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"Heroes: Season 3" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Stephen Hornbrook

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Synopsis

Season three has two parts, starting with "Villains" and ending with "Fugitives."  "Villains" begins with an attempt at Nathan Petrelli's life by none other than his brother Peter. Peter had witnessed the downfall of society (which happens in every season of Heroes) and thought he could change the course of history by traveling back in time and killing his brother. Sylar breaks into the Company and releases a bunch of criminals armed with special powers.  Noah is later forced to team up with a brainwashed Sylar to hunt down said escapees.  Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando are chasing down a superfast girl, Daphne, who has stolen a secret from Hiro's father's company. Daphne ends up meeting Parkman and they become romantically envolved.  Hiro loses much of his memory and tries to reclaim it in part two, "Fugitives."  In "Fugitives", the heroes attempt to live normal lives after the destruction of Primatech and Pinehurst.

Specifications

  • Universal
  • 2008, Color, un-rated, 1073 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: not specified
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Starring: Hayden Panettieri, Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Ali Larter
  • Created by Tim Kring
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  • Violence: some
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

Season one started out so strong. Heroes quickly became one of my favorite shows on TV.  Unfortunately, as quick as it came, it sunk. Season two got worse with every episode, but it was still mildly entertaining. By the time they got to season three, pretty much all was lost.  The show tries too many things and loses focus about 4 times in each episode. They mess with characters like Sylar to the point where you don't have a clue who they are anymore.  Everything in these season just feels so contrived. There are plot holes so large, entire characters have fallen in.. never to be seen again.  If you have the time to spend watching all 25 episodes of Heroes Season 3, then I guess you could do that, but I highly suggest you waste your time in a more enjoyable fashion. If you happen to love Heroes and all its ups and downs, then this is certainly a quality set to own.

Technical

Picture quality is decent, I felt it was on par with the NBC broadcast, but without any compression artifacts.  Audio was cleaner and more dynamic than the TV broadcast, certainly better than the average tv show sound mix.

Extras

There are tons of extras in this set. If you are a fan of Heroes, and in particular, this season, then you will be more that pleased with all the goodies they have included.

The disc features audio commentary and trailers.