Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Treme: Season 3

Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date: Nov. 19, 2013
Price: DVD $39.99, Blu-ray $49.99
Studio: HBO/Warner


HBO’s popular television show Treme: The Complete Third Season picks up two years after Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, a time when crime and corruption are on the rise, and outsiders with their own agendas are starting to pour money into the city.

Treme: Season 3For the people of New Orleans, even the promises of redevelopment come with strings attached, and every dollar that shows up – whether from government disaster relief, or from venture capital, or even from those seeking to remake New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – carries with it new dynamics and new risks. National interest has waned, moving on to the next headline, but those who know and love the Crescent City have no choice. They must find their way back to what matters in the life of their city. However, little of what they can bring to bear yields a quick result, and nothing about New Orleans – its government, its police department and courtroom, its school system – works as it should. Nothing is easy.

Co-created and produced by David Simon, the Emmy-winning creator of the HBO series The Wire and Eric Overmyer (Homicide: Life on the Street), the TV drama series stars Featured in the ensemble cast are Wendell Pierce (The Wire), Khandi Alexander (TV’s CSI: Miami), Clarke Peters (The Wire), Rob Brown (Stop-Loss), Steve Zahn (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Kim Dickens (TV’s Deadwood), Melissa Leo (Welcome to the Rileys), Melissa Leo (Welcome to the Rileys), Michiel Huisman (The Young Victoria), David Morse (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) and classical violinist Lucia Micarelli.

The series also features cameos by notable real-life New Orleanians, as well as the talents of many musicians and other artists associated with the city’s music, including The Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Tab Benoit, Dr. Michael White, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sonny Landreth, The Red Stick Ramblers, Monk Boudreaux, James “Sugarboy” Crawford and Davell Crawford, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Anders Osborne, Tom McDermott, Marcia Ball, Meschiya Lake, Ivan Neville, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Glen David Andrews, Donald Harrison, Jr. and The Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, among others.

The Blu-ray and DVD are arriving two weeks before the premiere episode of the fourth and final season of Treme on HBO Dec. 1, 2013.

Here’s a run-down on the extensive bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray discs:

DVD Special Features:

  • Three “Behind Treme” featurettes: “Chef Dinner,” “David Simon” and “Neville Brothers”
  • “The Music of Treme” – provides song and artist info
  • Music commentaries on all 10 episodes with WBGO’s Josh Jackson and NPR Music’s Patrick Jarenwattananon
  • Audio commentaries – five commentaries from creator/executive producer David Simon, executive producer Nina Kostroff Noble, supervising producer/director Anthony Hemingway, director Tim Robbins, writers Anthony Bourdain, Eric Overmyer, and George Pelecanos, music supervisor Blake Leyh, and cast members Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Clarke Peters, and Wendell Pierce
  • Episode previews and recaps

Blu-ray Special Features (along with all DVD features):

  • “Down in the Treme: A Look at the Music and Culture of New Orleans:” Learn more about New Orleans’ unique culture including its music, cuisine, landmarks, and more with this in-episode viewing mode.
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HBO’s Treme: The Complete Third Season picks up two years after Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, a time when crime and corruption are on the rise, and outsiders with their own agendas are starting to pour money into the city. 
 

For the people of New Orleans, even the promises of redevelopment come with strings attached, and every dollar that shows up – whether from government disaster relief, or from venture capital, or even from those seeking to remake New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – carries with it new dynamics and new risks. National interest has waned, moving on to the next headline, but those who know and love the Crescent City have no choice. They must find their way back to what matters in the life of their city. However, little of what they can bring to bear yields a quick result, and nothing about New Orleans – its government, its police department and courtroom, its school system – works as it should. Nothing is easy.

 
Co-created and produced by David Simon, the Emmy-winning creator of HBO series The Wire and Eric Overmyer (Homicide: Life on the Street), Treme stars Featured in the ensemble cast are Wendell Pierce (The Wire), Khandi Alexander (TV’s CSI: Miami), Clarke Peters (The Wire), Rob Brown (Stop-Loss), Steve Zahn (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Kim Dickens (TV’s Deadwood), Melissa Leo (Welcome to the Rileys), Michiel Huisman (The Young Victoria), David Morse (      ) and classical violinist Lucia Micarelli.
 
The series also features cameos by notable real-life New Orleanians, as well as the talents of many musicians and other artists associated with the city’s music, including The Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Tab Benoit, Dr. Michael White, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sonny Landreth, The Red Stick Ramblers, Monk Boudreaux, James "Sugarboy" Crawford and Davell Crawford, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Anders Osborne, Tom McDermott, Marcia Ball, Meschiya Lake, Ivan Neville, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Glen David Andrews, Donald Harrison, Jr. and The Valparaiso Men's Chorus, among others.
 
The Blu-ray and DVD are arriving two weeks before the premiere episode of the fourth and final season of Treme on HBO Dec. 1, 2013.

Here’s a run-down on the extensive bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray discs:

DVD Special Features:

  • Three “Behind Treme” featurettes: Chef Dinner, David Simon & Neville Brothers
  • The Music of Treme – provides song & artist info
  • Music commentaries on all ten episodes with WBGO’s Josh Jackson and NPR Music’s Patrick Jarenwattananon
  • Audio Commentaries – five commentaries from creator/executive producer David Simon, executive producer  Nina Kostroff Noble, supervising producer/director Anthony Hemingway, director Tim Robbins, writers Anthony Bourdain, Eric Overmyer, and George Pelecanos, music supervisor Blake Leyh, and cast members Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Clarke Peters, and Wendell Pierce
  • Episode previews and recaps
 

Blu-ray Special Features (along with all DVD features):

  • Down in the Treme: A Look at the Music and Culture of New Orleans: Learn more about New Orleans’ unique culture including its music, cuisine, landmarks, and more with this in-episode viewing mode.

 

 

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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.