DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON – A Blu-ray/DVD and Digital HD Review by John Strange

 

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON – A Blu-ray/DVD and Digital HD Review by John Strange

The Legends have experienced demons and every type of evil that we (or they) could imagine in the first three seasons.  The start of season four finds the team of the Waverider enjoying a quiet time with no disasters for them to deal with. Their relationship with the Time Bureau is at an all-time high thanks to their efforts (and Sarah’s relationship with Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan), the director of the agency).

But the team has a new batch of trouble dropped in their laps by John Constantine (Matt Ryan).  It seems that when they allowed Mallus (John Noble) to escape his prison many other magical beings escaped as well.  This is the basis for tales of chasing carnivorous unicorns, evil fairy godmothers, Dybbuk’s and many, many more magic bad guys.

Meanwhile, back at the Time Bureau, the organization has been busy.  Nate Heywood (Nick Zano) has left the Legend’s to work for Ava at the Bureau.  Nate’s father, Henry Heywood (Thomas F. Wilson) has become their governmental oversight point person.  And the Washington, D.C. offices of the Time Bureau are outfitted with special containment cells to house all of the magical creatures being captured by the Legends and other Bureau teams.  The cells come complete with their special handler, Mona Wu (Ramona Young).

This season has a lot of the expected ups and downs that we have seen in every other season.  The team member roster may change but the overall dynamic doesn’t.  They continue to be the somewhat chaotic bastions destined to protect the timelines in the absence of the now-defunct Time Masters.  Their methods rarely work on the first try but they always get the job done, eventually.

When I first saw that Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) was leaving the Waverider (in a predictably chaotic storyline), I was worried that the show would suffer.  Instead, it has persevered and gotten even better!  The slowly rotating cast of team members have been and continue to be worth watching.  I cannot wait for season five!

But now for the good part, the BONUS EXTRAS!  The first featurette, “Post Production Theater”, starts off with a “Star Wars”-style word crawl.  It is, frankly, something I have never seen in one of these collections, a view of the pick-up scenes and occasionally short bits giving other angles needed to play a scene shot by the post-production team to add to principle shooting.  Very cool and a lot nerdy/geeky.  Yeah, I loved it!

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Legendary Storytelling” talks about the fun the filmmakers have with genres and costumes and cool eras of history!  Epic featurette!

The deleted scenes are… nice.  Not fantastic but nice.  And I truly wish that the studios would give up on trying to put together funny gag reels. They are rarely successful.  This one, on disk only, is at best okay.

Overall, I loved the season and part of the extras.  Ratings wise, “Brand New” for the season.  B- on the extras (brought down by the gag reel).

Created By:

  • Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer

Cast:

  • Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Amy Louise Pemberton, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Franz Drameh, Victor Garber, Tala Ashe, Arthur Darvill, Jes Macallan, Matt Ryan, Wentworth Miller

Extras (Blu-ray only):

  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Legendary Storytelling
  • Post Production Theater
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

Episodes:

  1. The Virgin Gary
  2. Witch Hunt
  3. Dancing Queen
  4. Wet Hot American Bummer
  5. Tagumo Attacks!!!
  6. Tender is the Nate
  7. Hell No, Dolly!
  8. Legends of To-Meow-Meow
  9. Lucha de Apuestas
  10. The Getaway
  11. Séance & Sensibility
  12. The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe
  13. Egg MacGuffin
  14. Nip/Stuck
  15. Terms of Service
  16. Hey, World!

Specifications:

Runtime:

Feature:

  • 768 Minutes

Extras:

  • 25 Minutes (Blu-ray only)

Studio:

  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Release Date:

  • 09/24/2019

Region:

  • A/1 (U.S. and Canada only)

Website:

MPAA Rating:

  • TV-14

Selig Rating:

Film Rating:

  • Brand New

Bonus Features Rating:

  • B-

Picture Quality Rating:

  • A+

Audio Quality Rating:

  • A+

Selig Rating Scale:

BRAND NEW: Should add to your DVD collection at any cost

SALE ITEM: Worth owning, but try to catch it a sale

SECOND HAND: Plan to get it, but wait to buy it used

RENTAL: Worth taking a look at, but not owning

COASTER: Pick it up at a garage sale and use it for drinks

PULL!: Makes a great Trap Shooting target

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