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Prison Break: Complete Season 3 [DVD]

Wentworth Miller , Marshall Allman    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Wentworth Miller, Marshall Allman, William Fichtner, Robert Knepper, Amaury Nolasco
  • Format: Colour, Widescreen, PAL, Subtitled, Dolby
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Sep 2008
  • Run Time: 543 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004VLKY9G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,757 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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It was always going to be a challenge to move a show whose premise effectively fitted comfortably inside a single series to a third season. And so perhaps inevitably, Prison Break moves the action back to the slammer, this time in Panama. It proves to be a wise choice, as, while plausibility has long since been thrown out of the window, it’s a more natural setting for the show.

Prison Break still follows brothers Lincoln and Michael Burrows, but this time there’s a far tougher prison that needs to be broken out of. It’s a little less claustrophobic than the last one, but more dangerous. And along with the usual terrific supporting cast of characters, the tension, twists and violence that underpin the show are all very much present and correct.

Powering Prison Break forwards, of course, is the pin-up star Wentworth Miller, who owns his role as Michael, and grounds many of the show’s extremities. And while it’s a shorter season than the first two, this third run still manages to cram in some strong entertainment.

Perhaps season three isn’t Prison Break’s finest hour, and perhaps the concept has diluted somewhat since the show first began. But this is still really good, assured entertainment, that knows what it wants to do and simply gets on with it. For that alone, it remains a show hard to resist. --Jon Foster

Product Description

All 13 episodes from the third series of the cult US prison drama. Things just go from bad to worse. Having broken out of Fox River, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) now has to find a way of surviving in Sona, the hellish Panamanian prison, controlled by the inmates, that doesn't take too kindly to 'famous' escapees. Episodes comprise: 'Orientacion', 'Fire/Water', 'Call Waiting', 'Good Fences', 'Interference', 'Photo Finish', 'Vamonos', 'Bang and Burn', 'Boxed In', 'Dirt Nap', 'Under and Out', 'Hell Or High Water' and 'The Art of the Deal'.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars but still good 28 Sep 2008
By The Evil Doctor VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Prison Break series 1 was one of the most original television series I have seen. Season 2 tended to stretch the imagination a little bit, and so I didn't expect much from series 3. Due to the writer's strike this season is much shorter, but I think this really works in PB's favour. Because we are treated to 22 normal episodes squeezed into just 13 episodes, the action is fast and the plot is constantly evolving at high speed. It makes for very exciting viewing.
For me, William Fichtner (Mahone) and Wade Williams (Bellick) steal the series and both play superb roles, each having their own personal struggles.
Sadly I feel this series falls short because it leaves you asking huge questions from a very early point. For example, my nagging thought was "'The Company' had such influence and power over everything in Series 1, so why couldn't they just get Whistler out by pulling the usual strings?". It was also pretty disappointing to finally realise who's side he was on. Of course getting him out the easy way would make for boring viewing, but you have to wonder whether the plot gets a little too thin in places?
Either way, I did enjoy this series and the fantastic way in which each character evolved in yet a new and fresh direction. Also it was great to see Scofield in the last episode showing his true strengths - I'm looking forward to Series 4...!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as seasons 1 and 2 13 Aug 2008
Format:DVD
The starting point of the original series was that a structural engineer was going to break his death row brother out of prison by getting sent to prison himself and then using his tatoos, and his work helping the prison governor construct a matchstick model of the Taj Mahal, to tunnel out of a maximum security prison and get to Panama. Naturally, the brother was the victim of a vast conspiracy on the part of the shadowy forces controlling America, a conspiracy which boiled down to giving the vice president's brother a nice house and a set of false teeth.

So far, so not exactly cinema verite.

Some viewers have obviously felt that season 3 was stretching the plausibility of the story. This doesn't do justice to the wild implausibility of what has come before. The plot of Prison Break is total gibbering nonsense from start to finish. Season 3 is as silly as seasons 1 and 2. It's absolutely brilliant.

If you want a serious, thoughtful attempt to capture the complex, ambiguous relationship between criminal and governmental structures, watch the Wire; personally, I watch Prison Break because it's nonsense on stilts, but nonsense with a completely addictive narrative drive, played out by a fantastic set of character actors.

If you took seasons 1 and 2 for what they were - the best fun on TV - then season 3 won't disappoint you.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still great......... 22 April 2008
Format:DVD
Firstly, I love the format of Prison break - the way you never know where its going to go and what can happen next. Thats the beauty of the whole show. The fact that the story takes you to a Panama Prison is awesome. The fact that this seaon is shorter is a bit of a pain, but they still managed to give a full rounded feel to the season, without feeling like anything had been missed. It makes me laugh that some mark it dowmn for that, as everybody in the world new about the wirters strike, and there was NOTHING the creators could do about that. They made the best of it and it worked. Some say its too much like the first season. Well if you watch a show called 'Prison Break' its pretty bloody obvious that it will revolve around a prison and an escape. If thats not what you want to watch, my watch a show of that name!?!?!?! What did you expect? I think it was good, with a winning format and they did well considering the strike. Im looking forward to the next season..........
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Prison Break - New Prison, New Break. 23 Mar 2008
By E. Finn
Format:DVD
Prison Break is one of the best shows ever, and the first two seasons prove it. The third season will slightly dissappoint at the beggining, but later on it becomes much better and more in the spirit of Prison Break.

This season has Michael Schfield, Brad Bellick, FBI Agent Alex Mahone and T-Bag incarcerated in Sona, a hellish Panamanian prison, with no gaurds, no order and no chance of escape. I don't want to spoil why, but Michael is forced to try and break out another inmate, James Whistler. This will only be possible if he forges alliances with other inmates, and his brother, Licoln Burrows. Through out the season, you will see Lincoln do seemingly random tasks, which you only understand later on as they escape plan unfolds.

The only things I can find wrong with this season, is that due to the writers strike there are only 13 episodes instead of 22. Also, it would have been much better if they kept up the pace from the second season at the beginning of this one.

Overall, I think that Season 3 of Prison Break is worth it, even if it does very slightly dissapoint. The good news is that Season 4 will be a full season with 22 episodes, and the return of one of the most loved characters in the series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic box set!! 1 Sep 2011
By millsy
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Excellent series. Loved every minute of this set. So much so I was compelled to buy the remaining series as well. We had a Prison Break marathon and didn't want it to end. I am not going to ruin it buy giving you plot out-lines etc except to say, action packed, on the edge of your seat stuff with plenty of eye candy for the ladies!! Well worth the purchase!!
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