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Chicago – With its fifth season Blu-Ray release, “Lost” continues to make a case as the TV series with the most remarkable season DVD sets alongside award-winning season sets for shows like “24” and “The Simpsons”. With a technically flawless presentation and unique, in-depth special features, these sets perfectly balance an appeal to casual fans while also satisfying the hardcore one.
Blu-Ray Rating: 4.5/5.0
As for the story of “Lost,” if you’re completely unfamiliar with the show, you would be insane to start with season five. With every season of ABC’s hit show now available on Blu-Ray, you can go back to the beginning and work your way to this excellent penultimate outing. The sixth season, starting in February, will be the last. Catch up with one of the most important programs of the ’00s before it ends and we’re on to something being sold as “the next Lost”. There »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Lost Season 5 (Blu-Ray)Walt Disney Home ENTERTAINMENT2009/Not Rated/ 731 minsNow Available – List Price $79.98Lost is a television series that I came to know as a latecomer, catching the occasional episode here and there before finally becoming a (somewhat) consistant follower by season three. It initially felt to me as if the show's creators had a decent idea, but were unsure just where to take it. The series had some compelling episodes, but just when you felt the mythology was expanding in a fresh direction there would be stories that were undeniably designed as filler. That changed when ABC and the producers announced towards the end of season three that the show would continue for an additional three years and reach a definitive conclusion by it's sixth season. It gave them focus and a plan to craft stories that would put all the pieces of the saga into their proper places. »
We all knew that just because Jack and a few others got off the island their stories weren’t over. Whether you figured that out because the last episode of season four wasn’t the series finale or because it’s Lost and that ending is just too easy, it doesn’t really matter because everyone who left must return and then some. If you ever wondered how you keep introducing characters in a show about an island no one can find until they’ve arrived, Lost has an answer: time travel. The solution is at once genius and cheap in that it simultaneously gives a new slant to the meaning of the show’s title and yet demystifies the mythos surrounding the island’s past. The fifth season of Lost marked a noticeable upswing in story and cohesiveness but at what cost? The best storyline doesn’t start until »
- Lex Walker
From comedian Dane Cook to the fans themselves, it seems that everybody is crossing their fingers that The Riddler will show up in the eventual sequel to "The Dark Knight."
While the villain's involvement in a third "Batman" film is far from confirmed — heck, the actual existence of "Batman 3" is speculative at this point — it's worth wondering who could play Edward Nigma should he wind up in Christopher Nolan's return to Gotham City.
Given Nolan's proclivity towards a darker, more realistic tone than his live-action "Batman" predecessors, it's important to steer clear of actors that would take a hammy, parody-riddled approach to The Riddler. This is a character that should have wit and humor, sure, but also pose a threat. With those qualities in mind, I think that these five actors would do an excellent job at confounding the citizens of Gotham in an eventual "Batman 3."
- Josh Wigler
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Lost University is a captivating new immersive bonus experience powered by Bd-Live technology on the upcoming “Lost: The Complete Fifth Season” Blu-ray that will expand the world of “Lost,” giving viewers around the world an unprecedented interactive experience unlike any other before it.
As a Lost University student, you will be encouraged to explore a wide range of academic courses that delve into the themes and storylines regularly explored on the groundbreaking television series including: “Foreign Language for Beginners,” “Ancient Writing on the Wall,” “Jungle Survival Basics,” “I’m Lost Therefore I Am” and “New Physics with Jeremy Davis.”
A full course catalogue is available on the site. »
The Lost Season 5 DVD set will be released on December 8th and fans who purchase the Blu-ray version will be able to take part in an interactive "college" experience and view "classes" facilitated by various cast members. Remember Lost University? While the site has been up for a while, it will officially be unveiled on the DVD release date of December 8th. How does this tie in with the Blu-ray box set? I'm go glad you asked….
If you ever find yourself stranded on a deserted tropical island, would you know the steps you need to take to survive?
The Jungle Surivior Basics class at Lost University will give you basic information to survive until you are rescued. This class will be taught by several “Lost” cast members via never-before-seen interviews including:
At the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the final season of Lost, producers/writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse revealed that season 6 of the show would see characters who’ve been killed off, return to the show - including those from the first season.
They also confirmed that the time travel (ie. flashbacks and flashforwards) element of the show is done with and that a different approach would be taken with the series for its last season. Maybe that means we’ll get a look at alternate realities and that will help us again see Boone, Shannon and maybe even Libby.
