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|Samurai Jack - Season 3|
Actors: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Lauren Tom, Keone Young, Richard McGonagle
Directors: Chris Savino, Genndy Tartakovsky, Randy Myers, Robert Alvarez
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
From Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Star Wars: Clone Wars, comes the tale of a young samurai cast far into the future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. Join Samurai Jack on his quest to return to the past and undo the... more »
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HIGH FIVE...JACK'S ALIVE!
Kevin J. Loria | New Orleans, LA USA | 03/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you don't know JACK...SAMURAI JACK, that is, is the story of a young samurai warrior seeks to defeat the evil shape-shifting master of darkness, Aku who has destroyed his father's kingdom and imprisoned its people. During a climatic battle between Aku and the samurai, Aku sends the young samurai through a time portal into the far future where Aku rules the Earth. Called "Samurai Jack" by the inhabitants of this future world, he seeks a way to return to the past and undo Aku's horrible deeds while battling Aku and his evil minions.
Chicken Jack (JACK is turned into a chicken), Jack and the Rave-Slaves (Jack vs. an evil DJ),The GOOD, THE BAD and THE BEAUTIFUL (Jack vs. Bounty-hunters old-west style), Jack & the ZOMBIES (super-fight in a graveyard), JACK in EGYPT (young Jack), JACK and the TRAVELING CREATURES, JACK & THE HAUNTED HOUSE, JACK, the MONKS and THE ANCIENT MASTER'S SON, JACK and the 3 GEMS, JACK & THE LABYBRINTH.
The series won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2004 (it was also nominated in 2002 and 2005) - and artists Scott Willis, Dan Krall and Bryan Andrews received Emmys for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation for their work on the series. Beautifully animated, the series makes you feel as if you are looking a high-action, high-color woodcut prints, scored with music both modern and ancient, both electric and serene. Featuring the voice work and the incredible depth of feeling from Phil LaMarr as Jack, and brilliance of Mako as Aku.
This set includes episodes 27 through 39 as released in the season 3 set from May '06. Notable for 2 part "The Birth of Evil" revealing AKU's origin in the only story without (MOSTLY) Jack.
NOTE: IF YOU DON'T ALREADY OWN ANY JACK on DVD, YOU MAY WANT TO GET THE Samurai Jack SEASON 1-3 SET WHICH WILL (OBVIOUSLY) INCLUDE THESE DVDS (#1-39), BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO WANT THEM ALL, I PROMISE!"
The show's peak
Senor Herrera | 04/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The on-goings stories of a samurai nicknamed "Jack", as he tries to right the wrongs commited by the evil Aku.
Ep. XXVII: Chicken Jack - our hero is turned into a chicken and is forced into cock fighting
Ep. XXVIII: Jack and the Rave - after hearing about the children of a town running off and begin to act strange, Jack senses Aku's treachery afoot
Ep. XXIX: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful - a wild west offering where Jack is stalked by a bounty hunter and his ex-wife abourd a train
Ep. XXX: Jack and the Zombies - After coming to a fork in the road, Aku chooses the path for the young samurai to take. A path that would take him into a graveyard where he'll have to fight off armed soliders from the past, as well as Aku himself
Ep. XXXI: Jack in Egypt - After entering a set of ruins that he recognizes from his childhood, Jack is chased by three mystic creatures sent by Aku. Jack's only hope is to call upon their master by piecing together the three pieces of a golden scarab beetle
Ep. XXXII: Jack and the Travelling Creatures - Finding himself close to another time portal that could take him back in time, Jack is assisted by a group of creatures to find it. Little does he know that when he finds it, he will have to do battle with its guard
Ep. XXXIII: Jack and the Creature - After befriending a seemingly over-sized hamster, the creature follows Jack on his journey. Jack begins to get annoyed.
