Lost Season 6 on Blu-ray is the fans complete and final show that is full of the answers to questions that have been plaguing viewers since the first glimpses into the mysteries of Lost.
Film making 15/25
Bonus Features 21/25
Lost has been a television phenomenon and much talked about show since it first aired on ABC in 2004 with the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. The shows first four seasons played out with intrigue and drama in a current and flash back jump in each episode with great results.
The series started out with the crash then in each episode delivered the current events on the island and flash backs to help introduce and give back story to the characters. The first four seasons were pretty good without much confusion about what was going on other than some big mysteries about the island and some of its inhabitants.
The fifth and sixth seasons are definitely the die hard answer to the show as they took the story and went very much in a different direction. They have taken the story in season 5 and added time travel but in season 6 they have included two storylines, jumping back and forth between these two plot lines.
Lost started off interesting and I have been busily watching the drama unfold on the island through Hulu but season 5 was a disappointment and season 6 on Blu-ray was worse. Not a disappointment but a totally confusing jumble of stories that do not make sense to the first four seasons and seem much like an add on to keep fans hooked.
I enjoyed the show from the plane crash and through the unfolding drama of the stranded looking for answers about the island and why they are there. Season 5 took such a twist to the story that the show did not feel the same, seems ratings were slipping and something had to be done.
Season 6 continues this totally different vein with the show having its sideways look at two timelines from the time the cast-a-ways detonated a nuclear bomb that split their timeline. Answers to questions like who is Jacob and why is he wanting these people to crash on the island are sort of answered but with complications.
Season 6 goes in such an odd direction that it does not seem like the same show but a series spin off of some sort, as you might have guessed by now I am not thrilled with the end of this show. The finale does answer enough questions to bring closure but you still feel like there is something hanging in the air even after the final credits roll.
Lost went from number one in its time slot and had a great following to dropping seriously in the fourth season which might explain the season 5 turn around in plot. The shows fifth and sixth season try at reenlisting its viewers only resulted in the shows eventual demise, somebody decided to pull the plug before it fell out.
Lost Season 6 Blu-ray answered enough questions apparently to satisfy most diehard fans but for me the show lost interest during the fourth season and answers were no longer important. Technically the Blu-ray release is near perfect with fantastic video and audio as well as plenty of extras to make it a great buy for fans.
The video is clear with fantastic color and good but not perfect blacks to make a great Blu-ray series that is well worth watching. This is one show that has the set and variety to really show off a good looking Blu-ray that is technically excellent.
Audio is also top rate with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio that makes perfect use of surround sound and panning is so perfect that it is a show piece to what surround sound can be. Video and audio are as perfect as you could ask for and is the top quality you would love to pay for in a Blu-ray film or series.
Bonus content on the discs is also very good with about two hours of features, four audio commentaries and access to the Lost University content about the series. Bonus content is great for fans and even newcomers to give you a good varied assortment of features but for fans this may be a disappointment.
It seems they decided to only include some of the bonus content for the end of the series and saved the rest for the complete collection edition. The bonus content includes plenty of features and making of content as well as the Lost University which includes other bonus content but they did split up the features between the two editions.
Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season on Blu-ray is a final answer to the series and probably the shows crowning achievement to some but for others it’s just the end. Answers may be given for those that want them but in the end the show has already lost its attraction for many as the ratings and viewership has shown.
Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season on Blu-ray is a great final series for the show and well worth it for fans of the show but for others it’s just the end.