Tag Archives: The Wire

Critical Condition: The Deuce

The Deuce | SoHo, 1.00/8.30 Monday ➢ “HBO’S The Deuce is a period drama about the golden days of glory holes and the big bang of porn. It’s set in the early 1970s, when Nixon was screwing the nation and 42nd Street in New York City, a.k.a. ‘the Deuce,’ was America’s most notorious sexual supermarket — a […]

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New to Blu: TV > August 19-25

Who needs SoHo when you can buy on Blu-ray complete seasons of Justified, The Wire and Boardwalk Empire? All three are being released this week, along with seasons one of The Knick and Defiance. The Justified box set is cheaper than the Limited Edition US version ($195 vs $US216) but doesn’t have the gift box […]

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My Sky + … SoHo in August

David Simon, the creator of The Wire and Treme, predicts no one will watch his new HBO series, Show Me a Hero, which premieres next month on SoHo. “I don’t believe anyone’s going to watch this,” he told an interviewer for Grantland. “You are not going to get zombie-like numbers for a story about 200 units […]

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August Release for The Wire on BD

Roadshow Entertainment will release the Blu-ray box set of The Wire on August 19. The five-season package has just gone on sale to top reviews in the US and UK and looks like being the only way to view the HBO milestone here in HD. Although the groundbreaking police drama has been a staple of […]

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TV Preview: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: TV2, 9.00 Wednesday Brooklyn Nine Nine is a cop show. It’s set in New York because that’s where you’d set a cop show, especially if you were a producer who’d never had an original idea. (Although, to be fair, that is sort of the industry definition of a producer.) Where BNN differs from […]

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True Blood’s Last Rites to Air First on SoHo

SoHo will screen the seventh and final season of True Blood in HD ahead of its free-to-air SD premiere on Prime. Sky announced this long-overdue redress this morning after allowing the previous two seasons of the vampire drama to air first on Prime — even though SoHo HD subscribers pay an extra $20 a month […]

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Why Not HD: The Corner

It’s not in HD, or even 16:9 widescreen, but tonight’s NZ TV premiere of The Corner (SoHo, 8.30) promises to be the week’s best bet on the set. The fact it’s taken nearly 12 years for this forerunner of The Wire to debut here is an extraordinary indictment of TV programming in NZ – and […]

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Blu-ray of the Day: Generation Kill

Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, James Rasone, Lee Tregesen, Jon Huertas. Directors: Susanna White, Simon Cellan Jones. Screenplay: Ed Burns, David Simon, Evan Wright. Cinematography: Ivan Strasburg. This shockingly raw, seven-part drama was co-written by The Wire’s David Simon, stars True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard, and is the alpha male, anti-hero flipside of its HBO stablemates, Band of Brothers […]

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Generation Kill Gets Earlier HD Tour of Duty

The Blu-ray of Generation Kill now will go on sale the day after it ends on TV One. Marbecks, JB Hi-Fi, Whitcoulls and The Warehouse will be stocking it and the DVD from August 3, ahead of its wider release to other retailers on September 8. This is the second time the DVD has been […]

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Blu-ray Alert: Generation Kill Blu-ray No Longer AWOL

Warner Bros NZ will release the Blu-ray of Generation Kill on September 8. The Iraq War drama about an imbedded Rolling Stone journalist from the creator of The Wire, David Simon, was briefly out on DVD here late last year but had to be withdrawn from sale after TVNZ made an 11th-hour purchase of the […]

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