We do know that Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet Burke) and Jeremy Davies (Daniel Faraday) will be returning to the cast of Lost and now it seems like Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) will also be returning too - something that’s been long-speculated to be the case.
In speaking with Sci Fi »
- Rob Keyes
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, aka former tailie Mr. Eko, has a message for Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse: "Fans of Eko should have hope." Though Akinnuoye-Agbaje was the first castaway to vote himself off the island in season three, the British actor hopes to be one of the dead characters who makes a comeback in the drama's final season. "I loved playing that character," he told EW at the premiere of G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, in which he plays Heavy Duty. "I loved working with that team and the reception I got from people was phenomenal. Even at Comic-Con this year I went to sign my action figure for G.I. Joe and people had tons of questions about Lost. It makes you feel good that you could be off a show for more than a year and still have people thinking about your character. »
- Lynette Rice
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is proud to bring fans a groundbreaking new Blu-ray experience, "Lost University," featured on the highly anticipated Blu-ray release of Lost: The Complete Fifth Season. LostUniversity is a captivating immersive bonus experience powered by Bd-Live that will expand the world of Lost, giving viewers around the world an unprecedented interactive experience unlike any other before it.
Viewers will be able to join Lost executive producers Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof, the cast of "Lost," and a panel of esteemed experts for a vast array of courses at Lost University, delving into the themes and storylines regularly explored on the groundbreaking television series. Through this robust, engaging, multi- semester experience, students will gain a better understanding of the story, unique insight to the mysteries of Lost and perhaps even valuable clues as the show heads into its final season. "Lost University" will be accessible through several portals, »
What may or may not be the final Lost panel at San Diego's Comic-Con had fans camping out upwards of 24 hours in line for a chance to catch a whiff of what's in store for the show's sixth and final season in a hall normally reserved for huge movie panels. Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse came prepared for the thousands of Lost devotees, willing to drop a few hints but no real major revelations or even a snippet of footage. The following quotes come courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. "There's a good chance you'll be seeing many characters you haven't seen since the first season again," Cuse offered." "(In the first season, the characters) were running around the jungle, things felt intense and surprising. We have a way that we're going to be able to do that in the final season, too." Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet Burke) and Jeremy Davies »
According to reports coming out of the recent Comic-Con event, Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet Burke) and Jeremy Davies (Daniel Faraday) are returning to "Lost" sixth and final season. There will also be several other characters who haven't been on since the first season who will be making appearances on the show next season. The executive producer, Damon Lindelof said, "There's a good chance you'll be seeing many characters you haven't seen since the first season again." They also said that the final season will in some ways resemble the first season. »
San Diego -- Ratings may be softening for veteran serialized TV shows, but at Comic-Con hard-core fans were as adoring as ever as the cast and creators of returning shows received rock star receptions.
For "Lost," fans camped overnight outside the San Diego Convention Center for seats in the cavernous Hall H, a space Comic-Con typically only schedules for tentpole film panels like "Avatar."
During the entertaining and carefully produced session, producers confirmed fan suspicions that several deceased characters would be coming back for the final season. Elizabeth Mitchell and Jeremy Davies will be back on the show, along with Ian Somerhalder, who will have to juggle his schedule with shooting the CW's "Vampire Diaries," and almost certainly more.
Last May's finale concluded with a »
- By James Hibberd
It's sounds like Jack's plan worked.
Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet Burke) and Jeremy Davies (Daniel Faraday) will be back on ABC's "Lost" next year, along with several other characters who haven't been seen since the first season, said producers at Comic-Con.
The revelation confirms reports that suggested a "Lost" reunion of sorts for the final season. In May’s finale, the castaways detonated a bomb on the mysterious island in hopes of resetting the last several years of their lives.
The items were among a scant few tidbits dropped during a well-produced hour in San Diego that featured several new mock "Lost"-verse ads and parody shorts, but no new video from the final season.
"There's a good chance you'll be seeing many characters you haven't seen since the first season again," said executive producer Damon Lindelof.
The final season, producers say, will in some ways resemble the first.
"(In the first season, »
- By James Hibberd
Lost is here at Comic-Con 2009 today and many new clues were unleashed during the course of the last hour that will have everyone scratching their heads for days.
Video #1: Oceanic Ad
The first video was an ad for Oceanic Air. The first clue to be revealed here was the fact that the company had apparently formed in 1979, which would be consistent with last season's jump back to the 70's, but obviously some seedy underhanded work is alluded to here with the origin date. Just as well, "A perfect safety record." Again, alternate reality?
