Dynasty: Season Three, Vol. 2

 
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This hugely popular prime-time soap opera follows the exploits of the Carringtons and Colbys, both "oilrich" family dynasties in Denver, CO, as they accrue and manipulate power and wealth.

In one of this set's two episodes that are absolutely essential for Dynasty fans, Krystle (Linda Evans) and Alexis (Joan Collins) bring it on like "common mud wrestlers" in a titanic lily pond smackdown. This is what OMG looked like in 1982-83. So, where were we? (It's hard to keep track with these split seasons.) Steven is still missing and presumed dead. Jeff (John James) is beginning to show the effects of the toxin that Adam (Gordon Thomson) mixed into the paint used to redecorate his office. The "brilliant, beautiful, and conniving" Alexis is scheming a takeover of Denver-Carrington while trysting with Mark (Geoffrey Scott), Krystle's former husband, from whom she is not legally divorced. Sammy Jo (Heather Locklear) is back in town with a vengeance, a new name (Samantha), and her and Steven's son. The stage is set for more instantly addictive serial shenanigans between the feuding Carrington and Colby clans, and the innocent (and not so innocent) bystanders whose lives they impact. Over the course of these remaining 12 episodes, Alexis and Adam, her kidnapped at birth son, form an axis of evil to destroy Blake (John Forsythe). Steven, lo and behold, is alive and in a hospital in Singapore. In another series benchmark episode, "The Mirror," his bandages are dramatically removed to reveal a new face (Jack Coleman replacing Al Corley). Kirby (Kathleen Beller, the Anne Hathaway of her day), butler Joseph's daughter, marries Jeff. Good news: She's pregnant. Bad news: Jeff is not the father. Until that fateful trip to Muldavia, Dynasty excelled at season finales, and this Season Three cliffhanger was one of its best: an apocalyptic cabin inferno that traps natural born enemies Krystle and Alexis. "This is all your fault," Alexis screams. "Every time you come into my life something terrible happens to me!" Dynasty's third season was its highest-rated yet, and the episodes that comprise Volume Two are representative of the series' many guilty pleasures. Not to worry if this is your first encounter with Dynasty. Each episode contains helpful expository dialogue to get you caught up ("I'm not just talking about my obsession about Steven being alive after that oil rig disaster"). --Donald Liebenson

Customer Reviews:

  • What a load of crap...
    ...rationalising that it costs money to transfer a TV show onto DVD etc., etc., etc., I don't see this happening with Dallas, a show that is about to be born again on DVD in its (full-length) tenth season! To the dissenters who tell us to stop whining...think about it!!! The splitting of seasons on DVD is outrageous and while I loved Dynasty, I for one won't get sucked into this!!!...more info
  • End of a Dynasty...?
    I cannot find Dynasty Season 3.1 available through Amazon anymore. It is available elsewhere, but I was wondering if all of the negative reviews due to the Season Split caused someone to pay Amazon to have it pulled so that they may have some chance at selling a few copies of Season 3.2?

    If their sales have flopped, EXCELLENT! Perhaps American Consumers can teach TPTB a lesson after all. Nice embargo, everyone!!...more info
  • Huge disappointment !!
    I am truly disappointed with the releasers of these DVD's. What is the point of splitting a season in 2 boxes ? You got it, to make monney on the back of fans.
    There have not been many TV series released in 2 boxes. Why do it to Dynasty ? This is really an insult.
    I hope this is the 1st and the last time they do this and I also wish they will issue one box instead of 2 for season 3.
    Dynasty is a true TV phenomena and even if the clothes are out of fashion, the haircuts way over the top and the plots sometimes really cheap, no one can deny that Dynasty is now a night soap classic.
    Can't wait to see more catfights, insults and mud in the face.
    ...more info
  • Season Three
    I am still put off by having the seasons broken up in two but am glad that the wait for Volume 2 wasn't interminable. The picture quality is still excellent (much better than the faded and scratched "Dallas" transfers) and the episodes uncut.

    Oddly, the third season of "Dynasty" found the show becoming a phenomenon to rival "Dallas" and yet I found I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous seasons. First of all, some of the compelling characters like Claudia and Al Corley as Steven aren't around much or at all and that's a disappointment. Pamela Bellwood's Claudia was so great and in Volume 2 she only appears once (thankfully, Claudia does come back in Season 4.) "Heroes" Jack Coleman assumes the role of Steven but seems stiff and uncomfortable connecting with his character. Other newcomers like Geoffrey Scott, Kathleen Beller and Gordon Thomson are a mixed bag. Thomson's Adam brings the melodrama and camp up a notch but Beller's Kirby flounders in a chemistry-free relationship with Jeff and Scott, brought in as Krystle's not so ex-husband, has a storyline that loses steam as the season progresses. I know I shouldn't compare to "Dallas' but I did like the fact that the cast of the latter show stayed intact as long as possible. "Dynasty" seems to change directions every season -not that it's a bad thing and hey, the ratings told the story.

