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The Shield: Series 1 - 7 [DVD] [2009]

Michael Chiklis , Walton Goggins    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael Chiklis, Walton Goggins, Jay Karnes, Benito Martinez, CCH Pounder
  • Writers: Shawn Ryan
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • 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: 28
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 3960 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001UL7SMG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,149 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All seven seasons of the gritty police drama set in inner city Los Angeles and starring Michael Chiklis as the morally questionable, toughest of tough cops - Vic Mackey. Season 1 episodes comprise: 'Our Gang', 'The Spread', 'Dawg Days', 'Blowback', 'Cherrypoppers', 'Pay in Pain', 'Cupid and Psycho', 'Throwaway', 'Dragonchasers', 'Carnivores', 'Two Days of Blood' and 'Circles'. Season 2 episodes are: 'The Quick Fix', 'Dead Soldiers', 'Partners', 'Carte Blanche', 'Greenlit', 'Homewrecker', 'Barnstormers', 'Scar Tissue', 'Co-Pilot', 'Coyotes', 'Inferno', 'Breakpoint' and 'Dominoes Falling'. Season 3 episodes comprise: 'Playing Tight', 'Blood and Water', 'Bottom Bitch', 'Streaks and Tips', 'Mum', 'Posse Up', 'Safe', 'Cracking Ice', 'Slipknot', 'What Power Is', 'Strays', 'Riceburner', 'Fire in the Hole', 'All In' and 'On Tilt'. Season 4 episodes are: 'The Cure', 'Grave', 'Bang', 'Dog House', 'Tar Baby', 'Insurgents', 'Hurt', 'Cut Throat', 'String Theory', 'Back in the Hole', 'A Thousand Deaths', 'Judas Priest' and 'Ain't That a Shame'. Season 5 episodes comprise: 'Extraction', 'Enemy of Good', 'Jailbait', 'Tapa Boca', 'Trophy', 'Rap Payback', 'Man Inside', 'Kavanaugh', 'Smoked', 'Of Mice and Lem' and 'Post Partum'. Seasons 6 episodes are: 'On the Jones', 'Baptism By Fire', 'Back to One', 'The New Guy', 'Haunts', 'Chasing Ghosts', 'Exiled', 'The Math of the Wrath', 'Recoil' and 'Spanish Practices'. Finally, season 7 episodes comprise: 'Coefficient of Drag', 'Snitch', 'Money Shot', 'Genocide', 'Game Face', 'Animal Control', 'Bitches Brew', 'Parricide', 'Moving Day', 'Party Line', 'Petty Cash', 'Possible Kill Screen' and 'Family Meeting'.

From the Back Cover

The Shield Seasons One and Two
Language: English
Subtitles: English for the Hard of Hearing; (Episodes only) Dutch, English

The Shield Season Three
Languages: English, French, German, Italian
Subtitles: (episodes only), Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish

The Shield Season Four
Language: English
Subtitles: English for the Hard of Hearing; (Episodes only) Hindi, English

The Shield Season Five
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles: English for the Hard of Hearing; (Episodes only), Arabic, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

The Shield Season Six
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English for the Hard of Hearing; (Episodes only) Arabic, English, French, Hindi

The Shield Season Seven
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: Arabic, English, French, Hindi


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233 of 236 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The Shield is one of best cop shows of all time and this boxset is quite satisfactory. BUT the feature length season finales of Seasons 5 and 6 have been cut. It shouldn't come as a surprise, the Region 2 individual boxsets were edited in the same way, hence all the irate reviews here on Amazon. The Region 1 boxsets were intact. For all the diehard Shield fans who love watching the show in sequence, watching this one may cause confusion.
Eg in Season 5 not all of Kavanagh's exchange with Corrine is displayed, plus Danny doesn't confront her baby's father. Yet in Season 6 Danny and father's identity is common knowledge. These issues aside, why pay for dvds with edited episodes when they were broadcast in full on TV.
If you want the full package you're better off buy the individual boxsets. For such an eagerly awaited arrival, it is such as a disappointment.
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still Heavily Edited.. 16 Oct 2011
Format:DVD
Bought this boxset in the hopes that it would have the complete unedited episodes... but unfortunately this is just a repackage of the already released Region 2 discs, meaning that the Season 5 finale still has that huge 20 minute chunk taken out of it, which actually leads to some relatively confusing scenes later in Season 6.

Don't get me wrong, this show is awesome... and I can't recommend it enough to anyone who hasn't seen it. but it's a shame that they didn't use this re release as a chance to include the episodes as they originally aired.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Edited! 17 Dec 2010
By JonR
Format:DVD
The Shield is a great program, brilliant writing and some shocking twists. This would be a five star product, except this edition has been edited. Having seen the episodes before I was waiting for certain scenes and knew what happened. If you hadn't seen it before some of the scenes get covered in the re-caps at the start of the episodes which you haven't seen. Very irritating.

