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The wire. The complete first season [videorecording] /
HBO Original Programming ; producer, Nina Kostroff Noble ; story by David Simon & Edward Burns ; Blown Deadline Productions ; a presentation of Home Box Office.
edition
Standard format.
imprint
[New York, N.Y.] : HBO, Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video [distributor], c2010.
description
5 videodiscs (775 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
0783127928, 9780783127927
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
More Details
series title
imprint
[New York, N.Y.] : HBO, Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video [distributor], c2010.
isbn
0783127928
9780783127927
standard identifier
026359887321
publisher #
4000016992
98873
contents note
Disc 1. The target (62 min.) (with optional audio commentary by Simon) / teleplay by David Simon, directed by Clark Johnson -- The detail (58 min.) (with optional audio commentary by Johnson) / teleplay by David Simon, directed by Clark Johnson -- The buys (55 min.) / teleplay by David Simon, directed by Peter Medak.
Disc 2. Old cases (59 min.) / teleplay by David Simon, directed by Clement Virgo -- The pager (60 min.) / teleplay by Ed Burns, directed by Clark Johnson.
Disc 3. The wire (59 min.) / teleplay by David Simon, directed by Ed Bianchi -- One arrest (59 min.) / teleplay by Rafael Alvarez, directed by Joe Chappelle -- Lessons (56 min.) / teleplay by David Simon, directed by Gloria Muzio.
Disc 4. Game day (57 min.) / teleplay by David H. Melnick & Shamit Choksey, directed by Milcho Manchevski -- The cost (55 min.) / teleplay by David Simon, directed by Brad Anderson -- The hunt (56 min.) / teleplay by Joy Lusco, directed by Steve Shill.
Disc 5. Cleaning up (56 min.) (with optional audio commentary by Simon & Pelecanos) / teleplay by George P. Pelecanos, directed by Clement Virgo -- Sentencing (65 min.) / written by David Simon & Ed Burns, directed by Tim Van Patten.
credits note
Director of photography, Uta Briesewitz ; editors, Geraldine Peroni (episodes 1, 2, 5, 8, 11), Thom Zimny (episodes 3, 6, 9, 12), Kate Sanford (episodes 4, 7, 10, 13).
general note
Collective title from container; episode titles from disc menus.
Created by David Simon.
Originally produced as 13 episodes of the television program The wire in 2002.
Special features: Series index; audio commentaries by David Simon, George P. Pelecanos, and Clark Johnson.
performer
Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie R. Faison, Larry Gilliard Jr., Wood Harris, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Andre Royo, Sonja Sohn.
abstract
Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.
language note
Closed-captioned.
In English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
catalogue key
6149417
date/place of event
Filmed on location in Baltimore, Md.
technical details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 in English & Dolby digital 2.0 in English, French or Spanish.

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