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BANSHEE The Complete Third Season

Blu-ray Review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:  600 minutes approx (10 episodes on 4 discs), audio commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes, prequel stories, digital HD copy

VIDEO:  1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition

AUDIO:  English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 DTS Digital Surround, Spanish 2.0 DTS DS, German 5.1 DTS DS

Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

 

STUDIO: Cinemax/ HBO Home Entertainment/ Tropper Ink

RELEASE DATE: 4-5-2016

 

DISC 1- THE FIRE TRIALS/ SNAKES AND WHATNOT

DISC 2- A FIXER OF SORTS/ REAL LIFE IS THE NIGHTMARE/ TRIBAL

DISC 3- WE WERE ALL SOMEONE ELSE YESTERDAY/ YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM THE DEAD/ ALL THE WISDOM I GOT LEFT

DISC 4- EVEN GOD DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF YOU/ WE ALL PAY EVENTUALLY

BANSHEE season three is insane and full of addicting action and story like the first two seasons.  Four major character deaths happen during the season as Lucas Hood experiences firsthand what consequences his actions as posing as the sheriff of Banshee has.  He thinks he can have a normal life with Siobhan, a sheriff deputy, while he plans one more heist (with his ex-love Carrie, Job, and Sugar to steal money out of a vault from a soon to be decommissioned military base.   Meanwhile, psychopath Redbone leader Chayton Littlestone wages war on both Proctor and Lucas Hood with carnage to follow on all sides.  Proctor continues to teach his niece Rebecca the business, but he starts to think he can step away from his criminal ways when his Amish mother is found to be dying.  Season three proves the actions of the characters have consequences which play out later and even the actions of the involvement of Lucas with the real Lucas Hood’s son (in season 2) comes back to bite him.   Also the troubled teenage life of Divia (Lucas and Carrie’s daughter) develops further, but I do think the writers drop the ball with her character by the end of the season as it would have been interesting to see where her character would have went if they kept it going in a certain direction. 

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

BANSHEE ORIGINS (DISC 1) for prequel shorts on various characters released online while season 3 aired

BANSHEE ORIGINS SAGA with optional audio commentary with Greg Yaitanes (Executive Producer/Director) Allen Marshall Palmer (Post-Production Producer).

 (DISC 1) takes all of the BANSHEE ORIGINS shorts and edits them together in a more linear story

MAKING OF THE EPISODE TWO TITLE SEQUENCE (DISC 1) goes through a previs of the title sequence for that episode

ZOOMED IN featurettes for all episodes except episode 9 as cast and crew reflect on important moments in each episode along with a little behind-the-scenes footage as you see how key sequences were created

 

Audio commentaries for select episodes:

DISC 1- Episode 1 The Fire Trials with Jonathan Tropper (Creator/Executive Producer/Writer) Greg Yaitanes (Executive Producer/Director)

DISC 2- Episode 3 A Fixer of Sorts with Magnus Martens (Director) and Marcus Young (Stunt Coordinator)

Episode 5 Tribal with OC Madsen (Director) and Allen Marshall Palmer (Post-Production Producer)

DISC 3- Episode 7 You Can't Hide From the Dead with Greg Yaitanes (Executive Producer/Director), John Valerio (Editor) and Patia Prouty (Costume Designer)

DISC 4- Episode 10 We All Pay Eventually with Jonathan Tropper (Creator/Executive Producer/Writer) Loni Peristere (Co-Executive Producer/Director) and Adam Targum (Co-Executive Producer/Writer)

 

Deleted scenes for various episodes which include moments cut for time and extra character moments

 

DISC 2 has BURTON VS. NOLA STUNTS and BURTON VS. NOLA CAMERA MOVEMENT which show how the action came together and was filmed

 

DISC 3 also includes a multi-camera experience as you can navigate between the various cameras the actors wore during the HEIST episode

 

DISC 4 includes a SINS promo for the season and the cast going through the action for the GENOA REHEARSAL

 

A code is included to download and/or stream digital HD copies of the season 3 episodes.

 

FINAL ANALYSIS:   BANSHEE season 3 is as insanely good as the first two seasons in a very addictive action noir show with some really bloody and insane action.   I can’t wait to see how the BANSHEE saga concludes with season 4, but fans of the show should own this season and other seasons on Blu-ray or DVD

 

This review is 4-27-2016 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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