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The Corner [DVD] [2000] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009ATJZ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,561 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Whiteside TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 11 May 2009
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As a fore runner to the brilliant series 'The Wire', 'The Corner' has plenty going for it. This series is in six parts and is based around a family from Baltimore. The story charts a year in the life of this family and as this is based on a true story it does make for grim viewing at times. It is a fine piece of television.

The acting is pretty much fabulous across the board here and in particular Khandi Alexander as Fran. She is superb and for her to stand out in a cast this good says much for her performance. There are several actor's from 'The Wire' in this series and it seems odd at first to see them in roles completely different to the ones we are more used to. There is a very nice touch at the end when the real character's featured are interviewed and this obviously adds to the realism.

So is it as good as 'The Wire'? In my opinion it isn't quite up to the very high standards that that series has set but it is definitely well worth watching and would make a very worthwhile purchase.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Reggie Ramirez on 14 May 2007
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I could write an essay on the virtues of this series, but instead I'll just say that this is pretty much a masterpiece of a miniseries. Its not worthy or hard-work, in fact its the opposite, a super fine focussed look at life in a drug supermarket in Baltimore based on actual real life occurrences and it has got some serious soul to it. At times its hilarious , other times its heartbreaking, and it gets the balance between the two just right. But what really did it for me was the way it took non-fiction events and turned them into something that is a definitive parable of the shift in values regarding the deliberate neglect of communities over the last 30 years. If that sounds kind of vague, well, I guess I just don't want to give to much away, but I can't recommend it enough. Truly powerful stuff.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Rabbit Face on 6 April 2009
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I watched the Corner having already watched the Wire and loved it. Despite being freaked out that a lot of the same actors are in both series (especially when they are junkies in the Corner and police in the Wire)it acts as a sort of warm up for newbies. The 6 part mini series is based on real interviews and it's gritty ie. they show a lot of needles which made my husband very queasy ! The characters are likeable though and considering I wasn't sure how dark this would be I found myself really engaged in the story of how members of one family have been affected by poverty and drugs.

This really won't appeal to everyone, but that's not the point. It't nowhere near as many hours as the wire so you can get an introduction or if like me you watch it after then you pretty much know you'll get the hang of it. Well written and beautifully acted throughout - worth a watch.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Annabelle Smoke on 1 July 2010
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As someone with experience of this world myself, I cannot speak highly enough of this series, or perhaps more specifically, of the book behind it. Having read a lot of books on the subject of drugs, mostly autobiographies from sufferers of addiction, I would have no problem with stating that I have never read one better written or with more insight into the drug lifestyle, and the irony (or perhaps reason?) in this case is that neither author has ever been a user. The book brought me to tears on many occasions, and made me smile with a wry familiarity on others, as I recognised many of the characters described - either in myself, or those I have known who inhabit this scene. The book flits competently from essays on the issues at stake in ghetto America, to the painfully honest narrative as it follows the people involved. I truly cannot rate it enough. As for the mini-series that evolved from it, it was well-crafted as a piece of cinema, and heart-wrenching when you meet the real characters and are reminded that it is true, that it is more documentary than fiction, and that these are lives. Unusually, it barely suffered from the common errors that films developed from well-loved books often make; it handled the necessary adaptations extremely well. Read it. Watch it. Love it. Learn...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Norman on 11 Sept. 2006
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This is one of the best series I've ever seen, channel 4 showed it years ago at 2am but it was well worth staying up for, it was like a gritty british film set in an american ghetto, shot like a documentery i'd love to get a copy of this[...]
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John G. Lynch on 15 April 2009
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This is the story of one families and one neighbourhoods interaction with the drug trade - shown in all its naked detail sometimes difficult to watch but ultimitely truthful to the story of those people who lived this life in 1993 in Baltimore.
Reluctant though I am to say it - it is at least as good as The Wire.
Absolutely devestating.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By pb752 on 7 Nov. 2009
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I have just finished watching The Wire and thought it was an excellent series. When I read that quite a lot of the actors in that series had also appeared in The Corner, I decided to get that and have enjoyed it as well.

The Corner mainly focuses on the lives of a small group of individuals and the battle that some of them have with their drug addictions, but does contain some lighter, funnier moments as well.

This is a sort of smaller scale, drawing board/embryonic type version of what would later be The Wire. Those of you who have seen The Wire, will notice a lot of the actors who were in that series and they appear here often playing totally different characters than what they did in that. Not mentioning any names, but you will even see a well known drug dealer working in a shoe shop lol.

The number I managed to recognise reached well into double figures...see how many you can spot.
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