CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION - THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON continues to spotlight Las Vegas crime scene investigators with non-stop suspense and excellent investigative sequences. Grissom and his crew use the best scient... more »ific equipment and technical methods to solve puzzles and catch criminals in the second busiest crime lab in America.« less
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL Reviewed on 11/12/2014...
A favorite TV show.
C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation - The Complete 4th Season
cyclista | the Midwest | 10/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the the best and most popular dramas on TV, CSI is often intense and chilling. The scenes showing the laboratory work are fascinating. Excellent portrayal of team dynamics with people alternately working together and competing against each other.
Here is an episode guide, with a tiny description: 1. Assume Nothing (Part 1): After two couples meet in a bar, one couple is killed. When it happens again, the CSI team suspects serial killers. 2. All for Our Country (Part 2): The lead suspects are killed and Grissom suspects it may have been a cop. 3. Homebodies: An old woman is found mummified. A teen is raped. 4. Feeling the Heat: A triple digit heat wave brings cases of a baby locked in a car, heat stroke, and a woman floating in a lake. 5. Fur and Loathing: A man is found dead dressed in a raccoon suit. A gunshot victim is found frozen in a deep-freezer. 6. Jackpot: A severed head is shipped to Dr. Robbins. Grissom goes to look for the body. 7. Invisible Evidence: At a preliminary hearing for a rape-murder case, the evidence is thrown out on a technicality. 8. After the Show: Catherine takes over a high profile case because the suspect is infatuated with her. 9. Grissom Versus the Volcano: Political pressure influences a sheriff trying to find who killed an air marshall with a car bomb. 10. Coming of Rage: A teenager is found murdered on a construction site. 11. Eleven Angry Jurors: The lone holdout on a jury is found dead in the jury room. 12. Butterflied: A woman who resembles Sara is found murdered. Grissom takes an interest in the case. Rated TV-14-SV. 13. Suckers: An electrocution is a coverup for a theft from an exhibit of Japanese antiquities. 14. Paper or Plastic: A shootout during a grocery store robbery results in five deaths. 15. Early Rollout: A porn star and her husband are murdered execution style. 16 . Getting Off: A man wearing make-up is murdered. At first he appears to have been a transvestite, then the CSI team discovers that he was a clown. 17. XX: A bus carrying inmates from a women's prison is discovered to have a dead body underneath the bus. 18. Bad to the Bone: A murder in a parking garage and an episode at the police station leads to a series of shocking discoveries in a case involving a dead body and a missing woman and child. 19. Bad Words: A competitor in a word game tournament is found dead with letter tiles in his stomach. 20. Dead Ringer: CSI investigate a runner's death that occurred during a competition. A couple is killed in a hotel room during a cop competition. 21. Turning the Screws: A roller coaster runs off track leaving 6 people dead. (The roller coaster is actually in Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom in Redlands, California.) 22. No More Bets: Two men who scammed Sam Braun's casinos are murdered. 23. Bloodlines: A DNA test sets a man free that a victim has identified as having raped her."
One of the Best Shows in a While
Ryan Anonymus | Olympia, WA | 09/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A great show with a great cast. The Las Vegas Crime Lab are the characters on this show, backed up here and there by the LVPD.
The third season ended with Gil Grissom (the main character) going in for ear surgery. He had been losing his hearing for some time, his mother had went deaf, and he would too if he didn't get this operation. On the first episode on this set, Grissom lets his co-worker Catherine know that her cell phone is vibrating. She says, "You can hear that? You're back."
Also on the first episode of this set, the character Nick Stokes tells a guy, who he knew long ago - who recognizes him now, about some specifics on the case they're working on. We find out that guy leaked the info to the press - which creates a problem between Grissom and Nick.
Another problem in the storylines is concerning the character Sara Sidel, who shows early on in this set, that she's mad at Grissom. Late in season three, she asked him out - and he said 'no'.
So aside from all the personal drama between the characters, the murder cases themselves are always interesting.
One of things that people love about this show (and its spin-offs) are 'The CSI Shot': an extreme close-up used in every episode. This close-up shot is used to help us (the viewer) see better what they (the investigators and coroners) are seeing. The camera zooms in on and through gunshot wounds; through blood streams; wounds to the back of the head; anything useful.
On the final episode of this box set, aside from a drunk driving accident involving one of the characters, the boss Gil Grissom promises to the lab tech character Greg that he will be put 'in the field', like the other CSI criminalists. This fact is true: as in season five (the newest season, airing this fall) a new lab tech enters the show, and Greg is given field work. Greg, due to his good sense of humor, has got to be my favorite character on the show.
So check out season four, and the others one too, if you haven't already. Don't let that $75-$80 pricetag on this set scare you, you won't be disappointed.
The first season of CSI: Miami is also on DVD, the second season will be out later this year, with the third season airing on TV. The Miami show I really didn't enjoy too much, I think because of the cast. Also this fall, CSI: New York starts its first season. Gary Sinice is the star of that one, who has studied up on forensic science in the past - for his villian character on the movie "Ransom" "
CSI continues to rise to the absolute peak...
Rick Chester | Victoria, Australia | 09/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"CSI goes into Season 4 with a huge following and a rapidly growing fan base. The show was pretty much unable to be faulted by this season. The episodes involved are top notch, and I sure as hell will be able to watch them over and over again, as I am sure you all will be. This DVD will be a MUST OWN, even if you have never watched the ashow before. Perfection, ladies and gentlemen. "
mommyofone | New Jersey | 08/07/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen CSI several times and have always meant to buy the DVDs. I haven't yet purchased this season, but I will.
The one episode in this season that really hooked me was Episode 8: After the Show. All of the previous reviewers failed to mention that this "high profile case" is based on a TRUE story....the death of model Linda Sobek, who was not only a model but a former cheerleader for the LA Raiders. The man who was "infatuated" with her was found guilty of her murder (he even led police to her shallow grave) and was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
CSI knows how to grip its audience with edge of the seat story lines. I've got a lot of catching up to do with purchasing these seasons so that I can continue to admire the show and its continuous perfection of how it captures each case/episode."
Keeps getting better
M. Soltys | Houston, TX | 08/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I Love this series. It seem it keeps getting better ever year it comes out. This season is no different. This season shows how each of the characters deal to each other and cracks between their personal and professional lives, but it doesn't over-take the cases their dealing with at the time. Again I love this series and can't wait till the new season starts."