PRISON BREAK: SEASON THREE
MOVIE: **1/2 (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: ** (out of 5)
Dominic Purcell as LINCOLN BURROWS
Wentworth Miller as MICHAEL SCOFIELD
Sarah Wayne Callies as DR. SARA TANCREDI
Robert Knepper as T-BAG
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe as SUSAN B. ANTHONY
William Fichtner as ALEXANDER MAHONE
BY KEVIN CARR
About a year ago, my review of the second season of “Prison Break” was very lackluster. That is because I was sent only the final disc in the three-disc set. Apparently, FOX is trying to save a dime by not burning the entire season to DVD for reviewers… that, or they are hoping I start to tune into the show when it is broadcast during the regular season.
Well, since I’m not a television reviewer, but rather a DVD reviewer (and a film reviewer), I haven’t taken the time to put “Prison Break” on my DVR. Maybe I will for season four… but I wouldn’t count on it.
The season three finale is the only episode I’ve seen, and like the previous season, it almost makes no sense watching it as a stand-alone show. This is too bad because like the season two finale, it definitely had the flavor of a well-made show with plenty of action. Storylines seemed to be wrapped up, villains seemed to be double-crossed and favorite characters managed to survive.
Of course, to the fan of the show, it’s probably awesome.
When it comes to the special features, they seem to be back-loaded into the last disc. They include a spotlight on the Spanish-speaking cast, a break-down of an episode’s production, director spotlights on different takes and between-the-scenes moments with the cast. There’s also a bonus episode of “The Unit” for some cross-pollination of shows.
Like season two, I wish I had seen the series instead of the DVD, ‘cause it looks like a pretty good show.