SRP $59.99 1.78:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 BUENA VISTA
 

"DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: SEASON 3" is now available from BUENA VISTA. While "SEASON 2" had more than a few episodes that diminished some of the consistent magic of the first season, "SEASON 3" has the series back on track. Sure, there are still more than a few eye-rolling moments of melodrama, but the over-the-top moments are well balanced with great humor and the writing is consistently top-notch. The various twists and turns, mostly revolving around Bree's fiance(Kyle MacLachlan), are well conceived, and even compelling. Perhaps the best soap-opera-ish element revolves around Susan's dilemma! She's fallen in love with someone new, while at the hospital bedside of her comatose boyfriend. Silly? Well,....somehow, it's easy to overlook the cliche' storylines used in virtually every other soap opera because everything about this series is so well-crafted!

BUENA VISTA provides the correct 1.78:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement.  The overall image quality is impressive, and less grain is present than in previous seasons. However, there are more than a few instances of artifacts related to compression, and that's a real disappointment. Given the quality control of Buena Vista and advances in technology, compression problems shouldn't be existing! Colors are rich and vibrant. Contrast is excellent, offering impressive detail in darker scenes.

BUENA VISTA provides a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. While most effects are delegated towards the front soundstage, surround and discrete effects come into play during key moments and an ambient atmosphere enhances the great score and overall impact of the mix. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.

BUENA VISTA has provided plenty of extras for this release.  In addition to deleted scenes and bloopers, there are various featurettes. The best, "Amas de Casa Desesperadas," compares the series with its Latin makeover!

Desperate Housewives: Season Three

Clip – Surprised

Gabrielle is shocked to hear that Bree opted not to test drive her fiancé before agreeing to get married


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Desperate Housewives: Season Three

Clip – Ida Greenberg

Intoxicated musings on marriage and motherhood


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Desperate Housewives: Season Three

Clip - Out the window

Gabrielle tosses Carlos out of the house…literally. 


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Desperate Housewives: Season Three

Bonus Clip - Hiding

Marcia Cross discusses the unique measures taken to hide her real life pregnancy for the camera


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Desperate Housewives: Season Three

Bonus Clip - Spanish version

Translation differences between English & Spanish Housewives


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