THE FLASH: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON – A Blu-ray/DVD and Digital HD Review by John Strange

THE FLASH: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON – A Blu-ray/DVD and Digital HD Review by John Strange

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-raytm I reviewed in this Blog Post.  The opinions I share are my own.

Team Flash is going to see a lot of changes in Season 7.  Their first task is to help Barry Allen/Flash (Grant Gustin) regain access to the speed force.  This task will take someone from them that will break hearts without giving them the results they need.  And that loss will not be the last, though most of the rest will not be nearly as traumatic.

We will witness each member blossom in their roles on the team and in their lives.  We’ll see the good guys find a way to defeat the bad guys in ways that are pure Team Flash.  But we will also see bad guys very nearly bring Central City to its knees.

We will take a deeper dive into several series regulars, learning their “why’s”.  The season is filled with complicated storylines that are necessary to give us these backstories. 

There are arrivals I would LOVE to discuss but, to me, that would take away from the joy and the awe you will feel where they arrive. 

I have loved every season of The Flash so far, and season seven is no exception.  Complicated but easy to follow storylines with character plotlines that interweave with each other like fine linen made binge-watching a real pleasure.

This brings us to the disk’s bonus extras.

I’ll start with my least favorite of this genre, the “Gag Reel”.  As usual, this one is filled with flubbed lines, giggling, and the occasional dance routine.  Bleh.  Sorry, not sorry.

I regularly write off the “Deleted Scenes” because they are nothing exciting or interesting.  This time, I can’t.  As I watched the scenes on Disk One, I was blown away.  Some of them would have been excellent in the episodes.  All I can think is that they were cut, not because of quality, but simply to get the episodes down to their max allowed runtime.

“The Journey Ends: Carlos and Tom” is a great featurette giving viewers a background of the characters Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) and “Timeless Wells” (Tom Cavanagh).  Their relationship is a deep one that changed as often as Wells changed personalities/characters.  Tom Cavanagh is an amazing thespian who handled the changes, visual and emotional, from season to season, with skill and grace.  I expect great things from Carlos in the future.

“Never Alone: Heroes and Allies” was reviewed by me for Batwoman: The Complete Second Season recently.  This is an excellent look at the sidekicks of DC superheroes in both the comics and, of course, the DC series running on TV.

The last featurette, “2020 DC FanDome: The Flash (Watchverse)” is a Zoom interview with The Flash cast members talking about Season 6, their thoughts on Season 7, and answering viewer questions.  This is a decent video but does seem to drag longer than I would have expected.

Overall, The Flash: The Complete Seventh Season is the best one yet.  This was a 5-star season!

 

Executive Producers:

  • Greg Berlanti, Eric Wallace, Sarah Schechter, Jonathan Butler, Gabriel Garza

Cast:

  • Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton, Brandon McKnight, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh

Episodes:

  1. All’s Wells That Ends Wells
  2. The Speed of Thought
  3. Mother
  4. Central City Strong
  5. Fear Me
  6. The One with the Nineties
  7. Growing Pains
  8. The People vs. Killer Frost
  9. Timeless
  10. Family Matters, Part 1
  11. Family Matters, Part 2
  12. Good-Bye Vibrations
  13. Masquerade
  14. Rayo De Luz
  15. Enemy at the Gates
  16. P.O.W.
  17. Heart of the Matter, Part 1
  18. Heart of the Matter, Part 2

Extras:

Digital:

  • The Journey Ends: Carlos and Tom
  • Never Alone: Heroes and Allies
  • 2020 DC FanDome: The Flash (Watchverse)

Blu-ray/DVD:

  • Deleted Scenes (Exclusive to Blu-ray and DVD)
  • Gag Reel (Exclusive to Blu-ray and DVD)
  • The Journey Ends: Carlos and Tom
  • Never Alone: Heroes and Allies
  • 2020 DC FanDome: The Flash (Watchverse)

Specifications:

Runtime:

Feature:

  • 792 Minutes

Enhanced Content:

  • 92 Minutes

Studio:

  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Release Date:

  • 10/12/2021

Region:

  • A/1 (U.S. and Canada only)

MPAA Rating:

  • TV-14

Selig Rating:

Film Rating:

  • 5 Stars

Bonus Features Rating:

  • 5 Stars

Picture Quality Rating:

  • 5 Stars

Audio Quality Rating:

  • 5 Stars

 

Selig Rating Scale:

5 Stars: Should add to your DVD collection at any cost

4 Stars: Worth owning, but try to catch it a sale

3 Stars: Plan to get it, but wait to buy it used

2 Stars: Worth taking a look at, but not owning

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

0 Stars: Makes a great Trap Shooting target

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