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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Highlander: The Series Season 3 Blu-Ray Review

Highlander: The Series Season 3 Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: The epic Highlander saga hits full stride in Season Three with a gripping collection of tales that introduce some of the legend's most vital characters and most vaunted weaponry. Through it all the mystery of the "Highlander" unfolds and deepens as his incredible story leaps time and emotions to bring us further into the tortured world of the Immortals. In the end, "There Can Be Only One."

Review: The third season of Highlander is where the show has finally hit a stride and has really picked-up after the tragic death of Tessa in season 2.  Duncan is living in the gym and keeping his secrets from Charlie.  Meanwhile, he encounters all types of immortal baddies in his quest to live.

The first season release of Highlander met with some fan controversy, although this reviewer knew enough about the source material picture quality to completely understand any element of imperfection that the blu-ray was bound to have.  Season 2 did have a great improvement, along with some amazing extras, some of which included fan involvement.  This time around, the picture quality is crisp and the colors really pop.  The menus are a much better quality and all-around this is a really improved release.  Its a joy to own.  We highly recommend it for any Highlander fan.  The Highlander blu-ray releases just keep getting better and better.

The blu-ray special features include: Live By The Sword: A Documentary on swords and their use in the series, Third Time In: A series of interviews with cast and crew discussing the making of Season 3, Still Shots: A Behind-the-Scenes musical montage, 2 picture-in-picture (PIP) commentaries, Methos Rocks: A humorous and revealing interview with the 5000 year-old Immortal, Forever Fans: Archival footage from 1998. A fan retrospective and iPhone BD Touch remote control feature.

 Video
  • Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 displayed within 4:3 look
  • Original aspect ratio: 4:3/1:33
Audio
  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Subtitles: None
  • Disc: 5 50GB Blu-ray Discs
  • Regions :A /B /C (Americas, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India, China, Mongolia, South & Central Asia)
Episodes
  1. The Samurai
  2. Line of Fire
  3. The Revolutionary
  4. The Cross of St. Antoine
  5. Rite of Passage
  6. Courage
  7. The Lamb
  8. Obsession
  9. Shadows
  10. Blackmail
  11. Vendetta
  12. They Also Serve
  13. Blind Faith
  14. Song of the Executioner
  15. Star-Crossed
  16. Methos
  17. Take Back The Night
  18. Testimony
  19. Mortal Sins
  20. Reasonable Doubt
  21. Finale, Part I
  22. Finale, Part II
Interest Range: Highlander, Sci-Fi, Fantasy