TITLE: HOGAN'S HEROES - THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006 (Paramount Home Entertainment)
Number of Discs: 5
Number of Episodes: 30
Running Time: 12 hours and 40 minutes
Running Time of Special Features: 6 minutes
Languages, Subtitles, Closed Captioning: English; No
Subtitles; Closed Captioned.
Special Features: Werner Klemperer on "The Pat Sajak
Show," "Episode Photo Galleries," and "Series Photo
Once again, HOGAN'S HEROES fans fall in line ... for
another great season of those crazy captives in Stalag
13! The hit CBS series features Bob Crane as Colonel
Robert Hogan, his scheming sidekicks (Robert Clary,
Richard Dawson, Ivan Dixon and Larry Hovis). Rounding
out the stellar ensemble cast are Werner Klemperer as
Colonel Wilhelm Klink and John Banner as Sergeant
Hansa Schultz. Enjoy laughs from one of TV's top rated
sitcoms with all 30 "Season Three" Hogan's Heroes
episodes in this five-disc DVD set!
Memorable Episodes / Notable Guest Stars:
Season Three has so many memorable episodes. I'll just
a few (or not; cause I always say that and then list
nearly every episode!): "The Crittendon Plan,"
"Sergeant Schultz Meets Mata Hari," "Casanova Klink,"
"A Russian Is Coming," "Everybody Loves a Snowman,"
"The Hostage," "Carter Turns Traitor," "Is There a
Doctor in the House?," "Hogan, Go Home," "Axis Annie,"
"LeBeau and the Little Old Lady," "The Ultimate
Weapon," and "Drums Along the Dusseldorf."
Some notable guest stars this season include Bernard
Fox in his recurring role as Colonel Crittendon, Joyce
Jameson, Kathleen Freeman, Karl Swenson, Felice
Orlandi, Barbara McNair, Bob Hastings, and Nina Talbot
(who won an Emmy nomination for her role in the
episode "The Hostage").
The cover art continues to be similar in design with
past releases. The main color is maroon. The top of
the box features pictures of Schultz and Klink with a
larger picture of Hogan while the bottom portion
features the rest of the regular cast in what looks
like press photos from certain episodes. It's a very
nice cover and it's almost exactly like the first two
seasons. The back features more or less the same
design. The case is like many Paramount releases; slip
covers (think thin pack discs inside of a box). Each
individual box features pictures of each cast member
(two on a cover) with the same design used for the
main box. The first two cases hold two discs, while
the third case only holds disc 5. Case 1/Disc 1
features Hogan and Klink and Episodes 1-6 while Disc 2
features Klink and Schultz and episodes 7-12. Case
2/Disc 3 features Schultz and Hogan, episodes 13-18
and Disc 4 features Schultz and Klink and episodes
19-24. Case 3/Disc 5 features Klink and Hogan and
episodes 25-30 as well as all of the special
feature(s) included on this set.
Menu Design and Navigation:
What was nice is that Paramount kept the new menu they
debuted on Season 2. It's more animated and features
brief video clips from the episodes. It's very
"military" themed and over the menu is a cool
spotlight that goes back and forth over the menu
screen. There is music that plays continuously
throughout and it's the military style drum beating
(heard in the first few seconds of Hogan's Heroes
opening credits). This is an awesome design! The main
menu that pops up has an immediate list of the
episodes you can select, without having to go through
several different screens like some sets just to get
to an episode. There is also a "Play All" feature.
Video and Audio Quality:
The video is very good, as you would expect on a
re-mastered DVD set. The audio, like on most older
show sets, was low, but not nearly as low as some
older sets, so it may require you to increase the
volume on your TV a bit. But there were no major
issues to be concerned with on this set. And on this
set, closed captioning is available but there were no
Subtitles made available, or any type of language
selection, for that matter. All episodes will
generally run between approx. 24 and 25 minutes. Each
episode has the popular chapter skip option available.
* Werner Klemperer on "The Pat Sajak Show" (approx.
runtime: 6 minutes)
A very nice inclusion--just a heads up that the whole
episode is not available; it is only Werner
Klemperer's appearance. The video is in great
condition and it was really nice to see an interview
with him. He talks about his obsessive compulsiveness
in having everything meticulous in his dressing room,
among other things. Kudos to Paramount for including
* Episode Photo Galleries
This is a nice feature. I'll explain how this works:
after certain episodes a photo gallery is offered, in
which you can view still shots from the episode. It's
very nicely done. These galleries are available for
these episodes: "Sergeant Schultz Meets Mata Hari"
(Disc 1/Episode 4), "Everybody Loves a Snowman" (Disc
3/Episode 2) and "LeBeau and the Little Old Lady"
(Disc 5/Episode 1).
* Series Photo Gallery
It's basically just a set of photos taken on the set
of the cast in character (or not). This is a nice
Well, after Season Two's onslaught of so many great
special features, this release pales in comparison.
It's disappointing. There were so many fantastic bonus
features last time. Hopefully Season Four gives us at
least a little more selection. The sets are done
really well. I have to praise Paramount for that. They
are very sleek and nicely designed. The menu screen is
very easy to navigate and the photo galleries included
as special features are very, very nice. Overall, yet
again, a great release by Paramount, but hopefully
they can find more bonus features for the next
Final Numbers (out of 5 stars - How our point system works)
Video Quality: 5/5
Audio Quality: 4/5
Special Features: 3/5
Menu Design/Navigation: 5/5
-- Reviewed by TVJunkie101 (Shawn Eaton) on 03/06/06
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