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Old 08-11-08, 03:09 AM
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Amazon Deal of the Day (The Wire S.1-4) $95.49

For any of you Wire fans that don't own the series yet...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox
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Old 08-11-08, 08:18 AM
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This is a pretty good deal, but I have to believe these would make it to blu-ray one day.
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Old 08-11-08, 08:59 AM
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Isn't a complete set being released soon? I seem to remember reading that somewhere.
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Old 08-11-08, 11:39 AM
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Isn't a complete set being released soon? I seem to remember reading that somewhere.
Yup, later this year. Heard great things about the show, but ive never seen it.
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Man... Wish I had some extra cash
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Old 08-11-08, 11:53 AM
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Man... Wish I had some extra cash
I'll be buying the complete series box set the day before Christmas if Best Buy has a 50% off HBO sets sale. That's how I got the Six Feet Under box set 2 Christmases ago.
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Went ahead and ordered it. Couldn't resist.

I've never seen the show, but everybody keeps talking it up. Looking forward to checking it out.
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Old 08-11-08, 05:58 PM
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Great deal. Never saw the show but I've been wanting this for awhile.
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Old 08-11-08, 06:03 PM
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Great deal. Never saw the show but I've been wanting this for awhile.
If you like great writing & acting, you won't be disappointed.

IMHO, The Wire is in the Top Five of shows released in the last decade...some have described it as the best thing on tv.
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Old 08-11-08, 07:18 PM
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Greatest Ever

One of the five greatest dramas in the history of television. Shame that the Emmy's ignore this show and keep giving nominations to crap like Boston Legal.

5 greatest dramas ever:

Deadwood
Sopranos
Six Feet Under
The Wire
All in the Family

5 greatest Comedies ever

Seinfeld
South Park
Sanford and Son
Rescue Me(dramady)
Saturday Night Live(1975-1985)
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Old 08-11-08, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by brocklanders
One of the five greatest dramas in the history of television. Shame that the Emmy's ignore this show and keep giving nominations to crap like Boston Legal.

5 greatest dramas ever:

Deadwood
Sopranos
Six Feet Under
The Wire
All in the Family

5 greatest Comedies ever

Seinfeld
South Park
Sanford and Son
Rescue Me(dramady)
Saturday Night Live(1975-1985)
I like your tastes. Though I liked Rome better than Deadwood.
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Old 08-11-08, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by brocklanders
One of the five greatest dramas in the history of television. Shame that the Emmy's ignore this show and keep giving nominations to crap like Boston Legal.

5 greatest dramas ever:

Deadwood
Sopranos
Six Feet Under
The Wire
All in the Family

5 greatest Comedies ever

Seinfeld
South Park
Sanford and Son
Rescue Me(dramady)
Saturday Night Live(1975-1985)

Naw man. I would put The Shield and Prison Break on the list instead. I never could get into Six Feet Under. Who wants to watch a show about the funeral industry. Too depressing.
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Old 08-11-08, 10:37 PM
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I bought all 5 season for 115. Todays Gold box deal for 95 plus 38.99 for season 5. Minus 20 dollars for using bill me later. Awesome deal. 23 Bucks a season.
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Originally Posted by darthdelegate
This is a pretty good deal, but I have to believe these would make it to blu-ray one day.
They never aired in HD, though, did they?
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Old 08-12-08, 10:21 AM
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Fuck it. Picked this up... AWESOME SHOW!!
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Originally Posted by creekdipper
If you like great writing & acting, you won't be disappointed.

IMHO, The Wire is in the Top Five of shows released in the last decade...some have described it as the best thing on tv.
i agree. i would be one who describes it as "the best thing on tv". i am repeatedly surprised at the amount of snubbing this show has taken by the emmy awards.
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any "greatest ever" list without arrested development is void.

waiting for the complete box set also.
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Old 08-12-08, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
They never aired in HD, though, did they?
No HD - I'm pretty sure all five seasons were in 4:3 aspect ratio. I would think that makes a BD release quite a bit less likely.
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Originally Posted by londonhogfan
any "greatest ever" list without arrested development is void.
This is correct.

Still, The Wire belongs on a Top 10 Of All Time list along with Arrested Development and Freaks & Geeks. I would put The Wire somewhere around #6 on that list.
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5 greatest dramas ever:

Deadwood
Sopranos
Six Feet Under
The Wire
All in the Family
wat?
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Quick question - My DVDs arrived the other day and I noticed that Seasons One and Two has non-foil covers. Were foil covers ever released for the other seasons? It looks as if the packaging was slightly changed (cheaper) for Seasons Four and Five...
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They never aired in HD, though, did they?
Casablanca wasn't filmed in HD yet it was released in HD. Same goes for plenty of other films.
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Originally Posted by darthdelegate View Post
Casablanca wasn't filmed in HD yet it was released in HD. Same goes for plenty of other films.
Yeah, but The Wire looks like it was filmed with video cameras that were purchased at a low-end electronics store. I could be wrong though.
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Originally Posted by RustyOrgan View Post
Quick question - My DVDs arrived the other day and I noticed that Seasons One and Two has non-foil covers. Were foil covers ever released for the other seasons? It looks as if the packaging was slightly changed (cheaper) for Seasons Four and Five...
the first three seasons were in digpak style packaging, I believe foiled originally(a friend has borrowed mine but am 99.9% sure)season one was silver, two green, three blue. Season four and five have a slip cover with slim packs inside, not foil. Not sure if that answers the question
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Old 08-23-08, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by darthdelegate View Post
Casablanca wasn't filmed in HD yet it was released in HD. Same goes for plenty of other films.
True, but has there been a TV series that was converted to HD?
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