S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r
Lost Season Five [Blu-ray]
(Creators: J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof, 2009)
Review by Gary Tooze
Video: ABC Studios
Region: FREE! (as verified by the Momitsu region FREE Blu-ray player)
Sample Runtime: 0:43:06.584
Disc One Size: 41,539,381,620 bytes
Episode Sample Size: 10,356,031,488 bytes
Video Bitrate: 22.07 Mbps
Chapters: 7 per episode
Case: Standard Blu-ray case
Release date: December 8th, 2009
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
Audio:DTS-HD Master Audio English 3470 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3470 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
DUBs: DTS Audio French 1509 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit
DTS Audio Spanish 1509 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit
Dolby Digital Audio English 320 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 320 kbps / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio Portuguese 320 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 320 kbps / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 320 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 320 kbps / Dolby Surround
English (SDH), English, Arabic , Chinese, French, Indonesian, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, none
Starter Kit (4:44 in HD!)
Making Up For Lost Time - (13:47 in HD!)
• Lost on Location (4 parts - 37:44 in total)
• Bloopers (3:48 in HD!) and Eight Deleted Scenes (total 13:43 in HD!)
• Mysteries of the Universe: The Dharma Initiative (26:15 in SD)
• Lost 100 (19:00 in HD!)
Lost University (BD-LIVE feature) entails:
• Introductory Physics of Time Travel
• Family Psychology
• The Languages Of "LOST"
• Jungle Survival Basics
• Deciphering Hieroglyphics
• Art Of "LOST" seminar
• Philosophy 101
Sample Bitrate (disc 1):
Description: The show that revolutionized primetime proves once again why it is television's most addictive and creative series, as the epic story of "LOST" twists, turns and spirals through time in its brilliant fifth season. Destiny sends the Oceanic 6 back to the Island and into the heart of the enigmatic Dharma Initiative. The reason they had to return and the fate of all those who were left behind is revealed as the momentum builds toward the much anticipated series finale in 2010. Some of "LOST's" most pressing questions are finally answered in a spectacular 5-disc collection, packed with deleted scenes, exclusive interviews, as well as Blu-ray exclusive content like LOST University.
The Fifth Season:
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is proud to bring fans a groundbreaking new multi-platform Blu-ray experience, "LOST University," featured on the highly anticipated Blu-ray release of "LOST: The Complete Fifth Season." LOST University is a captivating immersive bonus experience powered by BD-Live that will expand the world of "LOST", giving viewers around the world an unprecedented interactive experience unlike any other before it.
Image : NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were ripped directly from the Blu-ray disc.
Lost - Season Five looks very impressive on Blu-ray. Shot in HD it has no reason for any fussing or tinkering and looks to have been thrown directly onto disc. The Hawaiian scenery is often stunning and I can find no discernable flaw with the image appearance. Close-ups show some incredible detail and facial features. Colors are far brighter and truer than SD could possibly relate and there is no undue noise at all. Contrast exhibits healthy, rich black levels and this is really how we like to see many modern theatrical films - this clear and tight - extremely realistic with plenty of depth.
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Audio isn't going to take a backseat with an incredibly healthy DTS-HD Master 5.1 track at a whopping 3470 kbps. There are plenty of effect noises to take advantage of the tracks strength and separation is abundant in many sequences. The Lost theme - sounds as haunting and mysterious as ever. There are plenty of foreign language subtitle options (as well as English) and my Momitsu has identified it as being a region FREE disc playable on Blu-ray machines worldwide.
I look forward to trying out Lost University BD-LIVE function (listed above) once we reach the release date. On disc one we get the 'Starter Kit' which quickly brings a novice up to speed on the show. Unfortunately saying it so rapidly (4:44 in HD) - it makes it sound quite ludicrous at times... but we forgive. While they are a few standard production featurettes with input from cast, producers, writers, commentaries on the 'Because You Left' episode (disc one), 'He's Our You' episode (third disc), bloopers (lots of laughing), eight deleted scenes etc. my favorite thing in the supplements (and I've watched this 3 times now) is on disc 5 - the 26-minute, suitably in SD, Mysteries of the Universe: The Dharma Initiative - pretending to be an unearthed ABC TV show from the 80's. It's hilarious and some real effort has gone into it - it might even 'have you fooled' for a few minutes. Very amusing - very cool.
November 26th, 2009
About the Reviewer: Hello, fellow Beavers! I have been interested in film since I viewed a Chaplin festival on PBS when I was around 9 years old. I credit DVD with expanding my horizons to fill an almost ravenous desire to seek out new film experiences. I currently own approximately 9500 DVDs and have reviewed over 3500 myself. I appreciate my discussion Listserv for furthering my film education and inspiring me to continue running DVDBeaver. Plus a healthy thanks to those who donate and use our Amazon links.
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Oppo Digital BDP-83 Universal Region FREE Blu-ray/SACD
Gary W. Tooze
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