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The Shield - Season 3 [DVD] [2007]

Michael Chiklis , Benito Martinez    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
Price: 13.70 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Actors: Michael Chiklis, Benito Martinez, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace, Jay Karnes
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent. UK
  • DVD Release Date: 28 May 2007
  • Run Time: 675 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000O77LRY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,389 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Dramatically speaking, the third season of The Shield is dysfunctional in the best sense of the word. Relationships fester in a quagmire of personal and professional conflict and clashing agendas inspire some of the finest episodes of this volatile series. Detective Mackey (Michael Chiklis) struggles to save his crumbling family (including two autistic children) while his strike team endures internal tensions over their secret stash of stolen drug money. Shane (Walton Goggins) clashes with teammate Tavon (Brian J. White) with near-fatal consequences, and his demanding fiancée tests his loyalty to Mackey. Captain Aceveda (Benito Martinez) suffers unspeakable humiliation en route to city council promotion, engaging Wyms (CCH Pounder) in a battle of wills over proper command of "The Barn." Dutch (Jay Karnes) pursues the "cuddler rapist" case and confronts the dark side of his soul, while Danny (Catherine Dent) revives her career and is re-partnered with Julien (Michael Jace), who suppresses his homosexuality in a desperate quest for conventional marriage and family. After Lemon (Kenneth Johnson) attempts a drastic solution to their "money train" worries, the shaken strike team faces a deeply uncertain future.

As always, The Shield juggles multiple plotlines with relentless pacing and narrative economy, packing substantial character developments into all 15 action-packed episodes. This season's inclusion of a competitive decoy squad offers humour and professional sacrifice, and the pivotal David Mamet-directed episode "Strays" arrives at a shocking conclusion, with Mamet regulars Clark Gregg and Rebecca Pidgeon (Mamet's wife) giving outstanding guest star performances. Series star Chiklis (whose pugnacious mug dominates the DVD packaging) makes his directorial debut on "Slipknot," and eight episodes include informative, entertaining commentaries by the principal cast and crew. A generous archive of deleted scenes illustrates the agonising decisions required by the time constraints of episodic TV, and the making-of documentary offers an intimate look at the series' collaborative writing process. With major developments (including a new role for Glenn Close) in store for Season 4, these episodes maintain the high standard of provocative drama that loyal Shield fans have come to expect. --Jeff Shannon

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After scoring big with the money train, the Strike Team plays it cool to avoid arousing suspicion as Dutch and Claudette investigate the robbery and murder of two Armenian gangsters. Tensions are stretched even further when Vic finds himself at odds with his team as they face a bitter rivalry with the new Decoy Squad. But hostilities are quickly forgotten when Captain Aceveda reveals that the Strike Team is the target of an Armenian mob hit.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shield 3 13 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Love the Shield and agree with others - definitely the best show on TV. Why oh why can't it be released on DVD in the UK. Companies moan about people getting hold of illegal DVDs and as long as they decide not to release things they are only pushing people to do exactly this. They want the money so produce the goods. Please.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must for all Shield Fans 16 Sep 2005
By A Customer
The Shield 3 is positively a glowing season that has continued from season 1 & 2. The episodes are both gripping and informative and if you are a Shield fan like myself, then I can only suggest, BUY, BUY, BUY.
Having seen some clips of Season 4 already, you need to know where the storyline has actually stemmed from and by watching these seasons in chronological order you will not only receive a total insight of how the sotry unfolds over the years, but also gut wrenching, heart stopping action/drama all the way. Michael Chiklis is superb, the strike team are as crooked as anything and Season 3 explains how far some of us will go in order to preserve their friendship and what extremes other may go to in order for it to be destroyed. Excellent!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only problem 13 Dec 2005
I cannot really add to what has been said. The Shield is one of the best things to hit TV screens in the past few years, with great stories and characters.
The only problem I have is that I do not have a multi-region DVD player, do not want to buy an asian copy from e-bay and this series was on TV ages ago, so.....
When is the region 2 box set going to be released?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nothing even comes close..... 11 Nov 2005
season 3....what can i say....without doubt the finest programme i have ever takes you on such an adrenalin rush of ups and downs and near misses,at times it is like your in the car with vic and co.i just wonder how long they can keep getting the seasons better than the last???if you have never watched the shield,buy series 1, 2 and 3.then put your feet up and enjoy.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Like all The Shield DVDs this is another top draw effort. Inside the box it is well laid out and very neat and the presentation is immaculate.
Season 3 itself was an unusual season in many ways as the main focal point of the Strike Team really comes into question and there are twists and turns thoughout. Some believe this to be the poorest season yet, but the more you watch it the more you appreciate it for what it is, a fantastic third season. While many shows dwindle away and fail to follow a fantastic first season, The Shield seems to go from strength to strength or keep the same pace at least. While I believe this is not as strong as season two, it would be unfair to compare them as season three is built on the actions and repercussions of the second outing.
Like any television/movie fan you like to see more for your money, and this DVD delievers. The DVD has eight commentaries (up from seasons two's four and lower than season one's 13) with the main cast and crew (producers, directors and staff writers) which are genuinly interesting and downright funny in their own right. You also get a huge selection of deleted scenes which really tell you how tight time is for an episode. You also get to see a really interesting documentary into how The Shield is made and is also highly entertaining.
Overall if you are a fan of The Shield then this is a must since its features and just television brilliance outway almost any other show out there. If you are dabbling into The Shield and are interested then I suggest starting with Season One and working on from there.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great season 13 Jun 2007
'The Shield' goes from strength to strength with every season and manages to pull something out of the hat to impress. In season 3, we start to witness the collapse of the strike team and for many reasons its the turning point of the entire show.

