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Fox Revs Up For More ‘Sons of Anarchy’

31 Aug, 2010 By: Chris Tribbey

HOLLYWOOD — When fans consider whether to grab the DVD or Blu-ray Disc of Sons of Anarchy: Season Two (DVD $59.98, Blu-ray $69.99), actor Ron Perlman (Clay) hopes they go for the latter.

“I love Blu-ray,” Perlman said, speaking before a screening of the season three premiere. “It’s great to see beautiful movies done right, in high-def.”

Perlman also ticked off the bonus features included on both the DVD and Blu-ray offerings, including deleted scenes, a gag reel, commentary on selected episodes, “John The Revelator Music Video,” and several featurettes.

The third season of the series, a critical and ratings hit, can be seen Sept. 7 on FX and picks up where season two left off, with the outlaw motorcycle gang SAMCRO searching for Abel, the kidnapped infant son of club VP Jax (played by Charlie Hunnam). The search brings the gang to Ireland (in reality, a set designed in North Hollywood, that actress Bellina Logan, who plays Fiona, called “incredible.”)

Actress Kristen Renton (Ima) said the show continues to draw big ratings because “It taps into a lot of fantasies,” she said. “Who doesn’t want to be an outlaw, right?”

“There’s always the violence and stunts, and a really strong storyline,” added actress Winter Ave Zoli (Lyla).

Actor Kim Coates (Tig) said he’s constantly amazed that the cast and crew are able to pump out episodes on such a tight schedule.

“This is tense stuff,” Coates said. “Cameras flying around, crew flying around. How we get it done, I still don’t know.

What he does know: “We don’t get to ride nearly enough on this show.”

Kurt Sutter, the series’ creator and executive producer, credits his cast, saying he’s “blessed.”

“I try not to throw any huge curves at them,” he said. “We try to stay on the same page.”

Hunnam said the third season will delve into the roots of the club, and will see a lot of changes with his character.

 “I think, for me, one of the really interesting things is I’ve been pretty determined, with a desire to change the club into what I see it as,” he said. “I think this season I realize it is what it’s supposed to be.”

And while Hunnam is signed on for a full seven seasons of the show, he knows no character is completely safe when you’re talking about a show of outlaw motorcycle gang members.

“I hate to think of a scenario where it was to go on without me,” he said.

Actress Katey Sagal (Gemma) said there’s only one thing any “Sons of Anarchy” cast member has to worry about.

“As long as you don’t die on ‘Sons of Anarchy, you can come back,’” she said.

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