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The Wire: The Complete Third Season
The Wire: The Complete Third Season


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Actors: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Aidan Gillen, Wood Harris
Director: Tim Van Patten
Rating: Unrated
Features: AC-3, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Subtitled, NTSC
Running Time: 720 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Release Date: August 8, 2006
Theatrical Release Date: June 2, 2004
Studio: HBO Home Video

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The heat is on in Baltimore. The drug war is being lost, bodies are piling up, and a desperate mayor wants the tide turned before the election. But the police department hasn't got any answers. With the demolition of the Franklin Terrace towers, Stringer Bell and the Barksdale crew have been forced to improvise. But no matter how hard McNulty and the detail try, the dealers always seem to be one step ahead of the game.

DVD Features:
Audio Commentary
Episodic Previews
Episodic Recaps
Audio Commentary:Five audio commentaries with creatorDavid Simon, director Joe Chappelle, writers Richard Price and George Pelecanos, and producers Karen L. Thorson and Nina K. Noble
Interviews:Q&A with David Simon and Creative Team, Courtesy of the Museum of Television & Radio Conversation with David Simon at Eugene Lang Collete, The New School for Liberal Arts

With volatile issues of Baltimore city political reform as its narrative focus, the third season of The Wire superbly maintains the series' astonishingly consistent status as the greatest "novel for television" ever created. While the Baltimore police department's wire-tapping investigations continue to monitor the intricate and now legitimately fronted drug ring of Russell "Stringer" Bell Idris Elba, smooth as ever, detective Jimmy McNulty Dominic West continues his loutish ways, navigating through a series of shallow sexual conquests while doing some of the best cop-work of his career. Stringer's ex-convict partner Avon Barksdale Wood Harris is back in the picture and bent on eliminating a drug-dealing competitor named Marlo Jamie Hector, and Baltimore P.D. Major Howard "Bunny" Colvin Robert Wisdom tries his own defiantly independent brand of street justice by essentially legalizing drugs in "Hamsterdam," where isolated sections of the city are established as open drug-dealing zones, utterly without the knowledge or approval of Colvin's superiors. As city councilman Tommy Carcetti Aiden Gillen plots his own ruthlessly ambitious strategy for the mayor's seat, Baltimore officials, McNulty's wire unit, and the entire Baltimore P.D. stand poised for the inevitable fallout from street-level and executive-level manipulations of power.

Of course, this is just the tip of a very large iceberg, as The Wire continues its labyrinthine yet tightly controlled chronicle of over 50 characters, major and minor, who are all flawlessly woven into the fabric of these 12 remarkable episodes. For season 3, series creator David Simon continued to recruit a top-drawer lineup of reputable writers including novelists Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, and George Pelecanos and directors including Ernest Dickerson, Tim Van Patten, and Agnieszka Holland, and by the time a major character is killed in the season's penultimate episode arguably the series' finest yet, it's clear that The Wire has earned its crown as the most ambitious and intelligent crime drama in the history of American television. DVD extras are excellent, as usual, including five illuminating episode commentaries an absolute must for devoted fans of the series, a Q&A session with cast & crew moderated by renowned TV critic and author Ken Tucker, and a classroom conversation with Simon that delves deeper into the creative process of the series. Having deservedly earned its renewal for a fourth season out of a projected five, according to Simon, The Wire delivers surprises aplenty keep a close watch for startling revelations while proving, yet again, that cable-TV is the place to be for anyone seeking respite from the relative mediocrity of mainstream network programming. --Jeff Shannon

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