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The Shield: Season 7 - The Final Act (2008)

Michael Chiklis , Walton Goggins , Michael Chiklis , Bill Gierhart  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (373 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael Chiklis, Walton Goggins, Jay Karnes, Benito Martinez, CCH Pounder
  • Directors: Michael Chiklis, Bill Gierhart, Clark Johnson, Craig Brewer, Dean White
  • Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 9, 2009
  • Run Time: 619 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (373 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0020TS5EM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,482 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Shield: Season 7 - The Final Act" on IMDb

Special Features

Cast and Crew Commentaries
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
712-2 Searching For Shane
Last Call: The Final Episode
Nobody Expects to Lose, Nobody Expects to Die: The Shield's Final Season

Editorial Reviews

For six seasons, viewers have watched self-proclaimed "different kind of cop" Victor Samuel Mackey get away with murder, corruption, and other sick and twisted crimes too numerous to mention. In the series' penultimate episode, "Possible Kill Screen," Mackey summons from the depths of his tortured soul all of his crimes and abuses as part of an immunity deal he has cut for himself with the Feds at the expense of his unwitting partner, Ronnie (David Rees Snell). Referring to his interrogator's recorder, he asks, "How much memory does that thing got?" How do you solve a problem like Vic? Do you kill him off? Send him to prison? What would be just comeuppance for a character, who, through it all, has somehow compelled our rooting interest? "You have to pay some kind of price," his ex-wife Corrine (Cathy Cahlin Ryan) wails. Suffice to say, without spoilers, that in this Emmy-worthy final season, Vic will be held accountable in a way that does his character (and the audience's investment in him) justice and leaves this groundbreaking series' proud legacy untarnished. It is an understatement when one character notes, "There is a lot of [stuff] going down at the Barn right now." To cover their tracks from the Armenian money train robbery, Vic and his guys orchestrate a gang war that quickly spins out of control. Shane (Walton Goggins), estranged from the Team, is forced to go on the run with his pregnant wife and young son. Corrine agrees to help Dutch (Jay Karnes) and Claudette (CCH Pounder) bring Vic down. As the Strike Team sinks further in the hole they've dug for themselves, viewers can take some comic relief in Det. Steve Billings' (David Marciano) pathetic attempts to defraud the city in the wake of his "injury," and solace in the solid police work of Dutch, Claudette, Danni (Catherine Dent), and Tina (Paula Garces), who is approaching the anniversary of her first year on the force. Stand-alone cases (a missing student whose mother won't cooperate with the investigation) and personal dramas (Claudette's failing health) further enrich each gripping episode, leading to an immensely satisfying series finale that fires on all cylinders. This four-disc set includes a wealth of extras, including convivial episode commentaries, deleted scenes, a genuinely moving featurette that goes behind-the-scenes of the series finale, in which Chiklis pays heartfelt tributes to the ensemble, and a season retrospective that fittingly, gives Chiklis the last word: "We know what we have. We have one of the great television series of all time on our hands." The Shield, we salute you. --Donald Liebenson

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Now, after seven edge-of-your-seat seasons, you can finally see how this award-winning FX drama turns out. Shane resorts to kidnapping in his dangerous dance with the Armenian mob, Dutch risks everything by becoming personally involved in a homicide investigation, the Strike Team mobilizes to free a drug lord’s daughter – but it all comes down to Detective Vic Mackey confronting his greatest adversary: himself. Pressured to take down Pezuela, Vic negotiates an immunity deal with ICE to vanquish Beltran at last, and the skeletons come tumbling out of the closet. Will Vic pay for his sins in the end? The answer lies in the ultimate betrayals, climactic action and devastating series finale.

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
One thing about "The Shield" is how well the show holds up on multiple viewings. It's probably because of the attention to detail and the numerous story arcs going on in any single episode. This continues to be the case in the 7th and final season of the show.

Season 7 finds Det. Vic Mackey, at the end of the line. Season 6 finished with Vic walking out on his last chance to keep his job with the LAPD and making a deal with former police Captain, now wannabe-Mayor Aciveda to take down the crooked developer who has been bankrolling Aciveda's political career. Meanwhile, Vic's strike team is beginning to come apart at the seams, all of their former bad deeds are bubbling to the surface, and on top of that Vic's ex-wife and daughter are terrified of him. Vic's a dirty cop with a perverted sense of justice. He thinks that if he can nail this crooked developer AND take down the Armenian mob, it will make up for all the horrible things he has done.

The season plays out almost as a tragedy, and is the strongest season of the Shield since the powerful season 3. Watching these episodes again, I'm most struck by the relationship between Dutch and Capt. Wymms. Both actors do terrific work as seemingly the only people in the precinct who seem to care about Mackey's abuses, and the quest to bring him down strains them to the breaking point.

