Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
WSR Detailed DVD Review
Sopranos: The Complete Third Season, The
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 65 (Oct 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Drea De Matteo, Aida Turturro, Federico Castelluccio, Jerry Adler, John Ventimiglia, Steven R. Schirripa, Nancy Marchand, Joe Pantoliano

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 5
Internet Links
Special Features
Disc One includes cast and filmmaker biographies, audio commentary tracks on Episodes 9 (with writer Michael Imperioli), 11 (with director Steve Buscemi!), and 12 (with series creator David Chase), a measly four-minute behind-the-scenes featurette.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): HBO Home Video
(Catalog Number): 99234
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $99.98
(DVD Type): Four Disc Set
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 780
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 08/27/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Allen Coulter, Tim Van Patten, Henry J. Bronchtein, John Patterson, Jack Bender, Daniel Attias & Steve Buscemi
(Screenplay/Written By): Subscribe Now!
(Story): Subscribe Now!
(Music): Subscribe Now!
(Director Of Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Production Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Visual Effects): Subscribe Now!
(Costume Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Editor): Subscribe Now!
(Supervising Sound Editors): Subscribe Now!
(Re-Recording Mixers): Subscribe Now!
(Executive Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Co-Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Academy Awards): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Picture Information

(Principal Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Anamorphic Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Letterbox Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Sound Information

(DVD Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Sound): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(DTS Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Dolby Digital Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Additional Languages): Subscribe Now!
(Subtitles): Subscribe Now!
(WSR Superb Sound Qualities): Subscribe Now!

  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The complete third season of the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning HBO series created by David Chase,

DVD Picture:
The four DVDs in the set exhibit each episode anamorphically enhanced at 1.78:1. Fairly consistently throughout the set, each episode exhibits sharp and nicely detailed images. At times, the picture looks a bit plugged-up and wanting in clarity. Colors are rich and well balanced, with nicely rendered fleshtones, and deep, endless blacks. Though sometimes imagery is a bit dark, shadow delineation and contrast are nicely rendered. Pixelization is noticed throughout and can be quite distracting, with quite a bit of movement noticed in fine details like clothing. Edge enhancement contributes unnatural white halos. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby