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The Wire: The Complete Fifth Season [videorecording]

[presented by] HBO Entertainment ; created by David Simon
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.
Director
Joe Chappelle; Clark Johnson; Seith Mann; Dominic West; Ernest Dickerson; Joy Kecken; Scott Kecken; Dan Attias; Agnieszka Holland; Anthony Hemingway
Performers
Dominic West, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Reg. E. Cathey, Jermaine Crawford, John Doman, Aidan Gillen, Seth Gilliam, Jamie Hector, Neal Huff, Clark Johnson, Michael Kostroff, Domenick Lombardozzi, Deirdre Lovejoy, Tom McCarthy, Michelle Paress, Clarke Peters, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Corey Parker Robinson, Andre Royo, Sonja Sohn, Isiah Whitlock, Tristan Wilds, Michael Kenneth Williams.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
630 min.
Language
English (5.1) or dubbed Spanish (2.0) dialogue, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Rating
Rating: TV-MA
Notes
  • Title from container.
  • Originally broadcast on HBO television in 2008.
  • Full screen (4:3) presentation.
  • Contains all 10 episodes from the fifth season.
  • Special features: Disc one: "More with less" audio commentary with director/co-executive producer Joe Chappelle and cast member Wendell Pierce; "Unconfirmed reports" audio commentary with writer/cast member William F. Zorzi and director/cast member Clark Johnson ; Disc two: "Transitions" audio commentary with writer/co-executive producer Ed Burns and producer Karen Thorson; "The Dickensian aspect" audio commentary with producer George Pelecanos and director Seith Mann ; Disc three: "Took" audio commentary with director/cast member Dominic West and editor Kate Sanford ; Disc four: "-30-" audio commentary with creator David Simon and executive producer Nina K. Noble; "'The wire' : the last word" : a documentary exploring the role of the media; "'The wire' odyssey" : a retrospective of the first four seasons.
Variant Title
Wire. Fifth season
Wire. Season five
Wire. Season 5
Contents
  • disc one. episode 1, More with less / teleplay by David Simon ; story by David Simon & Ed Burns ; directed by Joe Chappelle. episode 2, Unconfirmed reports / teleplay by William F. Zorzi ; story by David Simon & William F. Zorzi ; directed by Ernest Dickerson. episode 3, Not for attribution / teleplay by Chris Collins ; story by David Simon & Chris Collins ; directed by Joy Kecken & Scott Kecken
  • disc two. episode 4, Transitions / teleplay by Ed Burns ; story by David Simon & Ed Burns ; directed by Dan Attias. episode 5, React quotes / teleplay by David Mills ; story by David Simon & David Mills ; directed by Agnieszka Holland. episode 6, The Dickensian aspect / teleplay by Ed Burns ; story by David Simon & Ed Burns ; directed by Seith Mann
  • disc three. episode 7, Took / teleplay by Richard Price ; story by David Simon & Richard Price ; directed by Dominic West. episode 8, Clarifications / teleplay by Dennis Lehane ; story by David Simon & Dennis Lehane ; directed by Anthony Hemingway. episode 9, Late editions / teleplay by George Pelecanos ; story by David Simon & George Pelecanos ; directed by Joe Chappelle
  • disc four. episode 10, -30- / teleplay by David Simon ; story by David Simon & Ed Burns ; directed by Clark Johnson.
ISBN
1419867490, 9781419867491
Published
[New York] : HBO Video, c2008.
Description
4 videodiscs (ca. 630 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Technical Details
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