Aug 282019

The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season was highly entertaining even though I’m not the biggest fan of these “Team” aspects which hurt Arrow, but here, the family dynamic with Barry/Iris/Nora injected some great emotion and the villains were well done.



The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season

Genre(s): Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Warner Bros. | NR – 1016 min. – $44.98 | August 27, 2019

Date Published: 08/28/2019 | 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, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Hartley Sawyer, Danielle Nicolet, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Chris Klein

Features: Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 4

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

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.

THE MOVIE — 4.0/5

Season Synopsis: Season Five finds Barry Allen (GRANT GUSTIN) and his new wife, Iris West (CANDICE PATTON), finally settling into married life when they’re visited by Nora West-Allen (JESSICA PARKER KENNEDY), their speedster daughter from the future. Nora’s arrival brings to light the legacy every member of “Team Flash” will leave years from now, causing many to question who they are today. And while Nora idolizes Barry, she holds a mysterious grudge against Iris. As “Team Flash” adjusts to the next generation of speedster, they discover Nora’s presence has triggered the arrival of the most ruthless, vicious and relentless villain they have ever faced: Cicada (CHRIS KLEIN).

Review: The Flash is probably now my favorite series of the DC television shows still currently on the air. Perhaps its faint praise given Legends of Tomorrow has faltered some (and if I’m honest, never had the strongest acting or writing) and I’ve grown really tired of Arrow, mainly because the focal points have generally been the “Team Arrow” side characters, and Supergirl has gotten on the annoying side, although I do still like Melissa Benoist in the lead.

Unfortunately, The Flash has gone in that direction, though Barry is still the central character at least and it is nice seeing Barry and Iris’ new marriage. It also helps that I do enjoy time travel and alternate universes, so this series usually hits the right spot and the mystery behind the appearance of Nora West-Allen, portrayed cheerfully by Jessica Parker Kennedy, was a good hook and the always tremendous and thespian Chris Klein playing the villain was actually pretty good casting. Not terribly intimidating but a good inclusion especially since The Flash doesn’t exactly have the richest of a rogues gallery.

Another highlight, as it usually is with these DC shows, is the crossover episodes, this time “Elseworlds” which is incredible fun, most notably Stephen Amell’s Arrow getting Barry’s powers and vice versa. The crossover event also sees the introduction of Ruby Rose as Batwoman, which I particularly liked, mostly because I am a fan of Rose. Another fun episode sees two outlandish characters in Gorilla Grodd and King Shark; sure the effects aren’t amazing, but  good enough for the kind of budget available.



This release comes with a slip cover and redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

Deleted Scenes – ‘Nora’, ‘Blocked’, ‘The Death of Vibe’, ‘News Flash’, ‘All Doll’d Up’, ‘O Come, All Ye Thankful’, ‘Elseworlds: Hour One’, ‘Goldfaced’, ‘King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd’, ‘Failure is an Orphan’, ‘Time Bomb’, ‘Gone Rogue’, ‘Legacy’

The Evolution of Killer Frost (11:31) – This featurette follows Caitlin Snow’s journey as her relationship with her alter ego, Killer Frost, helps transform the rogue into a hero.

Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2018 (1:00:59) is an expansive look at the SDCC panel for DC and includes stage interviews with the cast for the various television series.

Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds (45:01) – Executive producers of Arrow, Batwoman, The Flash and Supergirl gather for a discussion, and some of DC’s greatest minds explore the Elseworlds genre.

Villains: Modes of Persuasion (36:05) is an exploration of the needs, wants and desires that fuel the nefarious deeds perpetrated by DC villains.

Gag Reel (8:00)


VIDEO – 4.0/5

Warner releases The Flash: Season Five 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 – 4.0/5

Overall, The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season was highly entertaining even though I’m not the biggest fan of these “Team” aspects which hurt Arrow, but here, the family dynamic with Barry/Iris/Nora injected some great emotion and the villains were well done, including the return of Gorilla Grodd and King Shark. This Blu-ray release offers up 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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