Crashing on an island, forty-eight survivors of the Oceania plane flight
must struggle to get along if they are going to survive.
Jack (Fox), a doctor, is the reluctant leader of the group who everyone
looks to, as he struggles with his own demons. Michael (Perrineau Jr.)
is struggling to connect to his son, Walt (Kelley) after only just coming
into his life for the first time. Charlie (Monaghan) is coming to terms
with the fact that his rock career in Driveshaft might be over but something
else now driving him. Sun (Kim) and Jin (Kim) distance themselves from
everyone else as the Korean couple find it hard to communicate with the
group. Claire (de Ravin) is pregnant and lone as she comes to terms with
the fact that she might have to have her baby on the island. Shannon (Grace)
and Boone (Somerhalder) continue their sibling rivalry, even after the
disaster. Sayid (Andrews) is an ex-soldier whose technical know-how could
be the group's salvation but he has to gain the trust of some of the group.
Sawyer (Holloway) is already making enemies among the survivors as he
has all the supplies but is he been aggressive on purpose. Hurley (Garcia)
is the only one who seems to be taking the situation in his stride but
he is keeping his true feeling secret. Locke (O'Quinn) has discovered
his true calling on the island but how did he become a survival expert?
Kate (Lilly) is the biggest mystery of all, as her past could be a lot
darker than anyone could have imaged.
As the chance of rescue becomes more unlikely, the group have to pull
together but this is no ordinary island.
Once in a while a television show makes such an impact on
its debut that an audience becomes instantly hooked.
'Lost' is one of those shows. From the creative minds behind
the hit spy show 'Alias' comes a televisual event that will become the
next must see programme. While there have been many shows and films that
have dealt with people stranded on a desert islands, both reality and
fictional based but 'Lost' is something completely different.
What starts off as a show about forty-eight survivors trying
to cope with the aftermath of the catastrophic event and get used to their
new surroundings. Soon changes with the group head into the jungle. Instead
of the usual exotic birds, wild fruits and the odd monkey, this jungle
contains secrets and terrors that none of them could have ever imagined.
This is no ordinary island and they discover this very quickly.
The main emphasis of the show is not the island however
but the collection of survivors that have been thrown together by the
crash. Each of them has a story to tell and these are revealed in a series
of flashbacks across the twenty-four episodes, with each of the main characters
getting one or more episodes that show they came to be on the plane. This
is what makes the show different and so gripping. On the island you think
you know survivors but the back-stories reveal more about each of them
as the secrets reveal who they really are.
The show has fourteen main characters, much more than most
television shows but each one of them is integral to the series. Matthew
Fox is Jack, the group appointed leader of the survivors and a man who
really doesn't revel in the job. They look to him because he is a doctor
but Jack has his own demons that he has to over come. Evangeline Lilly
plays Kate, the girl most people turn to in the group and the one who
like to get things done but she has the biggest secret of them all. Josh
Holloway is the conniving Sawyer, the one who we instantly despise as
he does everything possible to get on everyone's nerves but there is much
more to him than you first realise. Daniel Dae Kim and Yunjin Kim are
Korean couple Jin and Sun, who are reluctant to join in with the rest
of the group but it is more than just the language barrier that is keeping
them away from the rest of them. Dominic Monaghan is Charlie, an ex-rocker
who has his own problems and additions that he has to cope with. Harold
Perrineau Jr. and Malcolm David Kelley are father and son Michael and
Walt, who have to get to know each other after spending eight years apart
and the island might not be the best place to do this. Emilie de Ravin
is Claire, who is eight months pregnant and has to come to terms that
she might have to bring her child into the world on the island. Naveen
Andrews is Sayid, who is one of the few trained to cope with the island
but some of the survivors don't know whether to trust him or not, even
though he has the most to offer. Jorge Garcia brings some comedy to group
as Hurley and he is the one who is trying to look on the bright side.
Maggie Grace and Ian Somerhalder are sister and brother Shannon and Boone,
whose sibling rivalry continues even after the crash. Lastly we have John
Locke, played by the brilliant Terry O'Quinn. He is the one who is completely
changed by the island, becoming the man who all of the survivors look
to when it comes to knowing what to do in the extreme circumstances they
now find themselves in.