Video #2: Mr. Cluck's Chicken
The second video ad was for Mr. Cluck's Chicken, which we all know played an integral part in Hurley's storyline throughout the series. The video showcased Hurley who apparently had dreamed of a recipe for »
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Is there anything to report about the new season of Grey's Anatomy? — Jenny
Matt: I know there's been talk that Season 6 might pick up a few months after the nail-biting May finale, but sources tell me that's not the case. In fact, the Sept. 24 opener will find both Izzie and disfigured George still coding — and as anyone following the headlines can tell you, T.R. Knight isn't returning to the cast. Over the two-hour premiere, watch for the outcome of this traumatic scenario to weigh heavily on a lot of people — including at least one doctor whose reaction you may have taken for granted. (See related casting exclusive.)
- Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor & Tim Molloy
We've heard from a couple of reliable sources that last week's rumored collaboration between Oliver Stone and Vincent Bugliosi for a big-screen reboot of Helter Skelter was just that -- a rumor. But apparently Bugliosi's involvement with Charlie Manson is far from over as he Is attached to the upcoming Taming the Beast as an Executive Creative Consultant.
Manson followers are probably familiar with the novel Taming the Beast: Charles Manson's Life Behind Bars, which was co-written by Edward George, who was Charles Manson's prison counselor for eight years during the late 1970's/early 1980's, and Dary Matera, an author and newspaper columnist who specializes in real-life casebooks. Producer Thurane Aung Khin adapted the screenplay from the book and dropped us a line with a link to the Taming the Beast MySpace page, according to which Jeremy Davies of "Lost" was at one time approached to portray Manson. »
- The Woman In Black
Oliver Stone's last few movies received mixed reviews, from W. to World Trade Center to Alexander, and despite the fact that these are not subjects that many directors would be willing to touch, Stone has been accused of playing softball with them and perhaps starting to lose his edge. However, if the next rumour turns out to be true, he just might be looking to get some of that edge back. According to Variety , Stone is currently in discussions with Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecuting attorney for the Charles Manson case, to bring his book Helter Skelter to the big screen. The book has previously been adapted for the small screen twice, most recently in John Gray's 2004 film which starred Jeremy Davies (Lost, Rescue Dawn) as Manson. It's unclear how close they are to reaching an agreement, but could it have been revisiting Natural Born Killers for the upcoming »
Liz Smith, reporting on behalf of Variety, is hearing through the grapevine that Oliver Stone ( Natural Born Killers , W ) is circling a big screen version of "Helter Skelter." The director is currently "in talks" with Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecuting attorney during the Charles Manson trial. Nothing is confirmed, however. Stone revisiting the '60s and taking on Manson? Feels like a natural choice. "Skelter" was made into a tele-film in 1976, with Steve Railsback ( Lifeforce ) as Manson, and again in 2004, this time starring Jeremy Davies. Jim Van Bebber also made a pretty haunting Manson film of his own entitled The Manson Family . »
Cq (meant to be sounded out – ‘Seek You’) is a morse code ‘term’ like ‘Sos’ (meant to be sounded out – ‘Help!’), which is roughly the equivalent of a person with a Cb saying, ‘Anybody got yer ears on?’ Basically, Cq is the first thing you say when transmitting in morse code, in order to see if anyone is on the other end, and, in order to ask the question, ‘Is anyone listening to me?’ Though the movie only makes a cursory connection to its title, in the grander scheme (that of being Roman Coppola making your first movie) it’s a title that gives you a little wink. Cq is the story of Paul (Jeremy Davies). Paul, living in Paris circa 1969, is a film editor working on the upcoming cheesy, sci-fi, monstrosity Codename: Dragonfly. He is also working on his ‘personal movie’ while at home, and is thus constantly filming »
- Marc Eastman
Lost, ABC, Airs Wednesdays 9/8c Episode: “The Variable” (Season 5, Episode 14) Synopsis: Daniel Faraday (Jeremy Davies) sets out to get the islanders off the island for good as Sawyer (Josh Holloway), Jack (Matthew Fox) and the rest of the Dharma Initiative transplants choose a course of action now that their cover has been blown. Review: For anyone who has been complaining that Lost had been too slow lately, here you go. Those who watched The Variable saw more action than Wilt Chamberlain. They, and by they I mean we, also got a clear explanation of how the islanders got onto the island. You wanted answers, you got them. The 100th episode was one to remember, as if anyone could remember everything that has happened in the series. Sawyer's best laid plans blew up in his face, well more in Radzinky's (Eric Lange) really. What are Sawyer and Juliet going to do now? Daniel »
- Adam Sweeney
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