8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I think this is the first review of the SET, not just the show.
I just got home home from holidays to an Amazon delivery of the LOST complete series BluRay collection. Wow. From the initial images I had seen online I was expecting much of this set to be cheaply made trinkets, but that is not the case. This is a very solid gift set. The box weighs a ton, and is made from very thick, very sturdy material. There is some nice texturing...
Published on Sep 6 2010 by shuabert
3.0 out of 5 stars Are they all defective??
My Season 2 disc 6 is bad/corrupted. I set up a return from Amazon and the new one has the same issue. I can't figure out who manufactured to try to contact them myself. Sort of bummed. Not sure yet if other discs are bad also. Hope not.
Published 9 months ago by Patricia McNally
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I think this is the first review of the SET, not just the show.,
This review is from: Lost The Complete Collection - 36-DISC BD [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)I just got home home from holidays to an Amazon delivery of the LOST complete series BluRay collection. Wow. From the initial images I had seen online I was expecting much of this set to be cheaply made trinkets, but that is not the case. This is a very solid gift set. The box weighs a ton, and is made from very thick, very sturdy material. There is some nice texturing throughout the packaging, especially along the outside of the box. The lid turns over and has an island map on the back. Even the small bonus items feel tough and well-built.
The complete set includes: Six individual season cases inside one larger disc box featuring 36 discs spanning each season as well as bonus features, a copy of a page of the journal of one of the Black Rock crew members, an ankh that opens to reveal a secret message, a complete senet game (tokens, white rocks, black rocks, and game board), a dharma blacklight keychain, episode guide book, and a larger box to contain the entire set with a removable lid and magnetic compartments to hold the set's smaller items. What it doesn't have, as far as I can tell, is a list of the bonus features anywhere, which may make locating The New Man in Charge a bit of a task.
Two thoughts. The "secret messege" inside the ankh appears to be a sort of "Konami code" to find some sort of easter egg using the remote control. I'll have to do more investigating to try to figure out which disc it is on, and how to access it. Also, the included mini blacklight would (based on the content of the show itself) suggest some invisible messages somewhere in the set as well. I poked around with it for a minute (mostly on the journal letter) but so far haven't been able to find anything.
It's clear that this set will satisfy fans who are looking for the definitive LOST experience. The Black Rock journal entry answers one nagging question that fans were wondering about after Season 6, and who knows how many others are addressed within.
If you're a fan, or a collector, you won't want to be without this set.
36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOST - GREAT SHOW! but lets rate the item here. not the ending.,
This review is from: Lost The Complete Collection - 36-DISC BD [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Whether you loved or hated it.. LOST was a show for the masses. It IS one of the greatest narrative stories that I've ever experienced.
I let myself get completely taken in by LOST and all its mysteries.
Yes there are MANY questions I have, many mysteries yet to be revealed. People need to realize 2 things:
1) LOST is a character DRIVEN show. It would not have successfully run 6 seasons on "mystery" alone. Therefore it is only fitting they end the show piecing together all the CHARACTERS and where they end up. The mysteries of the island are left to be discussed, and to be researched by the viewer if they want to find out more.
2) This is a REVIEW OF THE LOST COMPLETE COLLECTION. Don't taint this items integrity by making this a place to post your opinion of the ending.
The previous user's rating was based on their OPINION of the show alone, not the item. Safe to say he is an idiot. Not onto the item.
This 36 disc Blu Ray collection is one for the ages. Packed with over 18 hours of extra content (which I am SURE will shed light on more of the islands mysteries) as well as all of the episodes.
If anyone is a avid lover of LOST like I am, all the extra items in this collection are exciting. An island replica, an Ankh (the cross type object from ancient Egyptian times), which will surely be hung in my car, as well as a real Senet game that Jacob and the Smoke Monster played.
I'm surely going to pre order this as it is packed with extras and goodies that any LOST fan can appreciate.
3.0 out of 5 stars Are they all defective??,
3.0 out of 5 stars NO, NOT PURGATORY. IT WAS CALVINBALL ALL ALONG!!,
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I started watching LOST for the deep personal stories that touched and interweaved with each other unexpectedly and mysteriously. I continued to watch LOST because of the paranormal mysteries that were hinted of having very normal explanations. Well, maybe not normal but at least logical. What was the Black Smoke? Why is Ben so important? Do the dead resurrect on the Island like Jack's father or dead means dead, like Ben's daughter? Why can it there be no children getting born on the Island? What do the Numbers mean? How was Lock able to walk again and why did he have to die at the end? Why did the statue have four fingers? And what about the polar bears, the one on the island and the other fossilized with a Dharma collar in ancient Egyptian ruins.
As it turns out, the creators of the series had no clue whatsoever. They kept throwing PostIts with ancient, urban and and religious mythology on the board and THEN they tried to mold the resulting pulp of ideas into a narrative. This way, something was bound to catch your interest every week. Yet, they had no idea where the story was going. Not even at the end. Well, especially at the end.
I gave the series an extra star because of the very intriguing and absorbing seasons 1 through 5. The problem with Season 6 of LOST was that, during the previous seasons, it had hooked us with so many lines that we expected either a fish or at least some uneaten bait at the end of them. Most of these lines simply ended, never to be picked up ever again.
No deeper meaning. No logical explanation that can tie around everything. Just a luminous steampunk spring that "is important".
I could not put it in words until I came across Jonathan McCalmont's Blog, Ruthless Culture: LOST was nothing but CalvinBall. An imaginary game whose rules are made up as we play along. No one keeps score, no one plans ahead, no one wins.
I did not expect the creators of LOST to provide serious answers to life's cardinal questions.
