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Simps
05-30-2007, 08:17 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Homicide-Life-Street-Complete-Megaset/dp/B000H5U5TY/

Damn good deal for a great series, I might have to pick this up.

bradical
05-30-2007, 08:21 PM
i really love this show. fans of the wire should check this out.

WillieLee
05-30-2007, 08:22 PM
i really love this show. fans of the wire should check this out.

No.

THAT Sean!
05-30-2007, 08:23 PM
Gah, so much cheaper than what I paid over the years...

bradical
05-30-2007, 08:24 PM
No.

i said check it out.

mark morales
05-30-2007, 08:24 PM
one of my 3 favorite shows of all time

(akaRyanHoffman)
05-30-2007, 08:26 PM
Gah, so much cheaper than what I paid over the years...

Yeah, no shit. Oh well, if you're going to pay too much, it might as well be for a great show.

Akira
05-30-2007, 08:26 PM
holy shit! I wish I had the cash for that right now

YouStayClassy
05-30-2007, 08:26 PM
i really love this show. fans of the wire should check this out.

Does it have season long stories like the Wire or is it just "cops solve the crime in 1 hour" format?

WillieLee
05-30-2007, 08:28 PM
i said check it out.

You're not the boss of me.

Akira
05-30-2007, 08:29 PM
Does it have season long stories like the Wire or is it just "cops solve the crime in 1 hour" format?

If I'm not mistaken it's a combination of the two. Besides, you'll get a major insight into the most prolific fictional character in US Television history: Det. John Munch!


The character has spanned over 14 years and 17 seasons. Along with 122 episodes of Homicide and 158+ episodes of SVU, Munch has also appeared as a character in eight episodes of six other series:

* Law & Order - 4 episodes: "Charm City (Part 1)", "Baby, It's You", "Sideshow" and "Entitled (Part 2)".
* The X-Files - 1 episode: "Unusual Suspects"
* The Beat - 1 episode: "They Say It's Your Birthday"
* Law & Order: Trial by Jury - 1 episode: "Skeleton (Part 2)"
* Arrested Development - 1 episode: "Exit Strategy" (Belzer also appeared in episode "S.O.B.s", but as himself.)
* The character is also slated to appear in an episode of a new, yet to be titled French equivalent of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
* Munch also appeared in the 2000 made-for-TV-movie Homicide: Life Everlasting.
* Although Belzer did not play the role, a Muppet caricature of Munch appeared on Sesame Street. In an episode which aired August 14, 2006, a Muppet performer imitated Belzer's portrayal in a "Law & Order: Special Letters Unit" spoof, and the character was still called Munch.

Munch has been the only fictional character played by a single actor to appear on seven different television shows. These shows were on three different networks: NBC (Homicide: Life on the Street, the Law & Order shows), FOX (The X-Files, Arrested Development), and UPN (The Beat).

John Munch is one of the most prolific characters on television; his appearance on so many different TV series is a record in television.

WillieLee
05-30-2007, 08:29 PM
Does it have season long stories like the Wire or is it just "cops solve the crime in 1 hour" format?

It varies. There were some stories that lasted for the entire run of Homicide. But mostly they were dealing with cases that were solved that episode. I found the early years to be better in Homicide.

YouStayClassy
05-30-2007, 08:33 PM
If I'm not mistaken it's a combination of the two. Besides, you'll get a major insight into the most prolific fictional character in US Television history: Det. John Munch!


It varies. There were some stories that lasted for the entire run of Homicide. But mostly they were dealing with cases that were solved that episode. I found the early years to be better in Homicide.

Damn, I have no idea who that guy is at all, and I've seen those X-Files and Arrested episodes.


There's no way I could afford this box set right now anyways, but damn single episode dramas really turn me off.... but this sure gets a lot of acclaim....

bradical
05-30-2007, 08:34 PM
holy shit! I wish I had the cash for that right now

stop buying phcs.


