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The O.C.: Season 3 (2006)

Peter Gallagher , Kelly Rowan  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Ben Mckenzie, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody
  • Producers: Bob Delaurentis, Josh Schwartz, Mcg
  • Format: AC-3, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 24, 2006
  • Run Time: 1089 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GYI32M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,772 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The O.C.: Season 3" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 25 episodes on seven discs
  • "The Party Favor: From Script to Screen" featurette
  • "What's in a Name?" featurette
  • Making of The Subways music video
  • Pass the Remote: selected scene-surfing commentary
  • Gag and goofs reel

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Welcome to the dark side. At the end of The O.C.'s second season, Marissa (Mischa Barton) shoots the troubled Trey to stop him from strangling his brother, Ryan (Ben McKenzie). She saves her boyfriend's life, but it leads to her expulsion from Harbor High--just as she was to begin her senior year. Meanwhile, Ryan's guardian, Kirsten (Kelly Rowan), is doing time in rehab. It won't be easy for her to stay dry with two-faced resident Charlotte (Jeri Ryan, Shark) making every attempt to take advantage of her vulnerability. Ever the hothead, Ryan recovers in time to punch out the mean new dean (Eric Mabius, Ugly Betty), who expels him next. So, Kirsten's husband, Sandy (Peter Gallagher), hires a tutor, while Marissa attends public school where she falls in with the surfing crowd, including the besotted Johnny (Ryan Donowho). Arguably, Marissa's newly widowed mother, Julie (Melinda Clarke), is hit hardest when she finds that husband Caleb (Kirsten's father) didn't leave behind as much money as expected. Then the mansion is repossessed, and wild child Kaitlin (Willa Holland) returns from boarding school. And that's just the beginning of Julie's woes.

By the finale, two of these people will be gone forever, but it wouldn't be The O.C. if there weren't some bright spots along the way. College-bound couple Seth (Adam Brody) and Summer (Rachel Bilson) are still full of quips, the Tracy Flick-like Taylor (Autumn Reeser), who plays a bigger role in the next season, is a welcome addition, and the soundtrack is jam-packed with material from the likes of MIA, Gang of Four, Sufjan Stevens, Lady Sovereign, and the Subways, who appear in "The Anger Management." Sadly, this would be the last full season of The O.C. as only 16 episodes were produced for the fourth and final year. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Product Description

Senior year. Prom. Graduation. College visits. Old friends. New problems. And plenty of Korean popstars. Ryan's savior complex becomes a recipe for disaster. Seth and Summer's relationship hits the rocks thanks to Seth's compulsion to edit the truth. As Kirsten attempts to put her life back together, Sandy assumes leadership of the Newport Group and finds himself the heir-apparent to Caleb Nichol's legacy of scandal. Marissa spirals out of control after little sis Kaitlin - a Julie Cooper in the making - returns home to stir the pot. And speaking of Julie Cooper, she's cast out of her Palace - into the slums of the OC.

DVD Features:
Music Video:Making of The Subways music video
Featurette:What's In a Name?
Featurette:From Script to Screen - The Party Favor
Gag Reel
Other:Pass The Remote - Scene surfing Commentary.


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123 of 135 people found the following review helpful
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December 1, 2006 Addition: I wanted to add a note responding to my own question in my original headline: Can it rebound in Season Four? The great news is: Yes! If there were an Emmy given for "The Comeback Show of the Year," THE O.C. after its first five episodes would have to be a leading candidate. I will be honest: I initially tuned in just to verify that THE O.C. in its 4th season was as bad as it was in its 3rd. I was going to watch two or three episodes and then give up on it. The great news is that it has completely returned to form and is now as good as it has been since it first started. This was not expected! The main reason is has been so good has been that it has gotten back to enjoying the characters, instead of introducing a string of unlikable ones that no one can stand. So far this season, not a single irritating new character! I was afraid that they would make Caitlin into the new Marissa, but so far she hasn't been too bad. The biggest surprise has to be Taylor. I assumed that she would no longer be a part of the show this season, but they not only have brought her back, they've made her vastly more intersting and sympathetic than I would ever have imagined. She is actually now a character I like. Who'd a thunk it? Right now the show is as strong as it was in Season One. One of the best turnarounds I've ever seen a show make.

