What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in “The Walking Dead”? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.

ftwds3bluStudio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Year: 2017
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Run time: 710 minutes
Rating: R

Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 5 BD
Region: 1

I really enjoyed this season, I will say that this show has finally hit its stride here in season 3. It is exactly what I would expect from the people of the world where the virus is starting to take over. Their actions and reactions make the show exciting. It is my hope that eventually; that is, in the distant future, some of the survivors from Fear of the Walking Dead will meet up with some of the survivors from the Walking Dead series. The episode 15 gives me hope that the writers will eventually merge the two shows. I will be watching. After all, I thought that Fear of the Walking Dead aired to show the state of the world at the onset of the virus because people had so many questions after looking at the Walking Dead about the beginning days of the virus. I am a loyal fan of both shows! I like how this show lets us see the virus invading the coastal regions and the other regions of the world, like Mexico. Its lets us know that the virus is not just in the US, but it is invading other regions of the world. Episode 14 and 15 of the Fear of the Walking Dead were the best this season. These episodes were filled with much action and suspense. This show is truly getting better and better with each passing episode.

Movie Quality: 9/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 1:78:1 aspect ratio. Having watched this show on AMC on its first run and now on Blu-ray, this show looks absolutely stunning on Blu-ray. “Fear The Walking Dead Season Three” like “The Walking Dead” shows off bright to dark aspects of the show as we slowly progress through the apocalypse. The show doesn’t quite start to get as gritty as it’s sister show till later episodes. Colors are strong in many scenes with some very strong looking oranges and blues. Blacks are very deep. Throughout the show I felt like I was a part of this slowly depressing looking world which the production team did their job.
Print Quality: 9.5/10

The audio is presented in a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix. I found the Dolby TrueHD mix an upgrade from the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix while the show was broadcast on television. As the majority of the film features dialogue, when there’s action…the lossless soundtrack does a good job in making those scenes quite immersive by utilizing every channel. From zombies groaning and moaning, gun shots being fired, and birds chirping fill up the soundfield very nicely. Dialogue is clean through the center channel with no apparent issues.
Print Quality: 9.5/10

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Dave Erickson,Andrew Bernstein, and Actor Kim Dickens for “Eye of the Beholder.”
  • Audio Commentary with Dave Erickson, Andrew Bernstein, Writer Jami O’Brien and Actors Kim Dickens and Dayton Callie For “Children of Wrath”
  • Audio Commentary with Dave Erickson, Andrew Bernstein, and Kim Dickens and Colman Domingo for “Sleigh Ride.”
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes [HD]

Special Features: 7/10

Final Thoughts

I liked the different feel this show has as compared to the original show. And many of the characters are growing on me. The fourth season is coming out soon so if you haven’t watched season three yet, this is worth picking up to get yourself caught up.

Overall Rating: 9/10