'Tales from the Crypt - The Complete Third Season'
(Tish Smiley, John Kassir, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / (1991) 2006 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: Been dying for another dose of chills from your old poison pal, the Crypt-Keeper? Then pull up a slab and revisit all the repulsive goings-on in the third season of 'Tales from the Crypt,' the over-the-top TV anthology inspired by the classic E.C. horror comics of the '50s. All 14 episodes of the 1991 season are compiled in this three-disc set.
DVD Verdict: Truly, 'Tales from the Crypt' was one of the best television series in the history of the medium. And Season Three includes some of the finest episodes in the series' run ... though the same can be said of every season. Much like 'The Twilight Zone' or 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents,' 'Tales from the Crypt' never lost steam during the course of its run. I'm just thankful that they finally got around to releasing seasons on DVD. It seemed for the longest time that even the WORST television shows were getting season-by-season releases ... and yet, 'Tales from the Crypt' releases were confined to a few "collections." Each contained a paltry three episodes, in no discernable order. I complained about this for YEARS ... before they finally showed the good sense to give this landmark cult series the treatment it deserves. Seasons One and Two did not disappoint. Having seen virtually every episode (missed one or two from the 7th and final season), watching those DVDs really brought back memories. And it's good to see them all in order ... or a close approximation, anyway, as the correct order of the first three episodes is often debated. For those that have not seen these wonderfully entertaining episodes of dark humor and horror, and if you're into the genre then this collection and any of the other HBO seasonal 'Tales From the Crypt' releases are for you. Old Man Winter had best hurry up and vamoose, if he knows what's good for him! I'm grinding my hatchet as we speak. This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) and comes with the Special Features of:
All 14 Third Season Episodes on three discs
"A Tall Tales Panel" - series creators and admirers discuss the show in a Crypt seminar
"A Tales From the Crypt Reunion: A Panel Discussion
"Crypt Jam" music video
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)