Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The "Lost" DVD is Here, Hooray!

Yes, among my other geeky attributes, I am also a "Lost" fan. Don't even try to get me to go out on a Wednesday night when there is a first-run episode scheduled, it's that bad. I'll come up with a lame excuse, I'm sure, if you were to ask-- tis that good a series, on par with "The Wire".

(No comment on where "Rock Star" lies in this current schema, I've taken enough flak for revealing that guilty pleasure already.)

But I disgress. While today may be a Tuesday, it's still a "Lost" day-- the first season DVD finally hit store shelves today. Think of it like a second Christmas.

So, I skip out of work at 6:30 p.m. and head to the Best Buy on Broadway, between Bleecker and Houston. Nary a "Lost" DVD to be found. Argh. After the salesperson tells me they're out, I spy one in a promotional area-- I buy that one.

While I haven't watched all 1,124 minutes (about three-quarters of a day, probably not counting the easter eggs) of the disc yet, have viewed most of the extras. Good stuff. The extras make it worth its worth in gold. While I may have essentially said in the past that extras don't mean that much, it's definitely not true here-- they make the package special, especially with the fanatical audience this show has.

The only quibble is that, on the first disc, it takes about 15 minutes to get through the ads, which you can't skip. This drives me absolutely nuts, just as frustrating as this show sometimes is with its twists and turns-- so why should the DVD be any different?

I will say, though, that the release strategy for the disc is wonderful, partly because the 7-DVD set costs, on average, about $40 to $45. With such a low cost, not a bad method for attracting new viewers who may not want to pick up the series on the fly.

Looking for a discussion on the "Lost" DVD? Check out the thread at Lost-tv.com here (day of release discussion begins on page 18)-- talk about devoted.

3 comments:

eb said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE lost!! want to have a watch party?

and enough with backdating your blogs, hon. post 'em as you write 'em.

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