The Bottom Line
- Amazing episodes
- Eye opening commentary with some of the episodes
- The Island Back Lot shows a geographical map of some of the areas where 'Lost' has been filmed.
- Fantastic bonus features
- The DVD set is between $35-$60 in the US.
- 13 episodes (14 hours), released in the U.S. December 9, 2008 with the following bonus features
- The Right to Bear Arms - takes a look at where the guns came from and who they were transferred to over the series
- The Oceanic Six: A Conspiracy of Lies - a faux documentary
- The Island Backlot shows the transformation of Hawaii into other countries and Offshore Shoot shows freighter shooting
- Soundtrack of Survival: Composing for Character, Conflict and The Crash
- 'Lost' on Location - behind the scenes with cast and crew
- The Definitive Flash-Forwards - exploration of the fact that there are flash forwards and the flash forwards in order
- The Freighter Folk - new season 4 characters
- 'Lost' in 8:15 Recap and 'Lost' Mobisodes - both features have been available online for quite some time
- Bloopers and Deleted Scenes
Guide Review - 'Lost' - The Complete Fourth Season DVD Set
A humorous safety brochure came with the set. It's a fold out Oceanic Airlines brochure with Tips For In-Flight Safety & Comfort. It comes with a warning: Must have sense of humor. It talks about black smoke, electromagnetic blasts, scary noises (whispers), and more.
What I learned from the bonus features is that I'd love to hang out with Rebecca Mader (Charlotte) and Josh Holloway (Sawyer). While I enjoy both characters on the show, neither character would be a friend of mine in real life. However, the bonus features brought out the personalities of the actors behind the characters and I would love to hang out with them.
My favorite bonus feature is the Oceanic 6 documentary. I thought this was going to be a short bonus, but it turned out to be a half-hour long study on why the stories of the Oceanic 6 could not possibly be the truth. This feature was very well put together and extremely entertaining.
Another great bonus is the Soundtrack of Survival, which shows pieces of the Lost symphony that took place in Hawaii, and has composer Michael Giacchino as well as cast and creators talking about the music.
When watching the show we are in a suspension of disbelief mode, but then to go back and see how they shot some of those scenes, such as the explosion of the house Claire was in and the fight scene between Juliet and Charlotte in the Tempest station, is amazing and eye opening. I especially enjoyed the filming of the helicopter scenes that were supposed to be in the air but were actually shot in front of a green screen.