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The Wire: Season 3 -8/8/06

Old 05-17-06, 09:05 PM
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The Wire: Season 3 -8/8/06

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Warner Home Video has announced the third season of The Wire which stars Wood Harris, Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn and Wendell Pierce. The five-disc package will be available to own from the 8th August, and should retail at around $99.98. Each of the episodes will be presented in 1.33:1 full frame, along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround tracks. Extras will include audio commentaries, episodic previews and recaps, and more. We've attached the official region one package artwork below: http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/the-wire6.html

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Old 05-17-06, 11:08 PM
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The price scares me but I'll get this regardless.
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Old 05-17-06, 11:19 PM
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The price scares me but I'll get this regardless.

Any idea as to why all HBO season sets are pricey?
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Old 05-17-06, 11:20 PM
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Hbo is pay cable, and needs to make money somehow. (thats the excuse i've heard from many members here and else where as to why they are so expensive)
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Old 05-18-06, 01:24 AM
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That artwork is awesome! You can tell that someone put a lot of time into it. (a rarity these days)
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Old 05-18-06, 02:33 AM
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The artwork is just the season 3 poster. You can download it here http://www.hbo.com/thewire/downloads/

This means the season 4 premiere should be right behind it
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Old 05-18-06, 12:38 PM
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Great show...can't wait to see Season 3. Pricing is on par with other HBO titles...Sopranos, Deadwood, Oz etc...
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Old 05-18-06, 01:53 PM
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As for the pricing, they're going to reduce the MSRP of The Wire s1 and 2 down to 59.99 in June
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Old 05-18-06, 02:48 PM
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This is great news. It is expensive but its the best show on TV and worth every penny.
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I don't have HBO anymore so I didn't watch the show on TV when it aired, but I from what I hear, this season is better than 2.
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Old 05-18-06, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mifuneral
As for the pricing, they're going to reduce the MSRP of The Wire s1 and 2 down to 59.99 in June

Whoa!!! That's pretty awesome... I've always wanted to start watching this, and if it really is as good as people say it is, then it's probably worth a blind buy for me. Does HBO discount their older titles from time to time, or is this a rarity? There are other HBO titles I've been wanting to get (like Six Feet Under), but the price, of course, is a discouragement.
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Old 05-18-06, 11:57 PM
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I think it's a rarity. However, some places will lower their own prices on older HBO titles for sales or whatever. For example, Best Buy had most of the Sopranos sets on sale for like $45 earlier this year.
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Old 05-21-06, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Autotelik
Does HBO discount their older titles from time to time, or is this a rarity?
It's rare. The first 3 seasons of The Sopranos has also been price-dropped. The Sopranos and now The Wire are the only 2 examples I can think of.
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Old 05-21-06, 05:03 PM
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This is a release I have been anxiously awaiting. I didn't watch this show when it first aired, so I have been catching up with it through the DVDs. Now we finally get a release date for season 3! I just hope it's out in time for me to watch it and be ready for when season 4 starts up.
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Im psyched about this one. Enjoyed the first 2 seasons, so did my dad and the friends I let borrow my sets. I know they will be looking forward to this as soon as Im done with it.
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I picked up the first two seasons used at GameStop for $29.99 a piece. If you can get in on a B2G1 free sale, it'd be an even better deal.

On another note, I haven't gotten around to watching any of 'em yet, but I heard they're good.
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Cool. I'll probably Netflix it though first. I loved the 1st season, but thought the 2nd waned quite a bit. Hopefully this season gets things moving again.
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Old 05-21-06, 08:53 PM
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Cool. I'll probably Netflix it though first. I loved the 1st season, but thought the 2nd waned quite a bit. Hopefully this season gets things moving again.
Season 3 does not make the same mistakes as Season 2. Go ahead pick it and you will not be disappointed.
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