DVD Review: iZOMBiE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

iZOMBiE is based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint and developed for television by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, who executive produce along with Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge. The series stars Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore, Malcolm Goodwin as Detective Clive Babineaux, Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite, Aly Michalka as Peyton Charles and David Anders as Blaine DeBeers.

Will Seattle become the capital of a zombie homeland? In season three, Liv has discovered there are more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed, including a private military contractor employing a zombie army that is preparing for the day humans learn of their existence. Major finds acceptance in this army, and Liv and Clive investigate the murder of a zombie family that may set off an all-out zombie-human war. Ravi’s former boss at the Center for Disease Control shows up in Seattle to investigate the Max Rager massacre. Blaine finds living as a human with no memory of his evil past is more blessing than curse. Peyton pulls at a thread in one of her cases that may lead to the villain that’s pulling all the strings. This action-packed season will follow Liv, as she takes on the traits of a dominatrix, a JACKASS-style stunt man, an office gossip, a pre-school teacher, a conspiracy theorist, a dungeon master, and more.

The writing for iZombie continues to be a lot of fun for iZombie that includes a nice mixture of horror and humor as well a little romance. The series is still more character and story driven so the blood, gore and special effects are all kept to a minimum. I really like most of the cast and these interesting characters they portray plus they all get their own time to have some fun because more new love interests are introduced this season. This season has the cure for the undead but it comes with memory loss and other consequences. There’s also new villains introduced as well as the return of one big one from the past.

Rose McIver’s Liv continues to be so much fun to watch because she’s just so funny when she picks up the quirky mannerisms from the dead people’s brains that she dines on. I still call them “Liv-isms.” She’s also seeing dead boyfriends this season as well as making a few new ones. There are also some strange things happening to Liv and the rest of the zombies this season because they all start having some weird visions. With each episode, Liv takes on a whole new personality plus she also explores more with her cooking this season and even though it’s brains, it all looks pretty delicious. Blue brains!

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page that includes the titular character and the back includes season three details, some images, and list of special features. Unfortunately this season does not come with a slipcover/o-card. There’s also a flyer inside that includes a list of the episodes with synopsis, more images, and series credits. All three of the DVD discs feature artwork and series logo. Inserting each disc, the menu screens were simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues at all with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, iZombie: The Complete Third Season was another fun entry into this supernatural comedy drama. The stories are interesting and most of the characters are still fun to follow as they go on all of these murder cases and try to solve them. Now that the zombies are out in the open and have targets on their backs, their undead world becomes a lot more dangerous this season and Liv is at the center of it all. The zombie virus is spreading but Ravi may have finally come up with a cure that works. Needless to say, this season ends in a cliffhanger with Ravi and Liv working on the new cure. The war between humans and zombies has begun! The 3-disc DVD set includes all 13 episodes from the third season, plus deleted scenes and the 2016 Comic-Con Panel. iZombie: The Complete Third Season releases on DVD on October 3rd and will also be available on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. This isn’t the best season but iZombie is still a fun series to watch.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Run Time: 3 Discs / 13 Episodes / 550 Minutes

  1. Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother
  2. Zombie Knows Best
  3. Eat, Pray, Liv
  4. Wag the Tongue Slowly
  5. Spanking the Zombie
  6. Some Like it Hot Mess
  7. Dirt Nap Time
  8. Eat a Knievel
  9. Twenty-Sided, Die
  10. Return of the Dead Guy
  11. Conspiracy Weary
  12. Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1
  13. Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) Region 1

DVD Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 English

Subtitles: English SDH

Special Features: The only extras are the Comic-Con panel and some deleted scenes – just like the previous season. The deleted scenes are located on the first two discs and the Comic-Con panel is on the third.

  • iZombie: 2016 Comic-Con Panel (29:00)
  • Deleted Scenes – Located on the discs with their episodes

 

 

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