DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Home Video in August
As I’ve mentioned, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is the only superhero TV show I’m current on right now. (I’m looking forward to catching up on Supergirl soon, but I fear I may have given up on The Flash without noticing it. When the episode backlog on TiVo hits double digits, it may be a lost cause.) That’s because it’s fun and dramatic without too much angst, and I love seeing the characters in different historical eras (particularly when they geek out over seeing young George Lucas). So I’m eager to rewatch the second season when it becomes available in August.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season comes to DVD (list price $39.99) and Blu-ray (list price $44.98) on August 15. Unlike some of its comic-book cousins coming out the same month, the Blu-ray is a traditional market release, not a Warner Archive exclusive, which means it will also include digital copies (via UltraViolet) of the episodes.
The Legends of Tomorrow are Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Firestorm, Brandon Routh as the Atom, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Caity Lotz as White Canary, and Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave. They’re joined this season by Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Citizen Steel (Nick Zano) to fight “the first ever team of DC Super-Villains: the Legion of Doom, including Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), and the Reverse Flash (Matt Letscher).”
The set will include the following special features:
- A featurette on the crossover among the CW superhero shows, “Allied: The Invasion Complex”
- The 2016 Comic-Con panel
- Deleted scenes
- Gag reel
Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have included all the crossover episodes, meaning you’ll need to get the Arrow and Flash DVD sets, not yet announced, to see it all. Here are the 17 episode titles:
Any reason why they’d release DVD via regular channels, but only make the Blu-Ray version a Warner Archive release? Given HD is the standard/norm, both should be equally available…
I suspect it’s a profit/loss/sales calculation. I am guessing that Warner Archive keeps a lot more of the $$, because they don’t have to worry about stocking fees or product distribution, so that’s the way the Blu-ray releases are expected to be worthwhile. They previously did the same thing with iZombie.
But note that this release is getting a traditional (non-Warner Archive) Blu-ray. I am (still) guessing that this is expected to be more popular than the more niche Lucifer and Riverdale. One might also speculate that this has a more traditional male audience, while Riverdale is likely younger women and Lucifer is likely older women, which might be part of the figuring as well.
I need to watch this. When I watched the first season I enjoyed it for the most part, except Savage is a lame villain. But i haven’t watched any of season 2 except the xover one.
Savage was kind of lame, but having three ham characters (Dahrk, Reverse Flash and particularly Merlyn) was fun, if heavily over the top.