LOST The Complete Second Season- The Extended Experience
DVD Review by David Blackwell
DETAILS: 1056 minutes (24 episodes on six discs, bonus features on disc 7), 5 audio commentaries, multiple featurettes,
14 deleted scenes, 3 Lost flashbacks, bloopers, Channel 4 trailer, previews, and Lost Connection Experience
STUDIO: Touchstone TV/ Bad Robot/ BVHE
RELEASE DATE: 9-5-2006
DISC 1- MAN OF SCIENCE, MAN OF FAITH/ ADRIFT/ ORIENTATION/ EVERYBODY HATES HUGO
DISC 2- ...AND FOUND/ ABANDONED/ THE OTHER 48 DAYS/ COLLISION
DISC 3- WHAT KATE DID/ THE 23RD PSALM/ THE HUNTING PARTY/ FIRE + WATER
DISC 4- THE LONG CON/ ONE OF THEM/ MATERNITY LEAVE/ THE WHOLE TRUTH
DISC 5- LOCKDOWN/ DAVE/ S.O.S./ TWO FOR THE ROAD
DISC 6- ?/ THREE MINUTES/ LIVE TOGETHER, DIE ALONE (PART 1 and 2)
DISC 7- multiple featurettes, deleted scenes, bloopers, previews, and more
LOST was a fresh show on TV. I loved season 1 and I did like the steps season 2 went to develop the mythology while bring
more questions. The flashbacks reveal even more about the lives of the characters before the crash. Three of the survivors
lose their lives during season 2 while another becomes a traitor. A few episodes push the arc while others highlight the lives
of the characters before the Island (Locke, Sayid, Jack, Kate). It will be interesting to see where the flashbacks while take
the viewers during season 3 (the writers hint the second half of season 3 will open things up on the show). Also keep an eye
out for characters in the flashbacks to cross paths with each other or minor characters seen in other flashbacks. The one
trend I don't like about season 2 is they keep a real good flashback arc to a character before killing them off (it has happened
at least twice during the season). The cliffhanger at the end of each season leaves me disappointed. I kinda of expect more.
Still LOST is one of the best shows on TV period.
VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
The transfers are as good as the fantastic job done for the season 1 set. Image detail is excellent.
AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 DS
Dialogue is clear and surround action is imppressive for a TV show.
The five audio commentaries featured on the set are:
-MAN OF SCIENCE, MAN OF FAITH with Executive Producers Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Bryan Burk, and Jack Bender
-WHAT KATE DID with Evangeline Lily, Director Paul Edwards, and Director Of Photography Michael Bonvillain
-THE 23RD PSALM with Executive Producers Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, and Bryan Burk
-THE WHOLE TRUTH with Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, writers Elizabeth Sarnoff and Christina M. Kim
-DAVE with director Jack Bender, Jorge Garcia, Cynthia Watros
I wish the set included more audio commentaries even one for the season finale. A few interesting points are raised like
WHAT KATE DID originally ran 14 minutes too long. The tracks are worth a listen.
The rest of the extras can be found on disc 7 which the menus are introduced by the Dharma