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'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3 DVD: Clips With Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten Among Highlights (VIDEO)

08/02/2013 03:30 EDT
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*SPOILER ALERT if you haven't seen "Boardwalk Empire" Season 3 in its entirety*

It's been a while since "Boardwalk Empire" Season 3 finished up, but the powerful drama featured some intense scenes that have stayed with us over the last few months: Van Alden losing it, Richard cleaning house and the demise of Gyp Rosetti among them.

"Boardwalk Empire" Season 3 Clip: Director Tim Van Patten on Van Alden

 

As a refresher, the season starts out on New Year's Eve 1922 and the Roaring '20s are about to begin in earnest. Despite a booming economy, alcohol is scarce in Atlantic City, competition is at its fiercest and gangster violence is heating up.

Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) has become Atlantic City's undisputed czar during Prohibition and is facing the challenge of mending old relationships. While his marriage lies in shambles, he faces new competition from Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale), a hair-trigger gangster determined to siphon off his alcohol business. The conflict brings out the best and worst in Nucky, who proves his brutal mettle in a series of violent encounters, as new and familiar faces also undergo compelling metamorphoses.

"Boardwalk Empire" Season 3 Clip: Martin Scorsese Weighs In

 

HBO Home Entertainment is releasing Season 3 on Blu-ray and DVD on August 20, and has supplied us with some behind-the-scenes commentary clips (above and below) that are featured with the Blu-rays and DVDs. Episode director Tim Van Patten and executive producer Martin Scorsese weigh in on some of the season's big moments. There is a lot of extra bonus material included, and not to be missed by any "Boardwalk Empire" fan.

"The Season 3 finale was something else," said Van Patten to HuffPost TV on-set. "People expect and deserve certain payoffs. After all, this is a gangster show!"

"Boardwalk Empire" writer Howard Korder agrees -- and refers to a character's death in Episode 10 (you know which one we're talking about). "If you didn't know what was in that box, then that makes us very happy."

"Boardwalk Empire" Season 3 Clip: Van Patten on Gyp Rosetti

 

We've got exclusive Season 4 details coming up -- but for now, enjoy these Season 4 photos.

"Boardwalk Empire" Season 3 comes out on August 20 on Blu-ray and DVD.

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