Over all if you've not seen The Shield, this is a cracking show and I would highly recommened it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
There are certain shows which come along with a regular premise, but make it their own. "The Shield" is one of these shows. You follow the protagonist "Vic Mackey", a police officer heading up a special unit known as the "Strike team". Their way of protecting and maintaining the peace, is to essentially skirt, and occasionally go well over the boundaries of justice. This means planting drugs on people they know are guilty, taking bribes or withholding evidence to be used again later. It is a scary, and yet highly plausible concept, based upon the real life "Rampart" scandal in Los Angeles (where the show is also based).

I won't ruin any of the storylines, but you can imagine where all of this corruption leads the squad of exceptionally memorable characters. I literally cannot think of a single actor in the entire 7 season run who did any less than a stellar job. Every character evolves, and in some cases it is not for the better. I can honestly say there are less than a handful of shows that have ever shocked me, or hit me with something so powerful I've actually had to stop the enjoyment of watching and sit slack jawed for a while. This show is one of that handful. The drama, the power, the story, they are so strong in the entire run that this show is absolutely a must have. Understand, it is not easy watching. There are some of the most uncomfortable scenes ever written, but I'll be damned if they aren't also some of the most powerful.

The box set itself is also fantastic, great design (it is a collection of case files, holding the series discs within) and the discs themselves house a lot of fantastic content. The extras are great, and will give you plenty to watch besides the show itself. I cannot recommend this show highly enough, it will blow you away. Buy it, earlier than now.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why is this series not better known? 13 July 2012
By Chrisp
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
When 'The Shield' played on TV it took me a while for me to discover it. Because of its violent scenes it also screened at a time that was not always convenient. So it was with some anticipation that I prepared to watch this Box set. I realised there was the possibility of being disappointed, of discovering that my tastes had changed, or that the bits I hadn't seen were actually missable after all. But I have been blown away by the show. The storylines are brilliantly interwoven, with tight dialogue and superb characterisation. Much will have been written by fans of the show about the screen persona of Vic Mackie, the top class acting skills of Michael Chiklis and the high tension and suspense. The Shield is more than that. The entire cast of characters is fascinating - and believable - and episode after episode, the writers have come up with amazing plots. Time after time the viewer is convinced that there is no way out of the situation for Mackie, only for another twist in the tale. Yes, it is violent but unfortunately, its subject content is probably what has prevented this incredible series from reaching the huge audience it deserves. A friend of ours saw the first episode with us and is totally hooked - he'd never heard of it. The US has produced a lot of substandard material but when it gets it right, it really does. For me The Shield ranks alongside Dexter and Six Feet Under as the most compelling series I've seen. I wish more people knew about it. Brilliantly written and directed - a true masterpiece.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy. Watch. Love. Repeat.
Fantastic edge-of-your-seat drama. Get your teeth stuck right into it. There are no goodies only the bad and the really bad. Read more
Published 1 month ago by T. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
Was looking for a new fix after finishing Breaking Bad
Took a little longer to get into, but loving it now (Vic is a Tony Soprano on the other side of the law! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cestrianred
2.0 out of 5 stars Key moments from the series edited out!
One of the worst designed DVD packages I've seen, but that wouldn't matter if key moments from the show weren't cut from this. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Andrew Murray
1.0 out of 5 stars Trashy CD quality and appalling packaging
Most of the cd are stuck in the tacky packaging .
The plastic then breaks.
The CDs often do nog play. Read more
Published 2 months ago by MR T MEEHAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your average crime drama (Spoiler free)
If you are a fan of crime drama and have never seen this series I cannot recommend it enough. It has it's quirks, some of which may annoy you or some of which you may not even... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ash
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shield loved it!!
By far one of the best ever shows on TV screens. Excitement from beginning to end. Highly recommended. A great purchase.
Published 3 months ago by oscar
5.0 out of 5 stars great cop show
Vic Mackey runs the strike team, an elite team in the LAPDs Farmington District. His Unique type of law enforcement involves lies, threats, intimidation, corruption and murder. Read more
Published 4 months ago by C. Nielsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
We've loved this series. It keeps you gripped even though sometimes you consider the cops could have a lack of morality. Decent price for the series
Published 4 months ago by E. Milligan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff
One of the most amazing cop series ever to be made.

It's brutal at times but you can't help watching as it's gripping stuff.
Published 5 months ago by ravlo
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete waste of my money.
The very first disc freezes early in episode one rendering the entire seven disc set worthless. I did not even risk placing any of the other discs into my D.V.D. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alan Colin Philo
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