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Ghost Hunters: Season 3, Part 1

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Jason, Grant, and the TAPS crew are back for a third season of chills and suspense as they look to uncover the reality behind seemingly haunted locations around the world! After their thorough investigations, even skeptics will have to think twice! Now, you can join the real life "ghostbusters" as they search for the truth and uncover the truly bizarre. Season 3 – Part 1 includes the first 10 episodes of the most watched season of the Ghost Hunters series like they have never been seen before with extended scenes and bonus footage that did not air on TV!

Join TAPS as they investigate legendary Western locations such as the OK Corral, The Copper Queen Hotel, and the famous ghost town of Tombstone, Arizona. Follow the team as they look to uncover what’s behind spine-tingling occurrences at the West Virginia Penitentiary. Is there really the spirit of a little girl trapped inside the Johnson family house in Vermont? Plus, for the first time ever, TAPS heads to Ireland to investigate four of the country’s most supernatural locations, Leap and Lisheen Castles, the Viaduct Tavern, and the Hellfire Caves. Plus many more investigations and a look back at some of the best moments from previous investigations of The Stanley Hotel made famous by Stephen King’s "The Shining."

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Grant Wilson, Dave Tango, Amy Bruni
  • Producers: Brett Boydstun, Eric Mazer, Jason Fay, Michael Becker, Peter Zasuly
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, 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: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Big Vision
  • DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007
  • Run Time: 550 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000T28C8Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,573 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Ghost Hunters: Season 3, Part 1" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
Unlike the other "Paranormal" shows out there, I still find TAPS to be the most credible of them all. The investigation at The Birdcage in Tombstone was awesome, and the USS Lexington episode was fantastic. But, to me, the investigation that involved the Manson Murders, and the tortured sounds of those EVPs really shook me, I have to admit.
That one stuck with me, and I would have to say that was the most gut and heart-wrenching of any episode of Ghost Hunters I've seen.
I write horror, and I don't shake easily, but remembering how beautiful Sharon Tate was and hearing those EVPs really got to me.
That has to be one of their best investigations yet.
When this review was written, the product information was not yet up. As the Manson episode was the last episode of Part One of Season Three, I assumed it would be on Part One of Season Three's DVD set. Apparently it is not.
But, Tombstone, The Stanley, and Nightmare Noises are, and they are definitely worth checking out.
GH has come to my town for Eastern State Penitentiary, I wish they would come back and do Fort Mifflin (a supposedly VERY active fort that was used in the Revolutionary War where hundreds died battling the British Navy as they pushed their way up the Delaware giving Washington time to regroup at Valley Forge, and later became a prison during the Civil War).
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I just want to write a review because I've noticed nobody has really done one. These guys are great, the shows are amazing and entertaining and I just love it. They are credible. Most of the time they go into a place and find nothing.. it doesn't matter because it's fun to watch.. but they go into a place trying to figure out other reasons for the things that people experience. When they catch something, it's really exciting because you can tell they're not making anything up.
This might be the best season yet. The first reviewer was right.. there are some crazy, crazy things going on in some of these places. I have become addicted to Ghost Hunters and I pray that it continues to be picked up season after season. Very very good show. Absolutely pick it up. You will love it.
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Of all of Big Vision's DVD releases of the wonderful series "Ghost Hunters," Part One of Season Three is their best effort. The video quality is excellent and the audio is ten times better than all of their previous efforts. I own all of the "Ghost Hunters" series DVDs and am very happy that Big Vision finally got it right.

As for the actual shows in this set, all of them are excellent. Sure, the results of some of the investigations are a letdown, but that's what makes this show so believable. If Jason, Grant and the gang always found evidence of a haunting, I'd become suspicious of them. Instead, the viewer is given an insightful look at the ups and downs of paranormal investigations. Sometimes it's a goosechase. Sometimes it's amazing. Every once in awhile, the TAPS run into something they can't explain.

All of the episodes are excellent, but my personal favorites are "Leap Castle," "Lisheen Ruins & Viaduct Tavern," and "OK Corral & Copper Queen Hotel."

**Potential Spoilers**
As with the other series sets, there is bonus footage and deleted/extended scenes. One of the best deleted scenes involves Tango and Jason after an attack at Leap Castle on Dustin. It shows a very upset Tango intent on facing the elemental that attacked his teammate and a very concerned Jay explaining to him to calm down and hold back. We get great insight on both of them from this interaction and I actually like them even more after all is said and done.

**End Spoilers**

If you're already a fan of the series, I'm wasting my breath with you. You already know how great this show is. If you've never watched "Ghost Hunters" before, you're in for a real treat. This group seeks out to disprove as much phenomena as they can and even when the unexplainable occurs, they're still hesitant to label a place as haunted.

This is the best DVD transfer of the show so far and the best season they've ever had. Highly recommended.
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Big Vision's remark in the replacement offer statement about switching to an all digital process must be true because this season's audio/video is crisp and clear! It is just the way a dvd set should be; however, they are still using the old cases that stack the dvds on top of each other. That was never really a problem for me, but the replacement set they sent me for season 2 had a new case with the dvds seperated from each other so I thought they would do the same for the new season sets. Also, on the cover the Big Vision logo now says "Digital" underneath it confirming that they use a digital process.

Anyway, this season is one of my favorites, although short, most of the episodes are more exciting than the previous seasons. My favorites episodes include the Bird Cage Theater, West Virginia Penitentiary, Hellfire Caves, and the Leap and Lisheen Castles. I just like how they investigated more unique places and traveled overseas instead of sticking to just the states.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse episode from season 2 will always be my favorite episode and has made me a believer, but this season still holds just as much excitement and will not disappoint true ghost hunter fans.
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