Lost

Lost - Season 1

Lost - Season 1
Cover Art UK Release

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/Lost - The Complete First Season

 

Release date [US] June 16, 2009

Release date [UK] June 15, 2009

Release date [NL] September 2009

 

Perhaps the best Lost season of all, Lost was something new, exciting, something different. Almost impossible to stop watching. A show with a huge cast, of the hands of a creator who's also responsible for a.o. the TV show Alias, Star Trek and the new show Alcatraz, which launces in January 2012 : J.J. Abrams. Of course he could not have done this without his writers Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse.

 

Looking back 10 years, with it's 6 seasons, it is safe to say Lost is one of the most remarkable TV shows out therewith a huge fanbase. Although not the best of all seasons, the picture quality is impressive but in the later seasons this even becomes better and this release is also loaded with special features. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Seven-disc set (7 BDs)
  • Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • French: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Subtitles UK : English, English SDH, Japanese, German, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish 
  • Subtitles US : English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Indonesian,  Korean, Malay, Thai
  • Region Code : Region free

 

Special Features:

 

  • Audio Commentaries: First up are five commentary tracks that offer a thorough overview of the series, its genesis, development, and its creators' interactions with the network, as well as the show's structure, characters, storylines, flashbacks, and musical score. The two-part "Pilot" episode boasts a pair of rousing, informative discussions with executive producers J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Bryan Burk; "Walkabout" (arguably the season's finest entry) gets a proper dissection from writer David Fury, director Jack Bender and John Locke himself, Terry O'Quinn; Lindelof and Burk welcome actor Dominic Monaghan into an unexpectedly amusing chat about "The Moth"; and "Hearts and Minds" nabs the only mildly disappointing commentary of the bunch as writers Carlton Cuse and Javier Grillo Marxuach desperately try to pry details out of actors Ian Sommerhalder and Maggie Grace.

 

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  • The Departure (SD, 106 minutes): Disc seven's first batch of featurettes and documentaries include The Genesis of Lost, a nine-minute look at the concept's humble beginnings and its eventual development into a series for network television; Designing a Disaster, an eight-minute glimpse into the pilot episode's stunning plane crash sequence; Before They Were Lost, a meaty, twenty-three minute doc that digs into the casting process and the choices behind each actor's selection; Welcome to Oahu, a thirty-three minute, behind-the-scenes monster that candidly pulls back the curtain on the two-part pilot episode; The Art of Matthew Fox, a stunning six-minute recreation of the photo scrapbook Fox gave to his castmates at the end of the season; and Lost at Comicon, an all-too-short, two-minute featurette that follows several cast members to a comic convention.

 

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  • Lost on Location (SD, 44 minutes): This eight-part disc seven documentary dives into the design and production of several different episodes. The Trouble with Boars is a fun segment about the particular animals used in the series; House of the Rising Sun examines various scenes with Jin, Sun, and Charlie;Confidence Man digs into an emotionally draining sequence; All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issuesfocuses on fight choreography; Whatever the Case May Be explores Kate's story; Hearts and Minds hones in on Shannon and Boone; Special investigates a confrontation between Michael and Locke; and Exodustouches on the season finale.

 

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  • Additional Features (SD, 56 minutes): As disc seven's supplemental assault winds down, you'll find a pair of Flashbacks that were cut from the finale; fifteen minutes of decent Deleted Scenes; a collection ofBloopers; a clip documenting the cast's visit to the Museum of Television & Radio; a quick look at the series' Flashbacks and Mythology; a hilarious bit with Jimmy Kimmel; and a Backstage with Drive Shaftshort.

 

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  • Season Play: With this helpful option engaged, newcomers won't lose track of where they are while plowing through the first season's twenty-five episodes. As far as I'm concerned, this sort of feature should be required to appear on any TV series released on Blu-ray.

Lost - Season 2

Lost Season 2 Blu Ray
Cover Art UK Release

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/Lost - The Complete Second Season

 

Release date [US] June 16, 2009

Release date [UK] June 15, 2009

Release date [NL] September 2009

 

After the surprising and exciting first season of Lost, everyone was anxious to know how the TV show would progress. We weren't dissappointed, the Lost creators continiously surprised us with unexpecting twists, the "other side" survivors were introduced, a marvalous, well thought out villain entered the stage, suprising plot twists and even more mysterie in season 2. The Picture Quality is simply said astounding! Season one's release was good but this release a really terrific, a huge step up from the DVD release and the HD broadcasts. Also, again like the first season, season 2 is loaded with special features. Highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Seven-disc set (7 BDs)
  • Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • English: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • French: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Subtitles US : English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch, Indonesian, Korean, Malay
  • Subtitles UK : English, English SDH, Japanese, German, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Region Code : Region Free

