We are currently living in what’s commonly described as the Golden Age of Television. When exactly did the Golden Age start? That’s a matter up for debate. Some point to the crime drama The Shield, created by Shawn Ryan and starring Michael Chiklis. Ten years after the intense police drama that put FX on the map concluded, it lands on a brand new box set from Mill Creek Entertainment, capturing all 88 episodes of the classic show.
The Shield will be released in an 18-disc box set with a number of special features including new interviews, a cast reunions, a writers panel discussion, and a retrospective on the series great run. Those ready to revisit the extralegal exploits of Vic Mackey can pick up the expansive complete series set of The Shield on November 6, 2018.
From the press release:
Controversial, compelling and critically acclaimed, The Shield takes place in a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between right and wrong is crossed every day and the road to justice is twisted. Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winner Michael Chiklis portrays one of television’s greatest antiheros, Detective Vic Mackey, who runs his elite Strike Team under his own set of rules as he tries to maintain balance in the criminal ecosystem on the streets of Los Angeles.
Creator Shawn Ryan hails this Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set “as the exclamation point to the legacy of The Shield.” Ryan recalls, “A high-definition restoration was not possible until now.” Thanks to a new patented process, the entire series has undergone a 4k transfer and restoration from the 16mm film elements preserving the intentional grit and raw texture that’s unique to this series.