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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

DVD preview: What can we expect from 'Lost: The Complete Collection'?

Jun 23, 2010

Today I got an in-person sneak preview of one of the most anticipated DVD releases of the year: Lost: The Complete Collection. The 37-disc set looks pretty spectacular ... and so do the bonus features.

First off, let's just take a look at this set, out Aug. 24 (from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment):

Here's a photo of the 'Lost: The Complete Series' DVD set, out Aug. 24.
CAPTIONWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
It comes in a black box that looks big enough to contain a board game -- and it does! The set comes with a fold-out Senet board and black and bags of white rocks. It also contains a small black light, which is a little puzzling; I was told there are some elements to the set fans will have to "figure out for themselves." Intriguing.

The episode guide wasn't available for preview, but it's also part of the set, as is the ankh and the island replica. Here's a pic I took today for another view:

Here's another view of the 'Lost: The Complete Series' DVD set, out Aug. 24.
CAPTIONWhit's iPhone
As for bonus features, I watched part of the "Slapdowns," where celebrities/Muppets face Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. In a feature called "Letting Go," the cast reflects on the series, and we see the empty post-Lost set. (Naveen Andrews looks quite fetching in that one.)

Lost University also returns with the release of The Complete Collection and Complete Sixth and Final Season. Fans/graduates will now be able to take part in a "master's program" that focuses more on theology, rather than last year's program, which included a lot of science and time travel. One not-to-miss course: "Exploring Spanish with Nestor Carbonell."

Finally, most of us can't wait for the "new chapter" of Lost -- 12 minutes of never-before-seen footage from Lindelof and Cuse. (Note: This is also available on the Season 6 set.) I was treated to one minute of this. I begged to see more, but no dice.

I don't want to reveal too many spoilers, and there are some spoilers from that 60 seconds, including the "when" and "where." But I will tell you the clip I saw featured Michael Emerson and "Dharma peas." Draw your own conclusions.

The DVD collection costs $229.99, while the Blu-ray discs will set you back $279.99. According to the box, it contains 5,074 minutes of material about Lost. Start clearing your calendar! I smell a marathon (and fish biscuits).

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