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Shawn Ryan's The Shield will be getting a "spectacular" 4K conversion

08.28.2015

One of the grittiest, and dare I say best, police dramas ever to grace our television sets will soon be receiving a 4K face-lift setting in motion a Blu-ray release and updated streaming. The Shield, which ran for seven seasons on FX, followed Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) and his Strike Team as they used a variety of morally questionable methods to keep the streets clean and their pockets full. Series creator Shawn Ryan took to Twitter today to announce that Sony and Fox will be moving forward with a "spectacular" 4K conversion of the series.

Of course I finally purchased the complete series last Christmas (d'oh!) but it's gratifying to know that Shawn Ryan will be overseeing this new conversion and making sure that the series doesn't lose its gritty edge. If you've never checked out The Shield before, I highly recommend doing so, but I suppose you may want to hold off on buying the series until 2017. Our own Chris Bumbray covered The Shield for an installment of Binge Watchin', you can check that out right here!

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12:24PM on 08/30/2015
I toggle between this and Breaking Bad as my all time favorite show.

Bought the seasons on dvd as they were released, may upgrade if the peice is right (and if they produce some actual extras, if memory serves the dvd's lacked any substantial bonus features)
I toggle between this and Breaking Bad as my all time favorite show.

Bought the seasons on dvd as they were released, may upgrade if the peice is right (and if they produce some actual extras, if memory serves the dvd's lacked any substantial bonus features)
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1:02PM on 08/29/2015

Hell Yeah

Don't really have an opinion on the 4k format but knowing that this show will be able to live on digitally without compromising it's visual style makes me extremely happy. This is the only show, that I've seen, that can truly give Breaking Bad a run for it's money. The setting is raw, the characters are deep, and the propulsion of the story never lets up. Nearly every second of every season is put to good use and carries just as much weight through the end of the thoroughly satisfying finale.
Don't really have an opinion on the 4k format but knowing that this show will be able to live on digitally without compromising it's visual style makes me extremely happy. This is the only show, that I've seen, that can truly give Breaking Bad a run for it's money. The setting is raw, the characters are deep, and the propulsion of the story never lets up. Nearly every second of every season is put to good use and carries just as much weight through the end of the thoroughly satisfying finale. Damn you Shawn Ryan and Vince Gilligan! You ruined the rest of tv for me! GOAT.
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12:02PM on 08/29/2015

awesome and intense show

Glad to see it getting some respect!
Glad to see it getting some respect!
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10:54AM on 08/29/2015
Blu-Ray are already not affordable, can you imagine the price they'll charge for 4k? As for the streaming/downloading size, I've seen it for Breaking Bad. 18 gigs an episodes. That's huge.
Blu-Ray are already not affordable, can you imagine the price they'll charge for 4k? As for the streaming/downloading size, I've seen it for Breaking Bad. 18 gigs an episodes. That's huge.
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10:31PM on 08/29/2015
you poor? lol a blu ray is like 19.99-25$ usually u get a blu ray a dvd and a digital hd copy. while buying a movie hd on itunes is almost 25$ on its own anyways.
you poor? lol a blu ray is like 19.99-25$ usually u get a blu ray a dvd and a digital hd copy. while buying a movie hd on itunes is almost 25$ on its own anyways.
3:43AM on 08/29/2015
Nothing spectacular about 4K sure it looks nice on the big screen though, but not on smaller screens.
Nothing spectacular about 4K sure it looks nice on the big screen though, but not on smaller screens.
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12:21AM on 08/29/2015
I'd rather see The Wire get the 4K treatment.
I'd rather see The Wire get the 4K treatment.
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10:31PM on 08/29/2015
frig, that might be difficult, they just got it into widescreen (which it wasnt supposed to be) and its a borderline disaster due to set lamps/cameras/wires etc being in the frame multiple times per episode just on the side laying there as the show was shot for 4:3
frig, that might be difficult, they just got it into widescreen (which it wasnt supposed to be) and its a borderline disaster due to set lamps/cameras/wires etc being in the frame multiple times per episode just on the side laying there as the show was shot for 4:3
11:53PM on 08/28/2015
This is how you keep the legacy of a work going, not through reboots and spin offs, its the last show though that I'd ever expect to see an uber retouch on this level but hey if he says its awesome.
This is how you keep the legacy of a work going, not through reboots and spin offs, its the last show though that I'd ever expect to see an uber retouch on this level but hey if he says its awesome.
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