April 14, 2010

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The Shield is one of my all-time favorite shows and it should be yours too unless you hate things that are amazing.  Now you can own the entire series box set for $64 over at  That’s $64 for 29 discs holding 88 episodes plus a boatload of commentaries and special features.  I already own all the seasons separately but if you’ve been waiting for a great deal to buy them all together in one fantastic box set, this is your chance.

More after the jump.

No other show has ever managed to shock me every single episode like Shawn Ryan’s cop drama.  It isn’t just that the show is constantly surprising, but the surprises work because the world feels real rather than predicated on a heightened reality intended to titillate the viewer.  And while Michael Chiklis did an outstanding job as the unforgettable Vic Mackey, it’s Walton Goggins who crafted one of the all-time greatest TV characters in Shane Vendrell (aka Cletus Van Damme).

Click here to go buy it for $63.98, which is $95.97 off its MSRP of $159.95.  Hit the jump to read the official press release from the set’s release last November.

The Shield The Complete Series DVD (1).jpgHere’s the official press release which also includes a list of the special features:

“An audience pleaser in the best sense of the word.”
…Gillian Flynn, Entertainment Weekly

Starring Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award Winner Michael Chiklis


Includes Two New Featurettes:
Documentary About the LAPD Rampart Scandal that Inspired the Series
And a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Final Episode “The Barn”

All 88 Episodes in a 28 Disc Set Debut on DVD November 3

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (August 24, 2009) – The Shield: The Complete Series Collection, the Emmy®-winning, groundbreaking series that turned the conventional cop drama upside down, debuts in a 28-Disc DVD Gift Set November 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The entire 88 episodes of the gritty series will be presented in a collectible 34-page bound anthology book filled with photos, quotes, and a special letter from creator Shawn Ryan, plus two all-new featurettes: a documentary about the Los Angeles Rampart division police scandal that served as the inspiration for the series, and a behind-the-scenes set tour of the “The Barn,” the location where the series was shot. The Shield: The Complete Series Collection will be available for $159.95 SLP.

The Shield takes place in a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between right and wrong is crossed everyday and the road to justice is twisted. It focuses on the tension between a group of corrupt but effective cops and a captain torn between bringing them down and advancing his own political ambitions.

Created and written by Shawn Ryan (TV’s “The Unit“) and executive produced by Ryan, Kurt Sutter, Charles Eglee, Adam Fierro and Kevin Cremin, the show stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Michael Chiklis (Fantastic Four) as rogue cop Detective Vic Mackey, who administers his own brand of justice as he tries to maintain balance in the criminal ecosystem of L.A.’s seedy Farmington Division. Mackey and Catherine Dent (Someone Like You), Walton Goggins (The Bourne Identity), Michael Jace (Forrest Gump), Jay Karnes (The Next Best Thing), David Marciano (Lethal Weapon 2), Benito Martinez (Million Dollar Baby), David Reese Snell (TV’s “The Unit“), Cathy Cahlin Ryan (TV’s “Monk“) and Emmy® nominee CCH Pounder (TV’s “ER“).

DVD Special Features:

  • Widescreen Presentation
  • Audio English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
  • Cast and Crew Commentary on Each Episode
  • All-New Featurette: Rampart – A documentary about the Los Angeles Rampart division police scandal that inspired the series.
  • All-New Featurette: The Barn – A behind-the-scenes set tour of “The Barn” where The Shield was shot.
  • Closed Captioned

SLP: $159.95. BROADCAST YEAR: 2002-2008 (FX). The Shield: The Complete Series Collection is not rated. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at Emmy®” is the trademarked property of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “GOLDEN GLOBE®” is the registered trademark of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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