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Primeval Series 3 [DVD]

Andrew Lee Potts , Hannah Spearritt    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Andrew Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller, Ben Mansfield
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004VMALU2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,817 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Let season three of Primeval finally be known as the point when it managed to fully gel together. Unfairly dismissed in recent years as ITV’s attempt to rival the BBC’s Doctor Who juggernaut, and also as a monster of the week blockbuster, the show’s third series adds plenty of meat to the proverbial bones.

At heart, Primeval remains vibrant Saturday night entertainment, and very good entertainment at that. Each episode is action-packed, and boasts steadily improving special effects, as different creatures from time continue to appear in the present day. However, for Nick Cutter and his team, there’s a deeper problem, with a conspiracy to uncover alongside the various monsters to survive.

And it’s the underlying narrative that really strengthens this series of Primeval. Taken aside, the individual episodes are welcome slices of entertainment in their own right. But as Cutter and his team begin to unravel things around them, the show builds up to a compelling and interesting climax. It’s, as a result, an increasingly confident show, and one that’s willing and capable when it comes to throwing major twists and turns into the pot. With rumours now of a big screen version in the works, Primeval goes from strength to strength, and season four simply can’t come soon enough. --Jon Foster

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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.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Primeval series 3 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still worth seeing after series 1 and 2 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Primeval at its best 25 Mar 2013
By anne
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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
4.0 out of 5 stars Primeval and the Farscape syndrome 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All Change 15 May 2010
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Killing off and retiring half the cast was rather disturbing. I rather liked the characters and some of the new ones will take time to grow on me. That said it was good to see the nutty Helen hoist by her own petard and I imagine the new line up appeals to a younger audience. It is really good that a fourth season is in the offing given that at least two of the characters are stuck in time and there are a number loose ends to tie up.
The ARC is still under threat from MI5 but Helen sees to that in her own inimitable way, before deciding that the existence of man on earth is a bad thing. As the plot unwinds so does her mind. The "romance" between Hanah Spearitt's character and her would-be suitor does develop but one way adn onother other relationships split up. Not quite a Dr Who beater but well worth watching and far less predictable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Primeval comes of age 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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4.0 out of 5 stars "Season of Change"
It begins much like series 2, the old team in place except for Stephen who departed in series 2. Their 1st job is an anomaly appearing in the British Museum (yep they filmed... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Bob Marlowe
5.0 out of 5 stars loved this series
loved this series and fully enjoyed watching the DVD, no ad breaks, wish they had made more of them. shame.
Published 18 days ago by brummie boy
4.0 out of 5 stars Shame!
Good but a shame that one of the main characters was killed off as they formed an integral part of the story.
Published 1 month ago by looby
4.0 out of 5 stars good
i liked this series very good the last one in the series before it went silly.... i recommend this dvd
Published 1 month ago by dougstar
5.0 out of 5 stars dinos
yippee ive found the next series I thought id never find it I can now watch it I peace keep them coming
Published 7 months ago by sarah morris
5.0 out of 5 stars primeval,
enjoyed the previous series,had to have more ,will be looking to buy the following on ones,great condition an fab seller, thank you very much.
Published 7 months ago by mary green
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Best series out of the 5!

Sarah Page was one of my favourite actors in the Series, As she reminds me of someone I know at school and I always tell her... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars god
Hurtig levering og kanon god serie ikke sidste gang jeg handler hos jer godt godt godt godt godt ogdt godt
Published 9 months ago by jane
4.0 out of 5 stars Good family fun
I bought this as a gift for a friend and her family and they thoroughly enjoyed watching it.
She loved it.
Published 10 months ago by Joanne Hurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Primeval 3
Maybe 'Primeval' is a cult series but I loved it. The DVD still manages to send my wife and I to bed with Nightmares. When (if ever) we get to series 99, I'll stop buying it>
Published 10 months ago by John Alexander
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