Wire-Complete 1st Season

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Product Overview

On the drug-infested streets of West Baltimore, there are good guys and there are bad guys. Sometimes you need more than a badge to tell them apart.

From David Simon, creator and co-writer of HBO's triple Emmy winning mini-series The Corner, this unvarnished, highly realistic HBO series follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, the series captures a universe of subterfuge and surveillance, where easy distinctions between good and evil, and crime and punishment, are challenged at every turn.

This five disc collection includes all 13 episodes from The Complete First Season of The Wire!

Specifications

Studio HBO
SKU 40246623
UPC 026359887321
UPC 14 00026359887321
Format DVD
Release Date 11/4/2014
Rating NR
Sales Rank 3235
Keywords
Cops
Crime
Detective
Detectives
Drug Dealers
Drugs
Murder
Police
Politics
Series
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Urban Crime
Editors Note
Note Unlike most television crime dramas, which neatly introduce and then solve a case all in the space of one hour, HBO's THE WIRE follows one single drug and homicide investigation throughout the length of an entire season. Centered on the drug culture of inner-city Baltimore, the series' storyline unfolds from the points of view of both the criminals lording the streets and the police officers determined to bring them down. This first season introduces detective Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) and his supervisor, Cedric Daniels (Lance Reddick), as they begin to pursue evidence against drug kingpin Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris). Meanwhile, Barksdale and his henchmen Stringer (Idris Elba) and Wee-Bey (Hassan Johnson) concern themselves with a rival drug dealer (Michael K. Williams) who's been cutting into their profits. Created by writer David Simon (THE CORNER, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET), THE WIRE's multifaceted approach offers a nuanced overview of every aspect of the drug trade and the complex morality of its participants.
Reviews
Movieline's Hollywood Life "13 rivetingly intricate episodes..." 10/01/2004 p.120
Uncut "[G]ripping..." 04/01/2005 p.144,Ranked #8 in Uncut's Best TV DVDs Of 2005 -- "[G]ritty and gripping....Determined not to insult your intelligence with even a lick of sentimentality..." 01/01/2006 p.84-85
Sight and Sound "[T]his looks like a masterpiece." 06/01/2005 p.85
Actors
Lance Reddick
Wood Harris
Michael K. Williams
Hassan Johnson
Cast & Crew
Clarke Peters - Actor
David Simon - Created By
Dominic West - Actor
John Doman - Actor
Lance Reddick - Actor
Sonja Sohn - Actor
Wendell Pierce - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 98873
UPC 00026359887321
Number of Discs 5
Running Time 780 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Image Award (2007) Michael K. Williams, Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series,Seith Mann, Nominee, Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series,Wendell Pierce, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (2005) George P. Pelecanos, David Simon, Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Image Award (2005) Idris Elba, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series,Sonja Sohn, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Image Award (2004) Wendell Pierce, Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Image Award (2003) The Wire, Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series
Features
DVD, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor The Wire
Label HBO Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Brian Lowry, Variety ...one of the most demanding and thought-provoking series ever to grace television.
Elizabeth Skipper, DVD Verdict ...I loved every minute of The Wire...
Entertainment Weekly One would be hard-pressed to find another series that blends the personal and the political in such a kinetic yet thoughtful way.
Movieline's Hollywood Life ...so magnificently executed, so fascinating in its evolution, so frequently bracingly profound that it does no less than elevate the medium of television itself.
Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle ...the best show on television, period.
Ultimate DVD As challenging social commentary, compelling character study and magnificently detailed drama, The Wire is peerless.
USA Today Four stars. Brilliant.

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