Review of the #1 Series on The CW
THE FLASH: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
Indy cars, bullet trains, supersonic aircraft… The Flash leaves them all in the dust.
Over Two Hours of Exciting Behind the Scenes Bonus Content, Including Five Crossover Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, and much more!
Get the Blu-ray™ & DVD September 5, 2017
Before They Dash Off the Shelves
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
BURBANK, CA (May 31, 2017) – Just in time for the fourth season premiere of the #1 show on The CW, catch the fastest man alive as he zigzags through the action-packed release of The Flash: The Complete Third Season from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-rayTM and DVD on September 5, 2017. Delivering 5 million Total Viewers per episode, The Flash is a Top 10 series on all broadcast with Men 18-34 (#7) and Men 18-49 (#10)⃰. Fans will be able to revisit all 23 electrifying episodes from the third season, including the DC-crossover episode, plus over two hours of extra content, including behind-the-scenes featurettes on the “Invasion!” cross over episode and the “Duets” musical episode, a conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith, deleted scenes, and more.
Struck by the supercharged fallout of a particle accelerator explosion, forensic scientist Barry Allen becomes the fastest man alive: The Flash! With his newfound time-warping speed and help from the S.T.A.R. Labs team – Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon and Harrison Wells – and his adoptive family, Detective Joe West and Joe’s daughter Iris, the Scarlet Speedster runs circles around other metahumans set on wreaking havoc in Central City, while traveling between alternate universes and protecting our world from otherworldly threats. Last season, new dangers arrived from a parallel earth known as Earth-2, under the direction of an evil speedster named Zoom. In Season Three, Barry faces the unknown – as he irrevocably alters the timeline by saving his mother from the clutches of the Reverse-Flash. The only question now is – as he wrestles with the consequences of his own Flashpoint Paradox, including the wrathful Speed God Savitar – will he be able to find a way out?
“After three seasons, The Flash continues to score in ratings and ranks as the top series for The CW,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. “Loaded with both in-depth and exclusive new bonus content, both fans of the show and DC fanboys will be eager to add the Blu-ray or DVD release to their collections.”
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, The Flash: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital Copy of all 23 episodes from season three.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin (Arrow, Glee), Candice Patton (The Game), Danielle Panabaker (Justified, Necessary Roughness), Carlos Valdes (Once), Keiynan Lonsdale (Insurgent), Tom Felton (Harry Potter films), with Tom Cavanagh (Ed, The Following), and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order). Based on the characters from DC, The Flash is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl, Blindspot, Riverdale), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Aaron Helbing (Spartacus, Black Sails), Todd Helbing (Spartacus, Black Sails) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Riverdale, Supergirl).
23 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
- The New Rogues
- Killer Frost
- The Present
- Borrowing Problems from the Future
- Dead or Alive
- Attack on Gorilla City
- Attack on Central City
- The Wrath of Savitar
- Into the Speed Force
- Abra Kadabra
- The Once and Future Flash
- I Know Who You Are
- Cause and Effect
- Infantino Street
- Finish Line
The Flash Character Facts
- Powers: super speed, intangibility, superhuman agility
- Alias/Alter Ego: Scarlet Speedster, The Fastest Man Alive
- Real Name: Barry Allen
Base of Operations: Central City
My Review of The Flash: The Complete Third Season
Season two ended with an exciting cliffhanger, as Barry (Grant Gustin) traveled back in time, undid his parents’ deaths and created the alternate timeline known as Flashpoint. Season three deals with the consequences of his decision to interfere in the timeline. I felt that the show really struggled with direction in the early episodes of season three. However, there was plenty of drama throughout the season thanks to Barry’s time-meddling.
Although “Flashpoint” might have been a disappointment for fans who have read the Flashpoint comic or watched the animated movie Justice League and were hoping that the show might try something a bit more ambitious with the storyline, it did set up what turned out to be an exciting season for The Flash. Season three ends in usual CW fashion, with a cliffhanger, as Barry takes on Savitar. There’s only time for one goodbye with Iris, as Barry makes her promise to keep living her life. The two kiss, then Barry takes his mom’s hand and into the Speed Force, they go… It’s going to be a long wait for the start of season four in September!
The third season of The Flash is also currently available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox, and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating UltraViolet retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu, and Flixster Video.
BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
- The Flash: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
- A Flash in Time: Time Travel in the Flash Universe
- Villain School: The Flash Rogues
- Allied: The Invasion Complex (The Flash)
- Rise of Gorilla City
- The Flash: I’m Your Super Friend
- The Flash: Hitting the Fast Note
- Harmony in a Flash
- Synchronicity in a Flash
- A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
Street Date: September 5, 2017
BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 1012 min
Enhanced Content: Approx 135 min
Price: $49.99 SRP
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – ESDH, Spanish, French
Price: $54.97 SRP
4-Disc Elite 4 BD-50s
BD Audio –DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – ESDH, Spanish, French
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About DC Entertainment
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THE FLASH and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
*Source: Nielsen National TV View Live + 7 Day Ratings, excluding repeats, specials, and <5 telecasts; 16-17 Season To-Date = 9/19/16-1/22/17; *major demos = Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54