The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season
After having its most recent season cut short by the ongoing pandemic, the most recent season of The Flash, season six, has arrived on Blu-Ray. I checked the Blu-Ray out to see if it's worth picking up, keep reading to find out more!
As amazing as this might sound, I actually haven't seen all that much of The Flash, most of my Arrowverse experience has been confined to Batwoman and Supergirl (I tried Arrow, I really did, but I just couldn't get into it). So, I was very curious to check out The Flash and see what it was all about, aside from the loose details I already know. Just based on what I've seen so far, this is definitely a series I need to go back and watch from the beginning, because season six is pretty awesome. The official synopsis makes it clear that many important things are going on:
In the sixth season, Barry and Iris learn that the date of the crisis in which Barry disappears has moved up to December 2019, and that in order to save billions, the Flash must die. Meanwhile, Ramsey Rossohas discovered a way to cure people through dark matter, only to turn himself into a metahuman with a violent bloodthirst. Following Rosso's defeat, Barry surviving Crisis, and the multiverse's destruction and rebirth, Team Flash try to navigate the world post-Crisis all while the secret organization Black Hole and quantum engineer Eva McCulloch, who is trapped in a dimension called the Mirror Dimension, move forward with their mysterious plans. Eva captures Iris and Kamila and later Captain Singh and imprisons them in her Mirror Dimension using their mirror versions to fight Team Flash.
That's a lot going on, especially since this season takes place during Crisis on Infinite Earths, and it's all presented in stunning HD in this gorgeous Blu-Ray set. Not only that, but there are some truly wonderful extras included in this set. There's the usual deleted scenes and gag reel that are pretty much standard for a TV season at this point, as well as the Comic-Con panels from 2019, but one extra caught my eye. This season of The Flash features, as an extra, "Kiss Kiss Breach Breach-Noir" a special edition of the fifth episode of season 6 that's presented in black and white. Definitely not something you see every day, especially in television. Not only that, but there's a special commentary recorded just for the noir version of this episode. This is the kind of special feature I like to find, something that presents a familiar episode in a completely new light, allowing you to appreciate the details even more. I knew of films being released in black and white, but I'd never seen it in television before, and I feel like this is something that should definitely become a "thing" especially in the Arrowverse.
Like the other Blu-Ray releases in the Arrowverse this year, The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season also features an extra disc for the complete Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, which is a really good feature if you want to experience the entire story and don't want to hunt down all the shows that participated. I'm glad the Arrowverse consistently features this in their Blu-Ray releases.
While this season, like most, was cut a few episodes short of its expected conclusion, I don't feel that the season suffers to any real extent. I'm glad I got the chance to check this season out and I look forward to watching more of The Flash in the future.
"Into the Void" "A Flash of the Lightning" "Dead Man Running" "There Will Be Blood" "Kiss Kiss Breach Breach" "License to Elongate" "The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1" "The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 2" "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three" "Marathon" "Love Is A Battlefield" "A Girl Named Sue" "Grodd Friended Me" "Death of the Speed Force" "The Exorcism of Nash Wells" "So Long and Goodnight" "Liberation" "Pay the Piper" "Success Is Assured"