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Format: DVD
Sku: 202704573
UPC: 026359277627
UPC 14: 00026359277627
Category Keywords: Crime  Drugs  Police  Series  Urban Crime  Urban Life
Rating: NR
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Listen Carefully.
Everyone is feeling the heat in Baltimore. The drug war is losing campaign, bodies are pilling up in the street and a desperate mayor demands to see some victories before Election Day. But the police are running out of ammunition. Wiretaps aren't working, and neither are stakeouts or street busts. No matter how hard McNulty and the detail try, the dealers always seem to be a step ahead.

This five disc collection includes all 12 episodes from The Complete Third Season of The Wire!

"...I loved every minute of The Wire...  Elizabeth Skipper, DVD Verdict
"...one of the most demanding and thought-provoking series ever to grace television.  Brian Lowry, Variety
"One would be hard-pressed to find another series that blends the personal and the political in such a kinetic yet thoughtful way.  Entertainment Weekly
"...so magnificently executed, so fascinating in its evolution, so frequently bracingly profound that it does no less than elevate the medium of television itself.  Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...the best show on television, period.  Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle
"As challenging social commentary, compelling character study and magnificently detailed drama, The Wire is peerless.  Ultimate DVD
"Four stars. Brilliant.  USA Today

Features

Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: HBO
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/4/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 720 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 92776
Video UPC UPC: 00026359277627
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 5

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review TV Review: The Wire
By: Bill Sherman Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 12/10/2006 6:17 PM
HBO's sublime cops-and-dealers drama winds up its penultimate season....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dominic West
Video Cast Info Frankie Faison
Video Cast Info Idris Elba
Video Cast Info John Doman
Video Cast Info Blake Leyh - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Brad Anderson, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info David Simon, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info Michael Berenbaum, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Nina Kostroff-Noble, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Uta Briesewitz, et. al. - Cinematographer

Awards


Emmy (2005)
   Video Award Name George P. Pelecanos, David Simon, Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Image Award (2005)
   Video Award Name Idris Elba, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Sonja Sohn, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
   Video Award Name The Wire, Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series

Image Award (2007)
   Video Award Name Michael K. Williams, Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Seith Mann, Nominee, Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
   Video Award Name Wendell Pierce, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Image Award (2004)
   Video Award Name Wendell Pierce, Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Image Award (2003)
   Video Award Name The Wire, Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series

Professional Reviews

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." -- Grade: A 08/04/2006 p.54

Ultimate DVD
"As challenging social commentary, compelling character study and magnificently detailed drama, THE WIRE is peerless." 09/01/2006 p.194

Total Film
5 stars out of 5 -- "The WIRE cooks up a detailed and compelling look at the frontline troops on both sides of Boston's drug wars." 10/01/2006 p.129

Sight and Sound
"THE WIRE eschews the structural playfulness of BOOMTOWN in favour of a less flamboyant but no less powerful approach." 10/01/2006 p.90

Movieline's Hollywood Life
"THE WIRE is so magnificently executed, so fascinating in its evolution, so frequently bracingly profound that it does no less than elevate the medium of television itself." 11/01/2006 p.110

Uncut
5 stars out of 5 -- "Season 3 examines the corrosive, corrupting power of institutions....This is a very modern vision of hell." 03/01/2007 p.120

Salon.com 7 of 10
For starters, the cops on "The Wire" don't investigate crimes out of the pureness of their hearts, working tirelessly to get to the truth. When Officer Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) finds a body in the Baltimore harbor, he looks into it because he's bored with his new assignment and wants to stick it to his former bosses in Homicide...this is not television crafted to bring cheap satisfaction. Once you start to understand that the street thug may be more of an idealist than the cop pursuing him, or start to wonder whether the dockworker whose bribes have led to a horrifying pileup of deaths is an honorable guy or a juvenile idiot, things get increasingly uncomfortable. - Heather Havrilesky

San Francisco Chronicle 9 of 10
...it's this simple: "The Wire" is the best show on HBO, which means it's the best show on television, period. If you want in on it, even if you missed the first go-around, you'll find a way to make sense of it all. If someone wants to document the decline of the American working class while still juggling story lines about poverty and crime, the failed drug war, stagnating corruption, failed marriages, alcohol as a shield against unrealized dreams, race relations, Catholic guilt, revenge and good sex -- listen closely now -- you find a way to watch. - Tim Goodman

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   The Wire
Product attributeLabel:   HBO Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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