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The Wire: Season 1-5 DVD Box Set - £40 @ Amazon
The Wire: Season 1-5 DVD Box Set - £40 @ Amazon

The Wire: Season 1-5 DVD Box Set - £40 @ Amazon

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The Wire is one of those programmes where the increasing number of people who seem to passionately recommend it are simply not wrong. For buried underneath a mountain of praise, and talk of it being one of the finest television shows of all time, is a staggering piece of work, one that slowly but surely takes a look at the many facets of the drugs trade, centred in the city of Baltimore.
Series by series, we spend time with the cops, the dealers, the media, local politicians, the education system and more, as The Wire gives each careful treatment, and a three-dimensional portrayal. It also paints a picture of a city in real trouble, with Baltimore one of The Wire’s uncredited stars. But where the show really delivers is in the characters it creates and moulds, and the very real troubles and challenges each of them must face. The show’s detailed strokes are even more compelling than the broader picture it paints.

Enhanced by a series of non-showy performances in front of the camera, and some immaculate writing behind, The Wire really is that proverbial real deal. It’s genuinely unpredictable (characters of all sizes find themselves ruthlessly bumped off when you least expect them to), fearless in its tackling of certain subjects, and is that very masterpiece that an increasing army of champions of The Wire suggest it is. The five series contained here are genuinely American television at its very finest, right through to the final scene. Mesmerising television. --Simon Brew

DVD Description

Note: This DVD is designed to be played at an aspect ratio of 4:3.

The Wire Complete Box Set comes packaged in a black sleeve featuring all 60 episodes re-mastered on 24 discs. With special features including audio commentaries with writer/creator David Simon, director Clarke Johnson and writer George Pelacanos, Q&A sessions with the cast and crew and an hour long "behind the scenes" documentary.

One of television's most critically acclaimed programmes, The Wire addresses the seedy side of Baltimore’s finest looking into money, drugs, politics and murder. 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. A study on urban life in one of America’s toughest cities, each season of The Wire has focused on a different aspect of Baltimore, starting with the police force and the drug trade, then moving on to City Hall, the education system and concluding with the media.

41 Comments

Original Poster

-15°? Baffling

It will get hot, once the idiots who vote cold for fun get out the way

Oops what a tool for my comment apologies
Edited by: "asl9791" 6th Apr 2011

Its a very good price - same at Tesco with (I think 8%) Quido if you prefer.

tescoentertainment.com/sto…15/

original thread for tesco deal

hotukdeals.com/dea…538

It was also pointed out when the Tesco thread was posted that the series is being re-run on FX (sky 165 or 124HD) starting tonight.
Edited by: "blacklion1725" 6th Apr 2011

Original Poster

asl9791

its cold for the reason its been posted already slojo, thanks for posting … its cold for the reason its been posted already slojo, thanks for posting it again but its spam!http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sopranos-complete-collection-40-amazon/914770



These are for different shows - this is The Wire, the other is The Sopranos!
Edited by: "slojo" 6th Apr 2011


slojo

These are for different shows - this is The Wire, the other is The … These are for different shows - this is The Wire, the other is The Sopranos!



OMG what a fool, my apologies!

Original Poster

asl9791

OMG what a fool, my apologies!



No worries, all these US shows are the same, right? :-)

Still negative 20 minutes after posting - sometimes I really don't get this place...

Amazing show, Amazing price.

one of the best shows, gettin this now, thanks op

Fantastic show.

FX are repeating this from series 1 starting tonight.

I'm not saying this is a reason not to vote hot, just info for anyone who wants to watch it rather than buy. I've never seen it so have sky set and am looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about.

omar's coming

That is 40 quid well spent. If you like good drama but are worried that the violence and drugs will bore or disappoint you - this is an excellent human drama poem. Get it!

I wish I hadn't seen it so I could watch it all again for the first time.

Just the best show ever imo, and yes that includes the sopranos

Great price because this is the best TV I've ever seen. You can watch 3 hours back to back without noticing the time pass. And you can watch the whole thing 3 times and get more out each time. This is the War and Peace of its time.

Ay yo! Red caps! Red Caps o'er here!

Hot.

Never watched this so ordered it while it's this cheap.

Don't think you could get it any cheaper.

Looking forward to watching.

keito star

Just the best show ever imo



Indeed it is

keito star

I wish I hadn't seen it so I could watch it all again for the first time. … I wish I hadn't seen it so I could watch it all again for the first time. Just the best show ever imo, and yes that includes the sopranos



My feelings entirely.

HOT (at any price!)

keito star

I wish I hadn't seen it so I could watch it all again for the first time. … I wish I hadn't seen it so I could watch it all again for the first time. Just the best show ever imo, and yes that includes the sopranos


Ah, I feel exactly the same!!

back again

Homicide life on the street so much better. Save your money and try and find that instead.

Banned

yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Great series. Also check out The Shield.

While The Shield is very good, it is still pulp fiction next to The Wire's sprawling urban epic.

Gone up to £43.79 now.

Tempted by Tesco @£40, not sure I've got the time to watch it all again though

Currently watching this for the first time, on season 3 now and it's amazing

2002ad

Gone up to £43.79 now.Tempted by Tesco @£40, not sure I've got the time t … Gone up to £43.79 now.Tempted by Tesco @£40, not sure I've got the time to watch it all again though


Unavailable at Tesco now.

tried to order at tesco other day but the site wouldnt let me so i happy with 43 i wanted to own this for ages ordered and heat added

Sheeeeet

on series 5 and it's brilliant

series 4 was heart breaking.





shhiiieeeeeeeeet

Original Poster

Did anyone watch this on FX last night? Any thoughts?

slojo

Did anyone watch this on FX last night? Any thoughts?



slow, lot of dialogue and not a lot of action - hope it picks up (as I am led to believe)

Original Poster

Thanks. Still weighing up whether to order this, The Sopranos or both!

Original Poster

slojo

Thanks. Still weighing up whether to order this, The Sopranos or both!



Sopranos expired now, so might have to go for this...

I went for the season 1 box set £10.49 at Play.

Watched the first episode on FX last night.

I want to know what happens next.

play.com/DVD…rch

J9STL

slow, lot of dialogue and not a lot of action - hope it picks up (as I am … slow, lot of dialogue and not a lot of action - hope it picks up (as I am led to believe)



You may be disappointed if you expect "action" in the traditional sense. This show is all about characters, layers of complexity and stark realism that can get a bit depressing at times. No real car chases or good-guys-win shoot 'em ups really - just amazingly interwoven narratives that get more engrossing with each new series. If you give it time (and have the luxury of being able to rewind to figure out some of the dialogue) then you're in for an incredibly rewarding experience.

Edited by: "SFJnet" 7th Apr 2011

Banned

Sorry.I had to vote cold as I couldn't understand what they were saying in the series.
I wanted to but just couldn't.

slojo

No worries, all these US shows are the same, right? :-)Still negative 20 … No worries, all these US shows are the same, right? :-)Still negative 20 minutes after posting - sometimes I really don't get this place...



Many a true word spoken in jest. Every year the critics pick out some generic US drama and hype it to death. Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men....much of a muchness really......

Just finished season five last night. Perfect television.
Edited by: "Juxtaposed" 7th Apr 2011
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