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Story

Truth, identity, and responsibility are the cornerstones of Smallville's exceptional third season. When viewers left Clark (Tom Welling) at the end of season 2, he was feeling his oats in Metropolis with the help of a red Kryptonite ring, but by the opening of season 3, he must return to Smallville to not only help his parents save their farm, but seek some resolution in his relationships with Lana (Kristin Kreuk) and Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), who's returned from his abandonment at the conclusion of the previous season. Lex himself must deal with some shocking revelations regarding his relationship with his sinister father Lionel (John Glover, magnetic as always), and Lana becomes involved with a new figure in town, the mysterious Adam Knight (Lost's Ian Somerholder), who may or may not be a certain caped crusader. And speaking of heroes in disguise, the season's finale introduces Kara, a young woman with powers similar to Clark's--could she in fact be his sister, known best to comic book fans as Supergirl? Season 3 is chock full of such intriguing moments, including an appearance by future Daily Planet editor Perry White (Michael McKean, the real-life husband of series star Annette O'Toole) in "Perry," helmed by Supergirl film director Jeannot Szwarc; the return of villains Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Shawn Ashmore, and Jesse Metcalfe from seasons 1 and 2 (in "Asylum"); the departure of series regular Samuel L. Jones; and a intrigue-fraught final turn by Christopher Reeve as Dr. Swann ("Legacy").

The boxed set matches the high quality of the season with some terrific extras, including commentary on three episodes by series creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, along with Rosenbaum, Allison Mack (Chloe), and Glover. Gough and Millar also contribute commentary to a battery of deleted scenes, and Mack's "Chloe Chronicles" returns for another go-round. The supplemental features are rounded out by a behind-the-scenes featurette, an amusing gag reel, and an Easter egg with Rosenbaum conducting some offbeat interviews. --Paul Gaita

DVD Features

  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Audio commentary on three episodes by the show's producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and cast members Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack and John Glover.
  • All 22 episodes from the 2003-04 season
  • Audio commentary on three episodes by the show's producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and cast members Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack and John Glover.
  • Producing Smallville: The Heroes Behind The Camera - a behind-the-scenes featurette
  • The Chloe Chronicles: Volume II - Webisodes from season 3
  • Unaired scenes with optional commentary
  • Gag reel
  • Easter Egg - cast member Michael Rosenbaum interviews one of the crew as they role play a DVD executive interview
  • DVD-ROM capabilities with link to Smallville website
  • Number of discs: 6

Cast

Tom WellingClark Kent
Kristin KreukLana Lang
Michael RosenbaumLex Luthor
Sam Jones IIIPete Ross
Allison MackChloe Sullivan
John GloverLionel Luthor
Annette O'TooleMartha Kent
John SchneiderJonathan Kent
Terence StampJor-El
Rutger HauerMorgan Edge
Emmanuelle VaugierDr. Helen Bryce
Jesse MetcalfeVan McNulty
Michael McKeanPerry White
Shawn AshmoreEric Summers
Ian SomerhalderAdam Knight
Missy PeregrymMolly Griggs
Christopher ReeveDr. Virgil Swann
Neil FlynnPete Dinsmore
Adrianne PalickiLindsey Harrison

  • Genre: TV
  • Director: Brad Turner
  • Producer: Warner Home Video
  • Length: 950 mins.
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 1, 2003
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 16, 2004
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