Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray Review
Following Oliver Queen’s shocking decision to turn himself over the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow to the public, Oliver has spent the past five months in prison while his team was left behind to protect Star City. In the wake of Ricardo Diaz’s escape, Oliver has yet again turned into someone else inside Slabside Maximum Security Prison. He is determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family. But Oliver’s limits will be tested when he and Team Green Arrow are pitted against the most ruthless villains they have yet to face.
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: August 20, 2019
Run time: 182 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 4 BD50
The first two seasons of the series were fantastic filled with perfect superhero vibes. The first two seasons tells you the story of billionaire’s son Oliver Queen(Green Arrow) played by Stephen Amell who returns home after 5 long years after being mysteriously disappeared on a trip with his father. But when he returns home he’s not the same Oliver Queen that his mom or his girlfriend knows. He works as a normal businessman in the day and what people call a ‘vigilante’ in the night without anyone knowing it.
After the end of the second season and from the beginning of the third season, they slowly tried to reveal the origin of the Oliver Queen like what exactly happened when he was lost the past five years of his life that made him a ‘vigilante’ or better the Green Arrow. Around towards the end of Season 4 through part of Season 6 ‘Arrow’ started losing its way and it felt like the writers were running out of ideas. I will say that things are back on track with Season 7 which I hope continues with the final Season 8 in the Fall.
The premise of the season sees Oliver Queen outed as The Green Arrow and sent to prison for his crimes. While he attempts to survive in prison the rest of Team Arrow attempt to keep Star City safe. Stephen Amell has become known for playing Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow for many years and he continues to do a great job this season. With him being revealed to be The Green Arrow his performance is more intense all season but it truly feels like Oliver Queen & The Green Arrow are one of the same and becomes a more complete character. The supporting cast are still great, Emily Bett Rickards are great as Felicity, David Ramsey is great as John Diggle, Rick Gonzalez is great as Rene Ramirez & Julia Harkavy is great as Dinah Drake. These characters have been crucial for numerous seasons now and they truly continue to be some of the more interesting characters in this DC TV Universe.
Movie Quality: 9/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. I have to say that I am pretty impressed with the image quality. Having watched every single episode of this series on broadcast television in high definition, this show looks really good in its transfer to Blu-ray. Colors are strong throughout and vary from episode to episode to fit with the atmosphere. Details are great especially with scenes where the camera is up close. Black levels are very strong considering that the series has many dark scenes throughout each episode. There is also grain and noise throughout the transfer, it never becomes obtrusive or distracting. Fans of the show will not be disappointed the slightest.
Video Quality: 9.5/10
The audio is presented in DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix. The soundfield is immersive at all times no matter if it is the special effects or dialogue. I was literally amazed with the amount of dynamic panning from each speaker in the rears. Bass was punchy. Dialogue is also well placed in the center channel sounding crisp and clear. The best part of this all around aggressive soundtrack is that it is well balanced between the dialogue and sound effects.
Audio Quality: 9/10
- The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018
- Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds
- Villains: Modes of Persuasion
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes
Special Features: 7/10
Even though there is another 10 episode season coming later this year this sad as the show was finally back on track. Overall If you enjoy this show this season of Arrow is enjoyable and still worth watching.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10