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Shield (Complete Fourth Season) DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40724600
UPC: 024543217831
UPC 14: 00024543217831
Rating: NR
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|The Road to Justice Will Blow You Away!
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!

" 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. 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.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Dolby Digital Surround, Documentaries, Deleted Scenes, Commentaries, English, Spanish Subtitled, 4 Discs

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/27/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 627 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2231783
Video UPC UPC: 00024543217831
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 CCH Pounder
Video Cast Info Glenn Close
Video Cast Info Kenny Johnson
Video Cast Info Michael Chiklis
Video Cast Info Walter Gogins


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

Golden Globe (2005)
   Video Award Name Mike Chiklis, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

Golden Globe (2006)
   Video Award Name Glenn Close, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

Image Award (2006)
   Video Award Name Philip G. Atwell, Nominee, Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

Image Award (2003)
   Video Award Name CCH Pounder, Nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

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

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

Emmy (2002)
   Video Award Name Clark Johnson, Nominee, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Video Award Name Michael Chiklis, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Shawn Ryan, Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"It's a bleak but utterly compelling creation..." 09/01/2007 p.90
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