Does it have season long stories like the Wire or is it just "cops solve the crime in 1 hour" format?

a little bit of both. it's based on the "homicide" book by the same writer/creator of the wire. it gets diluted by being a network show, but it's full of good story and great characters. andre braugher is at his best as pembleton, a really complex, abrasive, interesting guy.

Akira
05-30-2007, 08:35 PM
Damn, I have no idea who that guy is at all, and I've seen those X-Files and Arrested episodes.

It's The Belz
http://l.yimg.com/img.tv.yahoo.com/tv/us/img/site/43/96/0000034396_20061020195300.jpg

Akira
05-30-2007, 08:36 PM
stop buying phcs.
No, you, START buying them :-P

YouStayClassy
05-30-2007, 08:37 PM
It's The Belz
http://l.yimg.com/img.tv.yahoo.com/tv/us/img/site/43/96/0000034396_20061020195300.jpg

Ahhhhh, gotcha. Terrible with names, but I could never forget that face. He was in Scarface, for crying out loud!

bradical
05-30-2007, 08:38 PM
It varies. There were some stories that lasted for the entire run of Homicide. But mostly they were dealing with cases that were solved that episode. I found the early years to be better in Homicide.

earlier the better. could have ended when braugher left the show. did enjoy the luther mahoney storyline.

WillieLee
05-30-2007, 08:38 PM
Damn, I have no idea who that guy is at all, and I've seen those X-Files and Arrested episodes.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/228/522704754_0ae7619312.jpg

The Belz!



There's no way I could afford this box set right now anyways, but damn single episode dramas really turn me off.... but this sure gets a lot of acclaim....

Track down the first season. The show was more about the interplay between the detectives than the cases. It also had a bit of the political aspect of police work that was expanded on The Wire.

YouStayClassy
05-30-2007, 08:41 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/228/522704754_0ae7619312.jpg

The Belz!



Track down the first season. The show was more about the interplay between the detectives than the cases. It also had a bit of the political aspect of police work that was expanded on The Wire.

Sweet, because that's easily my favorite aspect of the Wire. I've only seen season 1, but I heard they play up on that even better as it goes along.

WillieLee
05-30-2007, 08:46 PM
Sweet, because that's easily my favorite aspect of the Wire. I've only seen season 1, but I heard they play up on that even better as it goes along.

Indeed they do.

YouStayClassy
05-30-2007, 08:47 PM
Indeed they do.

I'll never forget that fateful day I somehow scored a brand new shrink wrapped season 1 boxset on eBay for 23 dollars.

Ah, memories....

JoshuaFialkov
05-30-2007, 08:47 PM
If you like cop shows in any form, there is quite literally nothing better than Homicide. It's got the gritty real world feel of The Shield, mixed with the deep characterization of the Wire, along with the thought provoking storylines and social pondering of Hill Street Blues. It's staff went on to play roles in virtually ever major cop show that's aired since (For example: Cast member Clark Johnson helped Shawn Ryan in developing the stylistic side of The Shield, and directed episodes of Law and Order:SVU, NYPD Blue, and Sleeper Cell... he also went on to direct The Sentinel and SWAT, but we can forgive him.)

Seasons 1 through 5 of Homicide are easily some of the most consistent and well done pieces of television ever made. Even in the 'lean years' where the show became distinctly more Law and Order-y, the show remained a must watch. Do yourselves a favor and check it out.

David Aspmo
05-30-2007, 08:48 PM
Does it have season long stories like the Wire or is it just "cops solve the crime in 1 hour" format?
Somewhere in between. It's not as min-series like as The Wire but it sure as hell ain't Law & Order. It's the same kind of realistic take on a police procedural as The Wire with legitimately powerful human drama where character dictates the story, not plot.

David Simon (the creator and head writer of The Wire) wrote the non-fiction book the series was based on and later wrote several episodes. It's also set in and filmed on location in Baltimore. The gritty cinematography, editing and handheld camera work that is now used on The Wire were innovated and developed on Homicide.

