The Flash 4K UHD Review: Speed 4kce

The Flash has a multiverse of 4K UHD visuals on display now that it’s on home video formats. The Flash’s red suit shines.

So much of The Flash is fully animated. It holds up. The visuals are surreal, but fully rendered. Barry’s night run looks particularly great in 4K.

Practical sets boast beautiful 4K shadows. Barry’s pitch black apartment, and the city block on which young Barry finds himself naked are highlights. The Bat cave casts pure shadows, including silhouettes of the double Barrys. Supergirl’s cel and the whole underground Russian station also provide deep shadows.

The sound mix has some fun effects. All of Barry’s speed runs zoom and whoosh around the room, as do Supergirl’s flights. Action sounds ricochet in the rear like glass shattering, bats fluttering and eletric static. Cartoon sound effects like trumpets in young Barry’s botched first run are cute, and the Batwing swirls when the gyro rotates the cockpit.

Many fans probably already watched the bonus features when The Flash came out on VOD but it’s nice to have a full 35 minute behind the scenes feature. Ezra Miller’s double Ed Wade gets on camera and you get to see him do his sides of the scenes.

I like that there’s no musical score to this feature. It makes the sound bites feel more sincere. They may be the same but it seems like it’s more about the movie than selling a package.

The shorter features are informative too. They innovated technology for this movie. I appreciate the attempt to make the finale feel more natural than green screen, though it ultimately created new issues.

In depth background on The Flash and Supergirl includes other DC players Melissa Benoist, Helen Slater, Laura Vandervoort, Grant Gustin and the comic and animated artists.

Deleted scenes include extra vehicular action, double Barry scenes with Wade even in the suit, some finished scenes of the Flashes goofing off with effects and a rough Batwing in the moon Easter egg. Young Barry learning he can’t stop bullets is a good scene and there’s some creepy young Barry creeping on Kara that I’m glad they cut.

You also get all 6 eps of the Escape the Midnight Circus podcast.

Extended Promo for Season 2 Episode 11 of The flash. “Reverse-Flash Returns”

HE’S BACK… – When Cisco played by Carlos Valdes gets a vibe of Eobard Thawne played by guest star Matthew Letscher, Barry played by Grant Gustin and the team don’t believe it. But, after an attack at Mercury Labs, Christina McGee played by Amanda Pays confirms that the Reverse Flash is back. Meanwhile, Candice Patton’s character Iris and Francine played by guest star Vanessa A. Williams share a nice moment that brings Iris closer to her brother, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale). Michael Allowitz directed episode #211, written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing.



“Last year, the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark matter storm that struck forensic scientist Barry Allen — bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive. But Barry wasn’t the only person who was given extraordinary abilities that night. The dark matter also created meta-humans — many of whom have wreaked havoc on the city. With the help of the S.T.A.R Labs team, Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon and Dr. Harrison Wells, Barry protects the people of Central City from these powerful new threats as The Flash. Following the defeat of Allen’s arch-nemesis Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash), Team Flash must quickly turn their attention to the singularity swirling high above Central City, consuming everything in its path. Armed with the heart of a hero and the ability to move at super speeds, Barry charged into the eye of the singularity, but can he actually save his city from impending doom?” –


Netflix Nabs Rights To GOTHAM Before It Even Airs! Details Inside!


With all the comic book TV and movie hype, one can get drowned in the rumors and news flowing in and around Hollywood. But it seems like a hot item as new shows are appearing on TV as alternative story lines or a fresh look at the comic books.


The new Gotham is one of them.


Set in the same city as the Batman mythos, Gotham explores the lives of the people and the minor characters of the popular DC comics franchise. With shows like Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, and Smallville on a hot streak and shows like Constantine and The Flash about to come out, this show is primed for success.


But is this too soon?


Warner Bros. and Netflix are banking on it. In a surprise move, the streaming media giant set in motion to buy the rights to Gotham after only seeing a screening earlier this year in May. According to Deadline, the deal spans multiple platforms and multiple territories.


This is in the wake of Netflix buying the rights to the popular show The Blacklist, which was acquired at about $2 million/episode. The Gotham deal would be purchased at $1.75 million/episode, but let’s note that the show hasn’t even aired yet.


Gotham casts Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sean Pertwee. “Gotham is the most anticipated new series of the fall season and we are thrilled to offer it to our members around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “The Batman origin story is sure to have massive global appeal so it is fitting that, along with Warner Television, we have created a new model for distributing a show that international and domestic audiences will love.”


Gotham premieres September 22nd on FOX.


Credit: Deadline