DC Comics characters continue to rule the television world and the proof is in “Arrow: The Complete Second Season” Blu-ray and DVD sets. Every actor in the cast is invested in their role and strives to provide quality entertainment in each episode. The fight choreography creates some of the greatest action sequences ever seen in super hero movies and TV. Good writing doesn’t hurt when it comes to keeping audiences engaged week after week, either.
After the Glades are ravaged by the Undertaking, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) retreats to the island he was stranded on for so many years. Arrow is unable to face the citizens and friends he feels he’s failed. At the plea of Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), he returns to discover Starling City is worse off than ever. Oliver finds himself pitted against old and new villains alike as he struggles to fend off evil and protect those he loves.
The Blu-ray edition of “Arrow: The Complete Second Season” is presented in 1080p High-Definition 16×9 (1.78.1) coupled with DTS-HD MA: English 5.1 audio. The video quality is flawless and gives viewers no reason to be distracted from all the action and excitement taking place onscreen. The surround sound puts you right in the middle of the jungles of the island and the noisy streets of Starling City.
Those who love bonus material will be impressed with “Arrow: The Complete Second Season” Blu-ray set. A bonus recap episode reminds viewers of the events of the first season. Three featurettes entitled “From Vigilante to Hero,” “How Did They Do That? The Visual Effects of ‘Arrow,’” and “Wirework: The Impossible Moves of ‘Arrow’” take us behind the scenes of the show. Unaired scenes, a gag reel, and the “Arrow” 2013 Comic-Con Panel complete the special features.
“Arrow: The Complete Second Season” is unrated, even though it would merit a PG-13 if put before the MPAA. There’s a whole lot of violence and bloodshed when our hooded vigilante comes face-to-face with the criminals who cross him. Some adult situations and mild language are found as well.
If you’re not watching “Arrow” already, you need to be. Strong scripting, great acting, and breakneck pacing make it an experience you don’t want to miss. Marvel might be the Kings of the Cinema right now when it comes to compact two hour super hero tales. However, DC reigns supreme if you’re looking for longevity and complex dramas that keep your attention for the long haul.
“Arrow: The Complete Second Season” is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and as a Digital Download.