'Person of Interest - The Complete Fourth Season'
(Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi, Michael Emerson, et al / 6-DVD / NR / 2015 / Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
Overview: All eyes are on 'PERSON OF INTEREST' as it returns for a fourth phenomenal season, after the team suffered a devastating loss in the last season. Although they've saved countless lives thanks to The Machine's omniscience, John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Harold Finch (Michael Emerson), along with lethal operative Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi) and unpredictable cyber-hacker Root (Amy Acker) now face an uncertain future. With a second machine - Samaritan - now online, the elusive team are now targets themselves, hiding in plain sight.
DVD Verdict: OK, I fully confess I would never have thought Jim Caviezel (John) and Michael Emerson (Harold) would make effective protagonists in a show like this, but what a great combination they are. One of those "lightening in a bottle" casting decisions you're so glad has been made whether it was on purpose or accidental ... or a little of both!
With a second machine – Samaritan – now online, the members of the elusive team – Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson), along with lethal operative Shaw (Sarah Shahi), unpredictable cyber-hacker Root (Amy Acker) and homicide detective Fusco (Kevin Chapman) – are now targets themselves, hiding in plain sight. Facing unknown danger, the POI team must find a way to outsmart Samaritan, an all-seeing, all-powerful artificial intelligence that’s self-governing, continually evolving and growing stronger every day. Meanwhile, former enemy Elias (Enrico Colantoni) now becomes a desperate ally in the fight against a new gang known as The Brotherhood.
A mark of a good show is when it realizes that there is more to it than plot. 'Person of Interest' realizes this. Whether it is the well-written characters, the cinematography or the sound design that helps mold the show into a living breathing sci-fi world, the show is all around great. This fourth season is chock a block with twist and turns, never-saw-that-coming moments and end results that you know how they got there, but may not completely agree with their methods - for once!
Indeed, the show is good during its procedural episode but is at its best during the serialized episodes. While the show is almost always consistently great, when it's firing on all cylinders, this show represents the best TV has to offer. And not just Network TV.
Jonathan Nolan has created a truly original show here. A gritty world filled with corrupt, and often complex characters. That's partially what makes this show so good. It's ORIGINAL. The world that it portrays may be unfaltering, and corrupt, but something about it feels REAL. You can relate to Reese, however, you don't know enough about Finch's mysterious past to really care about him. However, Michael Emmerson DOES portray this extremely strange and complex character in a way that makes him strangely likable.
The action and fight sequences feel like something that belongs in a movie, particularly, one that Jonathan's brother, Christopher, would probably direct, and that Jonathan would probably write. This IS a VERY VERY good show, and it's one that will certainly surprise you. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
· Music of Interest – Step inside the studio of Composer Ramin Djawadi for an intimate look at his process along with Show-Runners Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman as they discuss scoring sequences and key elements of music themes in Person of Interest.
· Going Underground with Root and Finch – Michael Emerson and Amy Acker give us a one on one tour through the newly created Subway Headquarters with the Production Designer, Rick Butler.
· Person of Interest 2014 Comic-Con Panel – Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) and Greg Plageman (Cold Case) are joined by the series’ stars for a special Q&A at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.
· Gag Reel
The fourth season of one of television’s most intriguing programs, Person of Interest, is set for release on Blu-rayTM and DVD by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) on August 11, 2015. The season is also currently available for download in Digital HD. Person of Interest: The Complete Fourth Season will feature all 22 episodes from season four, plus two new featurettes, a gag reel, deleted scenes and much more. Person of Interest: The Complete Fourth Season will be sold on Blu-ray with UltraVioletTM Digital HD, which retails for $54.97 SRP and on standard DVD, which retails for $49.99 SRP.