Releases - DVD - The Complete Third Season

Release Information
Announce Date: 12/13/06
Street Date: 4/10/07
Closed Captioning: Yes
MSRP: $19.98
Packaging Type: Amaray Case
Disc Configuration: 1) 9-Dual Layer 2) 9-Dual Layer
Run Time: 295
Subtitles: Portuguese
Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio - 1.33, Standard [4:3 Transfer]
Sound Quality: English, Portuguese

Deception, X, Betrothed, Crash, Haunted, Spellbound, Revolution, Wavelength, The Beast Within, Can I Keep Him?, Bunny Raven...or..., Titans East, Part 1, Titans East, Part 2

Special Features

Teen Titans: Know Your Foes

Synopsis: The brainwashing villain Brother Blood has his mind set on controlling the world and it's up to the Teen Titans - Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven - to stop him. There's a problem: only Cyborg is immune to Brother Blood's mind-controlling powers! Even with the help from the new Titans East, formed by the heroes Speedy, Aqualad, Bumblebee and the high-speed flying twins Mas y Menos, this battle may be too much to comprehend! But time's running out. Other criminals from the Titans rogue gallery like Mad Mod, Red X and Johnny Rancid reappear with their own destructive plans. Cool new heroes. Killer villains. Butt-kickin' action. The 13 thrilling episodes in this 2-disc set will blow your mind!

The third season of Teen Titans is where I slowly began disliking the show more. I think it had to do with the fact the show's formula rarely changed and we were being bombarded so much with constant airings on Cartoon Network and Titans in the media everywhere else. Of course after watching this season again, I can definitely say I was too harsh on it at first.

While the overall Brother Blood (incorrectly billed as “Blood Brother” on the DVD's rear description) arc was disappointing to me, the one-shot episodes such as “X”, “Haunted”, “Revolution”, “Can I Keep Him?” and “Bunny Raven or…” are so thoroughly enjoyable, I don’t know why I wrote this season off as much as I have in the past. There’s a ton of fun episodes to be had on this set and watching them all back to back make for a much more enjoyable experience than the stunted way we were given them originally.

With its superb animation, fight choreography and great story telling (for the most part), Teen Titan’s third season is simply pure, unadulterated fun to watch. If you haven’t seen the episodes by now, then do yourself a favor—you’re missing out otherwise.

Dual disc amaray case coupled with a paper insert detailing the contents of each disc are what we first lay our eyes on when opening the set. Oddly enough we have Speedy and Bumble Bee on the disc art rather than any of the Titans—a welcome change, to be sure! Menus are static and sparse, with music playing only over the main menu. Menus are definitely a step down from past sets, but are still pleasing to the eye…plus there are no convoluted fancy menu animations to sit through.

Video and audio on this set are extremely tight as well. Video does have its fair share of aliasing and interlacing issues, but it’s nothing we haven’t seen on past sets. Sound quality is strong and sharp and gives a decent rumble or two for being only a Dolby Stereo track.

The special feature on this set may worry you at first with it’s name, but don’t fret—while it’s not a season recap like we got on The Batman’s third season set, we did get a healthy villain recap. Seven villains total, ranging from Slade all the way to Mad Mod, we’re given details on who each of these villains are and their parts, rolls and inspirations on the series. We hear from Slack, Murakami, Wolfram, Hoegee and [Andrea] Romano about their thoughts and inspirations for the series. Romano mainly chimes in when talking about Perlman’s superb voice acting (something I’ll always agree with…except maybe his Killer Croc in The Batman. I can take or leave that performance) and also Malcolm McDowell’s performance as Mad Mod. The special feature runs a near fifteen minutes in length and is light years better than what we got on the past season set (a mere episode recap).

Overall this season set packs in thirteen entertaining episodes and tops them off with a light special feature that runs just long enough for a two-disc set. Whether you’re a Titans fan or just a DC Comics fan, do yourself a favor and pick up this set, it comes Highly Recommended.