The Complete Fourth Season (2015 - 2016/DC Comics/Warner Blu-ray
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Episodes: B
Comics' Arrow TV series has paved the way for superhero comic
books' jump (and proper return) to the small screen. The success of
the show, which premiered in October 2012 and stars Stephen Amell as
the green suited archer, has generated three spin-off shows so far:
The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl -
all of which have crossed over with the timeline of Arrow (all
reviewed elsewhere on this site). Many fans are in an uproar that
the DC television and movie franchises don't crossover, due recently
to the casting of Ezra Miller in the upcoming Zack Snyder Justice
League film over the Grant Gustin Flash seen in the series, but I
personally don't mind them being two separate entities.
show also stars Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, John
Barrowman, Willa Holland and Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak to
name a few. If you aren't familiar with the series, it centers
around the Billionaire-Playboy Oliver Queen (Amell) who at night
becomes the vigilante known as the Green Arrow, who protects Starling
City from various villainous foes.
season hasn't been quite as strong as previous seasons, with the
romance between Felicity and Oliver growing a bit tiring at times.
The production value has been upped and many of the show's veteran
actors have obviously grown in their roles. My biggest complaint is
the constant use of flash backs with Oliver pre becoming the Arrow,
which worked fine in the first few seasons but has now become a tired
plot device. These gripes aside, the show is entertaining and has
some great special effects and still gives fans plenty of reason to
Four features twenty-three episodes which include Green Arrow
The Candidate, Restoration, Beyond Redemption, Haunted, Lost Souls,
Brotherhood, Legends of Yesterday, Dark Waters, Blood Debts, A.W.O.L,
Unchained, Sins of the Father, Code of Silence, Taken, Broken Hearts,
Beacon of Hope, Eleven-Fifty-Nine, Canary Cry, Genesis, Monument
Point, Lost in the Flood, and Schism.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and
a lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 track, the show looks miles
better on Blu-ray disc then in its original broadcast. If you're a
fan of the series then you will definitely want to pick up this
edition, which also includes a digital copy.
23 one-hour episodes plus Flash crossover
Crossed Hawks featurette
Crossed Hawks: The Hunt for Vandal Savage featurette
Criminal: The Damien Darhk Story featurette
2015 Comic-Con Panel
not as violent as the Netflix Marvel shows (due to being on a
broadcast network, of course), Arrow is a PG-13 style telling
of the character with a great cast and many great appearances from
characters in the DC Universe. If you're thinking of giving the DC
TV universe a shot, I would suggest starting with Arrow.