I really enjoyed this miniseries. I wrote an email to Sci-Fi after the first night asking if there would be a DVD release. They haven't wrote back as of yet.
There is a promotional DVD of the entire series on Ebay that comes with a press kit and a key. Looking back, it was going for around $20 before the series aired. Of course now, it is going at a much, much higher rate. I wish I had snagged one before.
Don't you guys know anything? They never EVER release a mini series to DVD when it has just been broadcast on television, especially if it has just been broadcast as a first run event. Expect to wait at least 6 months to a year.
"The Lost Room" was left open ended and it was designed to set up a possible series (similar to "The 4400"). Unlike "The 4400", it looks we'll have to settle for the way this mini-series ended and I doubt Sci-Fi has any interest because of the ratings that came in for it. It's also not likely as Peter Krause has been signed on for ABC's Fall pilot, "Dirty Sexy Money" (if it goes to series).
I read the video transfer has interlacing problems. I don't have the DVD yet from Amazon, so I can't check it on my notebook. Has anyone run into this while watching their DVD? There's also some issue with the "Play All".
I'm watching it now, and there is indeed a problem with the "play-all" option -- instead of playing the episodes, it plays the ads that come up when you put the disc in and they cycles back to the menu.
On top of that, my disc is full-screen! I wouldn't mind since, IIRC, SciFi aired it full screen, but they appear to have just zoomed in on the center of the frame so there are scenes where peoples' faces get cut off.
That's what I have read about the "Play All" option.
I remember Sci-Fi airing "The Lost Room" in widescreen, maybe I'm remembering incorrectly. The DVD is supposed to be in anamorphic widescreen. I wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't. I wonder how likely a disc replacement program from Lionsgate for "The Lost Room" would be.
This has been selling a lot of copies online I've noticed.