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The Wire - The Complete First Season [DVD Boxset] [5-Disc Set]

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  • DVD
  • 5 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Unlike most television crime dramas, which neatly introduce and then solve a case all in the space of one hour, HBO's THE WIRE follows one single drug and homicide investigation throughout the length of an entire season. Centered on the drug culture of inner-city Baltimore, the series' storyline unfolds from the points of view of both the criminals lording the streets and the police officers determined to bring them down. This first season introduces detective Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) and his supervisor, Cedric Daniels (Lance Reddick), as they begin to pursue evidence against drug kingpin Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris). Meanwhile, Barksdale and his henchmen Stringer (Idris Elba) and Wee-Bey (Hassan Johnson) concern themselves with a rival drug dealer (Michael K. Williams) who's been cutting into their profits. Created by writer David Simon (THE CORNER, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET), THE WIRE's multifaceted approach offers a nuanced overview of every aspect of the drug trade and the complex morality of its participants.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 98873

  • Credits
    Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Wood Harris, Larry Gilliard, Seth Gilliam, Idris Elba, Hassan Johnson, J.D. Williams, Andre Royo, Michael K. Williams, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce, Dominick Lombardozzi, Michael B. Jordan, Wendy Grantham, Clayton Lebouef
  • Critic Reviews
    "13 rivetingly intricate episodes..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "[G]ripping..."
    Uncut

    "[T]his looks like a masterpiece."
    Sight and Sound

    Ranked #8 in Uncut's Best TV DVDs Of 2005 -- "[G]ritty and gripping....Determined not to insult your intelligence with even a lick of sentimentality..."
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