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Lost Season 6 (5-disc) [Blu-ray]
(Creators: J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof, 2004 - 2010)
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: 40,771,479,444 bytes
Episode Sample Size: 10,356,031,488 bytes
Video Bitrate: 28.51 Mbps
Chapters: 7 per episode
Case: Standard Blu-ray case
Release date: August 24th, 2010
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
Audio:DTS-HD Master Audio English 3994 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3994 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 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 English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / Dolby Surround
English (SDH), English, Arabic , Chinese, French, Indonesian, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, none
• A Crash Course (8:15 in HD!)
• 'Season Play' functionality
• The New Man in Charge (11:55in HD) - Mock Dharma Initiative warehouse logistics piece with Linus
• 'LOST on Location' - Six behind-the-scenes featurette showcasing stories from the set, including all-new interviews with actors and crew (28:40 in total)
• Lost University; Masters program (requires Internet connection)
Sample Bitrate (double episode):
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,
commentaries as well as Lost on Location and more.
The Sixth Season:
Since its highly-anticipated premiere in September 2004, ABC's LOST has revolutionized primetime television, bringing big-screen adventures home with a powerful story of survival. Attracting a massive fan following and huge critical acclaim, LOST has already become a pop culture phenomenon. Now, celebrating television's most original and creative series, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment proudly debuts Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season and Lost: The Complete Collection - both on Blu-ray and DVD, August 24.
With the release of Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season, audiences can
relive every episode in the landmark final season, as the fate of each
character and answers to long-pondered mysteries from the previous seasons,
are revealed. In addition, the Blu-ray and DVD releases contain hours of
never-before-seen bonus footage including deleted scenes; bloopers; an often
emotional featurette where cast, crew, writers, producers and other
Hollywood notables discuss ending the acclaimed series; a much-anticipated
new chapter of the island's story from Executive Producers Damon Lindelof
and Carlton Cuse; and much more.
Image : NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were ripped directly from the Blu-ray disc.
Lost - Season Six looks extremely impressive on Blu-ray. The Hawaiian scenery is breathtaking and I can find no discernable flaw with the visuals. Close-ups show some crystal clear detail and colors are fantastically vibrant. This is easily far superior than SD could ever possibly relate and there is no undue noise at all. Depth is a constant and the 1080P image in motion is perfectly smooth. Contrast is also immaculate. This is as good as the medium can relate for this type of production. All the actors look great and the format details pick up every nuance of their facial expressions. Even effects are seamless. This looks as good as, or - I'll say it - better, than the previous 5 seasons.
Audio isn't going to take a backseat with an incredibly healthy DTS-HD Master 5.1 track at a whopping 3994 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). My Momitsu has identified it as being a region FREE disc playable on Blu-ray machines worldwide.
Firstly - like the previous boxsets this has "Season Play" allowing you to choose a profile name and map just where you leave of - with precise access for your return to that spot. It can be a slight pain to initiate but the benefits outweigh the negatives.
On disc one we get the 'Crash Course' which quickly brings a novice up to speed on the show although sooo much has happened it is almost funny as it is revealed in short snippets. This lasts about 8-minutes but I doubt, at such a quick pace - anyone could follow every detail. While they are commentaries on LA X, Dr. Linus, Ab Aeterno and Across The Sea, and on disc 5 more bloopers (lots of laughing), nine deleted scenes etc. and The End: Crafting A Final Season advertised as 'Join the LOST team along with other producers of some of television's longest running shows as they examine the challenges of ending a landmark series' A Hero's Journey - What makes a hero? which survivors of Oceanic 815 are true heroes? These questions and more are explored. See You In Another Life, Brotha - unlocks the mysteries of this season's intriguing flash sideways. 'LOST on Location' - behind-the-scenes featurette showcasing stories from the set, including all-new interviews with actors and crew. There is a ton of stuff here although perhaps never enough for the legions of obsessives that follow every detail. This genuinely seemed like a fun series to make and the video extras show that while exploring many of the production hurdles.
August 16th, 2010
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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Gary W. Tooze
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