The Lost Room proved to be a gripping and inventive mini-series. Filled with clever and engaging writing, humourous quips and dark portent, and a cast of fabulous actors led by Peter Krause and Julianne Margulies. The show is fascinating from the first scene, and the central concept is mysterious without being Lynchesque in its impenetrability. The tale revolves around an unjustly accused cop's search for his daughter who has gone missing in a mysterious motel room, but that just provides the platform for an exploration strange and powerful Objects that allow a user to bend reality and the colourful cast of characters who seek to possess these Objects.
The region 1 DVD production, hownever, is an exercise in frustration. First of all the subtitles are stuck on all the time - the disk won't even accept a turn off subtitles order despite having the option in the setting menu. Secondly, the picture quality is not really up to DVD standard either. The disk is quite inexpensive for six hours of show, but I would rather have paid another $5 and gotten the quality I expect from a DVD, espcially one that deserves repeat viewing like this one does. My advice - wait a year for Lion's Gate to fix the DVD, then watch it in its full glory.