- Number of Discs: 5
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 12 hours
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 8, 2006
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: HBO Home Video
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Surround 5.1 - English
- Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0 - French, English, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: David Simon - Creator; Joe Chappelle - Director; Richard Price, George Pelecanos - Writers; Karen L. Thorson, Nina K. Noble - Producers
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 08/04/2006
"One would be hard-pressed to find another series that blends the personal and the political in such a kinetic yet thoughtful way." -- Grade: A
Ultimate DVD - 09/01/2006
"As challenging social commentary, compelling character study and magnificently detailed drama, THE WIRE is peerless."
Total Film - 10/01/2006
5 stars out of 5 -- "The WIRE cooks up a detailed and compelling look at the frontline troops on both sides of Boston's drug wars."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2006
"THE WIRE eschews the structural playfulness of BOOMTOWN in favour of a less flamboyant but no less powerful approach."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 11/01/2006
"THE WIRE is so magnificently executed, so fascinating in its evolution, so frequently bracingly profound that it does no less than elevate the medium of television itself."
Uncut - 03/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "Season 3 examines the corrosive, corrupting power of institutions....This is a very modern vision of hell."
Description by Warner Home Video:
Wire, The: The Complete Third Season
The heat is on in Baltimore. The drug war is being lost, bodies are piling up, and a desperate mayor wants the tide turned before the election. But the police department hasn't got any answers. With the demolition of the Franklin Terrace towers, Stringer Bell and the Barksdale crew have been forced to improvise. But no matter how hard McNulty and the detail try, the dealers always seem to be one step ahead of the game.