Primeval - Series 3 2009

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All ten episodes from the third season of the dinosaur adventure series starring Douglas Henshall as evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter. In this series, Cutter is fighting to re-focus his embattled team who are still reeling from Stephen's death and the scale of Helen (Juliet Aubrey)'s betrayal. Cutter's crew is joined by some new recruits in the form of maverick policeman Danny Quinn (Jason Flemying), sparky Egyptologist Sarah Page (Laila Rouass) and the new leader of the ARC's security forces Captain Becker (Ben Mansfield). But as the anomalies continue to present an unrelenting series of threats, the task in hand seems almost impossible.

Starring:
Hannah Spearritt, Douglas Henshall
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DVD

Primeval - Season 3

Product Details

Discs
  • Primeval - Series 3 - Disc 1 ages_12_and_over
  • Primeval - Series 3 - Disc 2 ages_12_and_over
  • Primeval - Series 3 - Disc 3 ages_12_and_over
Runtime 7 hours 30 minutes
Starring Hannah Spearritt, Douglas Henshall, Juliet Aubrey, Ben Miller, Andrew-Lee Potts, James Murray, Mark Wakeling
Director Cilla Ware, Richard Curson Smith, Tony Mitchell, Mark Everest, Matthew Thompson
Genres Science Fiction
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO
Rental release 1 June 2009
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Current on 24 Oct 2009
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This series was the best yet. Finally a Sci fi show to rival Dr Who, great effects, great plots, this series really found its feet. Some fantastic stories made it the best season so far. Ends on a great cliff-hanger which see varies members of the team trapped in different time zones. Ealier in the year ITV axed this series due to cutbacks in programme making but they have now had a change of heart and it will return in 2011 for 2 new seasons as a co production between BBC America and a German TV network. 13 new episodes in total will be made. Thank you ITV for having a change of heart on what is your best Sci-fi show ever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cartimand TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Mar 2010
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**** slight spoilers ****

OK so series 1 was a bit lightweight, but still did just enough to pique my interest. Series 2 was a welcome progression, introducing a few darker and more adult themes. Series 3 brings it all together with a far greater scope, more intelligent and involved story lines, improved CGI and much better characterisation. There are a few shocks along the way as a major character gets killed off, changing the whole dynamic of the team. And yet it all still works. The major new addition to the team is Jason Flemyng (of Lock Stock and Benjamin Button fame) who plays the new macho tough guy with just the right amount of ironic posturing and humour. Some of his stunts would make James Bond gulp in disbelief! A couple of the episodes struck me as a tad weak and whimsical (episode 2 with the invisible gremlin-like creature and 5 with the downright silly fungus man), but that was more than compensated by other intelligent and even profound plots. My favourite has to be episode 7 with the medieval knight still fighting dragons in today's London. The CGI was superb in this - the dracorex loping across those English country lanes was beautifully done. The 'Green Man' Inn figuring in the two time lines and the knight discovering his own tomb were genuinely profound and thought-provoking scenarios. Then, as if that wasn't enough, the writers stepped it all up a notch, switching from apocalyptic future glimpses, to an act of near-genocide at the dawn of humankind. It all ends on a real cliff-hanger and I hope they employ some very clever script-writers to provide us with plausible continuity for the start of season 4! As for the main players, Connor and Abby are as likeable as ever (you'll cheer when that long-awaited kiss occurs!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter Michiels on 12 Mar 2010
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After the thrilling series 1 and 2 this third series does not let you down!
Great fun for my kids..and myself
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By anne on 25 Mar 2013
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Absolutely fantastic, always very gripping. Abbey and Connor make this series unmissable and the creatures are so lifelike they are terrifying.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. Palmer on 23 Jun 2009
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So ITV have axed Primeval at its peak? Just shows that they don't have a clue about real entertainment value. Game shows and "reality TV" seems to be their forte these days and will probably be for a long time to come. The fact that Primeval is gaining excellent reviews in the USA, where sci-fi shows bite the dust with alarming regularity, should be an indicator to its true worth. OK, Primeval isn't the most logical programme on TV - some of the science is decidedly offish - but look again at one of the most popular sci-fi series ever - Space:1999 - and you will realise that this isn't too important to a whole lot of people. Primeval has fast plots, humour and likeable characters. You can watch it with the kids and not be worried about the content, but it still has enough bite - literally sometimes - to keep adult interest. Series 3 is sometimes infuriating, sometimes exciting, sometimes even thought provoking and shows great promise for a potential future series or two. The production values vary a lot and the special effects are sometimes less than state of the art - so what? - Doctor Who has had some very shaky moments, but is still with us. This is because the stories are good and rise above the limitations of budget and wobbly sets. Despite having minimal extras, this is a cracking DVD set and will certainly be a mainstay of my late night viewing for a while to come. As for the future of the show... There was once a TV series called Farscape which got axed on a cliff-hanger ending. The fans didn't give up and roll over, but kept on lobbying for another series. Eventually a mini-series was made to round it off. Email ITV to tell them how much money is to be made through selling abroad and merchandising as this seems to be their criteria for successful TV.Read more ›
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dark Paths VINE VOICE on 22 Jun 2009
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The third series of Primeval is the best so far. So, if you liked any of what you've seen so far, then you'll love it! Great action, super effects, Helen Cutter snarling and sexy and, of course, super creatures. I won't spoil the surprise, but expect some 'old skool' dinos towards the end. Great stuff. Plus, Nigel Marvin gets eaten. Result. I'll also add that the Danny Quinn (the wonderful Jason Flemyng) brings a lot of 'Pertwee Era' action to the series, with chases, jeeps, helicopters, guns...the works, basically. So, go on, give Primeval another go. It's nowhere near as bad as Demons, or the recent Doctor Who stories, and needs our support. Long live the Ark.
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