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ALF - Season Three (1986)

Paul Fusco , Max Wright , Paul Fusco , Burt Brinckerhoff  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory
  • Directors: Paul Fusco, Burt Brinckerhoff, Gary Shimokawa, Howard Storm, Nick Havinga
  • Writers: Al Jean, Alicia Marie Schudt
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: May 30, 2006
  • Run Time: 550 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EWBKP8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,642 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "ALF - Season Three" on IMDb

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On September 22, 1986, a brown, furry, lovable alien named Gordon Shumway crashed his spaceship into the Los Angeles home of the Tan ners (Willie, Kate, Lynn and Brian). They immediately took him into their home and their hearts, and named him ALF, short for Alien Life Form. For four years ALF lived with the Tanners, always elusively avoiding houseguests, chasing the family cat (Lucky), eating everything in sight, and breaking anything of value, but the Tanners always loved the old ALFer. Contains the complete third seaso n.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enough Syndication! June 23, 2006
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I have been very tolerant with previous ALF releases. They have all contained syndicated episodes. I didn't care so much about the first season, because I just figured that since the show was no longer on TV, the DVDs were the only way to see the show.

Then the second season came out, again in syndication. I bought it because the show still was not on the air. Then I saw something shocking. During one of the episodes in the second season, there was music substituted, and the episode was shorter than I'd seen on TV Land. That was downright unacceptable.

So now we're at season three. Syndicated episodes again. This time one episode ran for under 19 minutes! I love ALF, and hate to see him get treated this way.

The episodes are all fantastic, and I'm still happy to own the DVDs, but the syndication thing has got to stop.

Unfortunately, this seems to be a recurring pattern with TV show box sets. The first season sets of both Roseanne and The Cosby Show were released in syndicated form. No studio in the world would ever dream of releasing edited movies, so why would so many want to release edited TV series? It's just wrong.

Season four will be out in September, or so I hear. I will probably buy it just to complete the set.
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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great TV show Horrible DVD release April 8, 2006
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Again, Lionsgate plans to release the episodes in their syndicated format despite the anguish of longtime ALF fans such as myself. Will they ever learn?

The episodes synopeses are:

Stop in the Name of Love

Lynn goes on a date at a drive in theater but Alf is unknowingly in the car.

Stairway to Heaven

Alf has a dream that his guardian angel shows him an alternate life where he is head of a cosmetics company.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Trevor ochmonk is kicked out of his house by his wife and stays with the Tanners

Tonight, Tonight

Alf Hosts the Tonight Show.

Promises, Promises

ALf and Lynn get in a fight when he tells Kate her parents that she is continuing to date a man they don't approve of.

Turkey in the Straw

The Tanners celebrate Thanksgiving with the Ochmoneks


Kate gets a job which is in jeapordy when she discovers she is pregnant.

My Back Pages

Willie has a dream that Alf was his roomate in college.

Alone Again, Naturally

After reading a tabloid, Alf thinks his cousin Blinky is living on Earth in Barstow.

Do You Believe In Magic

Alf gets a magician's kit and tries to perform tricks for the Tanners.

Hide Away

Willie's coworker spends the night at their home and he is being chased by some gangsters.

Fight Back

An uncreupulous auto mechanic is caught trying to gyp the Tanners.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Season of Alf! -1 star for syndicated cut versions September 24, 2006
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Season 3 sees the show reach its peak as it begins to weave in more complex storylines amidst the comedic situations. With two seasons behind them, Paul Fusco and the actors hit their stride and are completely comfortable with their characters. Thus, there's a naturalness to everyone's performances. Alf is for all intents and purposes real. Also, with Alf's clumsiness and general mayhem more subdued (after being the focus for two seasons), the show is able to actually touch upon far more serious fair without sacrificing the traditional Alf style of humor. Concepts such as losing (or clinging to)moral integrity (My Back Pages), fear of absolesence (Baby Love, Stairway to Heaven), abject loneliness (Alone Again Naturally, Standing in the Shadows of Love), catastrophic expectation (Shake, Rattle and Roll), and even grief and death (funeral for a friend). Even those episodes that aren't as weighty have more complex and intresting elements, eg., "Like an Old Time Movie" which has Alf and Jake constructing a script starring the Tanners that plays out like an old silent movie (and brilliantly so); "Have You Seen My Mother Baby" has Jake confront his mother who he discovers is a thief; "Running Scared" deals with a blackmailer inside the FBI... There's a lot of really good writing going on this season!

ALF was a show that always mixed somewhat childlike (or childish depending on your POV) low-brow humor with heart, but with the third season and the onset of far more somber themes, the show actually transcends its premise and becomes something much more affecting. And as a result, the humor is that much funnier, emerging as it does from human emotions and situations.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy from Amazon Germany - Original Broadcasts! April 13, 2011
By Rory
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Hello all. I'm a big ALF fan and like most of you was disgusted by these releases, cut to shreds syndicates. Good news, Warner released ALF in its entirety, everything is there! I have several original broadcasts on tape and they all match up. As for the set up: the main menus are nill, simple numbers, no titles. The default language is of course in English and can be translated in others. The inserts are in German although, compared to the states' release, there's a description of each episode, ours doesn't have that. I bought the entire series in one box, and it has fur on it, lol. You can buy these individually of course. When I went to the German site (scroll to the bottom and you'll see the link) it offered translation, thank goodness. It took a little over a week for it to get here and that's standard shipping. So, it's worth a trip to German so to speak, I'm so glad I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 days ago by JoAnn Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE ALF!!!
I really love ALF!! Altho, while watching some episodes they skipped/and or stopped for a few seconds. I have never had this happen before with any shows. Read more
Published 11 days ago by SJL
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really love Alf.
Published 1 month ago by Conrad E. Kerwath
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
worked good
Published 1 month ago by april harrison
1.0 out of 5 stars felt like we bought a black market product or pirated very ...
Half of the disc was blurred or didn't show episode or partial episodes, felt like we bought a black market product or pirated very bad quality will not purchase from there again... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gary L Russell
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I like the show but was disappointed with the damage during shipping.
Published 1 month ago by terri dinsmore
4.0 out of 5 stars The Tonight Show Starring Alf?
I didn't realize that when I picked this DVD up that they were edited for syndication. Still I don't mind. I watched every episode with a delight and a smile at the end. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sylviastel
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Alf Fan
My husband is a big Alf fan. He had season 1 and 2 but could not find season three. I looked it up on Amazon and was able to order it for his Birthday. He absolutly loved it.
Published 3 months ago by Diana
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
What a cute show and a great price...
Published 3 months ago by Tim Pattison
3.0 out of 5 stars Episodes out of order - and in a season where continuity counts!...
...and of course, eeesh, syndication. 5 stars for the ALFer himself, obviously. But continuing in the tradition of these Lions Gates releases, these episodes have been edited for... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Melmacian Party Animal
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