they would really pull out all the stops when restoring the TV classic.

In the end what we have is a cleaner and sharper version than the previous release that came on DVD.  It’s not quite what I’d hope for certainly the first few episodes seem to still have quite a bit of dirt, flickers and speckles. It’s only on odd scenes but still I think it could have been done a little better. That said there are five season and that is a lot of episodes to work on.

There was an odd audio echo effect on the third episode that lasted for a few seconds before returning to normal. I couldn’t find this on the DVD version.

The question that has to be, is it worth replacing your DVD copies with the new Blu-ray release?  The answer is yes it’s definitely a worth the upgrade. Whether or not you want to do that straight away while prices are high is your call.

Miami Vice has been cleaned up to a similar level as The A-Team and Knight Rider.  There are certainly better than the DVD versions.

On to my rating for Miami Vice: The Complete Collection

  • Blu-ray: GOOD

Miami Vice: The Complete Collection is available now on Blu-ray priced around £166

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For those of you yet to see the Miami Vice I’ll leave you with a little taster.

Clip not representative of the Blu-ray version

Miami Vice Blu-ray Review (The Complete Collection) is just one of my classic television reviews
Miami Vice Blu-ray Review

Actor(s): Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott, John Diehl, Olivia Brown, Edward James Olmos

Genre: TV Series, Crime, Action

  • Blu-ray Rating


Miami Vice on Blu-ray is cleaner and sharper and worth upgrading from DVD.

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