    And then there's Krystle and Alexis and the lily pond. As classic as this sequence is, I think it lacks the ferocity of the original studio battle which was the culmination of months and months of tension. The lily pond was just an excuse to have them fight again after a brief argument.

    Does my critique mean I will be staying away from Season 4? Heck no. I say bring on more drama because now I'm hooked. I just hope the wait isn't too long.
    ...more info
  • Stop All the Whining and Think
    Clearly the rights owners felt if people were willing to pay $25 or so for the first season of 13 episodes then they were willing to pay twice that for twice as many episodes.

    Yes, the studios and production companies made their money back on Dynasty long ago, but for a new DVD release there are often production costs (converting to DVD, cleaning up, duplicating the DVDs and designing and producing packaging for them and so on) and also marketing costs that have to be covered.

    It's probably also easier for a lot of people to buy a half-season for $25 and the other half later rather than $50 all at once (and you sell a lot more at $25 than $50.

    I'm not a fan of splitting the seasons either, but at least you have them, and the products so far have been of pretty good quality, which isn't always the case on old TV shows put on DVD....more info
  • Greedy? That's a word they invented for you, Paramount...
    The Good:

    OK, I grew up during the 1980s and totally missed this program during its original run. Mom watched Dallas sporadically, but noone in the family was never that "into" Dynasty.

    Partially due to nostalgia and partially because I'm an ultra-fan of cult TV/film and camp, I bought seasons of both Dallas and Dynasty. With Dallas, while I enjoyed certain aspects of the series, I nevertheless had to struggle to maintain my interest as the series often fell into a tepid lull after each season-ending cliffhanger was resolved.

    Not so with Dynasty. I acquired the first three seasons this past year and zipped through all three within a month's time. While Dallas may have had more fans and the "Who Shot JR" cliffhanger holds a higher place in TV history, Dynasty is by far the more entertaining series, partially because the characters seemed a bit more complex. Where Dallas's conflict seemed to hinge on villainous JR vs. any number of flat characters, Dynasty boasted a wider range of characters and conflicts, with the histrionics and the wild plot twists only adding to the campy suspense. I can certainly understand how Dynasty managed to threaten Dallas's top ratings spot throughout the mid-1980s.

    The Bad:

    Having to wait so long for each half-season. Paramount, you miserable bitch. ...more info
  • Great picture and sound quality
    Season 3 Volume 2 dvds.
    Got the second volume today.

    The picture quality is as good as the previous seasons. The credits are a little grainy but after that the picture is very good. Paramount have done a very good job with the remastering. The sound is crystal clear.

    I've watched various scenes, and the picture is wonderful, there's so much more fine detail and texture in the costumes and set, Alexis's outfit's look particularly good.

    Hope Paramount keeps up the high quality with Dynasty, just wish they would release seasons quicker. ...more info
  • At least they keep releasing the season sets part 2

    Finally u can pre-order part 2 of season 3 here at amazon and on october the 21rst we will have the whole season 3 even in two volumes.
    What i hope is this will be the last time paramount treats dynasty fans like this and season 4 will arrive at one piece.
    For the two volumes of season 3 we spend $50.00 when for the whole season 2 we spend JUST $30.00 so paramount stop be so greedy and give us the fans what we need QUICKLY AND IN ONE PIECE....more info
  • Dynasty vol 2 Season 3
    At least the series is coming out little by little. I am a hugh fan of Dynasty and dream of owning all 9 seasons one day on dvd. I taped them on tv during the first run on vhs but those tapes are long gone and the quality on those tapes didnt last - mostly the sound went on them so I am not able to watch them anymore. I am not a fan of having to buy a split season - maybe the powers that be will learn from the sucess of the Dallas dvd sets being released season by season complete at about every 6 months or so. So far 9 seasons of Dallas are out and the 10th due in January of 09 - lets hope Dynasty will move faster and see a complete release every 6 months or so or sooner..................... Dynasty NEEDS to catch up with the Dallas dvd releases !or if worst comes to worst- release 2 vols of a season at once - I hate hanging on to see the next chapter of Dynasty......... ...more info
  • 3rd season available only in two parts-released for sale 6 months apart
    hopefully season 4 will be released in its entirety !!!!!!!!!!!!hopefully not a nother years wait for 4th season !!!!...more info
  • Continuing to boycott
    Does no one at CBS/Paramount realize that this show is nearly 30 years old? Asking fans to pay more for 12 episodes of "Dynasty"'s third season than Warner did for 31 episodes of Season Nine of "Dallas" is preposterous.

