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After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the main character of Arrow - a vigilant to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be - flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle - while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

Starring:
Paul Blackthorne, Willa Holland
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Arrow - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Arrow - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Arrow - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
  • Arrow - Disc 4 ages_15_and_over
  • Arrow - Disc 5 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 15 hours 32 minutes
Starring Paul Blackthorne, Willa Holland, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Katie Cassidy, Susanna Thompson, Colin Donnell
Director David Nutter, Guy Bee, David Barrett
Genres Crime
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Rental release 23 September 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Arrow - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Arrow - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Arrow - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
  • Arrow - Blu-ray - Disc 4 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 15 hours 32 minutes
Starring Paul Blackthorne, Willa Holland, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Katie Cassidy, Susanna Thompson, Colin Donnell
Director David Nutter, Guy Bee, David Barrett
Genres Crime
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Rental release 23 September 2013
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By sonia99921 on 8 Nov. 2014
Simply brilliant. Watched the 23 episodes in four days. It completely blown my expectations away. Compared to the first few episodes of The Flash, the acting in this is top notch, you get attached to the main cast very quickly.

There are many twists and has a fine balance between action and talking/character development. The flashbacks to the Island are also a very fine touch! Eventually I got gripped on the flashbacks to find out and see what happens!

All in all, this series is worth watching, and if you are not a prime member, I suggest you buy it too if you like the DC comics and characters, and even if you haven't heard of the character in the comics, give it a try, you will most likely be pleased you did!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patrick on 4 Nov. 2013
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This program does something which I didn't think could be achieved. I takes a somewhat silly and disbelievable character like Green Arrow and makes him not only believable but easy to like. This gritty take on the character coupled with several tweeks on the material allows both non-comic readers and die-hard fans to get hooked on the running plot-lines and unexpected twists. Admitadly the early episodes are a bit lacklustre and Stephen Armell comes across as wooden. But the show really hits it stride, offering up a number of brilliant and varied episodes. The casting is spot on. Stephen Armell is capable of playing both the scarred, dark vigilante and the pathetic, incompetent playboy in the show's flashback sequences. David Ramsey excels at playing Oliver's bodyguard turned partner-in-crime along with the latter addition of Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak who is easy to love. Paul Blackthorne's portrayl as the teeth-gnashing Detective Lance starts out erksome but by the end of the series the character's journey has turned him into one of the easiest characters to get behind. The true casting genius however lies in John Barrowman's casting as Malcom Meryln who is a villain you love to hate. The insanity of his master-plan coupled with his absolute convinction in the rightousness of his actions makes him the perfect yang to Oliver Queen's yin. And it is impossible to praise the casting of the show without mentioning Manu Bennet's casting as Slade Wilson who makes the island flashbacks go from out-of-place annoyances to the most eargly anticipated parts of the episode. Arrow is a series that starts off okay but ends fantastic. Season Two can't come fast enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spellbinder on 9 Oct. 2013
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Like a lot of people, I was more than sceptical about a TV series which set out to re-tell the story of one of the less famous members of the DC Universe and so I was not expecting much when I watched the Pilot episode. I could not have been more wrong. The acting is not great, but it is not terrible either - the storylines are engaging and the end of every episode leaves you with a startling revelation about one of the central characters.

Oliver Queen has returned to Starling City with the words of his father ringing in his ears "Right my Wrongs, make it better" and he sets out to do exactly that. First on his own, then with the help of his bodyguard and a savvy, yet slightly ditzy computer whizz working for his father's company. Most episodes link events in the now with recollections of the then, as Oliver remembers his time on the island, how he was rescued, betrayed, rescused again and eventually how he loses ones mentor only to gain two others.

We meet characters from both his past and present including Deathstroke, Deadshot, China White, the Dark Archer and towards the end a young, street-wise kid who will soon become the Arrow's sidekick.

The dynamic relationship between him and his mother, sister, girlfriend, best friend and other characters is kept ticking over nicely, all coming togather in the explosive season finale.

Personally, this is a series which if they don't spoil the mix of action and drama should go for several seasons - SEason Two is already set to inttroduce the characters of Barry Allen aka The Flash and Black Canary and others from the DC Universe are also set to make an appearance.

Cannot wait to see how things develop in Season Two ...
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70 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. W. Graham VINE VOICE on 28 May 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Dc comics character Green Arrow gets a stylish very impressive debut season. At first i was dissapointed that this wasn't going to be a spin off of Smallville. Green Arrow had previously appeared as a supporting character on the young Superman show and had grown into a fan favourite but Arrow is a very different and darker take on the character. Spoiled playboy Oliver Queen returns home to Starling City a hero after surviving a shipwreck and being declared dead for 5 years but is disturbed to find how corrupt his home is. He turns himself into the vigilante Green Arrow using skills he had learned while shipwrecked on a mysterious island after his yacht sinks and goes after the rich, powerful and corrupt people that run the city. A very good cast, Stephen Ammell is good as Oliver Queen who quickly makes both friends and enemies with the police wanting to bring the Green Arrow down and a mysterious Dark Archer wants Green Arrow dead and is just as good and deadly with a bow and arrow as he is. Characters from Dc comics appear in the show, though minor characters that only comic book fans will recognize. A very strong pilot episode gets you hooked and there are twists and turns throughout leading to an excellent and gripping season finale. This is a better show than the fun but flawed Smallville.
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