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Format: DVD
Sku: 205865435
UPC: 026359794421
UPC 14: 00026359794421
Category Keywords: Crime  Detective  Police  Series
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No Corner Left Behind.|Listen Carefully.
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 19 disc collection includes all 50 episodes from the first four seasons of The Wire!

"...I loved every minute of The Wire...  Elizabeth Skipper, DVD Verdict
"...the best show on television, period.  Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Four stars. Brilliant.  USA Today
"...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
"As challenging social commentary, compelling character study and magnificently detailed drama, The Wire is peerless.  Ultimate DVD

Editor's 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. Focused on the drug culture of inner-city Baltimore, the series' ultra-realistic storyline unfolds from the points of view of both the criminals lording the streets, the police officers determined to bring them down, and occasionally the politicians who often obstruct the process. Created by writer David Simon (THE CORNER, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET), THE WIRE's multifaceted approach offers a profoundly humane and wonderfully nuanced view of every aspect of the drug trade and the complex morality of its participants. The first four seasons of the show are included here.

Features

Video Features DVD, 4 Pack, No Longer Produced

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: HBO
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/4/2007
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2002
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1000014257
Video UPC UPC: 00026359794421

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

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 Brad Anderson, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info David Simon - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info David Simon, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info Deane Ogden - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Halina Gebarowicz - Art Director
Video Cast Info Kate Sanford, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Leslie Jacobowitz - Producer
Video Cast Info Uta Briesewitz, et. al. - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Vincent Peranio - Production Designer

Awards


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

Nominee (2005)
   Video Award Name Emmy, George P. Pelecanos, David Simon, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Image Award, Idris Elba, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Image Award, Sonja Sohn, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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

Nominee (2003)
   Video Award Name Image Award, The Wire, 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

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

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

Variety 10 of 10
When television history is written, little else will rival "The Wire," a series of such extraordinary depth and ambition that it is, perhaps inevitably, savored only by an appreciative few. Layering each season upon the previous ones, creator David Simon conveys the decaying infrastructure of his hometown Baltimore in searing and sobering fashion -- constructing a show that's surely as impenetrable to the uninitiated as it is intoxicating to the faithful...Like HBO's "Deadwood," "The Wire" features a dizzying assortment of characters, almost all of them outstanding. This year's additions include a quartet of urban middle-school kids caught in the perilous years when they are being tempted to join in a life of crime and drugs -- by far the most inviting outlet, if not escape, available to them...Whatever its commercial fate, however, "The Wire" has secured its place as one of the most demanding and thought-provoking series ever to grace television. For HBO, that is surely worth something. It's only too bad all the superlatives hurled its way can't readily be transformed into viewers. - Brian Lowry

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