Flash the Complete 5th Season and Arrow the Complete 7th Season Blu-ray now available

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This month 2 CW shows will have their complete seasons released on Bluray/DVD/Digital, Arrow The Complete Seventh Season and The Flash The Complete Fifth Season.

 

ARROW

Following Oliver Queen’s shocking decision to turn himself over the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow to the public, Oliver has spent the past five months in prison while his team was left behind to protect Star City. In the wake of Ricardo Diaz’s escape, Oliver has yet again turned into someone else inside Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, Oliver’s limits will be tested when he and Team Arrow are pitted against the most ruthless villains they have yet to face.

I have to admit the past few seasons of Arrow just wasn’t cutting it for me. By Season 4 I was rapidly losing interest in the show, seasons 5 & 6 I probably watched 8 episodes combined from both seasons.  I expected to watch maybe 1-2 episodes of season 7 and lose interest like I did the past 2 seasons, but that didn’t happen because they did something they weren’t able to do for 3 years… they hooked me with a fantastic story.

I expected Oliver to get out of jail in the first episode, but unlike The Flash who escaped the speed force at the 22-minute marker in season 4 Episode 1, they actually worked on a story that would end with Ollie walking out of Slabside Penitentiary free and clear. After the crossover event the next 13 episodes we get into the real meat of the story. Oliver struggles to bring the team back together, facing multiple hurdles trying to work with the police force as allies and facing one yet another danger his father Robert Queen made that has come to haunt Oliver, his sister Emiko Queen.

 

What’s in the Box

DVD: 22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES (+2 CROSSOVER EPISODES ON BLU-RAY)

  1. Inmate 4587
  2. Longbow Hunters
  3. Crossing Lines
  4. Level Two
  5. The Demon
  6. Due Process
  7. The Slabside Redemption
  8. Unmasked
  9. Elseworlds: Hour Two
  10. My Name is Emiko Queen
  11. Past Sins
  12. Emerald Archer
  13. Star City Slayer
  14. Brothers & Sisters
  15. Training Day
  16. Star City 2040
  17. Inheritance
  18. Lost Canary
  19. Spartan
  20. Confessions
  21. Living Proof
  22. You Have Saved This City

 

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES

The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018

Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds featurette

Villains: Modes of Persuasion featurette

Gag Reel

Deleted Scenes

 

FLASH

Shortly after defeating The Thinker, Barry Allen/The Flash and his wife, Iris, were stunned by the arrival of their already grown, speedster daughter from the future, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy). However, acclimating to their lives as parents won’t be the only challenge they face, as Season Five pits Team Flash against Central City’s latest scourge – the DC Super-Villain Cicada (Chris Klein).

Flash has been one of my favorite CW shows, but like past seasons of Arrow, it’s starting to show signs of fatigue. Barry only seems to live by the philosophy of do as I say not as I do. They start to get a bit more serious with Ralph Dibny and show that he’s actually a very good detective but still drops him back into his comedy relief role. Cisco seems like he doesn’t even want to be there, Killer frost is still trying to find herself, it’s been 2 seasons of this girl … goto counseling. Sherloque is also being used for comedy relief but for the most part, is a better detective than Ralph, this shouldn’t be but hey whatever. The solid performances this season came from Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) and Nora Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy).

One thing I really liked about this season was that even though it had other speedsters the main baddie was not one. Yeah I know the Thinker was the last season baddie that wasn’t a speedster, but Savitar was also a major player in that season also. Cicada is probably the second-best villain on the series, even though Chris Klien went a little over the top at times as him. However being that this is the Flash, they still had the #1 villain the show has ever had, Harrison Wells/Thawne – The Reverse-Flash. A villain who manipulated everyone this season from a jail cell in a different time, now there’s a man who knows how to play the long game.

 

What’s in the box

DVD: 22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES (+2 CROSSOVER EPISODES ON BLU-RAY)

  1. Nora
  2. Blocked
  3. The Death of Vibe
  4. News Flash
  5. All Doll’d Up
  6. The Icicle Cometh
  7. O Come, All Ye Thankful
  8. What’s Past Is Prologue
  9. Elseworlds: Hour One
  10. The Flash & The Furious
  11. Seeing Red
  12. Memorabilia
  13. Goldfaced
  14. Cause and XS
  15. King Shark VS Gorilla Grodd
  16. Failure Is an Orphan
  17. Time Bomb
  18. Godspeed
  19. Snow Pack
  20. Gone Rogue
  21. The Girl with the Red Lightning
  22. Legacy

 

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES

The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018

The Evolution of Killer Frost featurette

Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds featurette

Villains: Modes of Persuasion featurette

Gag Reel

Deleted Scenes

 

Arrow Season 7 is currently available on Bu-ray/DVD/Digital and flash will be available this Tuesday (8/27) on the same formats.