The Wire (Complete Series) - 20-Disc BoxSet (Blu-Ray)
Denmark released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( DTS 5.1 ), English ( DTS-HD Master Audio ), Danish ( Subtitles ), Finnish ( Subtitles ), Norwegian ( Subtitles ), Swedish ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Alternative Footage, Box Set, Commentary, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: This series looks at the narcotics scene in Baltimore through the eyes of law enforcers as well as the drug dealers and users. Other facets of the city that are explored in the series are the government and bureaucracy, schools and the news media. The show was created by former police reporter David Simon, who also wrote many of the episodes. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, ...The Wire (Complete Series) - 20-Disc BoxSet (Blu-Ray)
- Language : English
- Director : Ernest R. Dickerson, Joe Chappelle
- Media Format : Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
- Run time : 3600 minutes
- Actors : Dominic West, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick
- Subtitles: : Swedish, Danish, Finnish
- Studio : SF Film Production
- ASIN : B08R9P4XB1
- Number of discs : 20
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The Packaging however not so great. It comes in a cardboard box with the cardboard sleeves for each on the seasons and the disk being inserted into little pouches.
I'm not sure why they do this as the DVD series was in the standard DVD case and very sturdy. The Blu-ray one not so much with disks flying out if not put down properly.
Since Blu-ray is better quality and costs more... One would expect better packaging for the product. 5/5 for the actual show and 3/5 for the packaging, hence my overall 4/5
Along the way we meet a wealth of memorable characters with stories to tell. (Personal favourite? The Ziggy tragedy in series 2). It takes time to get into it, as the stories build slowly. (I needed the subtitles switched on for many episodes.) But like Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky it gives voice to some of the lowest people in their society, and finds that wise words can come from their mouths too.
Common problems include:
- video and audio freezing
- video pixelated
- video 'breaking up'
- choppy video and audio playback
- episode unable to fast-forward/skip past defect point
I received the box in immaculate condition from Amazon, and I inspected the discs for any visible damage; they were in perfect condition... but still there were unresolvable problems with playback during several episodes. Meaning you simply can't watch the defective episodes.
A real shame. £60 down the drain.