Back: Season Three (2013/Cinemax/HBO Blu-ray Set)
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C+ Episodes: C+
world is not saving itself!
hit show, Strike Back, comes to Blu-ray in its Third Season
in the wake of the new season about to air on the premium network.
The action show is based on a novel of the same name
by novelist and former SAS soldier named Chris Ryan. The series
follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive branch of the British
service (DI), who operate several high risk, priority missions
throughout the globe. The show stars Sullivan Stapleton and Philip
3, entitled Vengeance,
is a ten episode season and spans four discs in this nicely packaged
release. The season picks up with the stealth
counterterrorism unit Section 20, led by two crack special agents -
the American renegade Sgt. Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) and the
elite British spy Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester). The
duo continues to battle threats and try to help save our global
security around the world. This season they track a deadly terrorist
network from Colombia to Beirut to Europe, uncovering deadly plots
that reach to the West. As in previous seasons, the production
utilizes consultants who work in the field of counterterrorism to add
to the authenticity of the series, providing essential background on
stories, characters, training and settings.
The returning cast
also includes Rhona Mitra as Maj. Rachel Dalton, Michelle Lukes as
Sgt. Julia Richmond and Liam Garrigan as Sgt. Liam Baxter. New cast
members includes Robson Green as a new member of Section 20, Dougray
Scott as rogue operative James Leatherby and Milauna Jackson as a key
player who crosses paths with the counterterrorism team. The
production value on the show is pretty solid and would be curious to
read the book to see how close it is to the show.
in crystal clear 1080p High Definition with a widescreen aspect ratio
of 1.78:1 and a powerful, lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that
is the best the show has ever sounded. Additional audio tracks in
French DTS 5.1 and Spanish DTS 2.0 Stereo are also on the disc.
include nine featurettes and three insightful audio commentary tracks
from the Cast and Crew.
in all, if you are a fan of the show or if you like espionage action,
then Strike Back should definitely be on your list of TV shows
to check out. Read more about the show in our review of the first
U.S. season at this link:
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