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The Wire: Complete Series on Blu-Ray Review

The Wire: Complete Series on Blu-Ray Review

  It’s almost here, The Wire’s complete series on Blu-ray will be available to all for purchase June 2nd, 2015. For those of you who already have the DVD box set, I can understand why you might groan ever so slightly, because I know in the back of your mind you’re seriously debating getting the Blu-ray set as well despite the fact that you already have the DVDs alongside a subscription to Amazon Prime and HBO Go. Because most fans of The Wire will never be able to resist the opportunity to own a more in-depth item for their collection about one of the greatest television dramas of all time. So it won’t take much to convince...

The Wire is Finally Coming to Blu-Ray in 2015 (UPDATED)

The Wire is Finally Coming to Blu-Ray in 2015 (UPDATED)

Here we go!  HBO just released the first images of the set with additional details: Pre-order it here for $179.99. In the six years that have passed since the conclusion of the HBO® series The Wire,  the critically acclaimed drama has turned into a worldwide phenomenon that has been hailed as  “the best show in the history of television” by MSNBC. This summer, the series will make its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray disc for the very first time.  The 20-disc box set featuring all 60 episodes of the hit series in a stunningly re-mastered 16×9 full-screen HD format is showcased with newly redesigned box art. The...

The game’s the same, it just got more fierce

The game’s the same, it just got more fierce

Finally, The Wire will re-air in HD December 26th http://hbowatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/the-wire-intro.mp4 I have never been to Baltimore, but I still find myself obsessed with the city. Two things recently rekindled this love. One being the immersive podcast Serial, which detailed the murder of a Baltimore high school student and mysteriously disorganized trial that followed. The other was the announcement that The Wire was being remastered and reaired in HD. Obsessive attention to detail and realism Through annual The Wire viewings and the continual pressure I place on everyone I know to spend the time immersing themselves in...

The Wire Being Remastered, Rebroadcast in HD

The Wire Being Remastered, Rebroadcast in HD

UPDATE:  HBO has finally given us a premiere date for The Wire HD!  THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS 2014!  December 26th, that is.  Here’s the info straight from HBO: The Wire: The Complete Series in HD will be available for the first time as a full series purchase at iTunes, Google Play, X-Box Video and Vudu on January 5. Individual episodes and seasons will be available through all of HBO’s Digital HD retailers. To celebrate the HD launch, HBO Signature will air the entire series consecutively, one season per day starting with season 1 on Friday, December 26 at noon. The marathon will wrap with season 5 on Tuesday, December 30. This...

Happy 42nd Birthday HBO!

Happy 42nd Birthday HBO!

  Okay, so it isn’t a milestone anniversary year for HOME BOX OFFICE, but I felt the need to not let the date November 08 go by without a salute to the network we love. It began broadcasting back in 1972 and as this writer’s first post on HBOWatch indicates I was lucky enough to get the premium channel in my household in those early days. Regarding those formative years Wikipedia states – In the summer of 1971, while on a family vacation in  France, Charles Dolan came up with the concept for a cable-originated television service called “The Green Channel“. Dolan later presented his idea to Time-Life management;...

HBO’s History with the CATHOUSE

HBO’s History with the CATHOUSE

Lest you forget HBO has a lineup of late night entertainment that it airs but with no consistency. Those programs are all showings of previously aired content. HBO has not premiered anything new since SEX//Now back in January. That changed on Thursday, 08.14 when CATHOUSE: KING OF THE HOUSE premiered. HBO is not a stranger to the Cathouse in question, are you?  If you didn’t know the locale is the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel in Nevada. Over the years HBO has aired specials and later a series about the house of ill repute in question. It all started with the documentary titled CATHOUSE in December 2002 which first...

HBO Classics: Comic Talent Robin Williams On HBO

HBO Classics: Comic Talent Robin Williams On HBO

Everyone we know has been rockin’ and reelin’ over the loss of the top notch talent Robin Williams. The biggest shock of it all is not that a 63 year-old died, but that depression was the driving ailment that caused the actor to take his own life. It has been quite saddening for many. News reports across the dial have been airing retrospectives on his life and career and even have been addressing the mental illness that has destroyed more than just his life. There have also been online acknowledgments from blogs to tweets and every colleague of Mr. Williams from actors to comics has reflected on the man and his contributions.  In some...

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