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Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:41 pm
by Terrace Guy
'The Wire' DVD boxsets! A fantastic show about drugs in Baltimore that takes in the perspectives of the police, drug dealers and druggies. I haven't even got to the end of the first season yet but i know i'll be straight down the shops (if any are still open) to buy the second as soon as my uni exams are over for another few months. This is another example of HBO coming up trumps and making even the best British tv dramas look like they were made by five year olds at breaktime. I bought five seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm last year based on hearsay and reviews alone (having never seen a single episode) and they didn't disappoint so i decided to do the same thing this year and again the quality of the programming was astonishing. In the UK it seems that six episodes of anything automatically counts as a series which is then released on DVD for an extortionate price. For £15 you get 13 hours (an hour per episode which really is maxed out) of quality programming here. BUY IT! :D

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:26 pm
by Des
We did. I bought it for my Son for Xmas. Spookily unaware, he bought it for me [smilie=icon_blink.gif]

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:40 pm
by Roger Mellie
At least you've passed on your unimaginative streak

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:43 pm
by Sky Blue Strawberry
But hopefully not his hairstyle or penchant for Werthers originals

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:00 pm
by Roger Mellie
He's doomed i tell you DOOMED!!!

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:04 pm
by Sky Blue Strawberry
:lol:

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:06 pm
by Timbo
I watched all five series on FX but I'm planning to get them on DVD at some point. I'm waiting to see if the complete boxset comes down in price.

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:11 pm
by Sky Blue Strawberry

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:14 pm
by Timbo
Fuck me - £60! Its £90 on Amazon. Never heard of DVDMD - are they reputable?

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:17 pm
by Sky Blue Strawberry
Its the only website I use for DVds now Timbo - never had a problem.

thought it was cheap - that's why i posted it :D

just double check its the right dvd and right region - I did make a mistake once and got wrong region - but they took it back no problem

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:26 pm
by Timbo
Its not the same boxset as the one on Amazon. It is a different region but it shouldn't matter with regards playing it for me. The extras might be different though.

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:41 pm
by Sky Blue Strawberry
didn't check Amazon - sorry, Timbo. I just go straight to DVDMD now when buying

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:39 am
by Timbo
FX are showing David Simon's 2000 Emmy winning miniseries The Corner from next Monday (Simon being the creator of The Wire).

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:40 am
by billythefish
Timbo wrote:
I watched all five series on FX but I'm planning to get them on DVD at some point. I'm waiting to see if the complete boxset comes down in price.


Great news will just wait until Timbo buys it and then borrow it and never give it back. Job done.

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:25 am
by king chillout
The Wire is one of those programs that I should have watched, but there is just not enough time to watch all the TV and play all the games I want to !

I still have two episodes of Breaking Bad to watch and that finished months ago !

I get a good supply of films to watch from my Czech friend at work and I'm way behind on those. I've got games like Oblivion I haven't even opened yet.
And soon we have the last series of Battlestar starting as well as watching Burn Notice and all the football that is on.

My cartoon watching has dwindled to nothing !
But I did manage to watch Wall-E last weekend......it's OK, but nothing more.

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:45 am
by Des
Timbo wrote:
Fuck me - £60!

Bit steep, Timbo, I'll pass...

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:13 am
by Timbo
KC, you'd love The Wire. It would give you more fuel to your anti-drugs rants.

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:45 pm
by Sky Blue Strawberry
king chillout wrote:
The Wire is one of those programs that I should have watched, but there is just not enough time to watch all the TV and play all the games I want to !


Not to mention reading all those comics....

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:25 pm
by king chillout
Sky Blue Strawberry wrote:
king chillout wrote:
The Wire is one of those programs that I should have watched, but there is just not enough time to watch all the TV and play all the games I want to !


Not to mention reading all those comics....


I do that in the bath, every night. If I didn't, I'd never have time ! We have a shower, but I've found that comics tend to get a lot wetter in the shower. [smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif]

Re: Everybody Go Out and Buy........

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:23 am
by Des