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Oz - The Complete Third Season
     

Oz - The Complete Third Season

Director: Steve Buscemi

Cast: Frederick Koehler, Lee Tergesen, Christopher Meloni

 
The complete third season of Oz comes to DVD from HBO Home Video. This three-disc boxed set contains all eight episodes originally aired in 1999. Each episode is presented with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo. A Spanish-dubbed track is also available in Stereo. Optional subtitles are

Overview

The complete third season of Oz comes to DVD from HBO Home Video. This three-disc boxed set contains all eight episodes originally aired in 1999. Each episode is presented with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo. A Spanish-dubbed track is also available in Stereo. Optional subtitles are in English, Spanish, and French. Creator Tom Fontana and director Chazz Palminteri provide an audio commentary track on the episode "Unnatural Disasters." Other special features include deleted scenes, episode previews, and episode recaps. This DVD release is comparable to HBO's first two season boxed sets of the series.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
HBO's intense and often harrowing series about life in a maximum-security prison moves into a new phase as Season 3 opens. Oswald State Correctional Facility's Warden Flynn (Ernie Hudson) has his hands full trying to adjust to new staff members whose philosophies differ from his. Squabbles over procedure don't make life any easier for Tim McManus (Terry Kinney), administrator of Cell Block Five -- a.k.a. the Emerald City -- where some of the toughest cons are housed. As always, subplots involving individual prisoners dominate the eight installments comprising the third season, which is another showcase of terrific acting. In the summer leading into his debut on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Christopher Meloni's Chris Keller character really stands out. Another Law & Order lead, Criminal Intent's Kathryn Erbe, paints a convincing and not altogether unsympathetic portrait of convicted murderer Shirley Bellinger, scheduled for execution and confined in Oz because the women's prisons don't have a Death Row. Also memorable in their recurring roles are Tom Mardirosian, Luiz Guzman, and Chuck Zito, the former Hell's Angel, bodyguard, and stuntman. Series creator Tom Fontana, overseeing a large ensemble cast and interweaving plots, deserves the lion's share of credit for maintaining such a high level of quality: Each episode is crafted with as much care as you'd expect to see lavished on a feature film, and several are directed by familiar in-front-of-the-camera names. Matt Dillon directs "Napoleon's Boney Parts," for instance, and Chazz Palminteri is behind the camera for "Unnatural Disasters," an experience he recounts together with Fontana in a full-length commentary that accompanies the episode on this DVD.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
UPC:
0026359907920
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
8:00:00
Sales rank:
5,832

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by creator Tom Fontana and director Chazz Palminteri on "Unnatural Disasters"; 22 minutes of deleted scenes; Episode previews and recaps

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc One
1. In the Name Of... [11:44]
2. Formerly Known As... [8:33]
3. Like Father, Like... [7:40]
4. To Serve And... [6:50]
5. Too Close For... [7:11]
6. Confessions of A... [13:18]
1. Up in Arms [9:04]
2. All in the Cut [9:52]
3. Appetites of the Body [8:25]
4. Separation Anxiety [9:04]
5. Cost of Betrayal [8:02]
6. Deprived of Sustenance [10:35]
1. Keeping Costs Down [11:48]
2. Protective Custody [5:28]
3. Running on Empty [9:19]
4. Quick on the Toes [8:03]
5. Spiking the Edge [10:50]
6. Infected [12:20]
Side #2 -- Disc Two
1. Addicted Son [10:45]
2. Grip of Passion [6:49]
3. Path to Forgiveness [7:32]
4. Favoring the Odds [10:14]
5. Paying Another's Price [9:33]
6. Acts of Contrition [13:29]
1. Word of God [8:50]
2. Shifts in Leadership [10:35]
3. Trapped in the Dark [11:24]
4. Deadly Silent Type [7:48]
5. Lost in the Past [7:24]
6. Facing Drugs [12:22]
1. Ensuring the Advantage [10:30]
2. Snitch in the Middle [7:17]
3. Straight in the Eyes [8:11]
4. Teacher of Respect [9:51]
5. Brought to the Present [11:56]
6. Deposed [9:38]
Side #3 -- Disc Three
1. Avoiding the Truth [9:16]
2. Breaking the Trust [8:36]
3. Birthday Revelation [11:34]
4. Accused of Harassment [8:16]
5. Racial Divide [6:36]
6. Spiritual Direction [11:09]
1. Holiday Blessings [13:20]
2. Unfit to Die [10:50]
3. Fair and Square [10:40]
4. Life Support [4:48]
5. On the Brink [8:24]
6. A New Year [10:16]

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