Ep. XXXIV: Jack and the Swamp Monster - A small creature enlists the help of our hero to obtain a special suit of armor
Ep. XXXV: Jack and the Haunted House - After entering a mysterious house, Jack learns of a strange curse put on a family
Ep. XXXVI: Jack, the Monks, and the Ancient Master's Son - Jack befriends a couple of Shaolin monks who agree to take him back to their temple. The monks agree to show Jack the destination of a near-by time portal, just as Aku's forces begin to crush down upon them
Ep. XXXVII: The Birth of Evil (Part One) - In this prequel to the series, the evil shape-shifter known as Aku lands on our planet. The emperor's forces seek to destroy Aku with an arrow dipped in a special poison. The poison does the opposite, giving Aku eyes, a mouth, a set of flaming eyebrows, as well as a voice
Ep. XXXVIII: The Birth of Evil (Part Two) - The emperor is taken away to a land in the skies where three gods forge a special sword that will have the ability to destory Aku. Back on the surface, the emperor (Jack's father) races to put an end to Aku's menace
Ep. XXXIX: Jack and the Labyrinth - There is diamond located inside of a pyramid that has much use to two parties: Jack, who needs it to return home to the past, and another who seeks to possess for purposes of selling it. There are many traps set throughout the pyramid
13 great episodes are included on this set which are sure to please any Samurai Jack fan. Enjoy"
SEASON 3 ROCKS!!
J. Gerity | http://myspace.com/joNOrdiSPAMnyc | 02/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, this features the EMMY AWARD WINNING 2 PARTER, "BIRTH OF EVIL", as well as 28-The Rave, an episode just about every Jack fan puts near the top of their list.
SECOND, YOU DO NOT, i repeat DO .. NOT! have to see the previous 26 episodes to appreciate season 3. The opening credits explain the premise. Once you've seen that, you can jump right in at any time.
Episodes in this set:
27 (XXVII)....Chicken Jack ¬_¬
28 (XXVIII)...The Rave ^_^
29 (XXIX).....The Clenches
30 (XXX)......The Zombies ^_^
31 (XXXI).....The Minions Of Set ¬_¬(ending sucked)
32 (XXXII)....The Time Portal
33 (XXXIII)...The Friendly Creature
34 (XXXIV)...The Swamp Wizard
35 (XXXV)....Haunted House ^_^
36 (XXXVI)...The Monks and The Ancient Master's Son
37 (XXXVII)..The Birth Of Evil Part 1 ^_^
38 (XXXVIII).The Birth Of Evil Part 2 ^_^
39 (XXXIX)...The Labyrinth
40 (XL)........The Shinobi Warrior ^_^
¬_¬ - not so great ep
^_^ - great or exquisite ep
I have already seen all 52 episodes of Samurai Jack, and IMHO, the shows improved every season. CERTAIN people will disagree with me, but you can't compare episodes like 4 (the Woolies) or 13 (Aku's Fractured Fairy Tales) with episodes like 43 (the Aku Infection) or 49 (Seasons of Death). While it will probably take till May 2007 for Season 4, that's no reason to not get S3.
I've gone over my theories of why it didn't survive past 52 episodes, including Cartoon Network's excessive time slot re-shuffling, the show's Y7 (family safe) hobbling, and the general American perception of animation being nothing more than a babysitter for infants.
But that's neither here nor there. Even now, years later, I still LOVE Samurai Jack, and I'm preordering this as soon as my tax check comes in.
BTW, if anyone's interested, show creator Genndy Tartakovsky is currently working on a sequel to 80's Henson cult classic The Dark Crystal.
SO PRE ORDER THE THING ALREADY!!!"
Samurai Jack lives!!
Patrick S. Mcglinchey | Boston, MA | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OMG.. thank you for coming out with Season 3 finally!! Like all the other reviewers I must say this is a must have... the artwork and overall mood of Samurai Jack is unmatched. In some episodes there is very little dialogue (like episode 1 part 2) but there is no need due to the masterful artwork... can't wait for the final episodes on DVD as well. I found it very hard to see seasons' 3 and 4 as, just like one of the other reviewers said, they moved it around alot on the time schedule or wouldnt show new episodes for sometime... they really should do a full length movie to tie up loose ends and let Jack go back to defeat Aku!!!!
Samurai Jack forever!!!!!"