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Homicide:Life on The Streets Season 1 DVD £4.99 HMV + Quidco

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HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET is one of the most popular, innovative, and critically acclaimed police shows in television history. Based on the award-winning book by David Simon and adapted for televis… Read More
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HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET is one of the most popular, innovative, and critically acclaimed police shows in television history. Based on the award-winning book by David Simon and adapted for television by Barry Levinson (RAIN MAN, DINER) and Tom Fontana (St. Elsewhere, Oz), the series stars Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, and Ned Beatty as a team of homicide detectives solving cases on the gritty streets of Baltimore. The series is revered by fans and critics alike for eschewing typical crime drama violence in favor of gripping storylines, strong writing, compelling characters, and a superb ensemble cast.

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* Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Full Frame
* Audio Details: 2.0 Stereo
* Language: English
* Subtitles: English - Hard Of Hearing
* Region 0 / PAL / Colour
* Total Running Time Approx 613 Mins
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banned#1
One of the best US cop shows EVER!
#2
csiman
One of the best US cop shows EVER!


What!:shock:? Even better than Cagney and Lacey?
#3
Will 'The Wire' fans like this?
#4
daveph85
Will 'The Wire' fans like this?


Well as The Wire probably wouldn't exist if it wasn't for this show, which was also based in Baltimore BTW.
#5
daveph85
Will 'The Wire' fans like this?


David Simon wrote both. I've watched The Wire twice and love it, on the 4th ep of Homicide now...not as good so far... :)
#6
how many series are there? think its gonna be the next project to pick up series by series.
#7
The only problem I can see is that the other seasons are not this low in price, so likely to get hooked and then have to pay out a load...
#8
Good series, but this DVD has awful picture quality. A new remastered version has just been released in the US, and should be with us shortly, if you are a fan it is worth waiting.
#9
I'm not sure that I'm even going to stick with it based on s1 so far, is it worthwile?
#10
Codify
Good series, but this DVD has awful picture quality. A new remastered version has just been released in the US, and should be with us shortly, if you are a fan it is worth waiting.


You got a link for the remastered version? I can't find any info on it.

EDIT: I've seen the first 2 series (well actually first 3 seasons, but the UK DVDs are numbered oddly) and I really enjoy it, but I enjoyed right from the first episode, so I can't see things changing much with the next season.
#11
They're re-releasing the complete box-set in March over here (already out in the US) - you can preorder it already at all the usual places. Two fewer DVDs in the Euro set though, so probably some stuff left out, likely the Law & Order crossover episodes and the bonus movie they made a year after the show ended.

There are 7 seasons in total, but yeah the numbering is a bit weird because there are only 9 episodes in Season 1 and four episodes in Season 2 (you're actually getting both here, presented as an overall 'Season 1' for the UK market). All the other seasons have more standard numbers of episodes (20/21/22/23 ish).

It really is one of the best shows you're ever likely to encounter, although the quality tails off towards the end in seasons 5/6/7. Don't expect a standard procedural though. Crimes actually go unsolved and criminals sometimes don't get caught. It's grittier and has more rough edges than most of these shows, and there's lots of handheld camerawork. I always found it far more interesting in nearly every way than a show like NYPD Blue, which was its direct contemporary.
#12
After being addicted to The Wire and The Shield I'd like to give this a go, I'm just a worried that it might look aged.
banned#13
tkelo;7597563
I'm not sure that I'm even going to stick with it based on s1 so far, is it worthwile?

most definitely. Its a real slow burner to start with but once you get the character development out the way, then its superb!

I watched half of sason 1 then gave up. Came back to it a year later and loved it.

nothing has beaten it since imo (NYPD Blue and The Wire come close).
#14
One of the best TV shows ever. The episodes get better as it goes along :)
#15
Daveaka
After being addicted to The Wire and The Shield I'd like to give this a go, I'm just a worried that it might look aged.


I'd give Deadwood or Battlestar Galactica a go instead. They're not about cops and robbers, but they're excellent recent US drama shows of a comparable nature. The Sopranos, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men and 24 warrant a mention too.
#16
stphnstevey
The only problem I can see is that the other seasons are not this low in price, so likely to get hooked and then have to pay out a load...


I have the first four series on DVD which I picked up on HMV in the sale a long time ago. They seem to crop up in sales regularly.
For info the best prices at the moment are:

Season 2 £6.78 at Amazon
Season 3 £8.98 at Amazon
Season 4 £8.98 at Amazon
Season 5 £8.98 at Amazon
Season 6 £8.98 at Amazon

Very reasonable I think so no need to worry about forking out loads if you like it.
#17
It's definitely worth a fiver, great show, really ground-breaking at the time too.
#18
ProDelgado
It's definitely worth a fiver, great show, really ground-breaking at the time too.


Thanks, I'm on watching Deadwood and Manmen at the moment, might have to give Battlestar Galactica a go...
#19
This show was David Simon's tv apprenticeship.

You'll see many familiar faces, some staying with David Simon through to The Wire,
others following Tom Fontana into OZ, and the undead Richard Belzer, currently feathering his nest
with Dick Wolf's cash in Law & Order SVU.

Homicide LOTS may have been the first anti-Cop show,
no neat tie-ups in the last five minutes of each show,
long lasting story arcs that spring back into life,
and Cops as 'normal' people, with typical relationship and money problems that
(can) dominate their professional lives.

Baltimore is an under-rated East coast US city,
but watch a few episodes and you might grow to like it.
#20
If you are not hooked by 'Three Men and Adena' then it's time to give up. That episode is awesome.
#21
Reading the book at the moment, really enjoying it.

Showing as £12.99 on the website now though :?
#22
Barry Garlow
Reading the book at the moment, really enjoying it.

Showing as £12.99 on the website now though :?


Yep you are right - I will expire this.

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