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Empty'WIRE' TAPS HOLIDAY MARKET
HBO Video has added a last-minute gift to its fourth-quarter DVD lineup: The complete series of acclaimed crime drama "The Wire," due Dec. 9. The 23-disc set includes all five seasons plus the original bonus features included on previously issued season sets. The $250 gift set also includes a never-before-seen gag reel and three prequel featurettes. HBO's home video division also is changing its name to HBO Home Entertainment to reflect the broadening of its distribution channels.
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
A complete-series boxed set of "Seinfeld" won the top honor at the fifth annual TV DVD Awards on Tuesday at the Hollywood Roosevelt, earning best of show as well as best complete-series set for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The TV DVD Awards were presented by Home Media Magazine in cooperation with TVShowsOnDVD.com, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and The Hollywood Reporter.
WHV LIKES WOOD
Warner Home Video continues to mine its rich catalog. with the six-film "Natalie Wood Collection" due Feb. 23. The set features four films new to DVD — "Sex and the Single Girl," "Inside Daisy Clover," "Bombers B-52" and "Cash McCall" — and remastered editions of "Splendor in the Grass" and "Gypsy."