    "Dynasty" is a great guilty pleasure ... but only at a sensible price point. With the flood of titles available, I'll take my dollars elsewhere, thank you....more info
  • CONTINUE THE BOYCOTT
    I didnt buy the season 3 part one and WILL NOT be buying season 3 part two. It really amazes me that there are people out there who are actually trying to ratonalise the studio ripping off the fans of dynasty. Sorry but a retail price of $80 for a complete season of dynasty is not a good deal when the complete seasons of dallas are being offered for $40, do the math people! the studio would make a decent profit by issuing the entire season for a retail price of $39.99 because THEY WOULD SELL MORE! For people who actually buy this volume, well, you deserve to be ripped off and I hope that sales are so poor that there will be no season 4 release...more info
  • Season Three
    I am still put off by having the seasons broken up in two but am glad that the wait for Volume 2 wasn't interminable. The picture quality is still excellent (much better than the faded and scratched "Dallas" transfers) and the episodes uncut.

    Oddly, the third season of "Dynasty" found the show becoming a phenomenon to rival "Dallas" and yet I found I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous seasons. First of all, some of the compelling characters like Claudia and Al Corley as Steven aren't around much or at all and that's a disappointment. Pamela Bellwood's Claudia was so great and in Volume 2 she only appears once (thankfully, Claudia does come back in Season 4.) "Heroes" Jack Coleman assumes the role of Steven but seems stiff and uncomfortable connecting with his character. Other newcomers like Geoffrey Scott, Kathleen Beller and Gordon Thomson are a mixed bag. Thomson's Adam brings the melodrama and camp up a notch but Beller's Kirby flounders in a chemistry-free relationship with Jeff and Scott, brought in as Krystle's not so ex-husband, has a storyline that loses steam as the season progresses. I know I shouldn't compare to "Dallas' but I did like the fact that the cast of the latter show stayed intact as long as possible. "Dynasty" seems to change directions every season -not that it's a bad thing and hey, the ratings told the story.

    And then there's Krystle and Alexis and the lily pond. As classic as this sequence is, I think it lacks the ferocity of the original studio battle which was the culmination of months and months of tension. The lily pond was just an excuse to have them fight again after a brief argument.