 

Special Features:

 

  • Audio Commentaries: Like its Complete First SeasonLost's second season serves up five fantastic audio commentaries for your perusal. "Man of Science, Man of Faith" includes an engrossing chat from executive producers Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, and Bryan Burk, as well as director Jack Bender; "23rd Psalm" finds Lindelof, Cuse, and Burk engaged in a smart, informative discussion about the show's many characters and flashbacks; Bender and actors Jorge Garcia and Cynthia Watros dissect "Dave" and its significance in regards to the rest of the season; "What Kate Did" is unraveled by director Paul Edwards, director of photography Michael Bonvillian, and actress Evangeline Lilly; and "The Whole Truth" earns a strong track with writers Elizabeth Sarnoff and Christina Kim and actors Daniel Dae Kim and Yunjin Kim.

 

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  • Fire + Water (SD, 32 minutes): If you only have time to watch one special feature on The Complete Second Season's mammoth 7-disc set, make sure it's this mesmerizing documentary. Tracking the creation of an entire episode from scripting to editing, this incredibly thorough behind-the-scenes tour literally covers every aspect of the production. It's a first-stop, must-see documentary that any Lost fan worth their salt will enjoy.

 

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  • Lost On Location (SD, 45 minutes): Next up is a collection of secondary featurettes that delve into the characters, episodes, flashbacks, origin stories, and structure of the series' second season. It boasts countless interviews with key members of the cast and crew, as well as several investigations into the interconnectivity and interpersonal relationships of the characters.

 

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  • Deleted Scenes and Flashbacks (SD, 23 minutes): Fourteen deletions are included as well. While they don't offer any earth-shattering revelations, Lost regulars will be happy to spend a few extra scenes with their favorite characters. Shannon pops up too often for my personal tastes, but it's nevertheless a decent collection of cuts.

 

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  • Mysteries, Theories and Conspiracies (SD, 10 minutes): A fun interview piece in which a variety of cast members share their personal theories about what's happening on the island.

 

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  • Secrets from the Hatch (SD, 16 minutes): Everything you've ever wanted to know about the mysterious hatch, including its function in the story, its construction, and its meaning.

 

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  • The World According to Sawyer (SD, 5 minutes): It may be way too short, but this spry look at the nicknames and comebacks that lash out of Sawyer's mouth is a real treat.

 

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  • Bloopers (SD, 4 minutes): Despite some repetitive flubs and redundant gags typical of this sort of feature, disc seven's outtake reel is fairly amusing.

 

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  • Channel 4 UK Promo (SD, 2 minutes): An uber cool and surreal commercial created by famed director David LaChapelle.

 

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  • Lost Connections: An interactive experience of sorts ported over from the DVD that allows users to view the endless connections between the characters and events of season two.

 

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  • Season Play: With this helpful option engaged, newcomers won't lose track of where they are while plowing through the second season's twenty-four episodes.

 

Lost - Season 3

Lost Season 3

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/Lost - The complete Third Season

 

Release date [US] December 11, 2007

Release date [UK] October 26, 2009

Release date [NL] November 2009

 

Season 3 is, for many, one of the weakest seasons. A season were storylines begin but left dangling, characters which we haven't met before but suddenly get a lot screentime, focus changes to more mystery/sci-fi and the others do not hide anymore. Less big stories, more character development, perhaps that's why this is one of my favorite seasons. Picture Quality is superb, should be an example for other TV show releases on Blu-Ray. And also with this release, there's more than enough special features to dive into.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Six-disc set (6 BDs)
  • Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
  • Subtitles US : English SDH, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles UK : English, English SDH, Japanese, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • French: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Packaging : Thick BD case, with slip
  • Region Code US : Region A [Locked]
  • Region Code UK : Free

 

Special Features:

 

  • The third season BD comes with a separate, sixth disc brimming with interesting extra features. Most notable are those exclusive to the Blu-ray release - "Access: Granted" and "Blu-Prints." The former is a LOST fan's dream come true, as chief writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse sit down for a no-nonsense interview to give answers (and closure) on a virtual laundry list of obscure questions. The pair give the once-and-for-all on who is truly dead, where the polar bears cames from, and the fate of certain Dharma stations, among other things. The feature is accompanied by thoughts and speculations from various television critics, editors and TV personalities. An overall satisfying piece, "Access: Granted" actually succeeded to get me wound up about the greater story arcs of LOST, having been unexposed to new material for months "Blu-Prints," the other not-so-cleverly-titled exclusive feature, leads the viewer around among various sets with production designers leading the way. The creative process is interesting to watch on several props and locations, though the feature was a bit too "engineer geek" for my tastes overall.

