Cast: Javicia Leslie, Camrus Johnson, Rachel Skarsten
Release Date: July 12, 2022
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 7.5/10
Season two was transformational for the Bat Team and the entire city of Gotham City with the arrival of Ryan Wilder as Batwoman. In season three, Ryan must now lead the Bat Team in stopping the next wave of villains created by the weapons lost in the Gotham River during the suspenseful season two finale. On top of everything, Ryan will have to battle these villains with Alice by her side! As a new generation of Rogues torments Gotham, Batwoman and Alice must work together to stop them, which is a predicament that threatens to upend the team’s existing dynamics for good.
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.
Newcomers to ‘Batwoman’ are encouraged to consider starting at the beginning due to the show’s serialized nature and various continuing story elements. You can find our reviews of the previous season Blu-ray releases below!
The third season of ‘Batwoman’ rejoins our current hero Ryan Wilder who is now also serving as active CEO of Wayne Enterprises and picks up following the events of the second season’s conclusion with the various weapons from Batman’s foes lost in the Gotham River. As random citizens begin to appear with the lost weapons in their possession wreaking fresh chaos in the city, Ryan is forced to partner with her nemesis Alice in order to track down the missing weapons and remove the threat. Unfortunately, she’ll also have to deal with some difficult personal dilemmas and revelations that she never expected to be confronted with in addition to some rifts within the Bat Team that if left unaddressed could be the downfall of our heroes.
The third, and as fate would have it final season of ‘Batwoman’ serves up an enjoyable batch of episodes that introduces some new villains and potential allies into the mix along with taking advantage of the various weapons lost in the river in order to tip its hat at some key Batman villains in its own way and even offering its own portrayal of a couple of those baddies this season. It also finds plenty of fresh personal issues for our Bat Team to tackle this time around which each cause plenty of friction between this tight knit team in order to keep the drama coming. There’s naturally plenty of flashy entrances and action sequences throughout to keep things from ever becoming dull and altogether its shorter thirteen episode order seems to work in its favor to a degree, providing a more condensed and less fluffed storyline.
Considering that the show’s cancellation arrived well after the season concluded it shouldn’t be any surprise that it doesn’t wrap things up in a neat little bow or approach anything as an intended final run. Fortunately for fans of the series it doesn’t leave us hanging with a massive cliffhanger the likes of some, instead offering a tease for where the fourth season surely would have gone while otherwise wrapping up much of the current activity and the end result may not be a perfect closing by any means, but it also isn’t nearly as terrible as many might expect. Fans of ‘Batwoman’ that watched the first two seasons yet haven’t had a chance to check out the third will probably still want to try and find the time to check it out and shouldn’t be horribly upset with how it concludes the series as a whole.
Overall, Season 3 of ‘Batwoman’ is another largely enjoyable season that offers plenty of fun moments and exciting action; the series really balancing out and starting to find itself just in time to be canceled. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that this final season doesn’t feel like a final run due to the cancellation, but at the same time it fortunately doesn’t leave any massive cliffhangers or uncertainties lingering that can’t be ignored and as situations like this go it actually concludes better than many fans who haven’t yet watched might expect. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s 3-disc Blu-ray release of ‘Batwoman: The Third and Final Season’ brings all thirteen episodes from the last season of the DC series home featuring pretty fantastic high definition video and audio presentations on each and complemented by a few notable extras. If you’re a fan of the series and were pleased with the previous two season releases on Blu-ray, then this definitely won’t be any exception. For anyone already considering a purchase, the Blu-ray release is definitely recommended.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Batwoman: The Third and Final Season’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation with the show’s original 2.00:1 Aspect Ratio on all of the final season’s episodes. The video presentations look rather wonderful as a whole and offer clean, sharp and nicely detailed presentations on every episode in the season. With only thirteen episodes spread between three discs, each episode is also offered a more spacious bitrate to work with and it can be noticed at times in the clarity on display. The presentations hold up surprisingly well even during the many darkly lit and/or fast moving sequences which are quite common throughout and never result in anything onscreen becoming negatively affected or problematic. Overall, these are pretty great high definition video presentations that shouldn’t have any trouble pleasing the fans.
The Blu-ray release features a 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on all 13 Season Three episodes. These multichannel soundtracks deliver clean, sharp and consistently hard hitting audio presentations on every episode within. They repeatedly take full advantage of all five available channels in order to send action effects, vehicle activity and characters regularly whipping throughout the various speakers whenever appropriate, along with music, nature content and plenty more, all while making certain that any dialogue or other audio elements that might be occurring simultaneously remain sharp and fully audible. Overall, these are fantastic 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtracks that deliver splendidly across the board and definitely shouldn’t disappoint.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Batwoman: The Third and Final Season’ features a few decent extras that fans of the series should enjoy. Included on the release are ‘Deleted Scene(s)’ from 3 of the season’s episodes (running approximately 3 minutes in length altogether), along with ‘Gag Reel’ for the final season (running approximately 5 minutes). Also included is the Behind the Scenes Featurette ‘Batwing: A Hero’s Journey’ (approximately 14 minutes) which explores the process of Luke’s character evolution and becoming Batwing, featuring interviews/comments with the cast and crew.
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Disc Rating: 7.5/10
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