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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

 

Production:

Video: ABC Studios

 

Disc:

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

 

Video:

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

 

Subtitles:

English (SDH), English, Arabic , Chinese, French, Indonesian, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, none

 

Extras:

A Crash Course (8:15 in HD!)

• 'Season Play' functionality
• Bloopers (4:09) and 9 Deleted Scenes (9:39)
• Audio Commentaries accompany four episodes (LA X, Dr. Linus, Ab Aeterno and Across The Sea)
The End: Crafting A Final Season - 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. (38:33 in HD)
A Hero's Journey - What makes a hero? Which survivors of Oceanic 815 are true heroes? These questions and more are explored (8:57 in HD)
See You In Another Life, Brotha - Unlocks the mysteries of this season's intriguing flash sideways (8:36 in HD)

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.

"LOST" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet and Terry O'Quinn as Locke.

"LOST" was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Carlton Cuse serve as executive producers. "LOST," which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on September 22, 2004, is from ABC Studios.

 

 

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.

An epic box set for the ultimate LOST fan, Lost: The Complete Collection is a fantastic icon-clad, secret-laden, Blu-ray and DVD box set containing every episode, from all six seasons. Additionally, the elaborate release includes over 30 hours of bonus material (from every season), plus one full disc of bonus exclusive to the collection, containing a fascinating array of all-new behind-the-scenes featurettes; documentaries; and a series of unique tours of Oahu with many of the cast as they reflect anecdotes, experiences and emotions of working on the series and living on the island; and more.

"...TV's most gripping serial." - The Boston Globe

Lost follows the lives of crash survivors of Oceanic Airlines flight 815, on a mysterious and apparently supernatural tropical island. Their survival is continuously jeopardized by inexplicable entities, including a polar bear, an unseen monster that wanders the jungle and the island's malicious occupants known as the "Others". Forced to depend on each other to endure, the diverse group of survivors are bound by menacing secrets and complicated interrelationships, with the truth behind each character slowly revealed through the seasons. The series regularly stars Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard), Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen), Josh Holloway (James 'Sawyer" Ford), Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah), Jorge Garcia (Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes), Terry O'Quinn (John Locke), Michael Emerson (Ben Linus), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin Kwon), Yunjin Kim (Sun Kwon), Nester Carbonell (Richard Alpert) and Emile de Ravin (Claire Littleton.)


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.

 

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Audio :

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.

 

Extras :

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.  

 

 

BOTTOM LINE:
I definitely had some trepidation regarding season 6 but was thankful it was the finale. I was starting to drift throughout season 5 and things were becoming so convoluted that I was finding it impossible to determine what the heck was going on. But then I had a revelation - just as the title sequence, that start each episode, floats askew and out of focus - this too is a representation of the narrative. I have a feeling that story arcs and ellipses DO tie up neatly - however, it would seem only a Philadelphia lawyer could accurately and conclusively map them... or the niche of geeky fans. Surely the general public aren't meant to recall these comprehensive plot lines - excepting the few who would choose to investigate as deeply as necessary. This gives the series the longevity it seems to deserve. But there are times that I found Lost tiresome and even amusing with its endlessly bewildering adventures. But then I got right back into the groove never wanting it to end. It grabs you by the throat. I feel like going right back to the beginning and starting afresh. But...like all things it concludes - and Lost does so extremely well. Kudos to the writers. Blu-ray, and its 18 episodes, is by far the best way to see this - as it is so visuals and the effects deliver so well in HD audio. Fans of the series, who were feeling a shade worn down will find the solace they seek in the sixth and finale season. So what is the message? Well, there isn't just one - loyalty, desire, family, love and other rigors of the human condition are touched upon. As pure entertainment it is probably in the top five TV adventure/sci-fi series of all time. It is certainly demanding of your attention - and extremely rewarding if you supply it. I think Lost works best on Blu-ray - being able to see it at your own pace. I, personally, think the only way to see this is rapid fire - watch the entire package over the course of a few days. Regardless, the series finale season is highly recommended!

Gary Tooze

August 16th, 2010

 

 


 

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