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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Fourth Year


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  • Actors: Mariska Hargitay
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: December 4, 2007
  • Run Time: 1069 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VQYDJM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,275 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Fourth Year" on IMDb

Editorial Reviews

Burst onto the scene of the crime with all 25 engaging episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Fourth Year! Recipient of 15 Primetime Emmy nominations, including a win for outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Mariska Hargitay) and a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Christopher Meloni), this powerful and intelligent detective series captivates fans like nothing else on TV. Join an elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually based crimes ripped from today's headlines. Along for the stakeout are such compelling guest stars as Barbara Barrie (in her Primetime Emmy-nominated role), Judith Light, Pam Grier, Sherilyn Fenn and more! It's a must-have for every fan of the Law & Order series!

Customer Reviews

The disk themselves were in great shape.
Kim Harris
She was excited and we enjoyed watching every show.
B. Bennett
The writing is great and so is the acting.
Lee Corbin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Leslie A. Daley on October 17, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
For anyone who has seen the last 4 seasons of Law and Order: SVU, know what I mean when I say this is the last classic season of the show.
From season 6 and on, the show has dealt with, divorces, the "will they or won't they" quiestion of the Benson/Stabler romance, choosing partners over civilians, FBI agent and possible love interest of Benson, and more recently, baby drama. They'll be little of that in the season 4 box set of SVU. This season follows the protocol of seasons 1-3, which is very little character growth and little to no romantic moments between any of the characters, save episode 12, Risk, in which the characters go undercover and there is a few brief romantic moments between Benson/Stabler.
Now please, do not get me wrong, while this season contains the few elements of the recent episodes, this is still a wonderful season, filled with character driven plots, very memorable episodes, as well as little known gems. Such as the one I mentioned above "Risk" One of the more famous SVU episodes in which the team deals with a drug dealer, and has every member go undercover. Another memorable episode is "Futility" (Or the episode commonly known among fans as 'the one where Fred Savage hits Olivia') And another wonderful episode, and my first ever episode ever in the history of this show, is "Damaged" where a 16 year old sociopath and her sister are involved in a shootout, but the circumstances aren't as clear cut as it may seem.
All in all this is a wonderful season, one which I encourage any SVU fan to buy, and all family and friends of an SVU fanatic to buy seeing how this box set goes on sale December 4th, just in time for the Holidays.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Heather on December 10, 2008
Format: DVD
This is a great series and has remained so. This is an offshoot of the original Law and Order series. This series focuses on sexual crimes, normally not dealt with on television. The main crimes are rape, child molestation, and everything in between. I am very glad the Law and Order series decided to tackle this once taboo topic and I believe this series has helped open the discussion of rape and sexual abuse which is one of the reasons why I love this series so much.

The acting is great, the plots are amazing and draw in you from the first "dum dum". Since it deals with sensitive subject matter, the episodes may not be appropriate for all viewers. There is high replayability with these episodes which is why it is worth the purchase. If you enjoy crime dramas, especially crime dramas that help open debate and deal with taboo topics, then this is the show for you. I guarentee you will enjoy it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By GradStudentGA on January 8, 2008
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This is one of the great seasons of SVU! Remember the good old times before it all went downhill? When the writing was still focused and superb, the drama was in the cases, nobody's wardrobe made you laugh, and smart-is-sexy Alex Cabot was the ADA? These DVDs bring them back - at their best. Featuring such much-beloved episodes as "Fallacy," this DVD-box is a must for any SVU fan, and anyone wanting to meet the coolest member of the "law and order"-family, before it lost its heart and mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Reynard VINE VOICE on November 30, 2012
Format: DVD
So I'm a pretty big fan of this series. I like the characters, the search for justice, and the fact that there is hope for victims out there. All these serve to make this particular flavor of Law & Order the only one I like, as I tend to avoid the original or Criminal Intent. For those not familiar with Law and Order SVU, it deals with the tough crimes, rape, child abuse, and elder abuse. And also, if you're not familiar with it, go start at the first season!

Season Four is of course the fourth year in the series. There is somewhat of a timeline although some of the extended plots that go through the seasons are largely ignored in this season. We don't get much of the detectives personal lives so there is no story arc there. But each episode is its own complete story, and they serve ok on their own.

Season Four has twenty five episodes. And not all of these episodes are all that great. If fact, there were several that I fell asleep through as they just didn't keep my interest. Now I have seen all of these before, so that could be part of the problem, but really, I haven't has as much trouble with that on the first three season. I think that maybe these just weren't as interesting or imaginative and that the characters just weren't up to their usual stellar performances. I did enjoy the Episode "Tortured" as it brought up some issues that happen in other countries and the difference between the USA and other governments on how they are handled. Likewise, "Angels" was heartbreaking and had a very good child actor in it. However, those episodes that put me to sleep were "Appearances" about the child pageant industry and "Futility". They weren't bad episodes per say, but especially with Pageant, it felt a little contrived.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J C. on July 18, 2013
Format: DVD
Law and Order is a compelling drama which relies on great concepts and wonderful story telling to pull viewers into exceptional entertainment. It is important to note that the supporting cast is top notch. The characters adroitly portrayed by Florek, Belzer, Ice-T, BD Wong, Stephanie March, and Tamara Tunie, among others, may be the best ensemble characterizations in TV history. For my money (Stephanie March) Alex Cabot was the best ADA of any of the Law and Order series. Munch (Belzer) was as glib, if not moreso, than L&O's Lenny Biscoe, Fin Tutuola (Ice-T) has no equivalent and is a multi-faceted character, Dr. George Huang (BD Wong) added a technical character who brought a sophistication to the show otherwise missing, Dr.Warner (Tunie) worked her way into a full cast role as a savvy and intelligent ME. Cragen (Florek) is an outstanding police captain and uses a mix of toughness and compassion to deal with his department. All in all, it often seems that the most interesting aspects of this fine show are the subplots and acting of the supporting cast. Certainly, the lead detectives are not nearly as intricate and interesting as Bobby Goren on Law and Order: Criminal Intent. (Moreover, the chemistry between Goren and Eames, his very capable female partner, surpasses that of any other Law and Order lead detectives.) It is the excellent and diverse characters of the supporting cast that make SVU an outstanding TV drama.
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