There would be no The Wire if there hadn't been Homicide.

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David Aspmo

WillieLee
05-30-2007, 08:53 PM
I'll never forget that fateful day I somehow scored a brand new shrink wrapped season 1 boxset on eBay for 23 dollars.

Ah, memories....

Awesome. I watched it week by week and it kicked my ass every episode.

David Aspmo
05-30-2007, 09:00 PM
If you like cop shows in any form, there is quite literally nothing better than Homicide. It's got the gritty real world feel of The Shield, mixed with the deep characterization of the Wire, along with the thought provoking storylines and social pondering of Hill Street Blues. It's staff went on to play roles in virtually ever major cop show that's aired since (For example: Cast member Clark Johnson helped Shawn Ryan in developing the stylistic side of NYPD Blue and The Shield... he also went on to direct The Sentinel and SWAT, but we can forgive him.)
I'm pretty sure Clark Johnson didn't have anything to do with NYPD Blue (and neither did Shawn Ryan, acutally, are you thinking of The Unit?), as it was running at the same time Homicide was (and also because it pretty much failed miserably at matching the realistic style of Homicide). Although what Johnson did do was direct three episodes of the first season of The Wire (including the very first episode).

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David Aspmo

JoshuaFialkov
05-30-2007, 09:06 PM
I'm pretty sure Clark Johnson didn't have anything to do with NYPD Blue (and neither did Shawn Ryan, acutally, are you thinking of The Unit?), as it was running at the same time Homicide was (and also because it pretty much failed miserably at matching the realistic style of Homicide). Although what Johnson did do was direct three episodes of the first season of The Wire (including the very first episode).

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David Aspmo

Clark did work as a DP and as a Director on NYPD Blue. He talks about it on The Shield DVD's (plus it's in his IMDB). And you're right about Shawn Ryan, I just meant him for Shield. :)

And edited above to correct. ;)

David Aspmo
05-30-2007, 09:28 PM
Clark did work as a DP and as a Director on NYPD Blue. He talks about it on The Shield DVD's (plus it's in his IMDB). And you're right about Shawn Ryan, I just meant him for Shield. :)

And edited above to correct. ;)
Ah, I see on the IMDB listing, he directed an episode in 2000 - over a year after Homicide had ended and in NYPD Blue's seventh season, so it's style had been long established at that point (which makes me feel better because I would have been disappointed in him if he'd been involved in developing NYPD Blue's visual style).

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David Aspmo

dEnny!
05-30-2007, 11:35 PM
Tempting!

pornbot2.5
05-31-2007, 03:08 AM
Gah, so much cheaper than what I paid over the years...

I think I paid more for just seasons 1-3.

Fourthman
05-31-2007, 03:34 AM
If I'm not mistaken it's a combination of the two. Besides, you'll get a major insight into the most prolific fictional character in US Television history: Det. John Munch!

They don't list his appearance in the second Brady Bunch Movie. I'm serious.

KingMob
05-31-2007, 03:34 AM
maybe I'll ebay all my individual sets and get this, maybe not.

Flonk
05-31-2007, 06:05 AM
Oh. man. I really can't afford this now. But me wantee so bad. :(

Flonk
05-31-2007, 06:07 AM
maybe I'll ebay all my individual sets and get this, maybe not.

The sets don't have the Law and Order crossover episodes.

Binx
05-31-2007, 06:10 AM
Wow, what a deal. My favorite tv series EVER. Frank was a badass.

Lots of great music in that series too.

dougmac
05-31-2007, 06:14 AM
There would be no The Wire if there hadn't been Homicide.

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David Aspmo

There's no truer statement, but the Wire is a better show because of it. Much better.
I'll never forget from the Homocide pilot "don't lie to me like I'm Montell Williams", I still say it every now and then and get the same confused looks that Braugher got

KingMob
05-31-2007, 06:25 AM
The sets don't have the Law and Order crossover episodes.