'Lost' is one of those shows that you cannot really talk
about or review the story for fear of soiling the many twists and turns
of the plot. It grips you from the off, pulling you into both the story
on the island and the backstories of the characters. This is a show that
does take a few episodes to get going as it introduces and builds the
characters dynamics but it becomes one of the best first seasons of a
programme ever to grace television. 'Lost' is phenomenal.
PICTURE AND SOUND
Presented in 1.76:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
soundtrack the transfer is very good.
Listen to commentary track for the episodes 'Pilot Part 1 & 2', 'Walkabout',
'The Moth' and 'Hearts and Minds' with contributions from executive producers
J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindeloff, Carlton Cuse, Jack Bender and Bryan Burk,
co-executive producer David Fury, supervising producer Javier Grillo-Marcuach
and stars Terry O'Quinn, Dominic Monaghan, Maggie Grace and Josh Holloway.
Each track is very informative and fun, as you can tell that this is a
group of people who really feel passionate about the show.
Lost Script Scanner
Insert disc 1 into you PC DVD ROM drive to read the script for the 'Pilot'
and jump to the scene to view those lines been played by the cast.
Departure (1hr 44.26 mins)
Executive producers J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindeloff and Bryan Burk, executive
consultant Jeff Pinkner, producers Sarah Caplan and Jean Higgins, production
designer Mark Worthington, director of photography Larry Fong, editor
Mary Jo Markey, special effects coordinator John J. Downey, visual effects
supervisors Greg Grunberg and Kevin Black, president of Bad Robot television
Thom Sherman and cast members Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Emilie de
Ravin, Naveen Andrews, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm
David Kelley, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Dominic Monaghan, Terry O'Quinn
and Harold Perrineau Jr. come together to reveal how 'Lost' came to be.
Split into seven sections entitled 'The Genesis of Lost', 'Designing a
Disaster', 'Before they where Lost', 'Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the
Pilot', 'The Art of Matthew Fox' and 'Lost@Comicon', each part covers
all aspects of the programmes production, from the initial idea for the
show, to casting (which includes videos of the casting session) and through
to the production of the pilot and the launch of the series. For fans
this is exceptional and completely fascinating, as it reveals many secrets
about the shows production.
Tales from the Island (57.36 mins)
Director/producer Jack Bender, producer Jean Higgins, supervising producers
Javier Grillo-Marcuach and Christian Taylor, executive producer, executive
producers Damon Lindeloff, Carlton Cuse and Bryan Burk, stunt coordinator
Michael Vendrell, visual effects coordinator Ivan Hayden and stars Matthew
Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Emilie de Ravin, Naveen Andrews, Jorge Garcia,
Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm David Kelley, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin
Kim, Dominic Monaghan, Terry O'Quinn and Harold Perrineau Jr. take you
on the location and set shoots for 'Lost'. Split into three sections entitled
'Lost: On Location', 'On set with Jimmy Kimmel' and 'Backstage with Driveshaft'.
These extended featurettes cover the episodes 'House of the Rising Sun',
'Confidence Man', 'All the best Cowboys have Daddy issues', 'Hearts and
Minds', 'Special' and 'Exodus', looking into the visual effects, stunts
and sets needed for each episode. We also get to how the Driveshaft song
'You all everybody' and US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has some fun on
Lost Revealed (34.29 mins)
Split into four sections entitled 'The Lost Flashbacks', 'Deleted Scenes',
'Bloopers from the Set' and 'Live from the Museum of Television and Radio',
this section gives you bonus material from various shows. Included are
two deleted flashback scenes from 'Exodus' which include Claire and Sayid
and six deleted scenes entitled 'The Huddle', 'Claire's doctor visit',
'A Deal's a Deal' 'Capture secrets', 'The Jack Situation' and 'Whispers'.
Also included is a montage of bloopers and an except from the 'Salute
to Lost' held at the 22nd Annual Paley Festival which includes a question
and answer session with the cast.
Previews of 'The Chronicles of Narina: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe',
'Alias: Season 4', 'Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season',
'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', 'Scrubs: Season 2', 'Dark Water',
'Jimmy Kimmel: Live' and 'Lost: Season 2 Preview'
An exceptional TV programme receives a brilliant DVD translation that
will have fans of the show jumping for joy. With so much content that
covers every aspect of the programmes production, this is the comprehensive
DVD set for 'Lost' fans. From brilliant commentary tracks to amazing documentaries,
this is the best TV DVD box set. Get lost in 'Lost' now!
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