Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Teagan Croft, Anna Diop
Release Date: October 25, 2022
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 7.5/10
In the explosive third season, Jason Todd’s journey as Robin comes to a gruesome end only for him to return to Gotham as Red Hood with a vengeance to take down his old team. Meanwhile, Barbara Gordon, the former Batgirl and current acting Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department, is wary of the Titans now being back in Gotham, but her history with Dick Grayson leads her to accept their help in the GCPD’s investigation of Red Hood. Also assisting the investigation is Dr. Jonathan Crane, a onetime Super-Villain and current inmate at Arkham Asylum.
Please Note: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.
Newcomers to ‘Titans’ are encouraged to consider starting at the beginning due to the show’s serialized nature and various continuing story elements within. You can find our review of the previous Blu-ray season releases below!
The third season of ‘Titans’ picks up with young Jason Todd confronting the Joker only to meet a horrific end which causes Bruce to go off the rails. After committing an unthinkable act, Bruce leaves Gotham while asking Dick to remain and keep the city safe in his absence. After reassembling the Titans in Gotham, Nightwing/Dick and the rest of the team quickly find the city under a new threat from the Red Hood, but when they realize that the man behind the mask used to be one of their own, they must decide whether to try and save him or merely take him down. Enlisting the help of Barbara Gordon, Dick is led to Dr. Crane, aka Scarecrow to help him in his quest, but little does he realize that everything is far from what it seems and things are about to become drastically worse.
Season 3 of ‘Titans’ is another tense, gritty and violent collection of episodes that sees our family of heroes take up residence in Gotham City, a thoroughly familiar environment for DC fans which leads to plenty of fun nods and references to Batman and his world, while also helping to keep this series fresh. Very few shows such as this tend to change up the location and scenery every season and it helps to keep every season of the show feeling simultaneously familiar and unique in its own right. The third season has some rough and even relatively shocking moments, emotional struggles and of course plenty of rough-edged and beautifully choreographed fight sequences, along with some new characters arriving on the scene this time around. It all comes together into one of the show’s best seasons yet and fans who haven’t yet had a chance to check out season three will most certainly want to make a point of doing so sooner than later, especially with season four already underway on HBO Max.
Overall, Season 3 of ‘Titans’ delivers another exciting and thoroughly entertaining collection of episodes that take the super-team to Gotham City to assist in Bruce Wayne’s absence. Loaded with hard hitting action, some emotional moments and no shortage of thrilling fun, it’s one of the best seasons yet of this gritty DC Comics series and has a lot for fans to appreciate within. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s 3-disc Blu-ray release of ‘Titans: The Complete Third Season’ brings home all thirteen episodes from Season 3 sporting pretty stellar high definition video and audio presentations on every episode, along with some bonus content both new and old to top it all off. If you’ve been collecting each season on Blu-ray and were generally pleased with what the previous two sets had to offer, then this new season’s Blu-ray release won’t disappoint and is definitely recommended.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Titans: The Complete Third Season’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation with an Aspect Ratio of approximately 2.20:1 on all of the third season’s episodes. The video presentations look great as a whole and deliver sharp, clean and well-rounded video presentations from start to finish on every episode. They hold up smoothly even during the many darkly lit and fast moving sequences throughout and never allow anything occurring onscreen to become negatively affected, keeping everything from character details to backgrounds looking relatively clean and sharp. Overall, these are solid high definition video presentations that shouldn’t have any trouble pleasing the show’s fans.
The Blu-ray release features a 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on all 13 Season Two episodes. These multichannel soundtracks offer crisp, clean and hard hitting audio presentations on each episode of the season. They repeatedly take advantage of all five available channels in order to send everything from music, action and nature effects, along with crowd chatter and plenty more consistently zipping throughout the various speakers at every fitting opportunity, while never allowing any dialogue or other audio elements that might be occurring simultaneously to become distorted or negatively affected in the process. Overall, these are pretty fantastic 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtracks that sound great and also contribute plenty of extra fun to the viewing experience.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Titans: The Complete Third Season’ includes various behind the scenes Featurettes that explore the third season and include interviews/comments with the cast and crew, plus behind the scenes footage and more. The included Featurettes are ‘Training a Metahuman’ (running five minutes in length), ‘Looking the Part’ (running approximately 4 minutes), ‘Inside the Character: Red Hood’ (approximately 2 minutes), ‘Inside the Character: Barbara Gordon’ (3 minutes), ‘Welcome to Gotham’ (3 minutes), along with ‘Titans Expanded’ (8 minutes) and ‘Titans: Worlds Within Worlds’ (8 minutes).
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Disc Rating: 7.5/10
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