    Does my critique mean I will be staying away from Season 4? Heck no. I say bring on more drama because now I'm hooked. I just hope the wait isn't too long.
    ...more info
  • i dont know what about u but i will wait for the release of the complete show
    if i could wait 16 years since the show ended till the first season released in 2005-then i can wait untill the whole show released in one package with complete seasons and reasonable price....more info
  • Dynasty: Season Three, Vol. Two
    I really thought owning these Dynasty dvds would be anecdotal, or just something nostalgic to have as a dust collector. However, the strangest thing has happened, they have gripped me in the same riveting fashion that they did in the 80's! The steady diet of tacky Reality TV shows and teenager driven "dramas" in recent years really makes you appreciate the superb craftsmanship of Dyansty. Each episode reminds you that this is a skillfully engineered, over the top, melodramatic, zany, shocking, bonkers-fashion show, and a true cliffhanging super-soap. The most difficult thing was not ploppping in every single DVD one after the other! There are no characters currently on modern television with this kind of charisma and dramatically costumed physical appearances. My only chagrin is that there are no special features of which to speak of, and of course, the way the 3rd season was miserly split into two sets, sold months apart! That part sucked, but nonetheless, five stars!!!!...more info
  • Dynasty Vol 2:Steven Mark2 and Round 2 For Alexis and Krystle!
    Season 3 of Dynasty continues with Steven being found alive after being burnt in a oil rig expolsion,Jack Coleman now takes over the role from Al Corley.(though Al Corley returns as Steven in Dynasty:The Reunion,when Jack Coleman wasn't available)
    This is the first of Blake and Alexis'children to get a new face although in later seasons, Fallon's new look(Pamela Sue Martin to Emma Samms) isn't explained or is Amanda's,(Catherine Oxenberg to Karen Celleni)she even goes from a British accent to American in the space of an episode!
    Gordon Thomson played Adam throughout the TV series but was given only five days notice of the filming of "Dynasty:The Reunion",he was committed to another series by then,he was replaced by Robin Sachs,Thomson won a lawsuit against Aaron Spelling,for loss of earnings.
    The epic catfight between Alexis(Joan Collins)and Krystle(Linda Evans)in the lily pond is the most remembered of all the catfights,Joan Collins was accidently knocked out by Linda Evans,when filming this.
    Pamela Bellwood makes a welcome one off appearance when Steven vist Claudia at the sanitaruim,Claudia returns full time in season 4.
    Alexis makes a lot of enemies as the season closes,Joseph,(Lee Bergere)Mark (Geoffrey Scott)and a Senator she's ruined.
    This great season ends on a cliffhanger with Alexis and Krystle trapped in a burning cabin,the fire deliberately set...
    Roll on season 4,we met Dex Dexter(Michael Nader)the wonderful Dominique Devereux(Diahan Carroll)but sadly is the last season to feature Pamela Sue Matin's Fallon,hope its out soon! ...more info
  • Glad we get it this soon
    I, too, am not happy with seasons being spilt up, but as long as we can still get them I am not going to complain too much. If people complain too much and don't buy, then they don't continue to release the show. When I start purchasing a series, I want the whole thing not just part of it. ...more info
  • HURRY SEASON 4
    Please hurry with season 4-9. This is taking too long to be put on DVD. Dallas series is already on its 9th season out. Come on Dynasty fans and lets get the ball rolling! We need more of this 80's drama on dvd quick!!!...more info
  • It's only $30 - Get over it!
    It's only $30. It's Dynasty. Get over it. You can forgo three vodka sodas one weekend and you can buy Dynasty Season Three Volume 2. Alexis would approve!...more info
  • Dynasty: Season Three, Vol. Two
    I really thought owning these Dynasty dvds would be anecdotal, or just something nostalgic to have as a dust collector. However, the strangest thing has happened, they have gripped me in the same riveting fashion that they did in the 80's! The steady diet of tacky Reality TV shows and teenager driven "dramas" in recent years really makes you appreciate the superb craftsmanship of Dyansty. Each episode reminds you that this is a skillfully engineered, over the top, melodramatic, zany, shocking, bonkers-fashion show, and a true cliffhanging super-soap. The most difficult thing was not ploppping in every single DVD one after the other! There are no characters currently on modern television with this kind of charisma and dramatically costumed physical appearances. My only chagrin is that there are no special features of which to speak of, and of course, the way the 3rd season was miserly split into two sets, sold months apart! That part sucked, but nonetheless, five stars!!!!...more info
  • Price isn't the issue!
    I really don't care what price they put on each series but I do think most people/fans would like to have each season in its entirety. Die hard fans would easily sit down & watch an entire season over a weekend once they've brought it home from the shop. If you have a "set" that ends mid season!? well...thats not the way it was meant to be watched! Charge what you need to charge to make you profit but PLEASE put each season out in ONE box set! The manufacturers should try "channeling" Krystle more & not Alexis! Be good! Not evil! ...more info
  • Don't stop the Dynasty releases!!!
    I dont care how they release them, just do it. I do not mind paying a little more if the rest of the seasons come out. Season 4 is were the series really hit its stride and became an international phenomenom.

    Keep releasing and I will keep buying!

    Dynasty is a great guilty pleasure!...more info
  • Are you kidding?
    I cannot believe that after waiting so long for more of Dynasty to come out, the studios try to pull this garbage on us releasing 1/2 season at a time. They really do take the public for fools. I am dying to purchase the complete series of Dynasty, but I will not fall for this gimmick. And then they will stop releasing more because they will say that sales weren't good enough on Season 3 so they have decided not to release more. Well maybe it would sell more if you released the entire season. It's not like there are going to be multi-bonus features or something that requires years of preparation. It's just a straight dvd of a series that was loved world wide. And then we finally get a teaser of Dynasty with its first two seasons, wait forever, and then they try to pull this nonsense? Ridiculous. How sad for all of us that we have to contend with this horrible studio decision about this great series....more info
  • Dynasty Season 3 Vol 2
    Product was fine. Delivered promptly. Not as good as Dallas but a good story. Don't like the idea that season 3 was broken up into 2 separate DVD sets....more info
  • DYNASTY
    I have all of the Dynasty so far and hope to get the rest of them. Stop complaining everyone, if you don't want it don't get it. Don't spoil it for the people who want it....more info

 

 
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