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Story

Now firmly established as the top-rated television drama, by its third year CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a show positively glowing with confidence. Even when individual cases seem either too contrived or too easily resolved, the indefatigable night shift at the Las Vegas PD crime lab always look the part, solving conundrums and discovering microscopic damning evidence while, apparently, never shedding their own loose hair or skin cells all over the supposedly quarantined crime scenes. In reality, Catherine Willows's flowing blonde locks would contaminate any evidence she collected, but in the world of CSI only the bad guys leave body parts behind--the CSIs themselves are so good they're positively pristine.

The 23 episodes of season 3 on this five-disc set present more deliciously bizarre situations for the problem-solving sleuths: cannibalism, snuff movies, dwarfs, death while drag racing, bodies falling from the sky, and various dismemberments all tax the team's acumen. These are all double or multiple-case episodes, though in a characteristic trick of the writing sometimes apparently unrelated murders turn out to be connected (or vice versa, as in "Blood Lust," in which a road-accident victim is not what he seems, and the death of the driver at the hands of an angry mob is made all the more tragic). The mix of genuine forensic science with the glossiest Jerry Bruckheimer production values, plus the virtues of a good ensemble cast headed by William Peterson's modern-day Sherlock Holmes, remains as compelling as ever. --Mark Walker

DVD Features

  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • All 23 episodes with cast & crew commentaries on 6 selected shows
  • 5 Exclusive featurettes:
  • The CSI Tour: Police Station
  • The CSI Tour: Making it Real
  • The Writers' Room
  • CSI Moves Into Season 3
  • Crime Scene Field Kit
  • Number of discs: 5

Cast

William PetersenGil Grissom
Marg HelgenbergerCatherine Willows
Gary DourdanWarrick Brown
George EadsNick Stokes
Jorja FoxSara Sidle
Eric SzmandaGreg Sanders
Robert David HallDr. Al Robbins
Paul GuilfoyleCaptain Jim Brass
Christopher WiehlHank Peddigrew
Ian SomerhalderTony Del Nagro
Doug JonesGrinder
Michael EnsignJudge Peter Croft
Raymond J. BarryDr. Phillip Gerard
Beth GrantSally Roth
Niecy NashSnuff Film Processor
William MapotherDouglas Sampson
Joey SlotnickMarty Gibson
Evan Rachel WoodNora Easton
Keith DavidMatt Phelps
Maury SterlingAnders Molyneaux
Jim RashTodd Benton
Tom VirtueDoctor
Elizabeth MitchellMelissa Winters
Garret DillahuntLuke
Sarah LancasterMrs. Mercer
Bobcat GoldthwaitMichael Borland
Gilbert GottfriedStand-Up Comedian
Alan BlumenfeldAlan Sobel
Tom GallopAttorney Randy Painter
Maggie WheelerStand-Up Comedian
Bob GuntonDirector Robert Carvallo
Raymond CruzMiguel Durado

  • Genre: TV
  • Theme(s): Police/S.W.A.T.
  • Director: Bill Eagles
  • Producer:
  • Length: 1022 mins.
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 26, 2002
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 30, 2004
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