The rest of the cast is solid as always. David Rees Snell, who plays Ronnie Gardocki on the strike team, shows a whole lot more here than he has in the past. But the real standouts are Michael Chiklis as Mackey, and Walt Goggins as his longtime best friend/failed protege Shane Vendrell. Goggins is outstanding in the final episodes.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
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The Shield's final season is uncompromising as old ghosts continue to complicate lives in farmington. Every moment of this season remains focused on the impending end, and long time viewers are rewarded as the major plot points come to a head and pay off. This was not a quickie rush job to end the story, every member of the cast moves with deliberate and in some cases desperate urgency.
The season is topped off by one of the most satsifying endings I have seen in a television show. It's a credit to the writers and actors involved that I can pity a character I despised an episode earlier, or that a complex character like Vic Mackey can charm his way through a horrific dialogue.
If you've been watching the Shield, don't miss the final season.
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29 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The end April 19, 2009
Warning, spoilers ahead:

In the seventh, and final, season of FX's The Shield, everyone gets just about what they deserve to one degree or another. Whether it be crooked cop Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis), who is working overtime to save himself along with working every angle and playing every side he can in the process, or his ex-partner Shane (Walton Goggins), whose plan to take out Vic and Ronnie (David Rees Snell) goes awry, and when he is discovered, amounts to one of the absolute best scenes and moments in the show's entire history as he goes on the run with his pregnant wife Mara (Michele Hicks). In between all that, Vic's shaky alliance with Aceveda (Benito Martinez) hits a bump as he plays the Armenians, Mexicans, Salvadorans, and the Feds all against each other, as well as seeking immunity with the help of a shady agent (Laurie Holden), which leads to a powerful moment of Vic's admition of all the things he's done over the years in the season's penultimate episode. Everything truly does come together as the episodes wind down to the end, and everyone gets what they deserve in the process. There's some sub-plots abound that include Claudette's (CCH Pounder) failing health rearing its ugly head again, Dutch's (Jay Karnes) investigation of a possible up and coming serial killer, Dani's (Catherine Dent) attempting to keep her son out of Vic's reach, and Corrine's (Cathy Cahlin Ryan) betrayal of Vic. Throughout the season, Chiklis is at his top form, and is more magnetic to watch here than ever before. That being said, The Shield as a whole has earned its spot as being a groundbreaking crime drama, and in retrospect, the show comes to a more than fitting end as well.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UN-FREAKIN' BELIEVABLE!! June 10, 2009
This is the BEST SHOW EVER!!! You will be hooked from the opening of the very first epidose right through to the very last moment. Awesome cast, fantastic writers - just first rate everything all the way!

Loved it!!!!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
If you're considering whether to purchase this final and epic season, then you've more than likely seen all of the prior seasons. No need to reiterate what a fabulous and uncompromising show The Shield is. What I will touch upon is the lasting effect this final season has had on me from an emotional standpoint. Without clarifying which particular emotions have remained with me (as to not give anything away), I will state that these feelings are still reflected upon many months after witnessing the final episode. In a nutshell, it has made a rare and lasting impression on me, a true testament to the quality and power of the show. A rare breed these days. You can't go wrong with this final and paramount season.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Watch the Shield.
It's hard to review it without sending out a spoiler. I did like The Shield. The ending was good and not predictable.
Published 1 day ago by Pamela S. Halbig
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Even the 2nd Time Through
Being the 2nd time watching this show from beginning to end I have to say it really holds up. There were some I enjoyed more the first time through because I didn't know what was... Read more
Published 2 days ago by David D Haga
5.0 out of 5 stars geat plots, characters and acting
I only wish there were more tv shows of this caliber. But then again I'd never get anything else done!
Published 5 days ago by robin brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Season
I must say that I was sad watching the last season, but I knew it had to end. Vic and The Strike Team had dug a hole so deep that the only thing left for them was prison. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Barbara A. Talley
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Series Finale Ever
I missed The Shield when it originally aired, dismissing it as just another cop show, but as it appeared on so many "Best Of" Lists I realized I made a mistake. Read more
Published 6 days ago by RobHH
4.0 out of 5 stars Great series - lame ending
All things considered, this was a great series; however, I was very disappointed by how they chose to end it.
Published 9 days ago by Rawson819
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
loved this entire series it was amazing i just wish i watched it years sooner i was hooked from first episode.
Published 12 days ago by Hector J. Rivera III
5.0 out of 5 stars sad but great
really hated to see it end this way for the guys. none of the less one of the greatest TV shows I have ever seen. By far the best most realistic cop show ever!
Published 12 days ago by George
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome show, sad it is no longer on TV
action, drama, suspense, excitement.
excellent story line, we really enjoyed this entire series
began season one and went through all 7 seasons over the winter.
Published 13 days ago by PORB
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shield: A License to Kick A55 and Take Names
Michael Chiklis stars as Detective Vic Mackey the lead badge of a group of four working anti-gang in the fictional Farmington Division of Los Angeles. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Happy Camper
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Nov 24, 2009 by J. Heath |  See all 3 posts
The Shield will be on Blu-ray?
Read some news in 2009 saying that it wouldn't be on Blu Ray simply because of the quality of the camera. You will notice its hand held a lot of the time, grainy and moves around a lot. It's a gritty looking show and they said it would be a bit pointless putting it onto BD.
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English subtitles?
There aren't.
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