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USHE Press Release: Heroes: Season 3 (DVD/Blu-ray)


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#1 of 2 Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 04 2009 - 09:05 PM

HEROES: SEASON 3

SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
OWN IT ON BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF & DVD
FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

OVERVIEW: Experience all the explosive action and shocking twists as Heroes: Season 3 comes to DVD! Rediscover the phenomenon in this six-disc set that includes all 25 suspenseful episodes, from the seriesredefining
third season's volumes, Villains and Fugitives. Plus, go behind the scenes with the show's writers, stars and artists as you explore hours of exclusive and revealing bonus features.

BONUS FEATURES (DVD and BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF):

• DELETED SCENES
• ALTERNATE STORIES: Heroes: Going Postal and Nowhere Man, Pinehearst Commercial
• THE SUPERPOWERS OF HEROES: Stunt Coordinator Tim Gilbert gives insight to designing the hard hitting stunts of “Heroes.”
• COMPLETING THE SCENE: An overall look at the visual style of “Heroes” Season Three is discussed. Including the tricks used on set and in post-production.
• THE PROP BOX: Introduction to the “Gold Room” where all of the props used for “Heroes” are stored. Relics from the first season to the present are shown and the methods of a prop master are revealed.
• TIM SALE GALLERY OF SCREEN ART
• GENETICS OF A SCENE: An ongoing service in which the episode’s director and cast give an indepth look at the production process.
o EXPLORING CLARIE’S MIND: This segment reveals the graphic scene of the “Heroes Season Three” opener. Optic Nerve demonstrates the props designed for the scene “Sylar steals Claire’s powers.”
o SPEEDSTER STEALS THE FORMULA: Allan Arkush highlights directing the Speedsters’ speed effects and the time stopping qualities of Hiro. This segment features on-set footage of Daphne and Hiro and how their powers collide.
o THROWING THOUGHTS: A quick, fun look at the shooting style used to create a specific scene from Episode 322. Director Jeannot Szwarc reveals the camera tricks used to create the visual look when Matt thinks for the villain Danko.
o LIGHTS, CAMERA, BEEMAN: This fast pace segment features George Beeman working on set. Fun on-set footage is used to demonstrate the sometimes-frantic shooting schedule of “Heroes.”
• THE WRITERS’ FORUM: Creator Tim Kring and selected writers/producers discuss the story-lines of Season 3, outlining inspirations for character developments, story plots and the changes that took place along the way.
• AUDIO COMMENTARIES

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF):

• PICTURE-IN-PICTURE: Audio commentaries.
• ALTERNATE STORIES: Heroes: The Recruit.
• HEROES CONNECTIONS: Bios & character profiles.
• U-Control: Universal’s exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie.
• BD-Live – The new technology that allows viewers to connect to the Internet and access new exciting exclusive online and interactive features.
• BUILDING COYOTE SANDS: This is a fun, fast paced segment revealing the complete building and shooting of the Coyote Sands Internment camp featured in Episode 321 “1961.” Coverage includes: building of the on-location set in the rain and the shooting of scenes with actors and crew.
• SEASON FOUR SNEAK PEEK

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date: September 1, 2009
Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61105957
Price: $59.98 SRP
Running time: 17 Hours and 53 Minutes
Layers: Dual layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY:

Street Date: September 1, 2009
Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61106533
Price: $79.98 SRP
Running time: 17 Hours and 52 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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#2 of 2 jamoon2006

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Posted June 05 2009 - 01:10 AM

DVD is absolutely the way to watch this show. Season 3 was a marked improvement over the strike-shortened Season 2. The "Villains" arc was slow to start but it had a nice payoff; and "Fugitives" (with the always excellent Zeljko Ivanek) was the best the show has been since Season 1.