Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Arriving on DVD and Blu-Ray, Dec. 31st -- Justified: The Complete Third Season (Review)


"The renegade style of justice is back when JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON is released on Blu-ray™ and DVD December 31st from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The modern-day, gun-slinging police drama stars Timothy Olyphant (TV’s “Deadwood”) as the rugged, old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, along with Walton Goggins (TV’s “The Shield”) as career criminal Boyd Crowder.  The season guest stars Jeremy Davies in his Emmy®-winning role as Dickie Bennett (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, 2012).

The third season of JUSTIFIED finds Harlan County no longer under the rule of the Bennett family, while Boyd returns to the criminal life and Raylan struggles to keep the town under control. The critically acclaimed FX drama brings together additional all-star casting including Nick Searcy (Moneyball), Joelle Carter (TV’s “Prime Suspect”), Jacob Pitts (TV’s “The Pacific”), Erica Tazel (TV’s “Jericho”), and Natalie Zea (TV’s “Person of Interest”).

Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD, the three-disc set comes with all 13 episodes, deleted scenes, outtakes, cast and crew commentary on nine episodes, and three all-new featurettes that focus on the making of season
three, the stunts and a tour of Nobles Holler.  Exclusive to the Blu-ray is a sit down interview between Olyphant and Goggins. 

Boyd and his crew will find they aren’t the only ones making a play to rule the Harlan underworld. Now Raylan finds himself facing off against dirty politicians, hidden fortunes, a mysterious man named Limehouse and an enterprising and lethal criminal from the Motor City named Quarles.

JUSTIFIED is based on the short story “Fire in the Hole” by crime novelist Elmore Leonard (Out of Sight) and was developed for television by Graham Yost (TV’s “Boomtown”). Season three of the series was
executive produced by Leonard Yost, Michael Dinner (TV’s “The Mob Doctor”), Sarah Timberman (TV’s “Unforgettable”), Carl Beverly (TV’s “Unforgettable”), Fred Golan (TV’s “Boomtown”).  Dave Andron (TV’s “Knight Rider”) served as co-executive producer and Don Kurt (TV’s “White Collar”), Olyphant and Taylor Elmore (TV’s “Cold Case”) served as producers."


The Gunfighter
Cut Ties
Harlan Roulette
The Devil You Know
Thick as Mud
When the Guns Come Out
The Man Behind the Curtain
Watching the Detectives
Loose Ends
Guy Walks Into a Bar

Blu-ray & DVD Special Features Include:
·         Nine Cast and Crew Commentaries with Graham Yost, Timothy Olyphant, Joelle Carter, Nick Searcy, Mykelti Williamson, Jere Burns and more
·         Three All-New Featurettes
o   Crossing The Line: Making Season 3
o   Ellstin’s Joint: Nobles Holler Set Tour
o   Anatomy of a Stunt
·         Deleted Scenes
·         Outtakes
Blu-ray Exclusive Special Feature:
  • In Conversation:  Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins

Broadcast Year: FX (2012)

JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON has a run time of approximately 541 minutes and is not rated.


My Thoughts:

I stumbled across this hit FX television series during its second season, and spent the better part of last year catching up with the season 1 and the episodes I missed in season 2, followed by the new season 3 which began in January of this year.  If you have not seen or heard about this popular renegade police drama, you are missing out.  Usually I don't find myself watching these types of shows, but after watching a few episodes with my father who was visiting, and used to be a police officer, I was hooked.  

So many of the television series I watch either don't get renewed or start getting boring after a few seasons.  But,not Justified. With this recent third season, which consisted of 13 episodes, this criminal drama is full of drug cartels, dirty politicians, murder frames, and all that other stuff you expect from a good police show.  There are so many twists and turns and mystery people being introduced, that I see this popular series continuing for years to come.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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