- Number of Discs: 7
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 18 hours, 9 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: October 24, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Warner Home Video
- 7-Disc Set
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.77
- Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Behind the Scenes: "From Script to Screen - 'The Party Favor'"
- Making of The Subways Music Video
- "What's In a Name'"
- Additional Interactive Features - "Pass The Remote - Scene Surfing Commentary"
Disc 1: "The Aftermath," "The Shape of Things to Come," "The End of Innocence," "The Last Waltz"
Disc 2: "The Perfect Storm," "The Swells," "The Anger Management," "The Game Plan"
Disc 3: "The Disconnect," "The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah," "The Safe Harbor," "The Sister Act"
Disc 4: "The Pot Stirrer," "The Cliffhanger," "The Heavy Lifting," "The Road Warrior"
Disc 5: "The Journey," "The Undertow," "The Secrets and Lies"
Disc 6: "The Day After Tomorrow," "The Dawn Patrol," "The College Try," "The Party Favor"
Disc 7: "The Man of the Year," "The Graduates"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Ultimate DVD - 12/01/2006
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's something guiltily addictive about this modern day 90210."
With its debut in 2003, THE O.C. quickly became the most popular night-time soap since BEVERLY HILLS, 90210. Captivating audiences with its fresh dialogue, clever wit, steamy storylines, and the mesmerizing power of Peter Gallagher's eyebrows, the series became a trendsetting force in terms of popular fashion and music tastes among young viewers. When the third season begins, characters are left to deal with the aftermath of the previous year's events. While Kirsten makes friends in rehab and thinks over when she'll be ready to return home, Sandy shields her from all the drama going on back in the O.C. Still having to explain her role in Trey's shooting, Marissa finds herself in the middle of police accusations and harsh judgment from the Harbor High parent council. Meanwhile, Ryan is encountering the same treatment. As Seth, Summer, and Sandy try to get Ryan and Marissa back into Harbor, several things get in the way, and it looks like Marissa may be leaving her Chanel purses behind for the tough world of public school.
In this season, each character must carry his or her fair share of baggage, including formerly saint-like Sandy, who while negotiating some sticky business deals, gets in over his head, and risks what he thought was a rock-solid marriage. As the season progresses, there are college decisions to make, with the gang having to decide whether to stick together or split up. Loyalties are tested, bonds broken, new connections made, and in the final episode of the season, a central character's life is lost.