Oct 082017

The Flash: The Complete Third Season is another solid year and still one of the better shows within the DC TV brand, though that’s not exactly a high bar, but I’ve generally enjoyed them all except for maybe Arrow.



The Flash: The Complete Third Season

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Warner Home Video | NR – 975 min. – $54.97 | September 5, 2017

Date Published: 10/08/2017 | Author: The Movieman


Directed by: Various
Writer(s): Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns (developed by)
Cast: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Felton, John Wesley Shipp, Wentworth Miller
Features: Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 4
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


THE SEASON — 3.75/5

Season Synopsis: As season three opens, forensic scientist Barry Allen (GRANT GUSTIN), aka The Flash, is living his dream life. His parents (JOHN WESLEY SHIPP, MICHELLE HARRISON) are alive. He’s dating beautiful, smart Iris West (CANDICE PATTON). And he’s able to stand back and the new speedster in town, Kid Flash (KEIYNAN LONSDALE), steps in to protect Central City. But the better Barry’s life gets, the more dangerous it becomes. His nemesis, Reverse Flash (MATT LETSCHER) warns Barry of serious repercussions if he remains in the alternate Flashpoint universe: In addition to memory loss, his powers will fade. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide whether to continue life as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash. As Barry deals with his identity crisis, he and the S.T.A.R. Labs team fight off lethal threats from God of Speed, Savitar.

Quick Hit Review: Well, The Flash is back and messing up timelines as he always seems to do in the comics, on this TV series and, apparently, in the proposed “Flashpoint” feature film. Of the 20 DC shows that seem to be on the air, I think The Flash is my favorite of the bunch as it’s got a good balance of light-heartedness as well as compelling drama to go along with a charming lead actor in Grant Gustin.

The writing on the show also hasn’t been too bad (compared to Arrow at least) and while, from what I read, this season didn’t handle the Flashpoint adaptation all that well, I did enjoy these stories and some interesting villains from making a cheesy character like Mirror Master actually work to the big baddie of Savitar, a true adversary for Team Flash, which IMO is better than Team Arrow. The season also sees a couple newcomers like Tom Felton playing a senior CSI technician and later becoming a member of Team Flash.

So although this isn’t the strongest season, the junior year of The Flash is still well done and above all, actually entertaining.



This 4-disc set comes housed in a wide HD Keep Case and side-sliding semi-glossy slip cover. Inside is an episode guide and redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

Deleted Scenes – ‘The New Rogues’, ‘Invasion’, ‘The Present’, ‘Borrowing Problems from the Future’, ‘The Wrath of Savitar’, ‘Duet’, ‘I Know Who You Are’, ‘Finish Line’

Villain School: The Flash Rogues (7:42; HD) – Looks at the mythology behind the Flash’s rogues gallery including The Rival, Mirror Master and Doctor Alchemy.

Allied: The Invasion Complex (9:49; HD) explores the story behind the crossover event, the one that began on The Flash and is on Barry Allen’s quest to bring the various super heroes together to fight a galactic menace that is bent on taking over the Earth. Hmm, sounds awfully similar to a certain movie coming out in November…

The Flash: 2016 Comic-Con Panel (29:50; HD) finds most of the cast (Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Tom Felton, etc) and executive producers discuss the third season at the 2016 SDCC.

A Flash in Time: Time Travel in the Flash Universe (21:47; HD) – This featurette covers the story beats from the comic book inspiration, Flashpoint, and the implications of time travel left unbound.

A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith (3:55; HD) – Looks at Kevin Smith’s approach to directing The Flash and Supergirl.

Gag Reel (4:04; HD)


VIDEO – 4.0/5

Warner releases The Flash season three onto Blu-ray presented in its originally televised 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture for the most part does look good where detail is sharp and well defined and more impressive, colors are bright and vibrant while black levels are decently stark.

AUDIO – 3.75/5

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track isn’t anything amazing but effective with good dialogue levels throughout and offers some nice depth especially on display during the numerous action sequences where even the LFE channel kicks in to add an extra boost which isn’t always the case with TV seasons on Blu-ray.


OVERALL – 3.75/5

Overall, The Flash: The Complete Third Season is another solid year and still one of the better shows within the DC TV brand, though that’s not exactly a high bar, but I’ve generally enjoyed them all except for maybe Arrow. But the show works more for the cast than the writing. The Blu-ray release offers good video/audio transfers and a fine selection of bonus features.





Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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