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Lost: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
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Get lost in the hottest series of 2004. From J.J. Abrams, the creator of ALIAS, comes the action-packed adventure that became a worldwide television event. Stranded on an island that holds many secrets, 48 people must band together if they hope to get home alive. Now you can experience the nonstop excitement and mystery of every episode, from the show's stunning first minute to its spectacular finale, on a seven-disc set. Presented in a widescreen theatrical format with 5.1 Surround Sound and bursting with more than eight hours of original bonus features -- including unaired LOST flashbacks from the final episode -- LOST is a real find.
Along with Desperate Housewives, Lost was one of two breakout shows in the fall of 2004. Mixing suspense and action with a sci-fi twist, it began with a thrilling pilot episode in which a jetliner traveling from Australia to Los Angeles crashes, leaving 48 survivors on an unidentified island with no sign of civilization or hope of imminent rescue. That may sound like Gilligan's Island meets Survivor, but Lost kept viewers tuning in every Wednesday night--and spending the rest of the week speculating on Web sites--with some irresistible hooks (not to mention the beautiful women). First, there's a huge ensemble cast of no fewer than 14 regular characters, and each episode fills in some of the back story on one of them. There's a doctor; an Iraqi soldier; a has-been rock star; a fugitive from justice; a self-absorbed young woman and her brother; a lottery winner; a father and son; a Korean couple; a pregnant woman; and others. Second, there's a host of unanswered questions: What is the mysterious beast that lurks in the jungle? Why do polar bears and wild boars live there? Why has a woman been transmitting an SOS message in French from somewhere on the island for the last 16 years? Why do impossible wishes seem to come true? Are they really on a physical island, or somewhere else? What is the significance of the recurring set of numbers? And will Kate ever give up her bad-boy fixation and hook up with Jack?
Lost did have some hiccups during the first season. Some plot threads were left dangling for weeks, and the "oh, it didn't really happen" card was played too often. But the strong writing and topnotch cast kept the show a cut above most network TV offerings. The best-known actor at the time of the show's debut was Dominic Monaghan, fresh off his stint as Merry the Hobbit in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films. The rest of the cast is either unknowns or "where I have I seen that face before" supporting players, including Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly, who are the closest thing to leads. Other standouts include Naveen Andrews, Terry O'Quinn (who's made a nice career out of conspiracy-themed TV shows), Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Maggie Grace, and Emilie de Ravin, but there's really not a weak link in the cast. Co-created by J.J. Abrams (Alias), Lost left enough unanswered questions after its first season to keep viewers riveted for a second season. --David Horiuchi
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Sawyer in action
Claire and Charlie
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Claire and Hurley
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The DVD transfer is fantastic, with the wide-screen HDTV format beautifully preserved. The sound is fantastic as well. The set is split over 7 discs; 6 for the show and 1 disc of bonus features. The bonus featues are definitely worth the watch if you're a fan. Buy this set, and I pretty much guarantee you will instantly become a rabid one (as I did.)
Well deserving of 5 stars.
The characters have soo much depth. The story is fantastic and as the show progresses you are constantly being shocked and amazed. Truly a remarkable show it is a real refresher from the usual reality shows these days. A MUST WATCH. you will not be dissapointed.
My family nearly went through the entire series from Friday to Sunday...and we're not couch potatoes! The show is simply riveting...the characters are all deeply interesting, and the show has like 16--their interaction and past are unpredictable, and the show's pace is brisk, but also full of reflective, beautiful moments. There is not a single weak link in the cast.
Perhaps the most fun is the suspense as the island's mysteries become revealed, entangling the survivors in its web. You'll scream when an episode ends at the most crucial of moments, and you'll find yourself watching "just one more" over and over! With all of the clues dropped in each show, you can't help but discuss them afterwards among friends, family, and internet boards if you have the time.
I was also quite pleased with what bonuses were offered in the box set. It's wildly entertaining to see all the tricks employed to make the show shine in its finished form, and it is priceless whenever the cast members have something to share.
Funny, engrossing, intelligent, and highly addictive, this show and the excellent quality of the DVDs deserve hearty full marks!
The secret in my opinion: truly SMART writing; well-ahead planed plot and characters not only interesting but also one cares about to follow week after week!
Faith and Reason, Fate and Choice, Dogma and Intuition, Nature and Nurture, Good and Evil are in a constant dynamic equilibrium, raising everyday issues under extraordinary conditions to render all the hues discernible and debatable. Come for the story, stay for the Philosophy.
If you liked the X-FILES you will appreciate the mythology been interwoven with the action (instead of mythology episodes alternating with action episodes and, thus, pretty much ruining the rhythm of the series).
If you liked TWIN PEAKS you will appreciate the skewed reality and the blurry boundaries between reality and fantasy.
Although not by much, the 1st Season was the best of the three so far. The introduction of the characters with all the serendipitous path-crossing and the unpredictability of major characters getting killed made the difference.
The series opens with a wrecked plane on a beach, surrounded by panicking people who manage to escape the wreckage. Jack (Matthew Fox) manages to group the refugees into a makeshift camp on the shore -- but soon they hear strange noises and see palm trees being trampled by a gargantuan monster. And when he ventures into the jungle, with the mysterious Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and junkie rocker Charlie (Dominic Monaghan), they find the still-living pilot. The pilot reveals that they are hundreds of miles off course, and no one will be able to find him. Then he gets eaten by an unseen monster.
Now the island is occupied by a motley band, including a strange warrior-sage with a knife-throwing knack, a traumatized con man, a pregnant girl whose baby holds a secret, a secretive Korean couple, a snobby rich girl and her exasperated brother, an Iraqi ex-soldier, and a "dude"-talking chubby guy who has a dark secret of his own. Despite Jack's best efforts, the group splits into two camps, and tensions grow between them.
And there are even worse things coming -- the survivors are not the only ones on the island. A possibly crazy Frenchwoman (Mira Furlan) is hiding somewhere in the jungle, and the murderous "Ethan" kidnaps and nearly kills two of the survivors.Read more ›
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The coloring book was just what I needed...the purpose driven is wonderful and we are so much enjoying Lost...Published 5 months ago by Shirley A. Bergeron
Les épisodes sont bel et bien disponible en français 2.0. Par contre, il n'y a que deux langues : Anglais (5.1 et 2.0) et Français (2.0). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Loulou_star
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