I did expect them to answer their own d@mn questions, though!
23 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get "Lost",
A plane crashes on a remote tropical island, leaving a terrified band of survivors including a doctor named Jack (Matthew Fox), a spoiled brother and sister, a single dad and his strange son, an Iraqi ex-soldier, a Korean couple, chubby lottery winner, an escaped prisoner, a hostile con-man, a man cured of paralysis, and a junkie rocker.
Unfortunately, the island has countless perils that crop up as the survivors try to survive there, and strange people are hidden in its depths. What's more, the island has a history that stretches back countless years -- there are remnants of a powerful organization called Dharma, a collection of "Others" living in a luxurious modern village, a metal hatch with a button that MUST be pushed, and ancient statues and temples from ancient times.
The survivors do their best to keep alive and to fight back the Others, but they lose many of their number as they struggle to survive. And when a small band of them do escape the island, they find that they have somehow disrupted the island's primal forces, and even the fabric of time itself. But even when they fight their way back to the island, they find that not all is as it should be. In an effort to set things right, they must take the ultimate risk... or the evil force imprisoned on the island will destroy them all.
Yes, it's a weird show -- "Lost" might make more sense if you're drunk or stoned, because it can swing wildly from the downright surreal to the mundane. But in the midst of shallow sitcoms and endless reality TV, it's refreshing to see a twisty-turny show like this one -- religious symbolism, horror, science fiction, and a mythic storyline that stretches through the centuries.
The lush landscape is a contrast for such a dark storyline, although the writers do stumble occasionally (the first half of the second season is a total misfire). Adams never reveals everything, which keeps up the suspense, and he twines together dozens of mysteries -- the island's nature, its prior inhabitants, and its countless mysteries. Every time Adams unravels one puzzle, it just reveals a new one -- and while he fails to answer all the mysteries (Walt and the animals!), the answers to the main ones are truly spellbinding.
And "Lost" is truly an ensemble show -- every character gets to shine (including some we don't care about), and flashbacks (and flash-forwards) reveal what makes them tick. Some like Jin, Sun and the haunted, smart-alecky Sawyer evolve into whole new people.
Matthew Fox is given a lot of attention, and he is a good actor... even though the self-righteous Jack eventually gets kind of annoying. Fortunately, there's a brilliant supporting cast -- Dominic Monaghan, Jorge Garcia ("Dude, that was a Jedi moment!"), Terry O'Quinn, Evangeline Lilly, the brilliant Naveen Andrews and Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Daniel Dae Kim. Michael Emerson is awesome as the creepy-eyed Other leader, as is Henry Ian Cusick as ex-soldier/monk Desmond.
"Lost" is a well-written, well-acted show that brings a bit of mystery back into prime-time television. Creepy, funny, romantic, tragic and sometimes just weird.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost without Lost,
This review is from: Lost The Complete Collection - 36-DISC BD [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)I received my collection today and couldn't have been more excited to open it and discover the contents inside! I already have purchased each season as it became available but after rewatching it so many times my dvd's have started to get the odd scratch and such so I decided to purchase the blu-ray edition/collection (and yes it does look better on bluray!). The scenes are much richer and well what can I say I'm lost without Lost! I wish it could have gone on forever. Each disc is labeled similarly to the original season discs and the collector goodies that come with the kits are very neat, the collector Senet game is very nice(now I just need to learn how to play I will learn!) It also comes with a message from "Jacob", but I won't ruin it for all- buy it yourself and you will see it is worth the money invested. I will have it to rewatch many times in the future and the 3 hours of bonus features show how much time was invested in the show for all of us fans- so Thank you Damon and Carlton for 6 wonderful seasons of my favorite show LOST!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost without it,
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This review is from: Lost The Complete Collection - 36-DISC BD [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)This is a wonderful set and a fitting tribute to, possibly, the greatest tv series ever. First, the packaging is beautifully crafted and evocative of the character of the show. The mementos included are fun, well made and well chosen. And the overall shape and colouring of the box and contents is very classy, richly done and appropriate. And, of course, the extra "extras" disc being hidden beneath the relief map is a fun, typically "LOST" touch.
But it is the content of all the discs that is of supreme value to all "Losties" and there is plenty of that. I had the first 5 seasons in various packages already and had been planning to just buy the 6th, but the advertisement for the complete series in that attractive packaging lured me in and I gave my old 5 seasons away to my brother (whom I got hooked last year by showing them all to him before season 6 began). He's happy. I'm ecstatic.
The 5 seasons in the big box set are pretty much the same as my previous ones, although there is an anomaly. Season 3 in my big box set has no "season play" feature. All the others: 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6, do. But, for some odd reason, not season 3. No big deal as I have no problem remembering where I left off when I watch them. But, maybe, as I get even older, I'll rely on that feature more.
I recommend the set for both value (so far, still cheaper than buying the seasons separately) and as a collector's item. And, of course, if you're a real fan, how CAN you resist?
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good the second time,
This review is from: Lost The Complete Collection - 36-DISC BD [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)After seeing this on TV it is definitely worth watching a second time. There are a million things you will understand better and catch the second time through. I don't know if I like the whole game box thing. It's cool, but not very practicle.
5.0 out of 5 stars Speedy Shipping!,
This review is from: Lost The Complete Collection - 36-DISC BD [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Ordered with only a few days before Christmas to go, this arrived FAST - as promised. No more picking up emergency gift cards at the gas station as planned! The best price I could find, with all the features discs, game, etc that my fiance geeked out on for days.
The packaging, both the exterior box and the 'island' box, and then the Disc sleeves inside, is really attractive, and most importantly, doesn't give any clues or spoilers.
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