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Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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Parachute Underwear posted:

I got the boxset for Christmas and I've re-restarted watching with my parents.

Did they fix the issues with the set or is it still as bad as the one I got? There wasn't holders for the discs so much as slots poorly held together with hot glue.

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Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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chesh posted:

NA is Narcotics Anonymous and AA is Alcoholics Anonymous and AA hates NA for some goddamn reason. AA is also way less touchy-feely than NA. I know, because I am an expert, having been to one meeting of each!

It could be worse, he could be in NarcAnon, the Scientology offshoot most notable for "treating" the actor who played Half-Sack from Sons of Anarchy.
Amazingly if you go back a couple years every single one of those "History Channel Specials on the History of X Drug" NarcAnon is a very prominent commentator.

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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I haven't really noticed any problems with the HD transfer except for the shots coming from cameras looking off. The view of the soccer ball going down the hallway while Omar is screaming looks fisheyed. There's not many shots like that in the series though.

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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The worst shot I've seen so far is the FLIR/helicopter camera shots for the end of season one when the buy goes south. The FLIR one isn't so bad but the helicopter camera that closes out the episode looks off.

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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One thing I never got (working through S3 with the HD release) is how pissed String is for being taken for a quarter mil ride by Clay Davis. For an organization who banked a good 60 a day in season one and chuckle at 150 in their safe getting took at season end to one that gets supremely mad to the point of assassination for less than a weeks work (at the time when the towers were running full bore) is a bit weird.

Then again it just shows while String claims to be a businessman he still got the blood of the streets running through his veins.

The HD release has been pretty great (if conservative) so far. There aren't any surprises with cinematography at all but there really wasn't with the original 4:3 release either. About the best couple shots are when Kima chucks some bookstands at the camera and when Avon And Stringer are on opposite sides of the Dee confession.

Edit: one of the more noticeable shots that is blue screened is the rooftop convo between Avon and Stringer. Stringer they did pretty well but Avon you can tell is being blue screened since they black out an inch past his face/nose.

Party Plane Jones fucked around with this message at 11:30 on Jan 10, 2015

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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Red Crown posted:

I just now finished my first watch of this show, and god drat.

Afterwords I looked up everyone on IMDB, to see where they landed. Uh, didn't know that Snoop (in the show as Snoop Pearson) is...actually named Felicia Pearson, and is actually from the streets, and actually loving killed a guy :stare:

Snoop was arrested in 2011 for conspiracy to distribute heroin by the DEA. Life imitates art.

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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One thing you can notice in the HD version is the details on stuff that you wouldn't see in the original broadcast. Like how the prop money appears to have Levy's head on it.

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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Red Crown posted:

The coroner puts him at 34 in S5. And you never know, you know that rough looking dude that works muscle for Butchy? That's the "real" Omar. Andrews, I think his name was, unfortunately dead of natural causes now. A long prison stint got him out of the stick up game and he spent the rest of his life trying to make positive changes in cities stricken with the drug trade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donnie_Andrews is the guy you're talking about.

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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Stringer is definitely like what Dee was saying about Gatsby; some of the props are more visible in the HD release. Guy was apparently a fan of Asimov?

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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zVxTeflon posted:

Bodie deserved a better career so did Poot

JD Williams is 36.

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Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

by Reene


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Toph Bei Fong posted:

If you think about it, Landsman has a pretty baller job.

The thing I like about Landsman is he's a pretty decent detective should he get his mind set on it. The aftermath of Kima being shot is basically the only time you see him actually working.

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