Thursday, April 30, 2020

Arrow: The Complete Eighth And Final Season Blu-Ray Disc Overview Review

After eight remarkable seasons, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC mark the end of an epic era with its final installment of the suspenseful and action-packed series with the release of Arrow: The Eighth and Final Season. The show is the longest running DC Extended Universe series to air on The CW. Some might have assumed it was Smallville, but in actuality Smallvillebegan at the tail end of what was The WB before it merged with CBS’ now defunct UPN to form The CW, hence that is the reason Arrow is the longest running DCEU TV series on The CW and the series spawned numerous spinoffs including The Flash, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Batwomanand hope The CW continues to be the home of DC Comics inspired and adapted live action television series on free over the air broadcast television because no genre TV fan should be forced to buy multiple subscriptions to see their favorite TV Superheroes interact on television. 

Arrowhad an edgier look and feel to it when the show premiered in 2012, which gave it a theatrical quality that other TV shows of that time lacked. Over timeArrowdid loose a bit of that edge that I liked as the show moved toward the fantastical much like Gotham’sfirst season was my favorite because it had a more reality based tone before it got a bit more camp in the seasons that followed. I am happy to report that the final season of Arrowwraps up Oliver’s Queen’s Story inna bittersweet, but never the less uplifting way that reboots what has been the Arrowverse until the greater acknowledgement of the multiverse combines practically everything, including a surprise meeting between a theatrical version of a character and the TV counterpart in the spectacular crossover event Crisis On Infinite Worlds,which is included in it’s entirety on a Blu-ray Disc within the set and the fourth part is included on the limited time only digital copy of the season for which an insert with the code is included within the set.

Other extra value features include, but are not limited to the 2019 Comic-Con Panel, the broadcast special Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye and deleted scenes. The digital copy has a two and a half minute sizzle reel too. The Blu-ray release also presents all ten final season episodes in 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The Crisis On Infinite Earthsbonus disc also included the bonus materials Crisis Past and Present: Kevin Conroy Bat Legend, Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Architects Return, Crisis Past and Present - Superman vs. Superman, Characters in Crisis: Pariah, Crisis Management and Character in Crisis: The Anti-Monitor. English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired are included for all episodes on disc and the Digital Copy too. 

Arrow: The Eighth and Final Season is available on Blu-ray Disc now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.

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