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LOST The Complete Third Season (The unexplored Experience)
DVD Review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 991 minutes (23 episodes on 7 discs), 5 audio commentaries, featurettes, Lost flashbakcs, deleted scenes, bloopers, Lost On Location featurettes, Orchid Instructional Video
VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO: English 5.1, 2.0 Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, Spanish (audio commentaries have optional English subtitles)

STUDIO: BVHE/ Touchstone Television/ Bad Robot
RELEASE DATE: 12-11-2007

DISC 1- A TALE OF TWO CITIES/ THE GLASS BALLERINA/ FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS/ EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF
DISC 2- THE COST OF LIVING/ I DO/ NOT IN PORTLAND/ FLASHES BEFORE YOUR EYES
DISC 3- STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND/ TRICA TANAKA IS DEAD/ ENTER 77/ PAR AVON

DISC 4- THE MAN FROM TALLAHASSEE/ EXPOSE/ LEFT BEHIND/ ONE OF US
DISC 5- CATCH-22/ D.O.C./ THE BRIG/ THE MAN BEHIND TEH CURTAIN
DISC 6- GREATEST HITS/ THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Part 1 and 2
DISC 7- The World Of The Others featurette/ Lost Flashbacks/ 9 deleted scenes/ 10 Lost On Location featurettes/ The Lost Book Club/ Lost In A Day documentary/ Lost bloopers/ Lost action figures featurette/ making of the video game featurette/ Orchid Instructional Video/ Lost crew tribute/ make-up featurette

LOST Season 3 gave insight into the world of the Others (enemies of the aircraft crash survivors on an unknown island). Jack, Kate, and Sawyer are the prisoners of the Others. They all get to escape from the Others, but they discover more things about the Others and even hints at someone worse than the Others. Locke (Terry O'Quinn) goes on his own journey and discovers other things about the island. He joins the others for his own reasons. Two new characters get bumped off in addition to one regular character in the season 3 finale. We get to learn even more in character flashbacks even more about Ben (leader of the Others). The season finale gives a flash forward into Jack's life. I hope it doesn't mean the end of the flashbacks while the flash forward concept in an interesting twist to the storyline.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Most of the extras are on disc 7. 5 audio commentaries were recorded for season 3 (they do feature optional English subtitles). I only read the subs for THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN while I watched the episode.

DISC 7 extras:
The World Of The Others featurette gives insights to the characters and world of the others from cast and crew.
Three Lost Flashbacks are somewhat more interesting than most of the pointless nine deleted scenes (half from the first few episodes of the third season). Still they don't include the deleted scene actor Michael Emerson (Ben) mentions on the audio commentary for THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN 10.

Lost On Location featurettes gives a behind-the-scenes look at ten episodes of season three.
The Lost Book Club gives hints to the literary references featured in the series.
Lost In A Day documentary takes a look at seven different LOST episodes in various stages of production during teh course of one 14 hour work day. You get to see on location filming, post production editing and sound work, and go inside the writer's room.

Lost bloopers mostly feature line flubs, stumbles, and laughing. Also on disc 7 are featurettes on a Lost crew tribute where actress Evangeline Lily introduces viewers to various members of the crew, a short Easter Egg featurette showing a visual make-up session, the Lost action figures from McFarlane Toys, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video game.

The one really interesting extra is the Orchid Instructional Video where you get to see behind-the-scenes moments of the Dharma Initiative making their video and something goes wrong during the course of filming.

FINAL ANALYSIS: Despite a few missteps, LOST Season 3 finished strong. The set has a a wealth of DVD extras like previous DVD season sets. Definitely one to buy for fans of the series.

this DVD review is (c)12-10-2007 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. send all comments to lord_pragmagtic@hotmail.com  


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