Batwoman: The Complete First Season

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

  1. Pilot
  2. The Rabbit Hole
  3. Down, Down, Down
  4. Who Are You?
  5. Mine Is a Long and a Sad Tale
  6. I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury
  7. Tell Me the Truth
  8. A Mad Tea-Party
  9. Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour Two
  10. How Queer Everthing is Today!
  11. An Un-Birthday Present
  12. Take Your Choice
  13. Drink Me
  14. Grinning From Ear to Ear
  15. Off With Her Head
  16. Through The Looking Glass
  17. A Narrow Escape
  18. If You Believe In Me, I’ll Believe In You
  19. A Secret Kept From All The Rest
  20. 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.

 

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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