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Oz - The Complete Third Season
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Oz: the name on the street for the Oswald Maximum Security Penitentiary - except they've just changed the name. It's now the "Oswald State Correctional Facility: Level Four." Maybe it's truth in advertising. Maybe by getting rid of the word "penitentiary," the state is finally admitting that nobody's penitent. Nobody's sorry. Nobody.

DVD Features:
Audio Commentary:Audio commentary by creator Tom Fontana and director Chazz Palminteri on "Unnatural Disasters"
Deleted Scenes:22 minutes of deleted scenes
Episodic Previews
Episodic Recaps

A volatile men-in-prison soap opera, fueled by testosterone and lubricated by blood, HBO's Oz is addictive viewing. The third season of the most violent show on cable TV, set in a cage of concrete and steel and glass, opens with echoes of violence past. Miguel Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) is in solitary confinement for brutally blinding a guard, one-time drug lord Simon Adebissi (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) mourns for his murdered father, and Tobias Beecher (Lee Tergesen) nurses bones broken by Aryan Brotherhood leader Schillinger (J.K. Simmons) and a heart broken by the betrayal of Keller (Law and Order: SVU's Christopher Meloni). Their stories of vengeance, redemption, and forgiveness anchor this season.

The show races through each episode with a driving pace that only intensifies the ferocity. But for all the show's physical brutality, the most affecting violence is emotional, from the strange and savage love affair between Beecher and Keller to the escalating war of terror between Beecher and Schillinger. On a lighter note, this season marks the debut of both Miss Sally and new prison CO Sean Murphy (Robert Clohessy), whose understated strength is too often overlooked in the face of the show's more explosive personalities. Season 3 ends pitched on a powder keg, with the fuse in the hands of the show's most ferocious, unpredictable character. It's the kind of promise that will have you slavering for season 4.

The three-disc set features all eight episodes along with a season 2 recap, episode recaps and previews, commentary on the episode "Unnatural Disasters" by writer-creator Tom Fontana and episode director Chazz Palmintieri, and 22 minutes of deleted scenes. --Sean Axmaker

Customer Reviews:

    This season of OZ will knock your socks off! It will leave you wanting more!...more info
  • Corrine "The Oz Experence"
    Good series it just makes you want to see more and more. What is going happen next you can't wait to put in the next series. It's like looking at a continues movie that you can't take your eyes off of. ...more info
    'Oz' is by far the greatest thing on cable and is definitely not for the sqeamish nor any prudes out there. The acting is better than great and the storys of each prisoner and their captures; the storys of inmate to inmate are better than fantastic. There is nudity, sex, sexy talk, angry inmates,cursing, craziness and basically this show has it all--and anyone who likes drama this is it with a capital D. I can't wait until I can afford all seasons for I think I'll watch the show a few more times! This is one prison-show that stands tall and above anything else shown on tv or in the movies!
    sher holtz...more info
  • Excellent
    I have loved this series since it has aired and continue to watch all the episodes. It is a incrediable drama....more info
  • Oz - you won;t want to leave
    I was hooked from season 1. One of the best series that I have come across in a long time. Once you view it, you will want to see the whole series. ...more info
  • More Of A Great Series
    The third season of "Oz" continues as we get more into the characters, at least the ones who do not get snuffed before we hardly get to know them: Schillinger, Augustus, the O'Reilly brothers, Adebissi, Beecher, Keller, Said et al. The violence, drug dealing and struggle for power still go unabated. On the other hand, we do see glimpses of humanity from the most evil of the inmates. I would put Schillinger, Adebissi and O'Reilly into that group. Said remains the moral center of the series as he finds out that his brothers do no support him-- he refuses to reject all Caucasians as evil-- for he no longer is the leader of the Muslims at Em City. The relationship between Beecher and Keller develops as Keller must prove to Beecher that he can be trusted again. The warden's past comes under scrutiny; Schillinger's son is sent to Oz with devastating results; Sister decides that she no longer wants to be a nun; the only woman (now mysteriously pregnant) on death row gets a reprieve from the smarmy governor, etc., etc., etc.

    Sometimes the plot strains credibility as people get murdered and prison officials appear to look the other way. There is not a dull frame here, however.

    Additional deleted scenes are also included on this DVD....more info
  • oz the series
    This disk is action pack not for the weak at heart gritty and full of real action about prison life the in and out about oz. The story are for real and the charaters story you can feel it is fast pace and it make you think about what it is to lose your rights as a person and how would you respond. If you looking for a good drama with real action this is it take a look this is worthy of a five rating....more info
  • Season three is better than 1 and 2 if that is possible!!
    Season three is amazing. It is all about Beecher and Keller. Keller is played by Chris Meloni from Law and Order SVU and the man is incredible. Anyone who can take his clothes off and not be shy, is just incredible. This is not a sexual show. It is a great show for men and women to enjoy. Chris meloni is a genius. ...more info
  • Great........
    I just wish the show would have lasted a few more seasons...... But all good things do come to an end!!!!...more info
  • Weaker than before
    Don't get me wrong, I really like this series, loved the first 2 seasons and liked 3rd season. However in this 3rd season there were some plot lines that were just too hard to admit as reasonably possible. For example Beecher so easily killing an officer and walking so easily away from it, it was never mentioned afterwards; and what about Glynn and McMannus just letting Schillinger's song in Beecher's hand, How can these 2 guys , responsible for running such a dangerous prison as Oz, be so naive and allow Beecher and other Schillinger's sworn enemies withing 100 miles of this boy?, ...more info
  • Incredible.
    The first season of Oz introduced our (huge) cast of main characters. The second season was dedicated mostly to intergroup struggles: the battles of drug dealers, crime lords and gang bangers. With the spectacular third season, Oz presented a mix of the best of seasons one and two by giving us character development within a story about a larger, rising struggle.

    On the personal end, each of our main characters has problems. Beecher, betrayed badly by his boyfriend Keller at the end of season two, is out for revenge against Keller and his friends. Keller, remorseful and desirous of Beecher, is willing to do anything to get Beecher back--including seduce a nun and kill. Sister Peter Marie comes to realize that she is a woman before being a nun, while Schillinger must choose between his family and his beliefs. Augustus Hill finds out a shocking secret, Miguel Alvarez struggles with depression, the warden faces his past...and that's just some of the main characters.

    While Season Two had a bit of a problem juggling all of the events and people introduced, everything has been hammered out in Season Three. It's particularly impressive that each of these personal storylines wove together and finally became part of a much larger story: one of budding racial tension in the prison. Who stays impartial, who wants equal rights, and who turns to racism? The answers might surprise you.

    The only warning I can give about Season Three (and Oz in general) is that crack is less addicting than this show. I began Season One thinking I'd just watch an episode or two...and was up until 6 in the morning, desperate to know what was next. Be careful...and enjoy....more info