The epic story of Lost
twists, turns and time-shifts in its outstanding fifth season. Packed with bonus material, including a revealing interview with the cast and an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature, Lost
is better than ever. When destiny calls, the Oceanic 6 find their way back to the island. Discover what forced them to return, and find out the fate of all thosewho were left behind. The answers to some of Lost
’s most pressing questions are revealed in this spectacular 5-disc collection, complete with deleted scenes and an incredible vault of exclusive bonus features.
The fifth and penultimate season of Lost
isn’t, as those who have followed the series to this point might have guessed, packed full of answers. But it does nonetheless reveal more of the mysteries of the Lost
island, and fleshes out dramatically some of the main players of the show.
Continuing to jump around with its time and narrative, this season also finds Lost in a more decisive mood, as some key genre decisions about the show come to fruition. And, naturally enough, it leaves things finely poised for the show’s final season, with a cliffhanger at the end of the season that, not for the first time with Lost, poses many, many questions.
So what’s so special about the Blu-ray release? The picture quality for starters, which by far transcends what you may hope and expect from a television show. Granted, Lost has rarely skimped on its production values, but the show is laden with detail, and it looks terrific in high definition. Matched toe to toe by the audio, it’s a solid upgrade from the DVD edition, and fleshes matters out with some welcome extra features too. Furthermore, there’s also an interesting, take-it-or-leave-it season play feature, that can follow just where you’re up to in the show to ensure you start back at the right place. That latter point, of course, isn’t going to sway anyone to buy the Blu-ray set. The quality of the show itself, and its presentation here, offer far more compelling arguments, however. --Jon Foster