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Pre-Order The Shield: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Ronald Epstein, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    It is a magnificent series, and I loved every season of it. I'll add this one to the collection eventually.
     
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    great series, but i might have to wait it out a bit on the price, but will eventually pick this up
     
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    Wasn't this series originally shot in grainy16mm and with shaky camera? I don't know how that will translate to blu-ray widescreen. But it's a great show for those who haven't seen it yet.
     
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    European DVD release were all in Widescreen. Really cool show, I think it will look great on Blu.
     
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    I've never seen this show but am really curious about it and have heard great things. However, that price would have to go way down for me to consider a blind purchase. Also, since this is Mill Creek, there's a distinct possibility that they might not have licensed extras from the previous DVD releases that they didn't put out. When they brought Friday Night Lights to Blu-ray, they licensed the episodes but not the bonus features, leaving the bonus content from Universal's previous DVD releases out of print. Just something worth considering if you're thinking about getting rid of old DVDs in favor of this.
     
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    The 4 x 3 aspect ratio is what the show was originally intended to be seen in (except for one episode where they went 16 x 9). That being said, creator Shawn Ryan was involved with this release so at least the 16 x 9 has his stamp of approval.


    According to The Digital Bits,
    http://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/072718-1400

    Despite that, I will be hanging on to my DVDs until I confirm that everything has been ported over. I love this show but at the price they want, I'll be waiting for a big sale.
     
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    I may pick up some used copies of the old DVDs one of these days, just to have the 4x3 framing preserved. IIRC, the Fox DVDs are all 4x3, but when Sony reissued the show on DVD years ago, they used 16x9 versions for the Sony discs.

    I've been thinking about this show a bunch lately. It predated the current rise of "semi-premium TV" (that is, high quality shows on cable networks that still air with commercials and maintain a certain level of self-censorship -- there's actually no rule from preventing networks like FX from showing as much nudity and/or cursing as they want, but they choose not to). But to my mind, there's no "Breaking Bad" without "The Shield" and "The Shield" may even be the better show. The performances are uniformly outstanding, the writing is sharp, the characters and storylines are compelling. It's just fantastic. My wife has never seen it but she is a fan of serialized, semi-premium shows like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, so I think she would really like this if I can get her to give it a try.
     
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    When I asked about the grainy 16mm, I didn't mean the aspect ratio, but the fact the PQ quality was deliberately more low rez, shaky, and gritty. That's what I was curious about how it will look in blu-ray, and whether ultimately the DVD set is just the way to keep it because of that (plus the original aspect).
     
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    Yes, the show was shot on 16. In one of the DVD commentaries Shawn Ryan specifically says he didn't see the point of a BD release because of that fact.
     
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    Yeah, if I was a collector who hadn't seen this (and you should), I'd recommend just pick up the DVD complete set for $37 and forego the $229 Blu-ray. You're going to get the best representation of the show per the creator's intentions.
     
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    I concur. The likely effect of HD here will be intrusive grain. True, grain in itself is not usually a bad thing. Grain is where a lot of great detail comes from. But in this case, because the show was shot on 16 in a run-and-gun style, grain, which is already pronounced on the DVD, will likely be unwelcome to the eye in HD.
     
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