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"Xena: Warrior Princess - Season Three" DVD

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The Bottom Line

Some episodes didn't draw me in completely, and the show’s tongue-in-cheek campiness often undermined dramatic momentum. However, that being said, this TV show can be entertaining, and I enjoyed watching "Xena: Warrior Princess – Season Three" on DVD even more than the season two DVDs.

Pros

  • Mythic world created by the show works well with the fast-paced action of many of the episodes
  • Xena is an intriguing mythic character
  • Lucy Lawless is terrific as the larger-than-life, yet all-too-human heroine

Cons

  • In spite of all the fast-paced action, some episodes didn’t draw me in completely
  • The show’s tongue-in-cheek campiness often undermined dramatic momentum
  • Show's mythic world is more cartoonish than realistic (could be a pro)

Description

  • Nine-disc DVD set containing complete third season (22 episodes) of “Xena: Warrior Princess”
  • Episodes are digitally re-mastered in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • Excellent sound quality on DVDs
  • Good to excellent picture quality on DVDs (some occasional slight graininess)
  • Rating: not rated
  • Run time: 1056 minutes
  • DVD release date: February 10, 2004

Guide Review - "Xena: Warrior Princess - Season Three" DVD

I can’t exactly be called a fan of “Xena: Warrior Princess” yet, but after watching both season two and season three on DVD, I’m beginning to understand this cult TV show’s appeal. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m becoming more familiar with the show and its characters, but overall, I enjoyed the “Xena: Warrior Princess - Season Three” slightly more than the season two DVD set. The mythic world created by the show works well with the fast-paced action of many of the episodes. Also, Xena is an intriguing mythic character, and Lucy Lawless is terrific as the larger-than-life, yet all-too-human heroine.

The “Xena Warrior Princess – Season Three” nine-disc DVD set includes all 22 original episodes of the show’s third season. This is a DVD set that many devoted fans of this cult TV show will be sure to enjoy. In addition to containing the complete third season of the show, there are hours of bonus materials such as interviews, a CD-ROM disc, and more. For a detailed examination of what’s on the DVD set, take a look at my disc-by-disc breakdown, which is listed below under “Related Resources.”

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