Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by The News Bot, Dec 19, 2006.
Miami Vice (2006) on UK HD-DVD in December
Is this the theatrical cut or the unrated?
I ask because the theatrical is not available on HD in the US, and some have said they prefer the original version.
I found this film so slow and boring.. gave up half way through.. very disappointed...
I have the US version which offers special extras, the idea being you enable the additional info then, during the film when the additional info becomes available a small icon appears on-screen then just press a button and it takes you to the additional info for example add'l info on the cars on-screen etc.
Down-side is, the XBOX 360 HD DVD does not appear to support this additional feature.
I've got the US Version and it plays fine on my 360 add on.
I've watched it with and without the u control feature activated and had no issues whatsoever.
there is an update on Live.. it should pick it up automatically.
u-control plays fine after it
Felt the same way the first time I saw "Heat" . Its now one of my favourite films.
My wife and I watched this last night and we have to agree. Absolutely nothing of substance happening at all. The trouble was the characters were extremely two dimensional and all stereotypes.As we were watching we had no empathy for any of the characters, a sure sign of a badly scripted/acted/filmed movie.
We did watch the movie through to the end though as we would never pass judgement on any movie until having watched it through (to the bitter end).
Shame, as we were both looking forward to this film.
Also found it disappointing. Didn't believe in any of the characters at all. Jamie Foxx is usually excellent. Also hated the fact that film was shot digitally - had a really unpleasant grainy quality. 35mm film is better every time!
Saw this tonight for the first time on HD-DVD. My first HD-DVD so was really impressed with the picture quality, but as this was reportedly one of the worst on HD-DVD, I am now really looking forward to getting a reference disc like King Kong or something.
But as for the film, I thought it was very very dull. Hated the characters, hated the storyline.
Far far too much style over substance. Maybe I should have read up on the film, but I was imagining a more action style film, rather than some music videos connected by some boats.
I saw it last week on HD-DVD and to be honest its one of the best films I've seen in the last 10 years. Whilst the photography belies its digital origins it suited the film perfectly.
This film has no "fat" on it whatsoever and makes no concessions to the audience , you have to watch it and let it play out. Its an absolute masterpiece.
I got the US version for Christmas and I think I need to watch it again as I still can't seem to decide if I liked it or not yet as I enjoyed it in places but it seemed to drag in others but I did like the graininess of the picture as it made the image seem kind of dirty/gritty just like the subject matter.
Echo the above statement entirely.....
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