Whatever are Lost fans going to do now that the show has officially come to a close? I would say that most of them will find new sources of Television addiction. Some will be like my parents who will rewatch the show over and over and over again. And it won’t be a problem for them, either, now that Lost: The Final Season 6 has been released. They can relive the island adventures as much as they want. What can be said about Lost that hasn’t already been said. It is definitely some of the best written television out there and kept it’s viewers always coming back for more.
Well, ABC Studios definitely didn’t spare any expense at putting together great DVD and Blu-ray packages chocked full of extra features that should please most Lost fans out there. You’ve got a new mini-episode, a bunch of featurettes, a documentary, commentary, and more to sink your teeth into. The following is a breakdown of the different special features you’ve got to look forward to:
The New Man in Charge – This is a short, mini-episode that takes place after the series finale. It nicely wraps up a few minor loose ends. It’s definitely more for hardcore fans, as casual fans likely won’t remember the events alluded to in the episode.
Crafting the Final Season – This is a forty-minute long documentary about the making of the final season. There’s a bunch of nice interviews with the cast and crew, as well as interviews with the producers of shows like The Shield and The X-Files about how they handled their final seasons. Overall, it was good but overlong and slightly self-congratulatory at points.
Hero’s Journey – This was a short featurette on how Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey is applicable to Lost. It was mildly interesting, but if you’ve seen one Hero’s Journey featurette you’ve seen them all.
See You in Another Life, Brotha – This was on the “flash-sideways” storyline that ran through the final season. In it, the writers explain how and why they came up with the concept.
Lost on Location – There’s about five or six of these short featurettes, and they’re all on how they did certain stunts in certain episodes, or how they built a certain set. If you’re at all interested in filmmaking you should watch them.
Deleted Scenes – There’s quite a few of these and none of them are particularly interesting. Pretty much all of them were cut for either being short and pointless or for having redundant dialogue.
The commentary from Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse seemed to be a lot of rambling about non-sensical stuff and was actually pretty annoying.
Lost: The Final Season 6 is presented in an aspect ratio of 1:78:1. The run time on all five of the discs combined is 714 minutes. The format of the discs are AC-3, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Subtitled (French and Spanish), and Widescreen presentation. The collection is available in four packages that all have varying extras – Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season (Collector’s Edition with Bonus Disc), Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season (Collector’s Edition with Bonus Disc) [Blu-ray], Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season [Blu-ray], and Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season.