Yo.. Anyone Know When 'THE WIRE' BLU-RAY Is Released??

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 8 years ago '05        #1
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I_REP_VA 10 heat pts10
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 02-10-2010, 05:01 PM         #2
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it won't be because of the way it was shot (similar to the shield) it would cost too much and wouldn't be an improvement and hbo is about quality, they won't release something or waste buckets of $ for something that isn't worth it
 8 years ago '08        #3
Jeans&Sneakers 158 heat pts158
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never. David Simon said it wouldn't be worth it and like the gritty feel of the dvd picture. the dvd looks pretty damn good upconverted as it was shot 4:3 on standard def format. so it wouldn't make much difference
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 8 years ago '05        #5
I_REP_VA 10 heat pts10 OP
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bad news..

what about sopranos?? they did that
 8 years ago '04        #6
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And perhaps the final contrast to the rest of high-end episodic television, The Wire for each of its five seasons has been produced in good old fashioned 4 x 3 standard definition. DP Dave Insley recalled, "The reason the show has stayed 4x3 is because David Simon thinks that 4x3 feels more like real life and real television and not like a movie. The show's never been HD, even 4x3 HD and that (SD) is how it is on the DVDs. There is no 16x9 version anywhere." As a viewer with an HD set I will point out that like much of SD television that makes its way to HD channels, it appears that HBO utilizes state-of-the-art line doubling technology. It may still be standard definition, but line doubled it looks considerably better on a high definition set than it would on a standard definition set.

Insley explained, "When the show started 2001 / 2002 they framed it for 16 x 9 as a way of future-proofing. Then a couple of seasons ago, right before Season 4 began shooting, there was a big discussion about it and after much discussion -- David, Nina, Joe Chappelle, the Producers, the DPs -- and we discussed what should be the style of the show. David made the decision that we would stay with 4x3. The DPs pretty much defined the look to be what it is now. And it's been consistent for the past two seasons."

Asked about his next gig after The Wire Joe Chappelle had this to say, "Well, no matter what you think of it, having worked on CSI Miami, it was and is very much a hit show and that's good for me in terms of a career thing. That said, I think having been a part of The Wire will help a great deal. Having worked on The Wire for three years I've also been spoiled. The material is so good, so rare. Not even just good by TV standards, but for movies too. It's (writing is) so powerful that you read it and go 'WOW! this is GREAT.' And, in the way it's come together it's the kind of show that 20, 30 years from now people will look back and say that it defined its time. Most things being done today have a very short shelf life before they look like an artifact. The Wire will be as powerful 20 years from now as it is today."
 02-10-2010, 06:39 PM         #7
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Sopranos makes sense since it was more of a critical and economic success than the Wire. You're forgetting that this show was the most slept on of ALL TIME.

...even thought imo Deadwood s**ts on everything else every made
 8 years ago '05        #8
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but is it because they CAN'T make it blu-ray? or do they not WANT to?

no offense to the creators..

but BLU-RAY would make their show even more REAL in my opinion.
 02-10-2010, 08:18 PM         #9
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 I_REP_VA said:
but is it because they CAN'T make it blu-ray? or do they not WANT to?

no offense to the creators..

but BLU-RAY would make their show even more REAL in my opinion.
did you just not read anything in this thread?
 8 years ago '06        #10
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I watch it upscaled..and it looks crips as f**k.
 8 years ago '05        #11
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 IronMaiden said:
did you just not read anything in this thread?
U right.

I read the thread now. well it's all good I guess.. The Wire HD or not is chronic
 02-11-2010, 01:00 AM         #12
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It will happen eventually... No matter what they say now, HBO will not loose out on the opportunity to squeeze every single cent out of it that they can. That means a eventual Blu-Ray release.

It's in 4:3 aspect ratio... So what? That doesn't mean it can't be upgraded to HD.

Plenty of old Black and White movies in 4:3 format have been released on Blu-Ray(The Third Man, Casablanca). So it won't be widescreen. The picture will atleast look better.

It will happen eventually. I'd be willing to bet everything I own on it.

Corporations never stop being Corporations.
 02-11-2010, 02:16 AM         #13
BO$IGGA 
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but like somebody mentioned earlier, even if its possible, would they make the decision to put it out on blu-ray?
sure, we would eat that up, but it is heavily slept on and most people have never heard of the show..so i dont know how much profit they'd even make
 8 years ago '04        #14
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I'm sure they can touch up the masters.

They won't be perfect but they can be cleaned up noticeably.
 8 years ago '04        #15
R. Joven 17 heat pts17
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I don't think there's much of an incentive for HBO to "upscale" The Wire to put the show on Blu-Ray, even if they could do it. I mean, how much do you guys think that would really increase sales over what they otherwise would be? I'd imagine not much... and thus not worth it considering the costs involved.

Plus, we know it wasn't really shot in HD... so it's not like I'm gonna go buy the Blu-Rays since I already have the show on DVD...
 8 years ago '04        #16
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Classic show, doesn't need to be upscaled or put in HD to make it any better
 02-11-2010, 03:57 PM         #17
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HBO COULD release this on Blu-Ray, but prob won't.

4:3 doesn't mean anything,
alot of old movies have been released on BRD in that aspect ratio.

Don't think it will make a difference tho.
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