Wire-Complete 3rd Season

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by SL on 10/5/2006

This show has utterly spoiled me for other TV programs. It's brilliantly written and performed and rewards repeated viewing.

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on 6/20/2007

I have never seen a series that give you a story as real to life as this. No fluff. Just great, true to life, story. Acting is excellent and characters are fulling fleshed out. Not for everyone, or the casual viewer. Must enjoy gritty, street drama, no punches are pulled. You got to love Omar.

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Product Overview

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!


Studio HBO
SKU 202704573
UPC 026359277627
UPC 14 00026359277627
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name The Wire
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Blake Leyh - Original Music By
Brad Anderson, et. al. - Director
David Simon, et. al. - Writer
Dominic West - Actor
Frankie Faison - Actor
Idris Elba - Actor
John Doman - Actor
Michael Berenbaum, et. al. - Editor
Nina Kostroff-Noble, et. al. - Producer
Uta Briesewitz, et. al. - Cinematographer
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,The Wire, Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series
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
Image Award (2004) Wendell Pierce, Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Image Award (2003) The Wire, Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series
ReviewSource Salon.com
Review 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.
Reviewer Heather Havrilesky
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review ...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.
Reviewer Tim Goodman
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor The Wire
Label HBO Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Elizabeth Skipper, DVD Verdict ...I loved every minute of The Wire...
Brian Lowry, Variety ...one of the most demanding and thought-provoking series ever to grace television.
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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