Cast: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
Release Date: October 12, 2021
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 8/10
After last season’s cliffhanger which saw the brilliant and powerful Eva McCulloch victorious and still-at-large in Central City, Barry Allen/The Flash must regroup in order to stop her and bring back his missing wife. With help from the rest of Team Flash, Barry will ultimately defeat Mirror Monarch and reunite with Iris West-Allen. But in doing so, he’ll unleash two more devastating threats: one that could tear his marriage apart… and another that will lay siege to Central City and change the future forever.
Please Note: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.
The seventh season of ‘The Flash’ rejoins the team as they fight to combat the dangerous Eva McCulloch while also trying to recover the real Iris who remains trapped within her mirror-like prison. But even as the team finds a way to thwart her deadly plans, doing so only manages to unleash more fresh threats for them to take on as well as some more familiar villainous individuals who arrive in a new way throwing our heroes for a curve. Fortunately, with all of them working together, there is little that Team Flash seems unable to accomplish, although the departure of some close friends may put that to the test.
The seventh season of ‘The Flash’ delivers another thrilling, twist-filled and action-packed collection of episodes with our hero and his trusty team taking on some new and familiar threats, while also bidding farewell to a few of its own. The season initially feels a little bit all over the place due to its approach, and as a result of the pandemic it kicks off with a few episodes that largely wrap up last season’s storyline before getting settled into the current set of events. Although considering the unfortunate circumstances that made this unavoidable it does a pretty commendable job for the most part, even if a bit of it wraps up too neatly and feels slightly lacking in its conclusion. The latest season is also forced to tackle the departure of three fairly big characters and does a commendable job of sending off at least two in a satisfying manner which naturally leads to at least a couple of somewhat emotional episodes; only proving that this long-running series about our favorite speedster hasn’t forgotten how to slow down and really show some heart when needed in addition to the tense and action-packed craziness. Fans of the series that haven’t yet had the chance to catch up on season seven are strongly encouraged to do so, especially before the new season debuts in November with another big crossover event. Even with at least three familiar characters departing this season, the series still manages to retain its charm and excitement, showing clear promise that a few less characters won’t be leading to its downfall anytime soon.
Overall, season seven of ‘The Flash’ serves up another batch of exciting, action-packed and often quite touching episodes with your favorite heroic speedster and his trusty team. In addition to tackling its share of new threats and adventures, the latest season also says goodbye to some fan-favorite cast members but for the most part does a satisfying job of sending them off. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s 3-disc Blu-ray release of ‘The Flash: The Complete Seventh Season’ in particular brings home all eighteen episodes from the hit show’s latest season with pretty great high definition video and audio presentations on each, along with some fun extras including ‘Deleted Scenes’ and a new ‘Gag Reel’ that will likely make this another must-own for longtime fans that have been collecting each season on Blu-ray. If you tend to be pleased with what the Blu-ray season sets have to offer in general, then this season certainly won’t be any exception and the release is definitely recommended.
The Blu-ray release of ‘The Flash: The Complete Seventh Season’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation with the show’s original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio on all of the seventh season’s episodes. The video presentations look pretty great for the most part and deliver clean, sharp, colorful and well detailed presentations from start to finish, without any noteworthy faults or issues to be uncovered throughout. They hold up quite smoothly even during the many fast moving action sequences and other darkly lit moments, never causing anything onscreen to become drastically affected, let alone rendered indiscernible. Overall, these are quite nice high definition video presentations that should satisfy fans and those who collect and are pleased with the Blu-ray season releases of the show in general shouldn’t have any complaints either.
The Blu-ray release features a 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on all 18 Season Seven episodes. These multichannel soundtracks offer crisp, clean and hard hitting audio presentations on every episode and perfectly complement the onscreen fun and excitement. They repeatedly take advantage of all five available channels in order to send characters and action effects, along with music and crowd chatter, plus a whole lot more constantly zipping throughout the various speakers at every logical opportunity and never allowing any dialogue or other audio elements that might be occurring simultaneously to become distorted or rendered inaudible. Overall, these are fantastic 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtracks that more than deliver throughout and shouldn’t disappoint in the slightest.
The Blu-ray release of ‘The Flash: The Complete Seventh Season’ includes some fun bonus content that fans of the series should enjoy. Included on the release are ‘Deleted Scene(s)’ from a handful of the season’s episodes (running approximately 21 minutes in length altogether), in addition to a ‘Gag Reel’ (running approximately 10 minutes). The release also includes a few Featurettes including ‘DC FanDome – The Flash (WatchVerse)’ (approximately 34 minutes), ‘The Journey Ends: Carlos and Tom’ (10 minutes) and ‘Never Alone: Heroes and Allies’ (21 minutes), the last of which is also available on other recent DC TV season releases and includes content from multiple DC-CW shows.
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Disc Rating: 8/10
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