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Battlestar Galactica: Season Three
Genre: Science Fiction
Reviewed In Issue 131 (May 2008) Of Widescreen Review®
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Tahmoh Pen ikett, Nicki Clyne, Alessandro Juliani, Kandyse McClure, Lucy Lawless, Michael Trucco, Amanda Plummer, Richard Hatch, Callum Keith Rennie, Kate Vernon, Dean Stockwell, Rick Worthy, Matthew Bennett, Rekha Sharma, Donnelly Rhodes, Carl Lumbly , Bruce Davidson, Lucinda Jenney, Dorotht Lyman, Mark Sheppard, Ryan Robbins
Special features on Disc One of this six-disc set include three deleted scenes, a commentary podcast by Ronald D. Moore, and previews. Disc Two contains three deleted scenes, David Eick's Video Blogs (16 Minutes), Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance Webisodes (26 minutes), and Moore's podcast commentaries. On Disc Three there is one deleted scene, another 21 minutes of Eick's Video Blogs, a podcast commentary track by Moore, and another commentary track by Eick. On Disc Four there are four deleted scenes and podcast commentary by Moore. Disc Five includes four deleted scenes and a commentary track by Moore. And Disc Six includes three deleted scenes, another 40 minutes of Eick's video blog, a commentary podcast by Moore, and a second commentary track by Writers Mark Sheppard and Michael Angeli.
DVD General Information
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Six-Disc Set: DVD-9
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Felix Alcala, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Michael Rymer, Jean de Segoznac, Bill Eagles, Robert Young, Michael Nankin, Edward James Olmos, Rod Hardy & Wayne Rose
Season Three picks up the plot four months after the end of Season Two. Cylons have taken control of the humans on New Caprica with the Battlestar Galactica, Pegasus, and a handful of civilian ships narrowly escaping the Colony's occupation. The colonists' hope of eluding their Cylon pursuers is dashed with the invasion and occupation of their new home. Friends turn against one another and avowed enemies become unlikely allies as the fate of the human race hangs in the balance. (Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a harsh image, with heavy grain and noise and relatively poor resolution. Black levels are somewhat elevated, and the entire image seems to have a pall of haze covering it. Shadow delineation is fairly well preserved, though. Colors are somewhat muted, and while edge enhancement is not overly distracting, it can be noticed at times. Compression artifacts can also be noticed from time to time. (Danny Richelieu)
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