 

  • The most substantial single feature is arguably "LOST On Location," which brings the viewers along for a fly-on-the-wall experience during production of several episodes. Quite a bit of humor is apparent as the cast and crew goof around between takes, and it makes the piece a rather enjoyable experience. "LOST In A Day" is similar in that it shows all phases of production on the series in a single day - from early morning shooting with cast, to editing of dailies, adding foley effects and music, writer's discussions on upcoming episodes, flying film from Hawai'i to Los Angeles every night - one is agog at how such a busy and multifaceted production stays organized! Along the same vein is a "Crew Tribute" wherein Evangeline Lilly borrows a cameraman and sneaks up on sheepish crew members unawares to give them proper gratitude and "face time" on tne disc for all of their hard work behind the scenes. "The World of the Others" is an in-universe look at the behavior and the motives of the morally ambiguous Others; what is it that they are after? What secrets have yet to be revealed about their community? A final featurette is "The LOST Book Club" - a very interesting discussion on the significance of various literature referenced in the series. Almost always, the depiction of a character reading a book in any given episode flags a thematic similarility - either within the episode itself, or perhaps foreshadowing events to come.

 

  • The remainder of the extra features are treats and tidbits, like deleted scenes, unused flashbacks, and a blooper reel. There's even a short, but humorous piece featuring Terry O'Quinn "educating" one on how to throw a knife from the handle in order for it to properly stick its target. Predictably, this little piece is slathered with disclaimers for the stupid. Also included on the set are four audio commentaries with various cast and crew for the episodes "A Tale of Two Cities," "I Do," "Exposé," and "The Man Behind the Curtain."

 

 

Lost - Season 4

For a full review + screenschots : Blu-Ray.com/Lost - The Complete Fourth Season

 

Release date [US] December 9, 2008

Release date [UK] October 20, 2008

Release date [NL] November 2008

 

Attention! Possible Spoilers!

 

Season 4, season 2007-2008, is was the season of the writers' strike. There were only 14 episodes but it was a very strong season, perhaps one of the best Lost seasons! Jack who finally takes up the responsibility as a leader, Charlie dies, Locke dies also by the hand of Ben but miraculously survives somehow! Six survivers get back home, they are called the "Oceanic Six". While back at home Jack gets more and more clues that he and the other members of "Oceanic Six" need to get back to the island to save the others.

 

The season contains of 14 episodes, the picture quality is perfect, really awesome looking, perhaps even better than seasons 2 & 3. Also the sound quality is near perfection. As expected, also this release contains of many special features, highly recommended on Blu. Attention! The UK release of season 4 is NOT region free, this probably due to the writers' strike and the fact it was released in the UK before it was releases in the US. The US release is region A & C locked.

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Five-disc set (5 BDs)
  • Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • French: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Subtitles US : English SDH, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles UK : English, English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish 
  • Packaging : Slipcover in original pressing
  • Region code US : Region A & C [Locked]
  • Region code UK : Region B [Locked]

 

Special Features:

 

 

  • LOST in 8:15
  • The Right to Bear Arms
  • The Freighter Folk
  • The Island Backlot: Lost in Hawaii
  • The Oceanic Six: A Conspiracy of Lies
  • Offshore Shoot
  • Soundtrack of Survival: Composing for Character, Conflict and the Crash
  • LOST on Location
  • Course of the Future: The Definitive Flash-forwards
  • LOST Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries
  • SeasonPlay
  • Course of the Future: The Definitive Interactive Flash-forwards
  • More from the Symphony

Lost Seasons 5

Lost - Season 5

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/Lost - Complete Fifth Season

 

Release date [US] December 8, 2009

Release date [UK] October 26, 2009

Release date [NL] November 2009

 

Season 5 is perhaps the strongest season, time jumps, the Dharma Initiative, the others and some interesting new characters, like Miles and Faraday. It's a different set up from the other seasons, the group has been split up, can be frustrating at times but it makes good television. Jack, who was the leader in the first 4 seasons, does not seem to have it in him anymore while Sawyer steps as a leader. Locke finally begins to grasp his destiny. Like the earlier seasons, this season again has perfect PQ as well as AQ. More than enough in the Extras department!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Five-disc set (5 BDs)
  • Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • English: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • French: DTS 5.1
  • Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Spanish: DTS 5.1
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Subtitles US : English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Cantonese, Indonesian, Korean, Malay, Thai 
  • Subtitles UK : English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Packaging : Standard BD Case with Slip
  • Region Code : Region Free

