Oct 142017
 

iZombie: The Complete Third Season is another triumphant year for this adaptation of the Vertigo comic book, succeeding with both sharp writing and a charismatic cast headlined by Rose McIver.

 

 

iZombie: The Complete Third Season
(2017)

Genre(s): Horror, Crime, Drama, Comedy
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment | NR – 550 min. – $39.99 | October 3, 2017

Date Published: 10/14/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


SEASON INFO:
Directed by: Various
Writer(s): Mike Allred & Chris Roberson (characters); Diane Ruggiero & Rob Thomas (developed by)
Cast: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders, Aly Michalka
DISC INFO:
Features: Interviews, Deleted Scenes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


THE SEASON — 4.0/5


Season Synopsis: Season three begins when Team Z — zombie extraordinaire/empath Olivia Moore (ROSE MCIVER), Detective Clive Babineaux (MALCOLM GOODWIN), M.E. Ravi Chakrabarti, Major Nathan Lilywhite (ROBERT BUCKLEY) and ADA Peyton Charles (ALY MICHALKA) — discovers a secret zombie army living in Seattle! Major finds acceptance in this army, while Live and Clive investigate the murder of a zombie family that could trigger an all-out zombie-versus-human apocalypse. Ravi’s former boss, Katty Kupps (CHRISTINA COX) investigates the Max Rager massacre; Blaine (DAVID ANDERS) discovers that living as a human with no memory of his evil past is totally awesome; and one of Peyton’s cases could lead to a nasty villain. After fine meals of newly deceased brains, Liv assumes the traits of a dominatrix, an extreme stuntman, a conspiracy theorist, a dungeon master and more.

Quick Hit Review: iZombie is back and as good as ever mixing blood, brains, comedy and i-political intrigue with great effectiveness. The writing as always is top notch but what has made the series work from its inaugural season is with the amazing cast headlined by a star-making performance by Rose McIver playing perhaps the best undead character in the history of television… well, perhaps second to Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. McIver not only has to play a brain-eating zombie but personify various personalities in just about every episode. Casting on these TV shows is often underrated and nabbing this former Power Ranger (R.P.M.) and Tinker Bell on Once Upon a Time, was brilliant.

The season expands on the zombie mythos with the introduction of Vivian Stoll, the head of Fillmore-Graves, a company that is preparing for the aforementioned zombie apocalypse with an army of the undead and has a private island. And there’s more internal turmoil within Team Z not only with Babinseaux still trying to wrap his head around the existence of zombies but Ravi’s relationship with Peyton oft boils over. Outside of McIver, David Anders as Blaine plays a great hero/villain akin to Spike on Buffy.

Episodes:

  1. Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother
  2. Zombie Knows Best
  3. Eat, Pray, Liv
  4. Wag the Tongue Slowly
  5. Spanking the Zombie
  6. Some Like it Hot Mess
  7. Dirt Nap Time
  8. Eat a Knieval
  9. Twenty-Sided Die
  10. Return of the Dead Guy
  11. Conspiracy Weary
  12. Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1
  13. Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5


This 3-disc set is housed in an HD Slim Case. As with the previous season, the features are on the limited side with only some Deleted Scenes on select episodes and the iZombie: 2016 Comic-Con Panel (29:05; HD) with the cast and creator.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


iZombie comes to  Blu-ray through Warner’s Archive Collection and is presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio as originally televised and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture quality is pretty good with sharp images which were nicely defined throughout; it looks fairly clean with no major instances of aliasing but a little banding though nothing excessively distracting.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The season has been given a decently robust DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. It’s nothing amazing but does provide for crisp and clear dialogue levels while the score/soundtrack makes the most usage of the front channels and ambient noises from the rear speakers. The LFE channel doesn’t really factor in but on the whole this probably is a fair upgrade over its DVD counterpart and slightly better compared to how it originally aired.

 


OVERALL – 4.0/5


Overall, iZombie: The Complete Third Season is another triumphant year for this adaptation of the Vertigo comic book, succeeding with both sharp writing and a charismatic cast headlined by Rose McIver. The Blu-ray release through the Warner Archive Collection offers good video/audio transfers but is on the limited side with the bonus material.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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