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Format: DVD
Sku: 206867157
UPC: 043396250307
UPC 14: 00043396250307
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Conscience is a Killer.
As the Strike Team battles racial tensions in the city, friction inside The Barn escalates with the arrival of Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh (Forest Whitaker), an dogged Internal Affairs cop obsessed with taking down down Vic Mackey, squeezing Vic's ex-wife Corrine, to do it. In the midst of this chaos, Dutch and Claudette's work relationship becomes strained, Danny refuses to reveal the father of her baby and Julien struggles with a new, attractive rookie partner.

This four disc collection includes all 12 episodes from Season 5 of The Shield!

" of the top police dramas of the past decade...[with] a strong, well-rounded cast...  Britt Gillette, The DVD Report
"Once it grabs you, The Shield doesn't let go.  Chicago Sun-Times
"...riveting police drama...compelling...spellbinding television.  Dan Heaton, Digitally Obsessed!
"...the hardest-hitting, most balls-to-the-wall show on television, and one of the high points of the seemingly emaciated cop genre.  Dave Johnson, DVD Verdict
"The Shield is America in microcosm; entertaining the audience as this show provokes thought on very real issues that face all of us today.  Home Theater Info
"The storylines are tight, there's rarely ever a dull moment, and it's well acted.  Ron J. Epstein, DVD Talk
"...stabs the cop-show genre in the gut and rubs salt in the wounds...a must for any lover of crime fiction.  Tor Thorsen,

Editor's Note
Transgressing the seemingly rock-solid boundaries of regular television programming, THE SHIELD refuses the strictures of black-and-white depictions of clear-cut moral dilemmas in favor of an ambiguity that will challenge even the most jaded viewers. Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis, THE COMMISH) leads the elite Strike Team in the fictional L.A. district of Farmington, employing dubious but effective crime fighting methods as a tough, successful, but corrupt cop. The other detectives and cops on the force disapprove of the team's methods, while the precinct head, Captain David Aceveda (Benito Martinez), is just as corrupt as Mackey. The stoic, upright Detective Claudette Wyms (CCH Pounder, ER), who understands both sides of the game, provides a much needed balance and rationality to the mix. The charismatic Mackey strikes just the right pitch so as to be the least sympathetic antihero television has yet seen, while the controversial themes and violent nature of the content manage the effect of making audiences really think about what they're watching. This collection presents the series' fifth season in its entirety.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Hi-fi Stereo, English, French, Subtitled, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/20/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 546 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 25030
Video UPC UPC: 00043396250307
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 4

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Catherine Dent
Video Cast Info CCH Pounder
Video Cast Info Forest Whitaker
Video Cast Info Glenn Close
Video Cast Info Jay Karnes
Video Cast Info Michael Chiklis
Video Cast Info Michael Jace
Video Cast Info Walton Goggins
Video Cast Info Hunter M. Via, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Kitty Doris-Bates, et. al. - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Michael Chiklis - Producer
Video Cast Info Richard Cantu - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Ronn Schmidt - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Scott Brazil, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info Scott Rosenbaum - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Shawn Ryan, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info Vivian Romero - Original Music By
Video Cast Info William J. Durrell, Jr. - Art Director


Nominee (2006)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Glenn Close, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
   Video Award Name Image Award, Philip G. Atwell, Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

Nominee (2005)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Glenn Close, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Emmy, CCH Pounder, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Winner (2003)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Michael Chiklis, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, The Shield, Best Television Series - Drama

Nominee (2003)
   Video Award Name Image Award, CCH Pounder, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Screen Actors Guild, Michael Chiklis, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Winner (2002)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Michael Chiklis, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Nominee (2002)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Clark Johnson, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Emmy, Shawn Ryan, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Professional Reviews

Film Comment
"Ryan's stingingly well-written modern cop-show classic is small-screen ensemble drama at its best..." 01/01/2007 p.77

Ultimate DVD
5 stars out of 5 -- "Eleven episodes of intense cat 'n' mouse culminate in a shocker of a climax..." 05/01/2007 p.111

4 stars out of 5 -- "In this season of the cop drama we bathe in machismo as Internal Affairs snoop Kavanaugh gets on Vic's bad side." 03/01/2008 p.124

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]o many shades of grey prevail throughout the series that viewers will find their sympathies and suspicions shifting with every episode..." 04/01/2008 p.157

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   SHIELD
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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