“Batwoman – The Complete First Season” Review by Suzanne 5/20/20
This is a great comic book show, and a good entry into the “Arrowverse” (or whatever they’re calling the superhero shows on The CW now). I’ve enjoyed watching every episode each week. They do a great job with balancing the action and the character development, with a little bit of humor. At first, I tried to compare it with “Gotham,” but it’s a very different show. However, it does have certain qualities that are similar to that show. It can be very twisted, bizarre and wacky at times (particularly the villains).
The season ending with some shockers – especially the reveal of Bruce Wayne’s lookalike. After the season ended, it was revealed that star Ruby Rose would not be returning as Kate Kane. This is a terrible disappointment because she did such a great job in the role. She will definitely be missed. I hope that the person that replaces her as Batwoman (not as Kate Kane) will be just as good. I have to wonder how this will affect the rest of the show, which was built around Kate’s father, sister, enemies, girlfriends, etc.
The DVD is just as good as the series. I’m reviewing the Blu-ray here. There is a lack of extras, however. Perhaps that’s because of the pandemic? I don’t know. The only features are “The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019” and deleted scenes. That sure isn’t enough. I hope that future versions (perhaps the complete set) will have a lot more than that.
The CW’s #1 New Show
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
Contains All 20 Exhilarating Episodes from the First Season,
Plus All-New Special Features!
Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD August 18, 2020
Blu-ray includes a Limited-Edition Bonus Disc
with All Five Episodes of the DC Crossover Event
Crisis on Infinite Earths and 6 Crossover Bonus Features!
BURBANK, CA (April 30, 2020) – The future of Gotham is in her hands with the release of Batwoman: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on August 18, 2020 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride with all 20 episodes from the first season, plus The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019, deleted scenes and a gag reel. A limited-edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray. Batwoman: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $39.99 SRP for the DVD ($44.98 in Canada) and $44.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($49.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only). Batwoman: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
Kate Kane never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. After Batman disappeared, Gotham was in despair… until she returned. Armed with a passion for justice and a flair for speaking her mind, she soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before becoming Gotham’s symbol of hope.
“In only its first season on the air, Batwomanquickly established itself as the #1 new show on The CW given its legendary superhero following, stellar casting, and action-packed drama,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “With 2.1 million people tuning in weekly, the devoted fan base for this phenomenal series will love the extra content on the discs, while newcomers can catch up on the hit series just in time for Season 2.”
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Batwoman: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. Featuring all 20 episodes from the first season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only).
Batwoman stars Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black, John Wick: Chapter 2), Rachel Skarsten (Birds of Prey, Reign), Meagan Tandy (unREAL, Teen Wolf), Nicole Kang (You), Camrus Johnson (The Sun Is Also A Star), Elizabeth Anweis (NCIS: Los Angeles, 9-1-1), and Dougray Scott (Departure, Snatch). Based on the characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Batwomanis produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Geoff Johns (Stargirl, The Flash, Titans) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl).
BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES*
- On The Set
- The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego2019
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
*Special Features are subject to change.
20 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
- The Rabbit Hole
- Down, Down, Down
- Who Are You?
- Mine Is a Long and a Sad Tale
- I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury
- Tell Me the Truth
- A Mad Tea-Party
- Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour Two
- How Queer Everything is Today!
- An Un-Birthday Present
- Take Your Choice
- Drink Me
- Grinning From Ear to Ear
- Off With Her Head
- Through the Looking Glass
- A Narrow Escape
- If You Believe In Me, I’ll Believe In You
- A Secret Kept From All the Rest
- O, Mouse!
Batwoman: The Complete First Season is currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others. A Digital Code is also included in the U.S. with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.
Street Date: August 18, 2020
Order Due Date: July 14, 2020
BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx. 880 min
Enhanced Content: Approx. 57 min
Price: $39.99 SRP ($44.98 in Canada)
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH
Price: $44.98 SRP ($49.99 in Canada)
5-Discs (4 BD-50s + 1 BD-50 BONUS DISC)
Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English SDH
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