The Flash: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1004 out of 1009)

Special Features


  • Behind the story: the trickster returns!
  • The fastest man alive!
  • Creating the blur-the VFX of The Flash
  • Screen test: the chemistry of grant and emily
  • DC Comics Night at Comic-Con 2014: presenting Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and Arrow
  • Pilot commentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Gag reel

Cast & Crew


  • Grant Gustin - Barry Allen/The Flash
  • Candice Patton - Iris West
  • Carlos Valdes - Cisco Ramon
  • Danielle Panabaker - Caitlin Snow
  • Jesse L. Martin - Det. West




Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1009 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Okay.... WOW! That was fast!

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    kenn
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    Apparently the CW, in conjunction with Warner Bros. television studios, totally gets DC comics because after completely owning the character Green Arrow, they've gone and created a series about another iconic hero from that universe (i.e. The Flash), that's both true to the source-material and possessing all the sophistication of the big-screen. So, let's see: superhero origin story... check, crossover scene with "Arrow"... check, foreshadowing for future Central City villains... check, great casting all-around... check, lots of eye-candy FX and exciting action... CHECK!!! Those of us who were able to watch episode 8 from Arrow Season 2 already knew who was gonna play Barry Allen, but actor Grant Gustin seems to have already become the part with just a cameo and a single pilot; and then there's Jesse L. Martin playing Detective Joe West, the guy that basically raised Barry and is also his mentor and biggest supporter at C.C.P.D. (where the latter works in forensic investigation), who, along with Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells, adds a level of drama (and let's face it... maturity) the show may have otherwise lacked. Fans of the DC universe will also recognize a name that has recently become almost legendary in the comic world, i.e. Geoff Johns, who is not only a writer for this series but also a producer for the show thus ensuring it will be a definite source for unmitigated, super-heroic, television magic. This pilot episode reminded me of Marvel's, live-action Spiderman films as far as feel, being decidedly optimistic with an obvious undercurrent of fun (in spite of often tragic events that surround the central character) and based on what I've seen so far I'm also very pleased to say that this looks like a series the entire family could watch together (with no f-forwarding or embarrassing moments) and I just got to say I love a show that makes me laugh and leaves me feeling a little happier afterward. Way to go CW! Mid-season finale... holy cats!!! Introduction of a major villain from the Flash/DC universe and another major superhero, the excellent, excellent cast: Barry Allen, Det. West, Dr. Wells, Iris West. Performances that have invested these characters with life and their story (much like the central hero) continues to gain such momentum... I was laying on my couch at the beginning of this episode but on the edge of my seat by the end (also teary-eyed more than once). Nothing against SHIELD, Arrow or Constantine but The Flash in just 9 episodes has, in my opinion, established itself as possibly THE best action/adventure series on television. A very moving and exciting finale has finished up an amazing first season that has rapidly (pun intended) made "The Flash" a fan favorite and I know so many of us are extremely stoked to see what amazing comic-book goodness this series will bring next season.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FLASHHHHHHH!

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    kenn
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    Apparently the CW, in conjunction with Warner Bros. television studios, totally gets DC comics because after completely owning the character Green Arrow, they've gone and created a series about another iconic hero from that universe (i.e. The Flash), that's both true to the source-material and possessing all the sophistication of the big-screen. So, let's see: superhero origin story... check, crossover scene with "Arrow"... check, foreshadowing for future Central City villains... check, great casting all-around... check, lots of eye-candy FX and exciting action... CHECK!!! Those of us who were able to watch episode 8 from Arrow Season 2 already knew who was gonna play Barry Allen, but actor Grant Gustin seems to have already become the part with just a cameo and a single pilot; and then there's Jesse L. Martin playing Detective Joe West, the guy that basically raised Barry and is also his mentor and biggest supporter at C.C.P.D. (where the latter works in forensic investigation), who, along with Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells, adds a level of drama (and let's face it... maturity) the show may have otherwise lacked. Fans of the DC universe will also recognize a name that has recently become almost legendary in the comic world, i.e. Geoff Johns, who is not only a writer for this series but also a producer for the show thus ensuring it will be a definite source for unmitigated, super-heroic, television magic. This pilot episode reminded me of Marvel's, live-action Spiderman films as far as feel, being decidedly optimistic with an obvious undercurrent of fun (in spite of often tragic events that surround the central character) and based on what I've seen so far I'm also very pleased to say that this looks like a series the entire family could watch together (with no f-forwarding or embarrassing moments) and I just gotta say I love a show that makes me laugh and leaves me feeling a little happier afterward. Way to go CW! [Update 12/10/14 *MILD SPOILERS*]: Mid-season finale... holy cats!!! Introduction of a major villain from the Flash/DC universe and another major superhero, the excellent, excellent cast: Barry Allen, Det. West, Dr. Wells, Iris West. Performances that have invested these characters with life and their story (much like the central hero) continues to gain such momentum... I was laying on my couch at the beginning of this episode but on the edge of my seat by the end (also teary-eyed more than once). Nothing against SHIELD, Arrow or Constantine but The Flash in just 9 episodes has, in my opinion, established itself as possibly THE best action/adventure series on television. [Update 5/20/15] A very moving and exciting finale has finished up an amazing first season that has rapidly (pun intended) made "The Flash" a fan favorite and I know so many of us are extremely stoked to see what amazing comic-book goodness this series will bring the next season.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Great, and Super Kid friendly

