Wire: Complete Series [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
There is a newer version of this item:
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
This item is multi region not just region 1.
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
It is just a shame that they cut corners at the last minute, while it probably won't be a big deal to most I was disappointed to see that this box-set has the discs for each season inside cardboard sleeves instead of blu-ray cases. I understand that this is a very long series and that something had to be done to reduce the costs and physical footprint of the box-set but I wouldn't have minded paying an extra 10-30% extra for something a bit more robust and practical. Within seconds of opening it up I had several discs almost fall out of the sleeve with was quite annoying to say the least.
A show that wasn't nearly as popular as it ought to have been during it's time in spite of critical acclaim. It's surely a show deserving of Breaking Bad like status, and well worth the time of anyone seeking out intelligent drama that demands your attention (which this does). And if you do, and stick with it you'll be rewarded.
Upgrade / buy with confidence.
Couple the above with years of investigative journalism in the fields covered and the inclusion of an ex-homicide detective, ex-school techer, Ed Burns, as a co-writer (plus Simon's apprenticeship served writing for Homicide; Life on the Killing Streets and The Corner mini-series) and the result is simply the best TV to come out of the first decade of the 21st century.
There is a main story 'theme' to each season, dealing with aspects of life in Baltimore, Maryland, USA - a bankrupt city with an appalling drug problem, abject inner-city poverty and one of the highest murder rates in the US. For all that, Simon loves his hometown and, as he says himself, Baltimore is not just a back-drop but a main character throughout each season.
The Wire will make you both laugh and cry. Not everyone can take its gritty realism and if you are happy with the episodic format of, for example, 24, it may seem slow moving to start with. That's because it is. Stick with it through the first two episodes, use subtitles if you can't understand the Baltimore accent, and you will be rewarded many times over for the time you have put in.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Essential viewing, even after so many years have passed, and in beautiful HD. Great buy.Published 12 days ago by Dimitri Romano
Possibly my favourite HBO series of all time, alongside The Sopranos. From start to finish this is just a great series. I would highly recommend this.Published 3 months ago by Phil Booth
Packaging of poor standard, i.e. Cardboard booklets rather than typical, more robust plastic cases for each series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steve Burke
Without hesitation, it's in my all time top 5.
Wonderful to see it in the wide aspect in top quality HD and 5. Read more