The Wire Is Coming To Blu-ray In Full This June!

the wireGreat to see in HD, but this release should prove to be interesting, given the nature of the remastering.  Anyway:  Hailed as “one of the best and most original series on television in decades” (The New York Times), the groundbreaking hit series The Wire makes its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray June 2, 2015. For The Wire: The Complete Series Blu-ray, the entire legendary series has been beautifully remastered in 16×9 Full-Frame HD from more than 8,000 reels of original 35mm camera negative, allowing for a tighter fit on widescreen TVs. Featuring brand new package art to match its HD upgrade, the box set will be a must-own for fans who loved The Wire from the beginning and for those watching for the first time.




“One of the most daring dramas in the history of the medium” -The Baltimore Sun

“One of the great achievements in television artistry” -San Francisco Chronicle

Acclaimed Series Available for the First Time on Blu-rayTM Disc with Digital HD June 2, 2015 – Loaded with Bonus Content Just in Time for Father’s Day Gift Giving 

All 60 Episodes Beautifully Re-mastered in 16×9 Full Frame HD 

New York, NY (March 5, 2015) – In the six years that have passed since the conclusion of the HBO® series The Wire,  the critically acclaimed drama has turned into a worldwide phenomenon that has been hailed as  “the best show in the history of television” by MSNBC. This summer, the series will make its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray disc for the very first time.  The 20-disc box set featuring all 60 episodes of the hit series in a stunningly re-mastered 16×9 full-screen HD format is showcased with newly redesigned box art. The Wire: The Complete Series on Blu-ray with Digital HD ($199.99) is loaded with an exciting slate of bonus materials, including four behind-the-scenes documentaries, three prequels that explore life before The Wire, and an all-new cast and crew Q&A from the Paley Center for Media’s The Wire reunion event. The Wire: The Complete Series on Blu-ray with Digital HD will be in stores June 2, 2015 – just in time for Father’s Day and summer binge watching – and is a must-have for all TV connoisseurs!

The Wire depicts an American urban dystopia, framed in our time, in which easy distinctions between good and evil and crime and punishment are challenged at every turn.  In five successive seasons, the series depicts a Baltimore in which institutional prerogatives, economic inequalities and a brutalizing drug war confound the efforts to advance the city and its people.  The series’ first season lays out the futility of the drug war, while the second highlights the deindustrialization and the death of the working class.  The third season introduces the city’s political culture and lays out the forces that stand in the path of actual reform.  The fourth season addresses the educational system and the actual opportunities that remain to coming generations. The fifth and final season examines the media culture and its role in perpetuating the status quo. Amid all of this, carefully drawn characters on both sides of the law and from a variety of Baltimore cultures move forward as best they can, human to a flaw, struggling against a system that seems weighted against civic progress.

The Wire: The Complete Series

Blu-ray Disc with Digital HD

                                                            Street Date:                  June 2, 2015

Order Date:                  April 28, 2015

Rating:                           TVMA

Runtime:                       Approx. 59 Hours

Price:                             $199.99

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