Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Walking Dead: Season 3

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 27, 2013
Price: DVD $69.98, Blu-ray $79.99, Blu-ray Limited Edition $149.99
Studio: Anchor bay

The Walking Dead: Season 3 sceneSummer is almost here—which means its time for the latest season of AMC’s ass-kicking action-thriller-horror zombie apocalypse TV show The Walking Dead to come to disc.

The Walking Dead: Season 3 features 16 ferocious episodes, up from the Season 2’s 13 installments, which more than doubled the six episodes that comprised Season 1.

Based on the popular comic books by Robert Kirkman, the Emmy-winning television series is set after a zombie apocalypse has left humans the minority and running for their lives. In the third, police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) leads his ragtag group of survivors as they take refuge in a prison and attempt to set up a permanent camp. But while invading zombies are an ever-present danger, they must also battle the living, not only in the form of abandoned prisoners, but also the sadistic “Governor” (David Morrissey, Red Riding Trilogy) and his followers. New characters introduced this season include Danai Gurira as the sword-wielding Michonne, with her two “zombie pets” in tow, and Dallas Roberts (Shadow People) as the Governor’s lieutenant Milton.

The cast of The Walking Dead also includes Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson and Melissa McBride. Don’t get too familiar with all teh cast members as a number of them aren’t around for all that long. We kid you not!! On a happier note, though, a couple of them had such annoyingly developed characters that it didn’t hurt all that much to see them go (usually in most gut-wrenching of ways!).

Along with the episodes, both the Blu-ray and DVD sets are loaded with behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes, audio commentaries and more.

In response to the reported overwhelming fan response to last year’s Season 2 limited edition “zombie head” packaging, The Walking Dead: Season 3 Blu-ray will be available in a limited edition “zombie head tank” package (water not included!) specially created once again by McFarlane Toys.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.