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BVHE Press Release: LOST: The Complete Fifth Season (DVD/Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    The Island’s Secrets Are Revealed as

    Television’s Ultimate Mystery Unfolds
    LOST:
    THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON
    Coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def with Exclusive Content
    Also on DVD December 8, 2009
    “LOST is one of TV’s best series” - USA Today

    Burbank, California, April 6, 2009 – Viewers can bring home the most sensational season to date of TV’s most intriguing series when LOST: The Complete Fifth Season comes to Blu-ray Hi-def and DVD on December 8, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. All 17 episodes of the season fans and critics alike are calling the best ever are available to watch again and again in a five-disc set packed with never-before-seen bonus material, including revealing cast interviews and behind-the-scenes features, including exclusive content only available on the Blu-ray. The mystery, action and intrigue that have made LOST one of the most influential shows of the decade gather speed as the show nears its highly anticipated final season. The ultimate addition to every TV lover’s collection, LOST: The Complete Fifth Season is perfectly timed for holiday gift giving.


    The show that revolutionized primetime proves once again why it is television’s most addictive and creative series, as the epic story of LOST twists, turns and spirals through time in its brilliant fifth season. Destiny sends the Oceanic 6 back to the Island and into the heart of the enigmatic Dharma Initiative. The reason they had to return and the fate of all those who were left behind is revealed as the momentum builds toward the much anticipated series finale in 2010. Some of LOST’s most pressing questions are finally answered in a spectacular 5-disc collection, packed with deleted scenes, exclusive interviews, as well as Blu-ray exclusive content.

    LOST stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.


    LOST was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Carlton Cuse serve as executive producers. LOST, which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on September 22, 2004, is from ABC Studios.


    A fan favorite and critical darling since its 2004 premiere, LOST is “an epic big-screen adventure done for the small screen,” according to USA Today. “You will want to be there,” proclaims the Kansas City Star. TV Guide says, “You’d be crazy not to watch.” The San Francisco Chronicle raves that the show is “massively creative and always entertaining.”


    STREET DATE: December 8, 2009

    Direct prebook: September 29, 2009
    Distributor prebook: October 13, 2009
    Pricing: DVD: $59.99 (US), $79.99 (Canada)
    Blu-ray Disc: $79.99 (U.S.), $94.99 (Canada)
    Rated: US: ‘TV – 14’; Canada: TBD

    Technical specifications may only apply to feature
     
  2. Bryan Beckman

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    Dang. December again. And here I was hoping they might tie it in with the release of Seasons 1 & 2 on Blu in June.

    Ah well, they'll get my money eventually. Love this show!
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    A Unique Immersive Blu-ray™ Experience Powered by BD-Live™
    That Extends the Stories, Secrets and Mythology of one of the
    World’s Most Engaging Shows

    Enrollment starts soon for LOST University, coming to

    [SIZE= 15pt]LOST: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON
    [/SIZE]
    On Blu-ray High Definition December 8, 2009

    Burbank, Calif. August 3, 2009 – 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.” LOST University 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, starting now with www.lostuniversity.org, where
    “LOST” fans can enroll beginning September 22, 2009, months before the university
    goes completely live on December 8, 2009. The main campus of “LOST University” will
    live on the “LOST: The Complete Fifth Season” Blu-ray disc and will be powered by BD-
    Live.

    Each visit to LOST University through the “LOST: The Complete Fifth Season” Blu-ray disc
    will connect viewers to a unique and exclusive experience, powered by BD-LIVE technology.
    Upon launching the innovative interface, students immediately get access to their
    personalized lesson plans, compelling HD Audio-Visual presentations and communication
    from the LOST University faculty and staff. Like any real university, campus life at LOST
    University is not solely focused on higher learning, pop quizzes and homework. Through an
    extended web experience, students will be able to pay visits to the campus bookstore to
    purchase LOST U merchandise, or discuss their school experience and “LOST” theories
    through study-groups on the LOST University message boards. Potential students will even
    have the opportunity to prep for the LOST U experience in advance on
    www.lostuniversity.org with story and character refresher courses and advanced
    reading suggestions... all providing information vital to getting up-to-speed with the world of
    LOST as it heads into its final season.

