Shield (Complete Fourth Season)

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Season Doesn't Disappoint!

by Ratzo on 1/6/2006

The Shield is one of the most gripping shows on television and Season 4 is no exception! It was so tempting just to watch all the episodes in one sitting - I don't know how I manage when I have to wait for the new episodes to air on TV! There are plenty of other cop shows on TV but the thing that stands out to me about this show is the character development; shows like Law & Order are so episodic and really neglect to delve into the main characters, but in The Shield the characters seem more real (instead of archetypes) and the longer plot line is way more compelling than an episodic format. Furthermore, the writers challenge social norms and might even make you question our own opinions regarding law enforcement. This show has everyting - action, depth, and a killer plot! The best part about Season 4 was without a doubt the introduction of Glenn Close as Captain Monica Rawlings. Who would've known she could succesfully take on this kind of role? A pleasant surprise! Having Monica and Vic work together was an unexpected but really interesting story arc, and definitely my favorite part of Season 4. Shane's misadventures in the vice unit will also keep viewers riveted. This may be the fourth season but the show is still going strong and doesn't feel old or stale at all. Read More

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The Best Yet!

by manicmyk@yahoo,com on 1/6/2006

Vic may have met his match is Season 4. I love this set, Glen Close as Monica is a sure fire arch-coworker. Read More

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Product Overview

Heart-pounding. Intense. Gripping. Keeping the streets safe has never been more brutal. Season 4 introduced Glenn Close in a leading role and was the highest rated season yet. Live the suspense with The Shield Season 4 on DVD!

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40724600
UPC 024543217831
UPC 14 00024543217831
Format DVD
Release Date 12/27/2005
Rating NR
Keywords
Cops
Crime
Police
Television Programs
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
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. He employs 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, to say the least, while the precinct head, Captain David Aceveda (Benito Martinez), is just as corrupt as Mackey, but his political aspirations lead him into a campaign to end the detective's career. The stoic, upright Detective Claudette Wyms (CCH Pounder, ER, BOYCOTT), 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 retaining his audience, who refuses to write him off quite yet. Meanwhile, the controversial themes and violent nature of the content manage the effect--inconsistent at best in TV programming--of making audiences really think about what they're watching. Included here is the entire fourth season.
Reviews
Sight and Sound "It's a bleak but utterly compelling creation..." 09/01/2007 p.90
Actors
Glenn Close
Michael Chiklis
Directors
Name Shawn Ryan
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
CCH Pounder - Actor
Glenn Close - Actor
Kenny Johnson - Actor
Michael Chiklis - Actor
Walter Gogins - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 2231783
UPC 00024543217831
Number of Discs 4
Running Time 627 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Emmy (2005) Glenn Close, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series,CCH Pounder, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2005) Mike Chiklis, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (2006) Glenn Close, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Image Award (2006) Philip G. Atwell, Nominee, Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Image Award (2003) CCH Pounder, Nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild (2003) Michael Chiklis, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2003) Michael Chiklis, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama,The Shield, Winner, Best Television Series - Drama
Emmy (2002) Clark Johnson, Nominee, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series,Michael Chiklis, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series,Shawn Ryan, Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Dolby Digital Surround, Documentaries, Deleted Scenes, Commentaries, English, Spanish Subtitled, 4 Discs
Quotes
Britt Gillette, The DVD Report ...one of the top police dramas of the past decade...[with] a strong, well-rounded cast...
Chicago Sun-Times Once it grabs you, The Shield doesn't let go.
Dan Heaton, Digitally Obsessed! ...riveting police drama...compelling...spellbinding television.
Dave Johnson, DVD Verdict ...the hardest-hitting, most balls-to-the-wall show on television, and one of the high points of the seemingly emaciated cop genre.
Home Theater Info The Shield is America in microcosm; entertaining the audience as this show provokes thought on very real issues that face all of us today.
Ron J. Epstein, DVD Talk The storylines are tight, there's rarely ever a dull moment, and it's well acted.
Tor Thorsen, Reel.com ...stabs the cop-show genre in the gut and rubs salt in the wounds...a must for any lover of crime fiction.

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