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    korichm
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    This show does what others do not. It remains lighthearted enough that not only is it fun to watch, but kids can enjoy it as well. Adults, remember back when you were a kid, and there was one truth: Superhero shows and movies brought out the wonder and imagination that made anything possible. They were kid friendly so our parents didn't have to worry about what the can watch. That is not true in today's society. There are great superhero media out today, on TV and in the movies, but they are often so far from being kid friendly that only teens and adults should be watching them. Daredevil and Jessica Jones pushes that into only adult territory. SHIELD is overly complicated and drawn out that only a mature mind can remain interested. Even this show's predecessor Arrow, is too violent, too complicated, and to adult. This show narrows the gap. It is mature, but light, fun and still interesting. It is a show that my child has no problem getting interested in, and doesn't get bored quickly from over-complicated story lines. Barry is just a very good guy, trying to help the public from the bad guys. Simple, straight forward, no muss no fuss. The stories are engaging. The childish glee of Barry and his friend Cisco are contagious. Even when things get serious, they don't throw frenetic temper tantrums at life in general. One of the best, if not THE best, superhero shows on today. Bring the kids, bring the popcorn and sit down for some family time, something that seems lacking in today's society.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best freshman seasons I've seen

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    Keyfob
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    Every once in a while, a new show comes along and blows you away with its first season. That's exactly what happened with season 1 of The Flash, which proved to be much more than a typical superhero origin story. While the fantastical elements are certainly present, the story really hangs its hat on the emotional journeys and relationships of its various characters. And, seeing that the show airs on the CW, it was refreshing to see that the predominant relationships being explored focused on father-son dynamics (in various forms) rather than romantic trysts. Grant Gustin and Jesse Martin deserve particular praise in this regard, as their shoulders often bear the brunt of the first season's emotional gravitas and they rise to the occasion every time. Their atypical dynamic - that of an adoptive father and son (whose biological father is still in the picture) - gives viewers a rare glimpse of paternal responsibility wielded well and made all that much stronger but he fact that this relationship was chosen and not forced. Kudos to the show runners, writers and performers for giving us such a positive take on a situation that easily could have been mishandled for the sake of contrived dramatic effect. What we get is a much richer and more inspiring experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For any age group

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    JoeDetroit
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    For the fans of DC Comics this is a great adaptation of the source material. For the non fan this is a great story of the making of a hero and how the character of a person might be deceiving based upon what is on the outside. The Special Effects are awesome and the stories are easily followed. With the success of Arrow I was concerned at how the DVD would be and yet the Flash delivers. What is great though is Best Buy pricing. If you rent the series you might pay more than buying them on Blu Ray. I came in and bought this product and loved it. The problem that I had was with Best Buys online system. It would be great if they added a feature to their side that said "added on sale this week" or reduced last 14 or 7 days to make easier searches. Best Buy had another DC Comics on sale and it was only by luck that I found this title also on sale. If they added that function I would have also bought the Arrow an other titles missing in my collection but I could not search the system for more titles. As a buyer I buy titles in genres and finding out that Powers Season 1 would have been a great addition would have made me buy more. THe headings are great buy having a sale function that lets the consumer find out what was recently added instead of searching through and seeing sometimes the same titles can be daunting. After all I am not the Flash LOL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Flash zooms in Season 1

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    The Flash: Season 1 was truly what DC Comics fans needed to see yet another origin story of a Superhero. Barry Allan's 2 part guest spot in Arrow Season 2 was a great way to intro him to the fans & combine those 2 hero's. In season 1 we see what happened after Barry was hit by the particle accelerator which gained him his speed. The fastest man alive on the small screen is truly is a great way to put a new spin on the speedster in this era of time. We see Barry learn how to use his speed to save others & face off against comics villians like Captian Cold, Heatwave, & the main baddie of the season the Reverse Flash. If you are a Arrow fan you will like the Flash too. Especially part 1 of the 2 part team up eps on both shows where The Arrow visits Central City & faces a infected Flash from a metahuman who insights anger. Truly a highlight of the 1st season. We see Barry continue his goal to get his father out of prison for the murder of Nora (Barry's mother). If you adore the Flash before you will love this show & great fx's & storylines. This truly is a good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good dvd set for a great series

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    If you're buying this, you've probably already seen the show, but suffice to say, Season 1 of The Flash is off to great start as a series. This review is more about the extra and audio/visual transfer. Overall, there are a decent amount of extras: 1) The Comic Con panel is nothing much to write home about, but mildly interesting. 2) The audio commentary is worth checking out if you want some insights into how the show got started, casting and directing tidbits on the actors. 3) Creating the Blur shows the tricks of the trade on the VFX and animation that go into making the Flash. 4) The Trickster and Fastest Man Alive are your standard featurettes, though the Trickester one has a nice tie in to the Flash show from the 90s. 5) The Chemistry test between Emily and Grant was cute, if not a little short. 6) Deleted Scenes and Gag reel are entertaining enough but pretty standard as well. It was nice to see Carlos playing guitar though, even if it didn't make it into the final cut.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good TV series

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    If you are a fan of comic book heroes brought to life, and appreciate good sfory telling, this series is worth enjoying. Many of us are unable to watch TV on a consistent basis, so I am personally appreciative of the ability to follow the series on Dvd. This series first seaaon was actually able to keep my interest from episode to episode. The acting is quite good, and the characters are performed well enough that the viewer becomes concerned for their well-being. Special effects are enjoyable and enhance the story line rather than becoming the primary focus of the show. The transfer and quality of the bluray was good. Throughout, I did not experience any issues with playback, something that has happened with other series. The extras were nice, but I would have enjoyed more actor commentary of various episodes.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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