After the Armenian Money Train heist from season 2, Vic and his boys are trying to keep a low profile and not attract the attention of Aceveda, who has chosen to delay his departure from the Barn. But with the arrival of a new "decoy squad", the tension begins to mount, especially when the Strike Team become targets of the Armenian mob.

As usual, individual episodes have their own storylines but the overall arc is much stronger than last the first two seasons. With every episode, the team deteriorates and with Shane starting a family and Lem fearing for their lives, loyalties start to fade. For once, its good to see a show that puts characters first and everything that takes place is done for the benefit of characters rather than for the sake of it. The season finale is emotionally charged and very powerful without the need to resort to loud action-packed sequences.

Also, there are some juicy plots surrounding other characters such as Aceveda who faces a major personal crisis after a frightening encounter with two junkies. Meanwhile, Dutch hunts a serial rapist in one of the best plots on TV and the conclusion to it is compelling to watch. Also, unusually for her, Claudette rocks the boat and makes a controversial decision which could jeopardise her career.

With so many rich storylines going on, and with the benefit of being two episodes longer than usual, Season 3 really ups the ante for the show and breaks new ground in style. Its a shame it took so long to get a region 2 release though, because a lot of fans will have gone elsewhere by now for a copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 15 days ago by Gary Greet
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Love this program and can watch over again and again
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series
Terrific series - sorry that I have now seen all of the series. What do I watch now? Any suggestions
Published 6 months ago by Tj
5.0 out of 5 stars Got addicted
Missed this on TV but have become addicted to it on DVD. Have had to stop ordering them because I wasn't leaving the house once I'd received the next series. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Christine Thorley
5.0 out of 5 stars more of the same excellence
If you finished the first season and loved it the others will keep you gripped, maybe even more as the story progresses
Published 12 months ago by Eddie hch
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
If you finished the first season and loved it the others will keep you gripped, maybe even more as the story progresses
Published 12 months ago by Eddie hch
5.0 out of 5 stars Cosistantly good
Follows on from the first two series in the same vein, very well acted and in the same league as Hill St blues, NYPD Blue and of course the wire.
Published 16 months ago by jimmy
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as all the others!
It will sound repetitive. But I think to whoever started watching this series all seasons, all episodes are amazingly addictive. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Ms. D. Chauvin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Bought season 1 and 2, now addicted, great series, cant stop watching it. Have now got the complete box set
Published 17 months ago by Jumbo
5.0 out of 5 stars The best season so far.
Out of the frying pan into the fire is a good way to explain this gritty cop drama and season three of The Shield is the best season yet. Read more
Published 22 months ago by The Truth
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