Gift Guide 2019 – Gotham The Complete Series

I didn’t start off as a big fan of Gotham. I questioned the need for a Baby Batman series that would follow the Smallville approach of building up Batman’s world before Bruce Wayne decides to become The Dark Knight.

The first season was a little uneven with the focus on Ben McKenzie’s James Gordon dealing with a largely corrupt police department and the mob. Gradually over the next few seasons, Gotham leaned into its craziness and the show became more satisfying than a simple guilty pleasure. By the end of its five seasons Gotham was consistently more entertaining than most of the Arrowverse shows on The CW.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released Gotham: The Complete Series on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital and is an ideal way to experience all the fun of this alternate look at Batman in one setting.  You can check out all of my Gotham reviews here for complete episodic breakdowns.

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This set is tricky for long-time Gotham fans as it is just the five seasons with the Season 5 promotional artwork wrap.

With a 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video presentation, each season looks fantastic. Details come out superb from the fabrics on outfits to the ideal saturation of the jarring bright colors piercing through the darkness of the city. Gotham featured incredible set design and costume work and this presentation allows them to be showcased in the best manner.

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Each season contains a decent amount of special features. Here’s that breakdown for each season:

Season 1

  • Gotham Invented
  • Gotham: Designing the Fiction
  • The Game of Cobblepot
  • Gotham: The Legend Reborn
  • DC Comics Night at Comic-Con 2014 – Presenting Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and Arrow (it was very interesting watching this with such a reduced DC TV output)
  • Character Profiles
  • Gag Reek
  • Unaired Scenes

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 Season 2

  • Alfred: Batman’s Greatest Ally
  • Gotham by Noir Light
  • Cold-Hearted: The Tale of Victor Fries
  • Character Profiles
  • Gotham: 2015 Comic-Con Panel

Season 3

  • The Dark Within the Dark: The Court of Owls
  • Madness Rising: The New Villains of Gotham
  • Ben McKenzie Directorial Debut
  • Gotham: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
  • Deleted Scenes

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Season 4

  • Solomon Grundy: Born on a Monday
  • The Sirens Take Gotham
  • The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2017
  • Deleted Scenes

Season 5

  • Villains: Modes of Persuasion (this is the feature shown in the Arrow Season 7, The Flash Season 6, Supergirl Season 4 and Legends of Tomorrow Season 4.)
  • Gotham S5: Best Moments at NY2018
  • Gotham: A Modern Mythology
  • Gotham’s Last Stand
  • Unaired Scenes

Gotham: The Complete Series, which includes all five seasons of the hit Gotham series, is available for fans to own on Blu-ray and DVD for $112.99 / 99.99 SRP. From character origins to the final episodes of the hit DC/WBTV series that lay the foundation for the city’s iconic future, the release is the perfect gift for veteran fans and newcomers alike.

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The series features an all-star cast lead by Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland), Donal Logue (Grounded for Life, Vikings), David Mazouz (Touch), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones), Camren Bicondova (Gotham Stories), Cory Michael Smith (Carol) and Chris Chalk (12 Years a Slave). Shane West (A Walk to Remember) is also introduced in the as the iconic DC Super-Villain, Bane for the final season. Developed by Bruno Heller, the series is executive produced by Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens. Based on the DC characters, Gotham is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

You can get Gotham: The Complete Series now from Amazon.

Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment