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Old 03-23-2011, 04:22 PM
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Aaron has reviewed 'Treme: The Complete First Season.' He says the makers of 'The Wire' have delivered one of the best series he has ever seen. This Blu-ray set features excellent video, demo audio, and mountains of extras. This is highly recommended! Check it out.

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I want to get this, but even more I want The Wire on blu. Come on HBO, I got me some Deadwood, how about some Blu Love for The Wire.
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I want to get this, but even more I want The Wire on blu. Come on HBO, I got me some Deadwood, how about some Blu Love for The Wire.
I don't believe The Wire ever aired in high def, did it? I'm pretty sure this is one of those situations where all of the show's post-production work was completed in standard definition, and the completed episodes only exist in that form.
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I don't believe The Wire ever aired in high def, did it? I'm pretty sure this is one of those situations where all of the show's post-production work was completed in standard definition, and the completed episodes only exist in that form.
Yep; shot on 35mm but edited and post-produced on video.

The creator / producers also said a while back that they have no interest in remastering the series for blu-ray, and specifically chose to keep shooting the show in 1.33:1 during the later season (even when 16x9 HDTV became standard) because they didn't like the look of the show in widescreen or HD.
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Yep; shot on 35mm but edited and post-produced on video.

The creator / producers also said a while back that they have no interest in remastering the series for blu-ray, and specifically chose to keep shooting the show in 1.33:1 during the later season (even when 16x9 HDTV became standard) because they didn't like the look of the show in widescreen or HD.
A similar thing happened with The Shield. Shawn Ryan wanted to keep that show looking as grubby and low-def as possible.
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This is some bullshit. I just sold my Wire dvd set since I figured it would hit blu sometime soon. I fucked up there. They play the Wire on the direct tv channel in high def, but does not look that great. And it's in 16X9 which I knew was the wrong OAR.

Oh well, guess I will have to live with Treme and Generation Kill on blu.
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