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2.0 out of 5 stars THIS CONTAINS THE EDITED EDITIONS OF SEASON 5 AND 6!, 10 Sept. 2009
This review is from: The Shield: Series 1 - 7 [DVD] [2009] (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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Initial post: 22 Oct 2009 03:41:51 BDT
Sussman says:
Many thanks

Posted on 9 Nov 2009 12:03:55 GMT
Tomcat says:
The UK edition of season 6 was not edited. Regarding the finale of season 5, you are right though - it is missing almost half an hour.

Posted on 18 Nov 2009 10:52:24 GMT
Loopy says:
UK Season 5 finale was butchered for no known reason. UK Season 6 is missing the commentaries and deleted scenes that the US and even other European DVD sets include. WHY??

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2009 14:39:29 GMT
spook_street says:
So the finale of season 5 is missing on both the entire series box set and the individual region 2 box set for the UK - i.e. there's no way of getting an unedited version in region 2?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2009 17:26:28 GMT
I bought the region 1 set of season 5 which contains the uncut episode. I had to do a bit of searching to find it at a good price though. Either that or you could download it somewhere.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2011 19:55:55 BDT
nametag says:
So I'm right in thinking that it's actually only ONE episode that is edited - the season 5 finale? (I've not watched this show before). People talk about various seasons being edited but I only ever here about the season 5 finale specifically - are there no other episodes that are?

Posted on 21 Mar 2012 09:46:19 GMT
Tyler Durden says:
Does the bonus material deleted scenes contain those edited parts?

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 17:00:46 GMT
Frosty says:
Very much appreciate the warning. I thought by 2013 we would be treated to the full versions. I will continue to hold off from buying until things sort out. Maybe when the blu-ray is released we won't continue to be treated like children.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Mar 2013 02:59:39 GMT
QuagLand says:
Not going to be on Blu Ray. Apparently it was shot on very basic 16mm film and it's been deemed too poor for a Blu Ray master. Pity.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3343

I guess finding a US version is next best thing. I thought when I saw this newer boxest they'd have come to their senses, but it's listed as the same running time and no news I can find says this is the uncut boxset.

Posted on 7 Aug 2013 19:08:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Aug 2013 19:15:06 BDT
John Gammon says:
Are we sure that we are talking about the Shield: Complete Series [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] here? Since Amazon use the same reviews over and over it's hard to tell. I'm not sure if this is helpful, since the greater time could be taken up with extras, but this version is 4188 minutes long, as opposed to 3960 minutes for the boxsets The Shield: Complete Seasons 1-7 [DVD] [2011] and The Shield: Series 1 - 7 [DVD] [2009].
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