7 מחשבות על “Must. Have. Lost. DVD.”

  1. This seems to become something of a trend – adding each TV-series box with a bonus "movie", expanding the events. The season 3 DVD set of "24" contained a 5-minute short that bridges that season with the current season, and could never be shown on network TV (as it contained the F word). The description of the "Lost" bonus movie sounds like something longer. Interesting.

    -Raz

  2. Red, you're a funny, funny man. Write a novel already.

    Raz, I didn't know about the 24 mini-movie, but then, I don't care for 24, so I wouldn't.

    The Lost mini-movie does sound longer than 5 minutes, and definitely puts the DVD over the top for me as far as purchasing it goes.

  3. Call me paranoid, but I can see Jack Valenti (Or someone of equal eviiil-ness) taking over a major TV network and, to compensate for the commercial damages done by people who fast-forward commercials on TiVo and d/l tv shows, forcing to add such dvd-exclusive features as "The season finale" or "the resolution of cliffhanger in the season finale". Far fetched, true, but possible.

  4. Not if he wants an audience for his next season.

    Also, has there ever been a better justification for downloading than the scenario you described? This, more than any other, is the benefit of online downloading – the power is shifting, and the consumers have an option.

    The very people this would target WOULD watch it. Most The rest won't. Even the MPAA isn't this stupid. I think.

  5. I have exaggerated with the season finale thing, but take the example Raz gave, of "24" extra feature, and "Lost" mini-movie. "24" s4 does not require you to see that 3-scene movie, but it explains some stuff which normal viewers wont understand right away. "Lost" mini-movie gives the possibility that one of the plotlines will be resolved only by bying/renting/downloading the DVD. Where do you draw the line between "OMG-SO-COOL extra feature" and "Hey, that was supposed to be shown on-screen during the season itself"?

  6. Basically, you have to trust the creators.

    I believe that people who create really cool TV are people who genuinely WANT to create cool TV, and that they wouldn't dick around with the fans.

    The creators of Lost say the movie answers a question they never intended to answer on the show. That's exactly the kind of thing that should go on the DVD – things the story can be told without, but which the hardcore fans would love to know.

    Will others try and stretch this limit? Probably. But they likely won't be the sort of people who create the kind of shows I really like, so screw them and their shows and their DVDs.

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