 

Special Features:

 

 

  • Audio Commentaries (Discs 1 & 3): The Complete Fifth Season only has two commentary tracks on tap. "Because You Left" includes an engaging, thoroughly entertaining chat between executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse in which the brainy duo discuss the entire season. Spoilers abound (viewers are even greeted with a warning on the selection screen) but the pair cover the fifth season's themes, plot developments, characters and more, all while cracking jokes, providing insight into the production, and revealing countless details about the series and its mysteries. For "He's Our You," executive producers/writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz take a different approach, focusing solely on the episode in question. It's less satisfying and far less extensive, but it still grants fans a glimpse behind-the-scenes, into the writers room, and beneath the madness of Lost's time-hopping goodness.
 
  • Lost Starter Kit (Disc 1, HD, 5 minutes): A pithy, rapidfire recap of the series thus far (clearly inspired by the self-deprecating "What the Frak is Going on with Battlestar Galactica" short featured on disc 18 of the BSG box set).
 
  • Lost 100 (Disc 4, HD, 19 minutes): Though peppered with back-patting, this fairly candid documentary finds the cast and crew reflecting on the success of Lost, describing the genesis of the show's 100th episode, exploring Daniel Faraday's character and his impact on the series, dissecting the production, and celebrating such a commendable broadcast milestone (with an "Ace of Cakes" master-cake no less).
 
  • Lost University (Disc 5, HD): Wow. Let me just say it again. Wow. The "Lost University" content is so vast, so rewarding, so much fun to plow through, that I immediately updated my Supplements score from a 3.0 to a 4.0. The setup and class registration is an admittedly dorky process, but after enrolling in your first semester and choosing classes, you'll be treated to a variety of streaming videos, key topic lectures, and countless lessons (with legitimate experts delivering legitimate information) about the concepts, themes, and history that frequents Lost. Even after two hours, I hadn't begun to scratch the surface. An education unto itself, this is a fantastic addition to the release that should give fans plenty to do while waiting for the series' six season to air.
 
  • Mysteries of the Universe (Disc 5, SD, 26 minutes): This clever, low-key feature opens with a seemingly simple description. "The following is an episode of a short-lived television series from the 1980s. The topics explored may be of particular interest to fans of Lost." However, in actuality, it's an in-canon TV special that investigates the Dharma Initiative, a shady organization at the heart of several bizarre conspiracies and cover-ups. To complete the illusion, the mockumentary is presented in shoddy standard definition. I have no doubt diehards like myself will adore every minute.
 
  • Making Up for Lost Time (Disc 5 HD, 14 minutes): Lindelof and Cuse are joined by key members of the cast and crew to discuss the fifth season, the various challenges they tackled from episode to episode, set design and special effects, and the time-travel elements the creators integrated into the series.
 
  • An Epic Day with Richard Alpert (Disc 5, HD, 12 minutes): Cameras tag along with actor Nestor Carbonell as he prepares to shoot his last season five episode.
 
  • Building 23 & Beyond (Disc 5, HD, 12 minutes): Actor Michael Emerson delivers a rather bland tour of the series' Burbank, California production offices.
 
  • Lost on Location (Disc 5, HD, 38 minutes): A somewhat lengthy behind-the-scenes look at the filming of seven episodes: "The Lie," "The Little Prince," "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham," "Namaste," "He's Our You," "Whatever Happened, Happened," and "The Incident."
 
  • Deleted Scenes (Disc 5, SD, 14 minutes): Unfortunately, the eight deleted scenes in this collection are largely redundant, answer little, and fail to enhance the series proper. Still, Emerson and his cohorts indulge in some meaty character beats sure to keep viewers pushing through to the end.
 
  • Bloopers (Disc 5, HD, 4 minutes): Tee hee hee. Ha ha ha. La la la. Yep, these fifth season outtakes boil down to four minutes of giggling. Ah well, an admittedly amusing, half-naked crewman more than makes up for it.
 
  • Season Play: An exclusive option that utilizes reminders and on-screen information to help viewers keep track of their progress through a season. Multiple users can also create and save separate profiles, or select "Watch with Friends" to indicate any number of them have viewed a particular episode.

Lost Season 6 - Coming Soon

Lost - Season 6

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/Lost The Complete Sixt Season

 

Release date [US] August 24, 2010

Release date [UK] September 13, 2010

Release date [NL] October 2010

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Five-disc set (5 BDs)
  • BD-Live
  • Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • English: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Subtitles US/UK: English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Packaging : Standard BD Case with Slipcover
  • Region Code : Region Free


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