I got this set early to review for DVDFanatic.com... Here are excerpts of my review:
The episodes in this set are a mysterious collection. To begin with, by the time the third season started in Spring 2004, it was so popular that a one-hour special episode was filmed, in which MXC games were played at Universal Studios in Florida by college students from the University of Central Florida and various other Orlando-area colleges. Titled "MXC Almost Live," it was a competition between the Geeks (with team captain guest star Tony Hawk) and the Greeks (team captain Tara Dakides). The episode was the season premier and is left off this set.
Secondly, there are 27 episodes in season three (including "MXC Almost Live"), but there are only 13 here - roughly half. And though they are presented in airdate order, the order here skips over a few episodes from September. Not sure why, but I can assume those episode will be present on Volume Four; I hope the same is true for "MXC Almost Live," but something tells me it will be completely "eliminated."
Episodes in this set are: "Republicans vs. Democrats vs. Third Party," "Unemployed vs. Environmentalists," "Snack Food Industry vs. Print Media," "Baby Products Industry vs. Paranormal," "Adventurers & Explorers vs. Dental Industry," "Country Kids vs. City Kids," "Organized Crime vs. Weight Loss Industry," "Novelty/ Gift Industry vs. The Death Industry," "The Amusement Park Industry vs. The World's Oldest Profession," "Oil Industry vs. Make-Over Industry," "Film Industry vs. Phobias," "Romance Industry vs. Firearm Industry" and "Footwear Industry vs. Electronic Gaming."
Thankfully, NO episodes are edited in this set, but the skipping over and season premier omittance is puzzling.
For some reason, the digipak slides out of the slipcase from the left side, instead of the standard right. Odd.
The special features for Volume Three are reduced just like the set. Basically, you get two more original Takeshi's Castle episodes (#s 1 & 67) and the throwaway "Kenny Blankenship's Top 25 Most Painful Eliminations of Volume Three." No commentaries, no behind-the-scenes, not much at all.
So you are buying this one mostly just for the random collection of season three episodes. Still worthy of purchase for sure -- but try to score it for as cheap as possible...