Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided us with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed here. The opinions I share are my own.
The Show: 9/10
Supergirl is easily my favorite DC show on the CW network and Warner have done an awesome job here bringing all 22 episodes of season 2 home. Supergirl Season 2 introduces Superman to the mix at first I was afraid he would be overused but he really is only in the series for a handful of episodes. Lynda Carter the original Wonder Woman and Teri Hatcher from Lois and Clark also make an appearance this season but as who? I really don’t want to spoil.
This season the show goes to a lot of different places both thematically and literally as the show deals with different issues the world is facing today. The show is not scared of being parallel with the real world including Trump jokes and commentary on same-sex relationships and immigration of all things. Lena Luthor is also introduced this year, the sister of Lex who is either up to no good or is the exact opposite of her brother who is in prison throughout the show. Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant is missing from the show but does make an appearance in four of the most memorable episodes. The final new face is Ian Gomez who comes across as a modern-day Lou Grant in his portrayal of the new newsroom boss.
The one thing that doesn’t work for me this season it’s James Olson’s portrayal of Guardian. It comes across as a weak Luke Cage and really doesn’t seem to serve much of a purpose overall. But on the plus side the standout here is Melissa Benoist’s portrayal of Supergirl which has a lot of layers and is impressive to watch.
All 22 episodes are featured in the set including a whole bunch of extras which we will get to in the next section. If you’re a superhero fan this show is a treat and what’s more its suitable for the whole family.
- Supergirl 2016 Comic-Con Panel (30 Minutes) – The entire cast sit down for a panel at the 2016 Comic-Con panel, Season 2 is discussed as well as where the show will go next. There is also a Q&A with the fans at the end.
- Supergirl Alien Fight Night (10 Minutes) – This looks at the season’s fourth episode Survivors. The featurette takes a look at the underground fight club and the new character Miss Martian.
- Supergirl Did You Know – Short silly facts for fans presented by Melissa Benoist.
- Supergirl Aliens Among Us (20 Minutes) – An in-depth look at the main theme of the show this year. We also get a look at the VFX team and what it took to bring Miss Martian to the small screen.
- A Conversation With Andrew Kriesberg & Kevin Smith (4 Minutes) – A very short conversation with Kevin & Andrew as Kevin discusses his directing job on the show.
- Commentary With Andrew Kreisberg & Kevin Smith On Supergirl Lives – Smith makes his living from talking so this is a no brainer. He discusses the episode which stars his daughter Harley Quinn Smith.
- UV Digital Copy
Cover Art and Menus: 6/10
I am very surprised Superman does not feature on the cover with Supergirl as all the promotional shots around the show did feature him. I really like the cover though with Kara in a heroic pose ready to fight. Menus are pretty standard with a still image and navigation as usual for Warner releases.
Audio & Video: 9/10
Supergirl’s 1080P AVC encode comes on 4 BD-50 discs and looks incredible, better than the compressed version you all saw on the CW. Presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio the show has a bright color palette and lots of detail in the shadows.
The 5.1 DTS-HD MA track used here puts surround sound to the test and is more akin to a movie soundtrack than a Television track. The show uses a lot of LFE bass for the explosions and punches used and dialog is easy to hear due to its central speaker placement.
Warner include a Portuguese dub in 2.0 Dolby Digital, and subtitles are included in 10 different languages.
Overall Score 9/10