Arrow Season 5: Blu-ray Review
With Arrow Season 6 ready to premiere on The CW October 12, 2017, there’s still time to binge-watch Arrow Season 5, now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, has a lot of extra features to offer fans!
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
The Arrow Season 5 Blu-ray release is a 4-disc set which includes all 23 episodes from the season along with extra features such as a gag reel, deleted scenes, and more. The show is based on characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Wendy Mericle and Sarah Schechter.
“After five strong seasons, Arrow remains one of the most talked-about shows on the air,” said Rosemary Markson, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Television Marketing of the company’s latest release. “The loyal fan base will enjoy the special features, in addition to the 23 gripping episodes following new challenges and new characters.”
Here’s the official synopsis for Arrow Season 5:
In Season Five, newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With his right hand, John Diggle, back in the military and his sister Thea adamant about hanging up her vigilante hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town,” Warner Bros. teases of Arrow Season 5. “Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles rather than allies in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
There are a total of four discs in the Blu-ray set along with a Digital Copy. The front has the main artwork while the back of the cover has the season’s synopsis and list of extra features.
The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. You won’t find any faults with the video and sound quality. The colors are crisp and that’s a good thing especially while watching the scenes shot during the night.
The first disc includes episodes 1 to 6 with a deleted scene for episode 3 ‘A Matter of Trust.’ It also includes ‘The New Team Arrow’ Bonus Feature which allows fans to look at how the new Team Arrow was assembled which includes Wild Dog, Ragman, the new Black Canary, and Mister Terrific.
The second disc includes episodes 7 to 12 with deleted scenes from episode 9 ‘What We Leave Behind,’ and episode 11 ‘Second Chances.’ You’ll also get to watch the ‘Allied: The Invasion! Complex (Arrow)’ Bonus Feature which is all about exploring Oliver’s battle with his inner demons during the successful crossover.
Disc 3 includes episodes 13 to 18 with deleted scenes from episode 16 ‘Checkmate’ and episode 17 ‘Kapiushon.’ Disc 4 has episodes 19 to 23 with deleted scenes from episode 19 ‘Dangerous Liaisons,’ episode 22 ‘Missing,’ and episode 23 ‘Lian Yu.’ It also includes the Arrow: 2016 Comic-Con Panel along with the ‘Returning to the Roots of Arrow: Prometheus’ Bonus Feature (focusing on the villainous Prometheus) and the Gag Reel.
Coming to the show itself, being on the air for five seasons, it’s tough for TV shows to keep delivering quality. Arrow has seen its share of bad moments during its run and I think fans will agree that some parts of the previous seasons could’ve been better.
The good thing about Arrow Season 5 is that it kind of went back to what made the show so successful in the first place. Some fans would even argue that it’s the best season so far. We got introduced to a new version of Team Arrow as well as an interesting villain in Prometheus. Also, the crossover episodes were very fun to watch.
I’m excited to see where the story goes in Arrow Season 6 that’s set to debut on October 12, 2017.
Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is currently available on DVD for $49.99 SRP as well as Blu-ray for $54.97 SRP. The Blu-ray also includes a Digital Copy.
While you’re at it, make sure to check out the latest home releases of other shows from The CW’s superhero universe including The Flash Season 3, Supergirl Season 2, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2.
Are you a fan of Arrow? Excited for the Arrow Season 5 Blu-ray and DVD releases? Let us know.
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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