Following a shortened first season, Batwoman: The Complete First Season is now available for fans to bring home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.
Fans that buy the first season on Blu-ray will also get a bonus disc featuring the entire Crisis on Infinite Earths cross-over. This limited disc–and the Crisis bonus content–are exclusive to the Blu-ray. The set alone is worth it for those episodes although you’ll end up with multiple copies if you plan to take home the other DC series on Blu-ray. Die-hard Batwoman fans will snatch up the set right away but the bonus features are less likely to be found streaming online.
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) takes on the mantle of Batwoman sometime after Bruce Wayne’s disappearance. It’s not until she discovered the Batcave in Wayne Tower when she also learns the true identity of hear cousin. Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) also plays a role similar to his father. And then when Kate learns Alice (Rachel Skarsten) is really Beth, the series certainly dives into the relationship dynamics. Post-Crisis, this relationship certainly takes an interesting turn when a new Beth enters the picture. Of course, you also can’t have two of the same people living on the same Earth. Not without causing issues for the other one, of course. Kate certainly gets the opportunity to make things right and save Beth again but does she? Well, I’ll probably just let you watch and figure things out on your own.
While the series plays up the fact that Kate Kane is a lesbian, it could have done a better job with displaying the character’s Jewishness. If you haven’t read the comics, the Batwoman series also places the Batman universe in an entirely new light. Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) is the brother of Bruce Wayne’s mother, Martha. This in turn also makes Bruce Wayne of Jewish descent. It’s really not a surprising development when one looks at Batman‘s own history. The Kane name also pays tribute to Batman creator Bob Kane.
The series certainly strays away from the comic book in terms of what happened to Beth/Alice. It also takes a different path from the comics with regards to Kate’s relationship with her dad.
One thing I love about the series is that Batwoman restores Chicago as Gotham City. Obviously, it’s a different layout than Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy.
BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
- On the Set
- The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
BLU-RAY BONUS DISC
- All Five Epic Episodes of the DC Crossover Event: Crisis on Infinite Earths from Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Bonus Disc Features
- Crisis Past and Present: Kevin Conroy Bat Legend
- Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Architects Return
- Crisis Past and Present – Superman vs. Superman
- Characters in Crisis: Pariah
- Crisis Management
- Character in Crisis: The Anti-Monitor
20 One-Hour Episodes
- The Rabbit Hole
- Down, Down, Down
- Who Are You?
- Mine Is a Long and a Sad Tale
- I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury
- Tell Me the Truth
- A Mad Tea-Party
- Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour Two
- How Queer Everthing is Today!
- An Un-Birthday Present
- Take Your Choice
- Drink Me
- Grinning From Ear to Ear
- Off With Her Head
- Through The Looking Glass
- A Narrow Escape
- If You Believe In Me, I’ll Believe In You
- A Secret Kept From All The Rest
- O, Mouse!
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Greg Berlanti, Caroline Dries, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter
CAST: Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, Elizabeth Anweis, and Dougray Scott
Batwoman: The Complete First Season is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.