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DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Blu-ray Review

Constantine makes all the difference

by Casimir Harlow
Movies & TV Review

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Blu-ray Review
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DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Review

One of the most unexpectedly fun spin-offs in the Arrowverse, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, turns in a Constantine-driven fourth season.

Although the DC TV Universe is testing the water with a replacement for its Iron Man front-runner - the Arrow in Arrowverse - and has likely found a very literal heir in his daughter (as opposed to the less than impressive Batwoman taking the lead), the remaining entries are still going strong, with The Flash and Supergirl likely to continue their respective journeys for quite some time. Perhaps the least expected winner was Legends, a mish-mash B-side team-up of what looked like all the Z-list superhero characters that couldn't sustain their own show, who came together wondrously into a witty fantasy adventure which enjoys its Quantum Leaps through time and never takes itself too seriously. As a result, it remains the Guardians of the Galaxy of the DC Arrowverse.

 The Guardians of the Galaxy of the DC Arrowverse

The fourth season makes one of the best decisions yet in engineering Matt Ryan's John Constantine into a lead component of the Legends. As much as the ensemble group have a winning formula, and as much as Constantine's solo effort didn't quite set the world on fire, he's a perfect addition to the group, and his more prominent role in the 16 episode fourth season really makes all the difference, complimenting the Lotz-led band and giving a darker edge to the confrontations, which are often at their best when dabbling in the dark arts.

And Legends actually benefits from a shorter season - something its siblings could learn from - with much less wasted time here, and more thought put into the diverting time jumps, comedy flourishes, self-depreciation and clever wit. Brimming with references and callbacks, and just happy to have a whole lot of fun with its fantasy insanity, it's a strong entry in a strong franchise. If you like the more 'traditional' DC heroes, but haven't yet given Legends a shot, you really should. 

Legends Season 4 Blu-ray Picture


Legends jumps into a fourth season Blu-ray release with an unsurprisingly flashy 1080p/AVC-encoded High Definition video presentation framed in the show's original 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio.

We reviewed the UK Blu-ray release of DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fourth Season on an LG 55B7 Dolby Vision 4K Ultra HD OLED TV with an LG UP970 Dolby Vision 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player

 Unsurprisingly flashy

Legends
enjoys all the space-travelling, time-travelling flash commensurate with the show, and looks great doing it, with strong clarity, detail and textures, and that pervasive DC gleam that affords decent budget style - for a TV show. The colour scheme is brimming with strong tones - albeit more tempered for the flower power hippy jaunt - and there's plenty of primary excellence, as well as solid blacks which afford decent shadow detail and a strong backbone to the piece. It's a well-made show which consistently looks the part, and lands with a very good presentation.

Legends Season 4 Blu-ray Sound


On the aural front, the release's accompanying DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is a very engaging mix, enjoying capturing both the more rousing action skirmishes and the playful tone of its Quantum Leap trips.

 A very engaging mix

Dialogue is delivered clearly and coherently throughout, afforded priority as a core component to the proceedings, whilst the score is suitably excited, and suitably fantastical, enjoying the more eccentric space/time vibe and running with it at all times. There are plenty of fun effects to dispel, including the various powers on offer - Constantine's dark magics are easily the more engulfing - and overall, it's a very strong aural presentation.

Legends Season 4 Blu-ray Extras


A couple of Featurettes, Deleted Scenes and a Gag Reel complete the extras package

Legends Season 4 Blu-ray Verdict

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Blu-ray Review




 If you like the more 'traditional' DC heroes, but haven't yet given Legends a shot, you really should

Warner's UK Blu-ray release of DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fourth Season delivers very good video and audio, as fans would have likely come to expect, and a few nice extras complete a solid package for fans to pick up.


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