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Mad Men Season 3

Mad Men Season 3“Having triumphed at the Royal
  Television Society Awards, the
  critically-acclaimed US drama Mad
  Men
, about the lives of bad-assed
  ad men in the Sixties, returns to
  DVD and Blu-ray with a compelling
  and revealing Season 3...


A STYLISH AND CONVINCING US television drama series, Mad Men rolls back time to the early Sixties to follow the lives and loves of believable characters in fictional Madison Avenue-based advertising agency Sterling Cooper.

Complicated love lives, juicy scandal, vicious back-biting, petty jealousy and cut-throat competition spice up the storylines, given extra appeal by attractive and ambitious Don Draper (Golden Globe-winning Jon Hamm) — master manipulator and renowned ladies' man.

Don, the creative director and junior partner of Sterling Cooper, has an astonishing secret of which even his long-suffering, pregnant wife Elizabeth — known as Betty (January Jones) — is unaware until Season 3. But will it be a revelation too far for Betty?

Has she had enough of the womanising ways of the former-Korean GI Don's infidelities? His affair with his daughter's teacher Suzanne suggests he is unwilling to change in order to save his troubled marriage.

But who is Dick Whitman and how did he carry off such an audacious deception? How does he connect to the over-confident Don and will Betty choose to overlook the web of lies woven by Don?

Mad Men Season 3 continues with changes at Sterling Cooper that cause resentment and dissatisfaction within the advertising agency, which is already on the verge of a split. Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser: Angel) and Kenny Cosgrove (Aaron Staton) uncomfortably share the Head of Accounts position.

Don Draper's secretary Margaret "Peggy" Olson (Elisabeth Moss: The West Wing) found herself pregnant by Pete and suffered a breakdown. She has become a copywriter with her own office but has already been approached by Herman "Duck" Phillips (Mark Moses) whose current agency Grey is looking for talent.

When Don and Salvatore "Sal" Romano (Bryan Batt) go to Baltimore to pacify client London Fog, Sal commits an indiscretion that Don accidentally witnesses — as he is leaving their hotel via the fire escape, with an air hostess with whom he has spent the night.

How will Betty deal with her meeting with Henry Francis, aide to New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and how will the country deal with the assassination of the charismatic President Kennedy? Deservedly becoming an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for Outstanding Drama for two years in a row, Mad Men brings the US Swinging Sixties to life in a gloriously fun-and-frolics laden Season 3.

The third series brings more scandalous surprises as this glamorous, sophisticated, smoke-enveloped drama follows the sexual exploits, working relationships and social lives of the ruthless and fiercely-competitive professionals of the Madison Avenue-based ad agency Sterling Cooper.

Don and the other equally ambitious and merciless young ad execs are contending with a world on the brink as they prepare for the agency's fortieth anniversary. Welcome to Mad Men, a shocking portrait of a time that was anything but innocent. There is nothing as sexy; nothing as provocative. Nothing is as it seems in Mad Men Season 3. Very good, very Sixties and very watchable with a talented cast.

Mad Men Season 3 also features: Christina Hendricks as Joan; Michael Gladis as Paul Kinsey; Rich Sommer as Harold "Harry" Crane; Robert Morse as Bertram "Bert" Cooper; John Slattery (Sex & The City; Desperate Housewives) as Roger Sterling; Joel Murray as Frederick "Fred" Rumsen; Jared Harris as Lane Price; Kiernan Shipka; Alison Brie as Gertrude "Trudy" Campbell; and Anne Dydek as Francine Hanson. Created and Co-Written by Matthew Weiner; Co-Written by Executive Producer Tom Palmer; Music By David Carbonara; and Directed by Phil Abraham.

Mad Men has garnered numerous awards, including a BAFTA television Award for the International category (2009), three Golden Globes for Best Television Series Drama (2008, 2009, and 2010), nine Emmys, a RTS Programme Award (2009) and a Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2010).

