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World Poker Tour: The Best of Season 3 (2003)

Mike Sexton , Carlos Bernard  |  NR |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mike Sexton, Carlos Bernard, Billy Burke, Antonio Esfandiari, Kathy Griffin
  • Writers: Colin Campbell, Steve Lipscomb, Tom Greenhut
  • Producers: Amy Weinberg, Colin Campbell, Daniel Lawrence Abrams, George Sylak, Jonnie Kedj
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • 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: Shout Factory Theatr
  • DVD Release Date: November 1, 2005
  • Run Time: 780 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  • ASIN: B000ARXG9U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,985 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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World Poker Tour - Best Of Season 3 showcases the best players and biggest payouts from the $100 million dollar season of the WPT. Every episode of World Poker Tour - Best Of Season 3 is jam-packed with surprises, suspense and excitement. Hungry amateurs take on ice cool pros, veteran players square off against young guns and all reveling in the high-wire act of life changing money being risked on every turn of a card. Featuring pros Doyle Brunson, Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey, Erick Lindgren, Daniel Negreanu and more!

For avid players of poker to those new to the game, World Poker Tour® - Best Of Season 3 has something for everyone – a further testament to the phenomenon that has captured a nation and galvanized a globe full of poker enthusiasts.

$100 million is up for grabs…and anyone can win.

Special Features – What’s Not Seen on TV! *Deleted Hands: Exclusive, never-before-seen hands! *Commentaries: The world’s greatest players teach you the lessons that cost them millions to learn! *Shana Bloopers: Hilarious moments with the beautiful Shana Hiatt,host of World Poker Tour Season 3. *Poker Corners: 16 poker tips from the episodes.

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I e-mailed them November 10, 2005
Thank you for your interest.


For the record, the episodes included are:
Legends of Poker
Borgata Poker Open
Grand Prix de Paris
World Poker Finals
World Poker Open
LA Poker Classic
Bay 101 Shooting Star
WPT Championship

Now, the Bay 101 Shooting Star event is terrible, featuring some horrible play by Danny Nguyen, which I actually find insulting to watch.

They've missed out the events won by Eli Elezra, Eric Brenes, Carlos Mortensen, [one of the wins by] Daniel Negreanu, John Gale, Alex Brenes, Maciek Gracz and Arnold Spee. (Perhaps it's worth noticing that in so doing, they've left out wins by 6 non-Americans. Surely it couldn't be that the WPT only want to show American winners in a ***WORLD*** Poker Tour?)

In the past, they've produced standalone DVD's such as Bad Boys of Poker, Ladies Night and Battle of the Champions. During season 3 they had several such events:

Ladies' Night II (with Isabelle Mercier, Cyndy Violette and Clonie Gowen)
Poker By The Book (with Mike Caro, TJ Cloutier, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Sexton and David Sklansky)
Young Guns (with Scott Fischman, David Williams and John D'Agostino)

Still no news on these events either.

The WPT are, quite frankly, foolish for not wishing to release the full season, and until they do so, they won't be getting a purchase from me, particularly when rival TV shows such as Ultimate Poker Challenge and Poker Superstars Invitational have done.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dropping the ball November 6, 2005
I'm not sure who was in charge of putting this dvd set together but I think they definately dropped the ball in the production of this season release. You wouldn't ever see Law and Order or Seinfeld release a "Best of Season x" dvd leaving out certain less popular or less watched episodes. I would have been perfectly happy paying a little more to get the rest of this dvd set. On top of that, the Negreanu/Lindgren Esfandiari/Laak commentairies accompanying the season 2 dvd set were a highlight and I think they ought to have expanded that to all the episodes.

Overall, you get a dvd of 8 of the wpt episodes, half of the season, no commentary, no notable special features, and if you happened to be looking to replay your favorite episode you may be disappointed because the WPT didn't deem it on of the "Best" episodes.

