SEASON THREE VOLUME 5 DVD RELEASES

August 1, 2003: ADV's latest press release 

DATE SET FOR RELEASE OF FARSCAPE: SEASON THREE, COLLECTION FIVE

TWO-DISC COLLECTION IN STORES OCTOBER 7, 2003

HOUSTON, July 31, 2003
—ADV Films today announced a street date of October 7, 2003 for the home-entertainment release of the two-DVD, four-episode Farscape: Season Three, Collection Five. TV Guide has hailed the award-winning series as “The Best Sci-Fi on TV,” USA Today called Farscape “TV’s Best Space Series” and Farscape received the 2003 Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Series—the series’ third win in a row!

Farscape has garnered extensive critical acclaim and has built a passionate and committed fan base that has been nurtured by airings in countries around the world—including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Sweden, France and Australia. Fan enthusiasm has also made Farscape a successful merchandising franchise, with popular action figures, video games, comic books, novels, apparel and other items being manufactured and sold by top licensees.

Episodes from Farscape Season Three: Collection Five:
“I-Yensch, You-Yensch” (Episode 319)

D'Argo and Rygel meet with Scorpius and Braca to negotiate Crichton's safe passage onto the Command Carrier. As a safeguard against doublecrosses, Scorpius suggests that Crichton and Lt. Braca wear matching I-Yensch bracelets that synchronize their nerve impulses so they experience one another's pain. However, before the deal is completed, two heavily armed crazies burst in and hold up the diner. Meanwhile, Talyn is in a dangerous mental state, and the only way to heal him is to shut him down and completely erase his personality.

“Into the Lion’s Den, Part I: Lambs to the Slaughter (Episode 320)
The crew boards Scorpius's Command Carrier under the falsehood that Crichton is there to master wormhole technology. Ex-Peacekeepers Aeryn and Crais are forced to confront their past lives, and D'Argo, Rygel, Chiana, and Jool encounter hostility from all sides. Talyn is brought on board for a cognitive replacement. While Crichton searches for a way to sabotage the Carrier, he is watched by Scorpius, who is ready to exact deadly retribution if Crichton does not cooperate.

“Into the Lion’s Den, Part II: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” (Episode 321)
On the Command Carrier, Crichton is making incredible breakthroughs in his wormhole research. His crewmates are not so sure about the success of the plan, and are debating whether to leave or stay. When Crais is denied access to Talyn, he realizes he needs a bargaining chip. He goes to Scorpius and reveals Crichton's true intentions: to sabotage the wormhole research and destroy the Carrier. Moya’s crew is immediately arrested, and it seems all is lost.

“Dog with Two Bones” (Episode 322)
Moya transports the remains of Talyn to a sacred Leviathan burial ground. Those on board are at a crossroads, each wanting to pursue a separate path. Crichton dreams of returning to Earth with Aeryn at his side, but Aeryn is unsure. Upon entering the graveyard, Moya is attacked by a huge rogue Leviathan. The crew must team up once more to save their home, but it seems that no matter which way the battle goes, their intertwined fates are sure to unravel.

Farscape: Season Three, Collection Five (SRP $39.98) is a DVD-only release containing four episodes on two discs (episodes 319 through 322). Languages: English 5.1 & English 2.0. DVD extras include: a printed insert with official episode synopses;
a behind-the-scenes interview with Claudia Black (“Aeryn”); “Farscape Season 3: A Look Back,” with Executive Producer David Kempner; updated character histories—Pilot, Moya, and Talyn; cool Farscape Facts; Aliens Encountered; Sets, Props, & Costumes Gallery; deleted scenes; Farscape trailers; and ADV Previews.


January 23, 2002: According to an ADV press release, the third season of region one Farscape DVDs will be available beginning on April 8. This will be a DVD-only release, the first time that ADV has not included VHS volumes with one of their releases.

Here are the contents of the press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RELEASE DATE SET FOR FIRST VOLUMES OF FARSCAPE: SEASON THREE

FIRST HOME-ENTERTAINMENT AVAILABILITY OF THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES’ THIRD SEASON; NEW FOR SEASON THREE IS SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE OF SINGLE-DISC AND TWO-DISC PACKAGES; IN STORES APRIL 8, 2003

HOUSTON, January 22, 2003
—ADV Films has set a street date of April 8, 2003 for the first home-entertainment release of the third season of the award-winning series Farscape. TV Guide has hailed the series as “The Best Sci-Fi on TV,” and USA Today called Farscape “TV’s Best Space Series.”

Farscape is currently airing the last 11 episodes of season four on SCI FI, garnering extensive critical acclaim and building a passionate and committed fan base. That base, nurtured by airings in countries around the world—including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Sweden, France and Australia—has also made Farscape a successful merchandising franchise, with popular action figures, video games, comic books, novels, apparel and other items being manufactured and sold by top licensees.

For the first time in the home-entertainment release of the beloved series, Season Three of Farscape will be released on DVD only, and will be available in both two-DVD sets, and as single discs. The first release from Season Three includes Farscape Volume 3.1—a two-DVD set including four episodes, plus extras—and single-disc releases, Farscape Season Three Vol. 1 and Farscape Season Three Vol. 2. Each of the single-disc releases will contain two episodes and extras.

Farscape Season Three: First release episodes
"Season of Death" (Episode 301)

Although Scorpius’ neural chip has been removed, Crichton feels he has no reason to live – Aeryn is dead, his power of speech is gone, and the Scorpy clone remains in his mind. What's more, the crew of Moya discover they have more than just Crichton and Scorpius to deal with… lurking in the Medical Facility is a murderous Scarran.

"Suns and Lovers" (Episode 302)
Eager to spend currency from the Shadow Depository heist, the crew of Moya head to a Commerce Station. When the station is severely damaged by sudden violent storms, Moya becomes ensnared in the docking cables. As it becomes clear that the storms are not natural phenomena, and the crew looks to escape, D'Argo learns that Chiana has betrayed him.

“Self Inflicted Wounds, Part 1: Could'a, Would'a, Should'a” (Episode 303)
While searching for a planet to heal the dying Zhaan, Moya collides and fuses with a small spacecraft, seriously injuring Moya and trapping both ships in a series of looping wormholes. Crichton and the captain of the other ship, Neeyala, soon realize that one of the ships must be sacrificed if any of them are to survive.

“Self Inflicted Wounds, Part 2: Wait for the Wheel” (Episode 304)
Hoping to preserve their own ship at Moya's expense, Neeyala's crew sabotage Moya, hastening her disintegration. As the situation worsens, the only possibility of saving Moya requires that one of her crew make the ultimate sacrifice.

Farscape: Season Three, Volume 3.1 (SRP $39.98) is a DVD-only release containing two discs, two episodes each (episodes 301 through 304). Languages: English 5.1 & English 2.0. DVD extras include Aliens Encountered; updated character histories for Crichton, Aeryn, and Zhaan; sets, props and costumes; commentary on “Self Inflicted Wounds Part 2;” official episode synopses and ADV Previews.

Also available:
Farscape Season Three, Volume One
(SRP $19.98), a DVD-only release on one disc, containing episodes 301 and 302. Extras include Aliens Encountered; updated character histories for Crichton, Aeryn, and Zhaan; sets, props and costumes; official episode synopses and ADV Previews.

Farscape Season Three, Volume Two (SRP $19.98), a DVD-only release on one disc, containing episodes 303 and 304. Extras include commentary on “Self Inflicted Wounds Part 2;” Aliens Encountered; sets, props and costumes; official episode synopses and ADV Previews.

 

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