Five ‘Lost’ DVD Special Features We’d Love to See

Published 4 years ago by , Updated July 11th, 2013 at 12:06 pm,

Lost Special Features DVD Blu ray Five Lost DVD Special Features Wed Love to See

Lost: The Complete Collection is set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray shelves around the country today – alongside the standalone Complete Sixth and Final Season. Whether you purchase the Complete Collection or the Season Six set, you’ll be treated to the previously announced, and leaked, special feature Lost epilogue, “The New Man in Charge” – a symbolic end to the Lost phenomenon.

While the epilogue is certainly an unexpected treat, it’s not likely to sate the frustration of mythology-obsessed fans who still haven’t forgiven Lost for its lack of tangible answers. Still, Lost: The Complete Collection will offer the most comprehensive set of Lost special features to date – possibly ever. In that spirit, I decided to put together a list of the top 5 Lost bonus features we, as fans of the series, would love to see – but don’t  stand snowball’s chance in hell of getting, probably ever.

As I mentioned in my series finale review, viewers approached Lost from a variety of different angles: some fell in love with the characters, others were intrigued by the island mythology, and some just wanted to be surprised. While our choices for missing Lost bonus features is certainly not exhaustive – hopefully, like the show, there’s something for everyone.

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5. Smoke Monster: Origins

Lost Smoke Monster Five Lost DVD Special Features Wed Love to See

The season six episode, “Across the Sea” packed two thousand years worth of island history into 45 minutes of television, resulting in an anticlimactic explanation to one of the island’s biggest mysteries – the Smoke Monster. Instead of the epic backstory many fans expected, the Smoke Monster was merely the result of Jacob’s temper-tantrum, which sent the human Man in Black, his brother, downstream into the Heart of the Island.

Chronologically, we were introduced to the “character” long before the Man in Black appeared onscreen in Season 5. However, the earlier incarnation of the Smoke Monster was void of personality and, at times, a clear purpose  - relegated to chasing Losties through the forest.

How exactly the Man in Black was turned into black smoke by the Heart of the Island, as well as the motivation of the character throughout the rest of the series, is still mostly unclear.

Lost The Man in Black Five Lost DVD Special Features Wed Love to See

The solution? Lost has never been shy about retelling previously-aired events through the perspective of a different character (such as Juliet in “A Tale of Two Cities”).

I’m sure a lot of us would still love to see a Man in Black-centric episode – offering a more intimate look at some of the Smoke Monster’s most intriguing moments: waking up in the Heart of the Island, the arrival of Flight 815, scanning Mr. Eko, getting summoned by Ben Linus, as well as masquerading as numerous dead folks. Not to mention the countless times he advised the Losties on protecting the island – before he became resolved to destroy it.

“Smoke Monster: Origins” would reveal the untold story of the Smoke Monster through his own eyes.

Lost The Island Five Lost DVD Special Features Wed Love to See

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4. The Island: Stations and Sensations

The other pseudo-character of Lost, alongside the Smoke Monster, is the island itself. A variety of actors and producers affiliated with Lost have described the island as quite possibly the most important character on the show. However, given the notion that it’s such an important character, we actually know very little about it.

Based on the cuneiform script etched onto the cork (in the heart of the island), we can surmise that the island has been inhabited since at least the 34th century BC. Over time, numerous cultures made their mark on the island through various landmarks including: Egyptians (who built the infamous Statue of Taweret), Romans (the ship that brought Claudia, and subsequently Jacob as well the Man in Black, to the island), British Slave traders (the Black Rock), the U.S. Army (the Jughead hydrogen bomb), and even deceased souls (who are unable to leave the island).

However, the most important group, as far as Lost is concerned, was the infamous Dharma initiative, who built a series of mysterious stations around the island – for a variety of mysterious reasons. Throughout the course of the series we were introduced to a number of the Dharma stations: the Hydra, the Swan, and the Pearl, among others.

Lost Blast Door Map Five Lost DVD Special Features Wed Love to See

Viewers became familiar with a number of the stations, while some remain largely undefined. In addition, according to the Swan Station blast-door map (seen above), there are still a few stations that remain undiscovered (at least by the viewer).

“The Island: Stations and Sensations” would offer viewers a closer look at the inner workings of the island (detailing its history and inhabitants) – as well as an in-depth look at what exactly makes this miraculous place tick.

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  1. Yes Yes Yes!!!! to all except the sawyer spinoff (that sounds just dreadful)

  2. OOOH I know, how about a big ‘Reset The World To Before This Horrible Prentious Idiocy Of A Show Ever Existed And Start Again’ button that erases Lost from my memory!

  3. My favorite series of all time. Why? Because I like shows/movies that make you theorize their meanings. I’m ok with not getting all of the answers, it’s almost like taking a philosophy class in that you can have discussions with no real answers. That is why I loved Lost and movies like Muholland Drive, Funny Games and Antichrist where you scratch your head at the end and say, “What the **** did I just watch?”. I don’t get all of the people that have so much hatred for Lost now, if you didn’t like mysteries and guessing then why would you keep watching the show after the second season?

    • I love mysteries and guessing… but you know whats better then that? Knowing if you solved the mystery successfully.

      To “chase” something down then stop short of it being caught is a failure in my book. Unless of course you are only in it for the chase and are quite happy with it. Which is then a waste imo as you have accomplished nothing as you never truly know if you would have caught your prey.

      Me I like to know my answers and method in which I arrived at those answers are correct…. I dont mind being wrong that is how I learn. However in order to be wrong I need an answer.

  4. Lost was just perfect. Best season endings and beginnings I’ve seen in a very looong time! Such emotion and depth and mystery they gave us. If you don’t like it, look away. I loved every single second of it. Every ending with the classic thump and LOST written all over your screen was a moment of pure “NOOOOOOO I WANT MORE”.
    Lost is not as generic as the classic cop shows with a twist we now have too much of. Or as the tons of sitcoms. Lost was an event, and I was part of it!

  5. I’m almost certain the DVD could include four hours of nude Hurley sunbathing and fans would watch every second looking for ‘clues’.

    It’s a pity the show wants to maintain so much mystery after it has ended, because fans deserve this stuff. They really do.

  6. @acslaterson, someday I’ll watch this series. And when I do it will be for cheap,,,

    ;-)

    • @790

      Make sure you see it as cheap as possible, free preferably because by the time you hut the end and find out there are no more answers you’ll feel cheaply cheated.

      I now wish I would have resisted LOST all the way. I avoided it for the first 2 seasons (too many other shows to watch at the time) and I watched an epsidoe while on vacation and got suck(ered) in.

  7. Insiders Hatch can be viewed in the monkey house of the nearest zoo. It is called flinging poo.

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