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HBO Unveils New High-Definition Re-Mastering of ‘The Wire’ – Coming to Digital HD & Blu-ray in 2015

HBO Unveils New High-Definition Re-Mastering of 'The Wire' - Coming to Digital HD & Blu-ray in 2015

Fans of one of the most-loved series in TV history, “The Wire,” will be pleased to know that, 6 years since the conclusion of the HBO series and worldwide phenomenon, a brand new High-Definition upgrade of all 60 episodes, will debut in December on HBO Signature and HBO GO. 

They will then be released in one package, for the first time as a full series purchase, for you to own, as “The Wire: The Complete Series,” on Digital HD, January 5, 2015, and on Blu-ray in Summer 2015.

The entire series has been re-mastered in 16×9 Full-Frame HD, from more than 8,000 reels of original 35mm camera negative, allowing for a tighter fit on widescreen TVs and computer/tablet screens. The original negatives were scanned, edited, dust-busted and color-corrected, while maintaining the look and feel of the original Standard-Definition 4×3 version.

To celebrate the HD launch, HBO Signature will air the entire series consecutively, one season per day, starting with season 1 on Friday, December 26 at noon. The marathon will wrap with season 5 on Tuesday, December 30.

This will be the first time “The Wire” has aired on a linear HBO channel since Season 5 wrapped in 2008, as well as the first time that all 5 seasons of the entire series have aired consecutively on the network.

All 60 episodes will also be available in HD on HBO GO starting December 26.

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