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This review is from: Flash, The: The Complete Series (DVD)
From the pages of DC Comics, the Scarlet Speedster dashes to the rescue in the live-action adventure series "The Flash". A freak laboratory accident gives police scientist Barry Allen (John Wesley Shipp, Dawson's Creek) the ability to move at incredible speeds. With the help of a fellow research scientist (Amanda Pays, Max Headroom), the fastest man alive known as the Flash uses his powers to clean up the streets of Central City from menacing criminals like the Trickster, Captain Cold, Mirror Master and much more. "The Flash" first aired on CBS in 1990. Due to strong network competition and constant preemptions of breaking Gulf War news coverage, the live-action series recieved weak ratings and only lasted one season. Despite its short-lived run, "The Flash" was a well produced adaptation of the popular comic book character. The series features some worthy storylines, cool visual effects and a great music score. It also includes guest stars like Richard Beltzer (Law & Order: SVU), Gloria Reuben (ER), David Cassidy (The Partridge Family), Jeri Ryan (Boston Public), Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle), Angela Bassett (The Score) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars).
Fans who have waited for the DVD release of the live-action DC Comics series will be somewhat disappointed with "The Flash: The Complete Series" 6-Disc Box Set. All 21 episodes are presented in their original full screen format. Its picture quality is simple but reasonably clear. Its 2.0 Dolby Digital sound is rather enjoyable. Unfortunately, this 6-Disc set doesn't include supplemental extras. Despite its unimpressive presentation, "The Flash" is a fine addition to any comic book fan's DVD collection and receives a "B-".
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Initial post: Sep 15, 2008 11:49:32 AM PDT
Michael C. Elser says:
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2008 2:39:06 PM PDT
R. J Rey says:
I'm sorry. I didn't know about the extras online. I was a bit harsh on this review but I stand on my rating. The television series was good but not excellent. The episodes are good. I really enjoyed it and I still do. The lack on extras on this set was a letdown. The opening title was really out of focused. It looked like a bad VHS copy.
On a personal note: I only lay out my clothes out the night before work because I start my shift at 07:00 AM and wake up at 04:30 to catch my bus ride at 05:30 AM.
Posted on Jul 22, 2011 12:14:47 PM PDT
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