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Lost (S2) Blu-ray
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Jun 23, 2009 By: Sturdy
Lost (S2) Blu-ray order
Director:
J.J. Abrams

Actors:
Matthew Fox
Evangeline Lilly
Josh Holloway

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Passengers on Oceanic Flight 815 continue to beÖlost, but now they discover theyíre not alone on the island. Between trap doors, unknown strangers and love triangles, they have their hands full.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Itís tough to write a review of Lost because so much of the fun is unraveling the mysteries from episode to episode. For those that havenít seen it, I want to be careful to not spoil any of the fun for you. To understand how magnificent Lost is, consider this; I think season 2 is the worst season so far and I still give it 4.5 stars. Saying a season of Lost is the ďworstĒ is like saying a Pixar movie is their ďworstĒ. It might be true, but the fact remains that itís still better than anything else youíll see.

For me, the second season of Lost gets knocked down a notch because I didnít like Michelle Rodriguezís character. In fact, I didnít really like anyone in the second section of the plane. Itís not that they werenít great characters, itís just that I loved the original cast so much that I wanted to keep up with them. Without knowing where the show was going, I kept waiting to get back to the original gang. Of course, after having seen a few seasons since, everything makes sense and I understand their purpose.

But isnít that what makes Lost so incredible? No one that watches it knows where itís going. And you canít tell me that when you first watched season 2, you had any clue as to what they were going to do with it. For them to be able to keep that up for five seasons (so far) is unbelievable. The second season is the transition for the show from a show about a group of people stranded on an island to something so much more. And even though the second season is the weakest so far, itís still incredible and arguably has the best cliffhanger.

But the real question you should be asking is whether or not this Blu-ray set is worth the $60 upgrade. With all the discounts and coupons floating around, I have to say that this is definitely worth your money. Not many shows are worth a Blu-ray upgrade, but shows that were originally shot and aired in HD (like Lost) are usually a safe bet. Lost is absolutely incredible on Blu-ray and if youíre a fan of the show, this is a no-brainer.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary by various people on five different episodes: I actually have to question what the point of doing commentaries on Lost episodes is. They canít really say anything or give any more in-depth analysis on the plot, so theyíre left talking about the island and things like that. I would say all of these are average at best, but die-hard fans of the show should enjoy them.

Lost Flashbacks (3:26): Thereís only a few here, two of which revolve around Maggie Grace. I think Lost fans either like the island stuff or the flashback stuff more and I have to say I like the flashback stuff. So these were pretty cool.

Lost Connections: I consider myself an observant person, but this managed to shed light on things I completely missed. Itís basically a character map that highlights how random characters interact with each other. Virtually every character, no matter how small, has some seemingly random connection to other characters. I think this would take days to completely go through, but itís fun to check out some of your favorite people.

Secrets from the Hatch (15:47): I wasnít a big fan of the hatch and thought it was distracting from the rest of the show. But here, it gets its own featurette and they talk about how they built it and why they came up with it.

Mysteries, Theories and Conspiracies (10:17): Everyone shows up to talk about the phenomenon that is Lost. Some give their theories, but itís all done in fun and no real information is divulged. Itís cute, but a little bit on the fluff side.

Lost: on Location (44:43): About ten episodes have a mini-featurette that takes you on location. Like any stunt-filled show, this one can be a tough shoot. Of course, things are easier when youíre living in Hawaii. Theyíre decent, but get a little repetitive.

Fire and Water: Anatomy of an Episode (31:44): They pick an episode and follow it from cradle to the grave. Itís an exhausting look at how they come up with episodes and partially explains why thereís a long gap between episodes. I thought this was the highlight of the set and well worth the time.

Deleted Scenes (19:16): There are several, actual deleted scenes here, but none of them really add to the story. We get some funny lines from Hurley, but most are bits of dialogue that mean very little.

Bloopers (4:06): These arenít youíre typical line-flubbing bloopers. They make a lot of jokes and seem to have a good time together. I had a good time watching these.

The World According to Sawyer (4:32): Four minutes of Sawyer insulting almost every cast member. I love his nicknames and thought this was fun to watch.

Channel 4 U.K. Promo (1:06): UmmmmÖnot sure what to think of this. It appears to be a television promo that has the cast dancing around for no reason. Itís weird.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Go buy this. There, thatís my official diagnosis. If you already have the DVDís, then this is a worthy upgrade. If not, then do yourself a favor and experience Lost on Blu-ray.
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