I hope this is the first and final truly second class product issued form the WPT.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The glass is half empty... November 21, 2005
Like the other reviewers, I am disappointed that it only contains 8 of the episodes from the third season. Those of us who bought the first two seasons are poker junkies and will pay the extra cost of producing the entire season. I can only hope the producers of the World Poker Tour will rectify their short sightedness and complete the rest of Season Three. Plus, the player commentary is what separated this from watching it on cable. Not continuing that style of production is a step backward. The eight episodes are still quality shows, but I agree with Poker Guru that the Bay 101 Shooting Star was the one of the worst episodes to have included.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars if it's not broken , don't fix it May 1, 2006
i pretty much buy any poker dvd's i can get my hands on, and season 2 was probably the best set i own. 14 episodes, 4 commentaries (2 with antonio esfandiari and phil laak, 2 with daniel negreanu and erick lindgren) which i thought would be nothing special, but in hindsight, i think they're great. i thought that as the prizemoney for the events increased, so too would the quality of the dvd box set, but lo and behold, they cut it down to 8 episodes and include a few paltry deleted hands as "extras". pretty pitiful. if they knew anything about the addictive nature of poker players, they would realise that we want to immerse ourselves with as much detail as possible. give us all 16 episodes with 16 commentaries as well as deleted hands. i want it all, and i'd gladly pay for it. what they did with season 3 was pretty limp.

i noticed that the w.s.o.p 2004 dvd set was a 3 disc set with a commentary from greg raymer, not mention tons of other footage on disc 3, which was a big improvement on the 2003 edition. i'm expecting their 2005 dvd to be even better. i hope the wpt learns something from them.i actually prefer watching the wpt events, i think their quality is superior to the w.s.o.p , but the dvd for season 3 was a big letdown. i know sometimes "less is more" , but with dvd box sets, and especially poker dvd's , "MORE IS MORE". i think if season 4 has 8 episodes out of 16, with no commentaries, i probably won't buy it, and stick with the w.s.op. 2005 dvd instead, and just watch the wpt events on fox here in australia.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as Good as the last Two Seasons November 3, 2005
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I am a big fan of the World Poker Tour. I was disappointed at the product they have released here. The "best of" obviously indicates they have left episodes out, so you are not getting the complete season. They did not include player commentary like they did in Season 2, so that was a bummer. I was really looking forward to that. You get 7 episodes and the WPT championship.

The extras here are 1 minutes of Shana Hiatt bloopers. One single minute and it is listed as one of their main extras?? Some of the episodes have a couple of deleted hands you can view. Nothing to get too excited about.

The episodes included are great. Unlike most products, this one is worse than the previous seasons. I figured this season would be loaded even more than last season. I guess they saved a buck by leaving out episodes and not paying for the player commentaries.

I gave it 4 stars because the WPT is the best poker on television and you are getting 8 action packed shows on 4 DVDs. Not as good as the 8 DVD set last season, but it is still good. The downside is the season is not complete and the extra features are not that great.
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4.0 out of 5 stars World Poker Tour: Incomplete
I have enjoyed the WPT DVDs and TV show, but the Best of Season 3 is a disappointment. The production values were as good as before, but the set is missing episodes (hence 'The... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Brad Potter
5.0 out of 5 stars wpt series
I watch these discs on a regular basis and learn something new very time/ Hope you have more dvd's on the subject of porker.
Published 17 months ago by Joyce Zellner
This product was very high quality and was delivered quickly by the seller. Highly recommend this courteous and professional seller. Read more
Published 18 months ago by David Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but incomplete
This one was just as good as seasons 1 and 2 but for some reason they did not have all the episodes. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Pfalzgraf
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of Fun
I have Season 2 and Season 3 and liked Season 3 the best. Instead of the WSOP drifting from table to table, this DVD set follows each table to the end which makes it easier to... Read more
Published on December 12, 2009 by Rachel Grean
5.0 out of 5 stars the last season with Shana...the last Great season of WPT
Season 3 of the WPT, POker was still HOT!
The episodes are just as great here in season 3 as the first 2.
This was the last year of hostess Shana Hyatt. Read more
Published on September 24, 2009 by </><
3.0 out of 5 stars WPT III
I've read some good reviews and some vary bad reviews about this dvd.My opinion is that it is still better than watching it on t.v. Read more
Published on July 26, 2009 by gk
1.0 out of 5 stars Boycotting World Poker Tour
I stopped watching the World Poker Tour entirely. I only watched them in the first place because they put them on DVD, and since they screwed up season 3 by eliminating episodes,... Read more
Published on October 29, 2007 by franciscodanconia
5.0 out of 5 stars WPT The Best Of Season 3
This was by far the Best DVD Set I have purchased to date. The 8 episodes are filled with great poker hands and plenty of suck outs and bad beats. Read more
Published on September 12, 2007 by S. Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Still worth buying!
Okay, I agree that it sucks they didn't produce the whole season. I just don't understand that. It is, however, worth buying the disc. Read more
Published on January 22, 2007 by Steven J. Yeager
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