Mad Men — the stylish, multi-award-winning, internationally-acclaimed television series from the Writer and Executive Producer of The Sopranos returns on DVD and Blu-ray, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, for a third award-winning season on 26 April, 2010.

Also available is the Mad Men Premium Limited Edition Triple Pack Box Set: the ultimate purchase for true fans, it contains all 39 episodes from all three series of the award-winning show that has been hailed by critics as one of television's best-ever dramas. This nine-disc set comes in a stylish presentation box and is packed with bonus material, including featurettes and audio commentaries with the cast and crew. DVD: RRP 59.99; Blu-ray: RRP 79.99.

The thirteen-episode DVD is packed with Featurettes and audio commentaries on key episodes, offering unmissable insights into the world of Mad Men Season 3. The Blu-ray release also offers additional material, including two audio commentaries from key cast and crew on each episode.

Mad Men Season 3 DVD Extras

Commentary with Matt Weiner, Elisabeth Moss and Jared Harris | Medgar Evers: An Unsung Hero, Part I | Commentary with Jon Hamm, Bryan Batt and Chelcie Ross | Commentary with Christina Hendricks and Jared Harris | Medgar Evers: An Unsung Hero, Part II | Mad Men Illustrated | Commentary with John Hamm, Robert Morse an John Slattery | Clearing The Air: The History of Cigarette Advertising | We Shall Overcome: The March on Washington.

Mad Men Season 3 Blu-ray Extras

Disc 1: Out Of Town: Audio Commentary with Vincent Kartheiser, Aaron Staton, Bryan Batt and Rich Sommer | Out Of Town: Audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner and Phil Abraham | Love Among The Ruins: Audio Commentary with Matt Weiner, Elisabeth Moss, Jared Harris | My Old Kentucky Home: Audio Commentary with Elisabeth Moss, Janie Bryant | My Old Kentucky Home: Audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner and Dahvi Waller | The Arrangements: Audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner, Kiernan Shipka and Ryan Cutrona | The Fog: Audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner, Dan Bishop and Phil Abraham | Mad Men Illustrated.

Disc 2: Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency: Audio Commentary with Christina Hendricks and Jared harris | Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency: Audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner and Lesli Linka Glatter | Seven Twenty Three: Audio Commentary with Andrew and Marie Jacquemetton | Seven Twenty Three: audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner, Robert Morse, Josh Weltman and Bob Levinson | Souvenir: Audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner, Vincent Kartheiser and Lisa Albert | Wee Small Hours: audio commentary with John Hamm, Bryan Balt and Chelcie Ross | Wee Small Hours: Audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner and Scott Hornbacher | Clearing the Air: The History of Cigarette Advertising | Flashback 1963.

Disc 3: The colour Blue: Audio Commentary with Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gladis and Jared Harris | The Colour Blue: Audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner and Mike Uppendahl | The Gypsy and the Hobo: Audio Commentary with Christina Hendricks, John Slattery and Jennifer Getzinger | The Gypsy and the Hobo: Audio Commentary with John Hamm and Matt Weiner | The Grown Ups: Audio Commentary with Vincent Kartheiser, Allison Brie and John Slattery | The Grown Ups: Audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner, Blake McCormick and Brett Johnson | Shut The Door: Have a Seat: Audio Commentary with John Hamm, Robert Morse and John Slattery | Shut The Door, Have A Seat: Audio Commentary with Matthew Weiner and Eric Levy | Medgar Evers: An Unsung Hero, Part 1 | Medgar Evers: An Unsung Hero, part 2 | We Shall Overcome: The March on Washington.

"Mad Men brings the Swinging Sixties to life in a gloriously fun-and-frolics laden Season 3" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"As near to genius as TV gets *****" — Metro

"The Best Thing on TV since The Sopranos" — Grazia

"Smart, Cool, Funny, Knowing and visually gorgeous" — Daily Mirror

"Brilliant" — Shortlist

"Get ready to be hooked" — Independent on Sunday