True Blood: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)

Season three finds Bill (Stephan Moyer) kidnapped and Sookie Anna Paquin) heading to Mississippi to find him. There she becomes entangled in a world ruled by a powerful Vampire King and the werewolves who do his bidding. Meanwhile, back in Bon Temps, new threats emerge that make previous problems seem tame by comparison.

Am I the only guy that's sick of vampires? I've never been a huge fan of this series but have stuck with it for the sake of our readers, but I'm not sure I can handle another season of it. Sure, through its 12 episodes there is the occasional winner, but overall it's an up-and-down affair and isn't one of HBO's greatest hits.

Video Highlights

  • AVC/1080p encode on a BD-50 discs
  • Bold color saturation, especially red and green
  • Excellent detail
  • Inky blacks and revealing shadows

Audio Highlights

  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack
  • Intelligible dialog
  • Impressive score featuring crisp dynamics
  • Creative sound design with ample discrete effects

Like the previous two seasons, the presentation is outstanding with plenty of detail, inky blacks, and bold colors. The audio track is the best part of the show and features crisp dynamics and a plethora of discrete effects.

Bonus Materials

  • Enhanced Viewing Experience (PIP)
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Post Mortems on each episode
  • Character Perspectives
  • Anatomy of a Scene: Episode 2
  • True Blood Lines interactive guide
  • Previews and Recaps of each episode
  • Snoop Dog music video

If you're a fan of the show, you'll definitely want to add this to your collection due to the outstanding presentation. If you're as sick of vampires as I am, then this isn't the show for you. Recommended for fans only.

Release Date: May 31, 2011
Studio: HBO

Movie: 6/10
Picture: 9/10
Sound: 10/10

Review System

Oppo BDP-93 Blu-ray player

JVC DLA-RS40 projector
Stewart FireHawk screen (76.5" wide, 16:9)

Integra DTC-80.2 pre/pro
Anthem PVA-7 power amplifier
Belkin PVA-PF60 power conditioner

M&K S-150s (L, C, R)
M&K SS-150s (LS, RS, SBL, SBR)
SVS PC-Ultra subwoofer

Monoprice HDMI cables (source to pre/pro)
Best Deal analog-audio cables
PureLink HDC Fiber Optic HDMI Cable System (15 meters) from pre/pro to projector

Acoustical treatments from GIK Acoustics