Sep 152019

Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season might on the heavy-handed side in its dealings with current events, but even so the performances for the most part have been respectable especially from Melissa Benoist who embodies the role so well.



Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season

Genre(s): Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Warner Bros. | NR – 1015 min. – $44.98 | September 17, 2019

Date Published: 09/15/2019 | Author: The Movieman

Writer(s): Otto Binder & Al Plastino (character: Kara Zor-El); Greg Berlanti & Ali Adler & Andrew Kreisberg (developed by)
Main Cast: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Sam Witwer, Nicole Maines, April Parker Jones
Guest Stars: Jon Cryer, Lynda Carter, Helen Slater, Tyler Hoechlin, Rhona Mitra, Brenda Strong, Xander Berkeley

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 — 3.75/5

Season Synopsis: Supergirl (MELISSA BENOIST) faces a bigger threat than ever before: a wave of anti-alien sentiment spreading across National City that’s formented by Agent Liberty (SAM WITER). As Kara Danvers mentors a new investigative reporter, Nia Nal (NICOLE MAINES), at CatCo Worldwide Media and tries to use the power of the press to shine a light on the issues threatening to tear the city apart, Supergirl takes to the skies to battle the many villains rising up in this era of divisiveness. How does Supergirl battle a movement when she, an alien herself, represents what people fear most? But it’s the malevolent Lex Luthor (JON CRYER) and his nefarious plans for evil dominion that present the Girl of Steel with her greatest challenge…and a shocking new ally.

Quick Hit Review: Supergirl is at this time perhaps one of the strong shows amongst the DC television series though as I kind of like escapist entertainment, the show has gotten a little heavy-handed, even preachy, in the past couple of seasons. Activist messages are fine, just look at the not so subtly of the X-Men movie franchise, but I would hope a show like this would have better writers to manage it, rather than hit you over the head. In any case, I still did enjoy this fourth season and the introduction of Lex Luthor portrayed by Jon Cryer, who has his own history with Superman playing Luthor’s nephew in the god-awful Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (interestingly, that is the title for the season finale).

Once again, Melissa Benoist does a wonderful job personifying the goodness and eagerness of Supergirl, much in the same (somewhat) caliber as Christopher Reeve even (blasphemous to certain people, I know) and as a side, do like the changes to the costume, though does show some of the cheaper elements (like the fabric folding up) of a TV series as compared to feature film. I even kind of liked Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor (shame it was so short-live) and Katie McGrath is still quite good as Lena Luthor and her development into Supergirl’s ultimate arch-nemesis.



This release comes with a slip cover and redemption code for the Digital HD copy. The featurettes are the same ones available on Arrow: Season 7 and The Flash: Season 5.

Deleted Scenes – ‘Ahimsa’, ‘Parasite Lost’, ‘Call to Action’, ‘Rather the Fallen Angel’, ‘Bunker Hill’, ‘Blood Memory’, ‘What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?’, ‘O Brothr, Where Art Thou?’, ‘The House of L’, ‘Al About Eve’, ‘Crime and Punishment’, ‘American Dreamer’, ‘Red Dawn’

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 (38:05) – This is an exploration of the needs, wants, and desires that fuel the nefarious deeds perpetrated by DC villains.

Gag Reel (7:28)


VIDEO – 4.25/5

The fourth season of Supergirl flies onto Blu-ray presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio as it originally aired on TV and has been given a 1080p high-definition transfer. Colors on this series, even when the story can be dark in tone, are bright and detail is relatively sharp throughout the season while black levels were decently stark.

AUDIO – 4.0/5

Each episode comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which was adequate providing for clear dialogue, though from time to time had a bit too strong, but depth was pretty good during the action sequences where the front and rear speakers were sufficiently utilized.


OVERALL – 3.5/5

Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season might on the heavy-handed side in its dealings with current events, but even so the performances for the most part have been respectable especially from Melissa Benoist who embodies the role so well and the 3-part crossover event was a lot of fun.





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

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