Yeah, I know, you can imagine how great I felt when they announced this new set.

Generic Poster
05-31-2007, 07:10 AM
It's weird they're still selling the individual seasons for $80.

Dan
05-31-2007, 07:41 AM
Let's see, I paid $30 for Season 1/2, and $60 each for seasons 3-7 at DDD. And I was happy with those prices....until now.

Rosdower 3.0
05-31-2007, 01:58 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Homicide-Life-Street-Complete-Megaset/dp/B000H5U5TY/

Damn good deal for a great series, I might have to pick this up.

This is more than a 'damn good deal' this is f**king amazing, considering that the MSRP for this is $384.95. And the usual great DVD deal website 'deepdiscount.com' has it for $230.97!!!

http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewproduct.htm?productId=5737682

I'm thinking I will need to get this set just for the crazy, low price (I hope it isn't a mistake).

Thanks for posting this!!!

David Aspmo
05-31-2007, 02:49 PM
I'll never forget from the Homocide pilot "don't lie to me like I'm Montell Williams", I still say it every now and then and get the same confused looks that Braugher got
That was Belzer who said that, actually. And I think they re-used the line for his appearance on The X-Files (with him referencing a different daytime talk show host).

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David Aspmo

sleep
05-31-2007, 03:36 PM
I didn't feel bad about paying the high prices for the season sets, as the show is worth those prices, but this is a great deal. And since the seasons sets don't include the Movie and the Law and Order episodes, I just ordered a copy. I can sell my season sets used and break even.

Thanks for pointing this deal out, Ben!

Scotty
05-31-2007, 03:53 PM
Just ordered it. Thanks.

FedEx Fanboy
06-10-2007, 07:57 PM
Just thought I'd update this...

After a price drop, the Complete Homicide Box Set is only $78 shipped from deepdiscount.com with their 20% sale going.

Simps
06-10-2007, 08:07 PM
Just thought I'd update this...

After a price drop, the Complete Homicide Box Set is only $78 shipped from deepdiscount.com with their 20% sale going.
WOW! I just told my mom about the sale and she's having me order a bunch of stuff for the house, I think I can sneak this in there for me.

Flonk
06-10-2007, 08:14 PM
Just thought I'd update this...

After a price drop, the Complete Homicide Box Set is only $78 shipped from deepdiscount.com with their 20% sale going.

Fuck it. I can't pass that up.



Amex is going to either love me or hate me next month. :?

KingMob
06-10-2007, 08:18 PM
Just thought I'd update this...

After a price drop, the Complete Homicide Box Set is only $78 shipped from deepdiscount.com with their 20% sale going..

You need to use a code to get it

DVDTALK

that might be helpful, it runs till 6/17

Sy-Klone
06-10-2007, 08:20 PM
This is tempting.

On the one hand, I honestly haven't watched much of this show, but what I have seen, I've liked. And at that price, it's a steal, almost too good to pass up. To own everything for less than $100?

On the other hand, I haven't watched much of the series, so I don't want to lay out $80-$90 on something I won't think it ultimately worth it (to me). Hmm.

KingMob
06-10-2007, 08:26 PM
This is tempting.

On the one hand, I honestly haven't watched much of this show, but what I have seen, I've liked. And at that price, it's a steal, almost too good to pass up. To own everything for less than $100?

On the other hand, I haven't watched much of the series, so I don't want to lay out $80-$90 on something I won't think it ultimately worth it (to me). Hmm.


It wasnt as good towards the end, but its one of the most solid shows of its genre, I saw meldrick directed a Shield show a while back...

alan
06-11-2007, 01:40 PM
Blast. I should have waited to get this. I think I paid about $160. Oh well. Completely worth it.

KingMob
06-14-2007, 01:19 PM
This box set is pretty cool, I got mine in the mail today, now I guess I'll ebay off all my old ones...