American Horror Story - Coven: The Complete Third Season
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An all-star cast reigns supreme in American Horror Story: Coven, including Emmy(R) winner and two-time OSCAR(R) Winner Jessica Lange*, OSCAR(R) Winner Kathy Bates** and ACADEMY AWARD(R) Nominee Angela Bassett+. The exceptional young witches at Miss Robichaux's Academy are under assault by forces of ignorance and hate. Caught in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe, who harbors a terrifying secret of her own. Fiona (Lange), a Supreme Witch with unimaginable powers, is determined to protect the Coven, but her obsessive quest for immortality will lead her to cross paths with a formidable voodoo queen (Bassett) and a murderous slave owner (Bates) cursed with eternal life.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 6.4 Ounces
- Item model number : FOX2293052DVD
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
- Run time : 9 hours and 54 minutes
- Release date : October 7, 2014
- Actors : Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy
- Dubbed: : Spanish
- Subtitles: : French, English, Spanish
- Studio : 20th Century Fox
- ASIN : B00FQY4C86
- Number of discs : 4
- Best Sellers Rank: #22,758 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The series is unique in many ways, one of the most extraordinary things is the use of the same cast as different characters from season to season, like a troupe of Shakespearean actors traveling from stage to stage in Old England.
The production values are top notch and the writing is splendid. Of course the acting is simply superb with Jessica Lang and Cathy Bates leading as the headliners to the whole thing.
And anything that takes the genius of David Bowie and Roxy Music and puts it to such apt uses is another cherry on top! Lang's version of LIFE ON MARS is perfect for the lyric; "it's the best selling show".
This is a very disturbing series. It's not for the faint of heart. Every season I do the same silly thing where I start out binge watching it and after every episode I am so scared and think the there isn't anything worse that could possibly happen in the next episode and I am always wrong, it's always something worse. The terror just keeps rising and rising. I had nightmares during the watching of this Coven story. Disclaimer here, I have not finished this season completely yet because I got so scared that I am taking a little break. I am sure the story will pull me back in soon because I really want to know what will happen next. All of my darkest fears seem to be touched in the show.
So glad that Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Jamie Brewer, Taissa Farmiga are back in AHS Coven! The additional cast involving Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett was a great addition to American Horror Story as well!
I love how it's set in modern day New Orleans, and aside from learning about the abilities of each witch, the cat fight started by Marie Laveau stirred up a conflict between the witches, the self-proclaimed "Supreme" and the Voodoo Queen no one should provoke! XD
It was nice seeing Zoe as she coped with her new status as a witch and her "Black Widow" ability throughout Coven, and how she was able to find someone to love after she accidentally killed her previous boyfriend... Plus, seeing Madame LaLaurie struggling in the 21st century brought up some dark humor, too!!
I was also troubled by the level of torture-porn in a TV show. At one point it had me wondering if we, the audience, were any better than the racist Southerner portrayed by Kathy Bates, taking pleasure in the very graphic evisceration of a black character.
Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett are welcome additions to the cast. The young cast members portraying the developing witches were strong. It was great to see Taissa Farmiga back in the cast, and Evan Peters was as great as ever. Lily Rabe's Stevie Nicks-wannabe character, Misty Day, was her most sympathetic of any AHS season thus far.
The most innovative horror was depicting Hell as a place where you have to relive moments of terror over and over again for all eternity.
Top reviews from other countries
13 episodes full of feuds, treachery, gruesome despatches (here coming back from the dead seemingly a way of life). Particular enemies are local practitioners of voodoo, witch hunters and lurching zombies.
After Season 2's decidedly grim Asylum, the creators aim here for something much lighter - some of the shocks decidedly tongue in cheek, occasional aspects so OTT they will provoke laughter rather than gasps. Note what happens to highly racist Madame Delphine (Kathy Bates excellent) when she emerges from one hundred and eighty years in a coffin. She is appalled to learn who the President now is. Later she is forced to watch the whole series of "Roots". Plus the sequel.
Chillingly, however far-fetched they may seem, the historical aspects are largely based on facts, the tortures inflicted as described
Some may feel the series could have been more focussed, certain developments rather casually contrived. In one of the three bonuses, creators confess only deciding at the last moment who the new Supreme Witch will be.
Stalwarts from previous series are joined here by interesting guest stars. (Long to be savoured is Frances Conroy in that extraordinary orange wig.)
Recommended to fans of the genre, provided they do not take it too seriously.
Danny Huston, although not in it much and Jessica Lange play off each other in this twisted version of a fairytale romance.
Absolutely loved the acting, the storylines, the actors and actresses themselves and if I look as good as Jessica Lange does when I'm her age, I will be one happy bunny. Sexy, stylish and sultry - if you like your horror to be intriguing - BUY IT!
You can enjoy season three even if you haven't seen any of the previous ones - American Horror Story changes its characters and plot for each season.