DC’s Legends of Tomorrow The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review
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After defeating the Legion of Doom, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow face a new threat created by their actions. By revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they’ve essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms all across time! In Season 3, the Legends must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart.
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Run time: 704 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 3 BD50
This is, of course, the 4th show in the CW’s “Arrowverse” spun off of both The Flash and Arrow. Season 2 picks up after the team has defeated Vandal Savage, and starts out with the team scattered in time, needing to be rescued. From there, the season is spent tracking down and correcting time aberrations which appear when history has been changed.
Overall, I think the show blends in well with the Arrowverse overall, but still maintains its own feel. Because it deals with time travel it allows the series to bring characters from the other shows and means that death does not always mean we do not see various characters. It is well written and acted, and does a good job giving all the characters in a large ensemble cast enough material. Chances are if you like Flash and Arrow, you will like this as well, even though it is not a carbon copy of either show. I love this show and I think I liked season 3 the best. I love the historical aspect of it, but it’s also hilarious. The one liners are great! I don’t see political issues going on in this show, like some are saying, except the Obama episode. I thought Supergirl played into the polical agenda big time when they decided that guns were violent and they weren’t going to use them anymore.
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. While some maybe disappointed because some of the lower quality CGI in some episodes, that doesn’t detract from an excellent looking transfer. 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
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Special Features: 7/10
‘Legends of Tomorrow’ has really been great with each passing season as the writing and special effects have stepped it up quite a bit especially in Season 3. Clearly the special effects budget is satisfied – the action sequences are fun to watch.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10