Tag Archives: The Wire
True Blood's Last Rites to Air First on SoHo

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

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

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

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

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Stone journalist from the creator of The Wire, David Simon, was briefly out on DVD here late last year but had to be withdrawn from sale after TVNZ made an 11th-hour purchase of the […]

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Post-Pacific Generation Ready to Thrill - But Not in HD

Post-Pacific Generation Ready to Thrill – But Not in HD

TV One will maintain its military Monday strand with an Iraq War miniseries from The Wire’s David Simon but, unlike The Pacific, Generation Kill won’t screen in HD. The decision is as daft as TV One repeating Band of Brothers in SD and is a double-blow for fans of premium drama: the network’s decision to pick up […]

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