The Flash: The Complete Second Season – Blu-ray Review

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”

What events from your past do you wish you could change? What would you do differently? How do you think that would affect your life in the present day? For Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin), this isn’t just wishful thinking; it’s a reality. A reality that has taken him from tragic backstory a happy world with both parents and a positive outlook on life.

Or is it?

After speeding back in time to prevent the murder of his mother by Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), Barry finds himself in an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint. Things and people in Flashpoint look the same, but this alternate reality soon begins to affect Barry in strange ways. While he’s happy to have his mom back, was it worth the toll the reversal is taking on him and his powers? And who’s this other guy protecting Central City?

As Barry struggles to maintain familiar-to-him-but-new-to-everyone-else relationships with his friends and colleagues, it soon becomes clear that what he’s done by creating Flashpoint has created implications and complications that he never foresaw. Will his return from Flashpoint reverse all that he’s done? Or has he forever altered the lives and events of everyone and everything in Central City?

The Flash is a fast-paced and fun series that does a great job in the third season expanding Flash’s universe and creating new complications for Barry and his friends. The Flashpoint storyline definitely adds a new layer of complexity to the narrative as Barry’s friends start to feel the effects of the alternate universe even after Barry’s return.

It’s a solid season with a solid cast that includes cameos by Green Arrow, Supergirl, and the Legends of Tomorrow in a huge four part cross-over multi-episode event (only part one is featured on The Flash. The other parts can be seen on Supergirl (Season 2), Arrow (Season 5), and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2))! And, of course, don’t miss the musical episode, “Duet,” featuring Supergirl and Glee‘s Darren Criss as the Music Meister!

The Third Season of The Flash is loaded with fantastic Flash-centric features, that include:

Villain School: The Flash Rogues
Get schooled in Season 3 bad guys from Mirror Master to Doctor Alchemy!

Allied: The Invasion! Complex (The Flash)
Explore the story behind the Crossover Event.

Rise of Gorilla City
Join Grodd on his quest from the VFX artists’ point of view.

The Flash: Hitting the Fast Note
The meta-musical, from concept to final score.

The Flash: I’m Your Super Friend
A musical tribute to the song “Super Friend.”

Harmony in a Flash
Composer Blake Neely’s journey arranging Duet’s score.

Synchronicity in a Flash
Blake Neely works with the live orchestra to lay down the right sound for duet.

The Flash: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
Join the cast and executive producers in San Diego.

A Flash in Time: Time Travel in the Flash Universe
It’s Flashpoint 101, from comic-book inspiration to the implications of time travel left unbound.

A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
Discover the director’s unique approach to directing The Flash and Supergirl.

Gag Reel

The Flash is a great show that continues to get better with each season. I highly recommend it!

The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available September 5, 2017 on Blu-ray!

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The Flash: The Complete Second Season – Blu-ray Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

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Barry Allen has come a long way since a particle accelerator explosion transformed him into Central City’s biggest savior, The Flash. He’s honed his powers, teamed with other metahumans to fight notorious villains, and even become a reluctant hero. In the midst of all that, Barry has seen friends die, others double-cross him, and the mystery over his mother’s murder has been resolved giving him some much sought-after answers.

Following the tragic aftermath of the events in the season one finale, Barry has distanced himself those around him to keep them out of harm’s way. But superheroes and their closest friends have a tendency to attract evil no matter the circumstances, and The Flash must once again rely on those he pushed away for their own protection.

The second season of The Flash continues the adrenaline-fueled momentum that catapulted the first season into the hit it quickly became. There’s so much happening; tons of action, suspense, and cross-overs with other series that it’ll make your head spin. And if you like The Flash, boy are you in for a special treat!

How many special features can you pack into a single season of a TV series on Blu-ray? How about four hours worth! That’s right, the Blu-ray edition of season two contains over 23 featurettes that cover just about every possible thing you have ever wanted to know about what goes into making a superhero-themed TV series.

A few include a featurette that goes behind-the-scenes of the episode Kevin Smith (yes, that Kevin Smith) directed, “The Runaway Dinosaur;” Six VFX Featurettes highlighting a variety of big effects moments in the season; Character Profiles; and a Gag Reel. There’s so much to watch it’s insane!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, DC knows how to make their heroes shine on TV. It’s an amazing thing to watch as three – and soon four with Supergirl joining the ranks – series work in tandem to create a brilliantly interconnected universe for all of its characters to shine in. Well done, DC!

For some fast-paced, action-packed excitement, I highly recommend The Flash: The Complete Second Season!

The Flash: The Complete Second Season is available September 06, 2016 on DVD and Blu-ray!

What’s your favorite cross-over moment from Arrow, The Flash, or DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? Leave a comment and let us know!

Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season – Blu-ray Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

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Ready for more action-packed Arrow fun? Here it is, folks! Non-stop from the outset, season four of Arrow delivers on its promise to bring a new and exciting level of thrills, twists, and danger as violence and chaos erupt around Star City. And new threats rearing their ugly heads, its up to a special brand of hero to put a stop to the madness.

