Posted Fri Mar 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The critically-acclaimed crime drama starring Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce, and Idris Elba arrives on Blu-ray in June.
As previously reported, HBO has remastered all 60 episodes of 'The Wire' and was bringing the entire series to Blu-ray sometime this summer, and now the date has been set for June 2.
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 20-disc box set featuring all 60 episodes of the hit series in a stunningly re-mastered 16x9 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.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Wire: The Complete Series' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 2.
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