    LOST University expands the world of “LOST”—viewers won’t just visit that world, but begin
    to understand it. Every semester, LOST University brings students deeper into the
    mythology, the history, the philosophy, and the mysteries of television’s ultimate mystery.

    LOST University will offer a wide variety of entertaining and informative courses
    including…


    •Introductory Physics of Time Travel
    •History
    •Family Psychology
    •The Languages Of “LOST”
    •Jungle Survival Basics
    •Deciphering Hieroglyphics
    •Art Of “LOST” seminar
    •Philosophy 101
    •…and all things “LOST”

    About LOST: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray

    The show that revolutionized primetime proves once again why it is television’s most
    addictive and creative series, as the epic story of “LOST” twists, turns and spirals through
    time in its brilliant fifth season. Destiny sends the Oceanic 6 back to the Island and into the
    heart of the enigmatic Dharma Initiative. The reason they had to return and the fate of all
    those who were left behind is revealed as the momentum builds toward the much anticipated
    series finale in 2010. Some of “LOST’s” most pressing questions are finally answered in a
    spectacular 5-disc collection, packed with deleted scenes, exclusive interviews, as well as
    Blu-ray exclusive content like LOST University.

    “LOST” stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Jeremy Davies as
    Daniel Faraday, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley,
    Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles,
    Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.

    “LOST” was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Lindelof,
    Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Carlton Cuse serve as
    executive producers. “LOST,” which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on
    September 22, 2004, is from ABC Studios.

    STREET DATE: December 8, 2009
    Direct prebook: September 29, 2009
    Distributor prebook: October 13, 2009
    Pricing: Blu-ray Disc: $79.99 (U.S.), $94.99 (Canada)
    Rated: US: ‘TV – 14 LV’; Canada: 14A Technical specifications
    may only apply to feature

    Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home
    entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney,
    Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes
    DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home
    Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney Studios
     
  4. BillyFeldman

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    My Lord who writes these press releases?
     
  5. Arild

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    Okay - I got this last week and have been going through the set since then. Now, this is the Scandinavian release but it says Region A-B-C on the case as well as the actual discs so I'm thinking it's a good bet the same exact discs will be released everywhere. If so - that is not good news.

    Why? Well - I just watched the first part of the two hour finale (it's split into two one hour episodes on the Blu, for whatever reason) and there are scenes missing. At least two scenes that I noticed. And believe me, I am not mistaken about this - I went back and checked my copy of the original aired version. The missing scenes that I'm aware of are:

    1: The short scene after Sawyer and co. meet up with Rose and Bernard, and before they're talking outside their "home". What's missing is the entire conversation they have while walking through the jungle between these two scenes.

    2: The entire flashback scene in which Locke encounters Jacob after having been thrown out of the window by his father. This is especially upsetting, as it has obvious significance.
    I understand why they had to cut something from the 2 x one hour version of the episodes; they probably had to make room for the extra set of opening/ending credits. What I don't understand is why they chose to put this version on the disc. It's a shame, too, because it is an otherwise excellent set (what I've seen of it thus far, of course).


    EDIT: Okay - having now seen part 2 of the finale as well, it seems the second scene I mentioned (the Locke flashback) was not exactly cut, it was just moved from part 1 to part 2. Part 2 is also slightly restructured with the scene where

    Locke and co. arriving at the statue foot
    now happening much later in the episode. Weird. I guess it's not such a big deal then, as there wasn't as much content outright missing as I first thought - although there is still some.
     
  6. TravisR

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    ^ The S3 finale has a similar reordering of a couple of scenes when it's split into two episodes for DVD and Blu-ray. And the two episodes of the S4 finale are really reordered in syndication (but it's presented as one episode on DVD and Blu-ray so there's no change from its original airing).
     
  7. Aragorn the Elfstone

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    I hate that they keep messing with the editing of the finales. On the BD of "Live Together, Die Alone", they inserted a frakking commercial break in between Desmond's last flashback and him going to activate the failsafe. That was a truly epic moment on tv and dvd - and they totally screwed up the dramatic tension on the bd.

    I fail to see any valid reason why they wouldn't use the original versions of these episodes when prepping the Blu-ray Discs. I just don't get it.
     
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    Have the producers indicated which version is the original, though? It's possible that they were written, shot, and edited as two-parters before being reconfigured into the two-hour format.
     
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