But wait? Didn’t the superhero known as Arrow die last season? While his persona may have died, the man who embodied him lives on as Oliver Queen. Now on a path of peace and tranquility in his new life with girlfriend Felicity, Oliver does what he can to make his newfound non-vigilante lifestyle work. It doesn’t take long, however, before a new threat forces him out of retirement and back into the crime-fighting world once again.

Teaming with Black Canary, Spartan, and Speedy once more, Queen – who now identifies as Green Arrow – is back in action to help prevent a new wave of evil from threatening and destroying his beloved city. Can he and his team thwart the threat and bring peace back to the forefront?

Loaded with solid action sequences, awesome stunts, and plenty of firepower and explosions, Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it ups the ante and brings even more excitement than the last three seasons. It’s a definite must-watch.

And with cameos from The Flash and characters from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, there are plenty of surprises along the way as Green Arrow and company fight for justice.

The Blu-ray includes the following special features:

Star-Crossed Hawks featurette

Star-Crossed Hawks: The Hunt for Vandal Savage featurette

Smooth Criminal: The Damien Darhk Story featurette

Arrow: 2015 Comic-Con Panel

Gag Reel

I highly recommend Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season. It’s solid superhero entertainment!

Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD!

What’s your favorite Arrow moment? Leave a comment and let us know!

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season – Blu-ray Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

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Time traveling superheroes!? Count me in! The first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is a fun and fresh take on the superhero genre that is energetic, exciting, and very entertaining. I was hooked by the pilot very quickly and was intrigued by the diverse cast of characters and the myriad story possibilities that this century-hopping series had in store.

It has yet to disappoint!

Living in a dark and destructive 2166, time-traveling rebel Rip Hunter defies the council known as the Time Lords and travels back to 2016 to assemble a team of heroes to stop the rise of the evil Vandal Savage. The reluctant group of super men and women soon comes to realize that the fate of planet Earth is in their hands and they join together to do whatever it takes to but an end to Savage’s future reign of terror and universal rule.

The only problem is that Savage is on to Hunter and his team’s plan, and he and his minions do all they can to prevent Rip and his Legends of Tomorrow from thwarting his plans. Will he succeed? Will the Legends of Tomorrow help make a better future? And can the fate of the world be changed with time the forces of time are fighting against being altered?

Loaded with amazing visuals and awesome special effects, Legends of Tomorrow proves once again that DC knows how to deliver a solid TV series. And, since the Legends of Tomorrow inhabit the same universe as Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, expect cross-overs and cameos as the series gains momentum.

Special features include:

A Fantastic Voyage: Touring the Waverider Set

A tour through the Legends’ time-traveling ship with the creative team that brought it to life.

History in the Making

A behind-the-scenes look at the different eras presented in the series.

Jonah Hex: Hex Marks the Spot

A look at how the production team brought the Wild West and Jonah Hex to life on the small screen.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: 2015 Comic-Con Panel

Gag Reel

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is fun and solid superhero entertainment. I highly recommend this series!

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season is available NOW on DVD and Blu-ray!

What is your favorite superhero team? Leave a comment and let us know!

DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year – DVD Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

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It’s time to get your cape on with the girls at Super Hero High in the all-new animated movie, DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year! Much like other re-imaginings of pop culture figures, Hero of the Year brings together female superheroes and super villains from the DC Comics universe.

Alongside heroes Batgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Katana we have the likes of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy attending classes with them. It’s a pretty creative concept that works well and brings these strong female characters together for an action-packed animated adventure.

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During the week of the annual Hero of the Year awards show, a shape-shifting baddie named Dark Opal creates a cacophony of chaos for our collection of super kids. Together, they must work as a united force to stop Dark Opal and his apocalyptic scheme before he destroys the world and ruins the awards show. Will the girls resolve this crisis before it’s too late?

DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year is an entertaining animated film that showcases Girl Power in all its awesome glory. There are plenty of references and nods to other DC stories and characters, plus look for cameos from the likes of Commissioner Gordon, Lois Lane, Amanda Waller, Hal Jordan (Green Lantern), and The Flash.

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Along with the film we get a selection of seven short vignettes revolving around the girls of Super Hero High. They include:

All About Super Hero High

Fall into Super Hero High

Hero of the Month: Poison Ivy

Clubbing

Hero of the Month: Bumblebee

Saving the Day

Hero of the Month: Wonder Woman

For some action-packed, family-friendly, girl-power, superhero fun, I recommend DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year on DVD August 23, 2016!

Who’s your favorite female superhero? Leave a comment and let us know!

The All New Super Friends Hour – DVD Review

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With its classic Hanna-Barbera animation style and campy plots and dialogue, The All New Super Friends Hour Season One, Volume Two is enjoyable escapist entertainment. Continue reading “The All New Super Friends Hour – DVD Review”