'Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season'
(Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Naveen Andrews, Terry O'Quinn, et al / 5-Disc DVD / NR / 2010 / ABC Studios)
Overview: It all comes down to this. Television’s most innovative and compelling series comes to a stunning conclusion in ABC’s LOST: The Complete Sixth And Final Season. The critically acclaimed epic drama will finally reveal the fate of the Oceanic 815 survivors and all who have joined their journey, and will uncover even more secrets with never-before-seen content available only on Blu-ray and DVD!
DVD Verdict: Let's face it, if you have watched this show episode-to-episode on TV, it really is much better watching them without interruptions on DVDs. You'll get alot more out of it.
There are a great many positive things that I can say about this show. Allow me to say that if you haven't watched any of the show and are still deciding, it is well worth your watching! If you don't want to spend the money, you can always opt to rent it.
What Lost is all about, I believe, is summarized quite beautifully from the episode, "The Moth" from season 1. Again, if you're still trying to decide, I recommend that you watch this episode and if strikes a chord with you, you'll probably enjoy the series.
It seems that many people are polarized by season 6. I think the authors did a fine job laying out for us all the inner mysteries that needed to be tied up. People can make a mistake by trying to read too much into something that simply isn't there. I think we should take at face value what happened throughout season 6. I don't believe there's any "hidden" mysteries nor do I feel that the writers left out any important details.
Some characters were written out of the story because of their lack of popularity most notably Walt. But, let it go. His story isn't the main one nor is it critical to the overall thematic elements of the series. Sure, it would have been nice to see more of our favorite characters. For me, I would have loved to see Mr. Eko again. But really, this is the writers' fantasy that we're getting to be a part of. We don't dictate it to them.
Anyways, that aside. This is the best writing I've seen in any movie or TV show. The kind of professionalism that we would expect of first rate movies is the kind that the writers, actors, sound engineers, musicians, directors, costumes department, and so on display. And all this talent serves to lift up a storyline that is compelling, exciting, full of emotion, and also highly relatable.
This, I believe, is the show's pinnacle beauty, that it is about the spiritual journeys of growth of ordinary real life people. We can all relate to these characters because some of us are just like them. How many of us are a Jack Shephard or a timid but lovable Hurley? How many of us have experienced the isolation of addiction that Charlie struggles with?
Or perhaps, we know all to well of what it is like to be a confused young woman waking up one day to find out that she's now a mother just like Claire? Even the "bad guys" are real people with real stories and real problems. The characters' struggles are the kinds we have or have yet to make.
And finally, the promise of redemption is what makes these struggles so worth it. Just like when Charlie overcame his herion addiction, when Benjamin Linus got his needed second chance from Hugo, and even when Jack Shephard finally was able to let go and let life happen. This is the stuff of good stories. And this is the kind of stuff worth watching.
Overall, and to sum up, this was a very entertaining set and remarkable final season. Few shows get to end on their own terms, and this DVD set will make you appreciate that Lost was one of them. [CCR] These are all Widescreen Presentations (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and come with the Special Features of:
Every Sixth Season Episode
Bloopers and Deleted Scenes
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.
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.
PLUS: A LOST Blu-ray & DVD exclusive - Go deeper into the world of LOST with a much-anticipated new chapter of the island's story from Executive Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
EASTER EGG: On Disc 5, hit left on "Season Play" and the dot will go to Jacob's head. You will access the following easter egg: (:53) Yunjin Kim, Daniel Dae Kim and Josh Holloway goofing off behind-the-scenes in the submerged sub.
LOST “NEW MAN IN CHARGE” BONUS FEATURE - EXTENDED VIDEO CLIP