The third season of THE OC was an almost unbelievable come down from the first two fun seasons. The things that made people enjoy the show the first two seasons were largely pushed to the side, while the more irritating features of the first two seasons were brought to the fore and made the center of the show.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not at its best, but still an addictive show December 5, 2006
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Okay, so season three of my favorite primetime soap opera, The O.C., wasn't nearly up to snuff with the spectacular first season and the slightly less spectacular second season. But, despite that, I still tuned in every Thursday night and when the DVDs were released, I bought them and relived the season again.

While the third season was a bit of a letdown in a number of ways, I will say that a month into the fourth season, The O.C. has regained its form and is shining. It's just too bad that it is up against the two strongest shows on television, CSI and Grey's Anatomy. Despite all that, season four is looking to be the best season since the phenomenal first season.

My opinion on why the third season was a bit of a letdown is the fact that creator Josh Schwartz seems to have taken a back seat in this season. He was the one with the vision for the show and its fantastic inaugural season and without him in his prominent position (or so it seems), the show wasn't quite the same.

Unfortunately, the show continued to introduce unlikeable characters in the third season, much as they had in the first two seasons. This takes away from the great relationships that make the show so good, the Sandy and Kirsten, Summer and Seth, Ryan and Marissa and Julie and her man of the week, storylines.

Season three picked up a short while after the shocking season two finale left off. As we left them, Marissa (Mischa Barton) had just shot Ryan's (Ben McKenzie) brother Trey (guest star Logan Marshall Green) as the two brothers fought. Fearing for Ryan's life, Marissa pulled the trigger just moments before Seth (Adam Brody) and Summer (the absolutely gorgeous Rachel Bilson) walked through the door.
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The O.C. Season 3 is just as good as the first two seasons. I like the fact that the show is not just about kids in high school, but also their parents and family and how they all interact. The cast is really good and believable enough to either make you love them or hate them. The show is very emotional at times and it is very addicting. I think what scared me away before I ever saw an episode was that I figured The O.C. was just another show about rich kids in California like Beverly Hills 90210 and/or Melrose place. The show is so much more than those other shows and has just the right amount of drama mixed in with just the right amount of heart. I highly recommend The O.C. for anyone who likes must see TV. This Complete Third season of The O.C. will be released on October 24th, 2006 just in time for the premiere of season 4 in the Fall. This 7-DVD set will contain all 25 episodes (1089 minutes) presented in widescreen and will be in Dolby Surround audio along with French and Spanish subtitles, and english captions.

The Bonus Features are

* Making of The Subways music video

* What's In a Name?

* From Script to Screen - The Party Favor

* Gag Reel

* Pass The Remote - Scene surfing commentary

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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
i got the oc season 3 and it had 2 disks of disk 1 and missing disk 4.
Published 16 days ago by Bridget Anton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great!!!, excelent!!, 100%
Published 19 days ago by William Pedroza
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Show
I bought the full series to have in my collection.i enjoyed this on broadcast TV and wanted for my children to watch to see the shows I grew up with.
Published 1 month ago by Charles E. Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Product OK
This has been one of my favorite TV shows, and I let someone borrow my third season and they never returned it. I bought this to complete my collection. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Claire
2.0 out of 5 stars Disk missing
There was a disc missing. Other than that it was fine but unfortunately it was disppointing to me go miss four episodes.
Published 3 months ago by Felecia
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed that there were Discs that skipped
One of the discs skipped a lot.

The set came and was packaged but I found after watching through the disc there were moments that would skip.
Published 3 months ago by victoria
5.0 out of 5 stars favorite season
Love it!! Definitely the season to watch. Wish the fourth season was a bit better since this season was amazing!
Published 4 months ago by Parma93
5.0 out of 5 stars oc
I had never seen this when it came out on tv just thought I would try it and now im hooked
Published 5 months ago by judi grinde
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Not only was it a good season, the condition said it was used but it turned out like brand new!
Published 6 months ago by Lydia
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this show!
This is a great show and this was the last good season of the show so I had to buy it! I own seasons 1, 2, and 3!
Published 7 months ago by CALI
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Third season was a bomb. The sub-characters that came and stirred up trouble were not cool or fun to watch. The main characters were not spending enough time together being funny and interesting like season 1 and select bits of season 2. Sandy Cohen went from being the coolest TV dad in Season... Read More
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