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Lost: Season 5 Dharma Initiative Orientation Kit
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As producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse state in their commentary on the fifth-season premiere, "We're doing time travel this year," and the pile-up of flashbacks and flash-forwards will make even the most dedicated fan dizzy. Ben, Jack, Hurley (Jorge Garcia), Sayid (Naveen Andrews), Sun (Yunjin Kim), and Kate (Evangeline Lilly) arrive to find that Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell) have been part of the Dharma Initiative for three years. The writers also clarify the roles that Richard (Nestor Carbonell) and Daniel (Jeremy Davies) play in the island's master plan, setting the stage for the prophecies of Daniel's mother, Eloise Hawking (Fionnula Flanagan), to play a bigger part in the sixth and final season.
Dozens of other players flit in and out, some never to return. A few, such as Jin (Daniel Dae Kim), live again in the past. Lost could've wrapped things up in five years, as The Wire did, but the show continues to excite and surprise. As Lindelof and Cuse admit in the commentary, there's a "fine line between confusion and mystery," adding, "it makes more sense if you're drunk." Other extras include deleted scenes, featurettes, a "lost" episode of Mysteries of the Universe, and commentary from writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz on "He's Our You," a reference to Sayid, who tries to change the future by changing the past. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
- 5-Disc DVD Collection
- VHS Orientation Video for New Recruits
- Limited Edition Collectible embroidered DHARMA Patches - MAY Include The Exclusive Submarine Patch
- Orientation Guides to the Compound, Motor Pool, Security and Cafeteria
- Exclusive CD of Geronimo Jackson's "Dharma Lady"
- 7 Lost on location
- A Day with Josh Holloway
- Los Angeles crew tribute with Michael Emerson
- 100th episode
- Time Frame and Continuity
- Deleted Scenes
Top Customer Reviews
FIRST, MY PROBLEMS WITH THE SET
There's nothing of any real consequence. Now I can't deny, the Geronimo Jackson CD is nice and unexpectedly fun, but the song has been available on iTunes for months, and it offers little insight.
Unlike most, I dig and understand that they wanted retro with the VHS, even if a VHS isn't technically authentic to the time period. What bugs me, like most, is that given that it's truly the only thing about the set with real weight and value to the experience, being VHS is just truly inconvenient. The end result is that the major player of the whole line-up gets seriously shortchanged; it's a brief but fairly important and entertaining video, but what are the odds that you're going to dust off that beast of a machine (the VCR) for viewing this thing more than once.
Everything else, which again I DO love, is pretty much fluff. It's written materials and creative packaging with 2 or 3 inside jokes (Hurley's famous garlic mayo), but nothing lengthy enough that you're going to pour over it again later...
*hypothetical complaint--why make one of the patches unique to a select few sets? I'd be pissed if I didn't get it (the submarine patch) given the price premium. Having said that... I GOT IT, lol. But sadly, my co-worker did not, and is thus sad.
ENOUGH COMPLAINING, I LOVE IT!!
It's big, and impactful. You're basically getting a 3" ring binder packaged in a cardboard box.Read more ›
The biggest disappointment is the random omission of the "rare" submarine patch. What marketing loon thought of this? Were they trying to get us to buy boxes in bulk to get the prize inside like this was some cereal box? To be clear, this cost a true premium as others (no pun) have already noted. It's like buying a deluxe edition of a car that may or may not have a working CD player. We will be contacting Disney/ABC to correct this situation. It's up to them to do the right thing and not cheat the loyal fans.
My only concern and complaint is after spending all this money- they chose to have a patch be very specific to certain kits. I didn't get the patch but it bugged me to think that they would make it seem like we will run out and buy another kit and to think that those kits (because they were in short supply) will end up being worth more than the none extra patch kit bugs me too.
Like I said though, GET IT IF YOU ARE A LOST FAN! This made my day to open! I can't wait to see what they do to the sixth season, it will be hard to top this!
I can't give this product a full 5 stars though for two reasons. 1)The submarine patch should have been included with all the kits. If you're going to charge $100+ for a fan only product, then why have something that is only going to be included with a few of them? 2)The pages that hold the DVDs and CD broke off during shipping so now they're just loose in the folder. They should have made something stronger to keep that stuff more secure.
If your a big fan of the show and can't get enough of LOST stuff, then you should defintly get this. If you just like watching the show then you're better off just buying the regular Season 5 DVD set.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! The package arrived in perfect condition and everything inside was 100% perfect. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carson Hines
If you love LOST this would be the collection for you. The packaging is done well to mirror the era it is supposed to be from and the season itself was a phenomenal bit of... Read morePublished on December 19, 2013 by John T. Ayers
I miss LOST. I already own season 5 but I got this anyway for the peripherals. I would have bought it for the VHS tape alone, but there's so much more. Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Andrew
The episodes are there: even though Season 5 is probably one of Lost worst seasons (just behind Season 2), it beats the hell out of most of other shows' best seasons. Read morePublished on November 1, 2013 by Ferrermella
This is a great set with tons of fun extra things for the diehard LOST fan. The Dharma orientation video is a particularly great addition to one's collection.Published on April 1, 2012 by Molly
I love LOST, so I bought one for myself and one for my boyfriend. Mine was perfectly fine and I'm very happy with it. Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Megan Crook
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|I'm conflicted; extras are cool, but the DI Kit doesn't mesh nicely with...||
I agree, it is a tough call, but I think I have to go with the standard edition. First because I also enjoy the continuity of the previous packages, but also because, though I want to see and have all the little extras, I generally only access the special features once or twice, which doesn't... Read More
Dec 2, 2009 by B. LaVoie | See all 5 posts
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If you look at it from a marketing perspective, it is kind of a good idea. I wonder how many people bought several sets, and then turned around and resold them online, etc. for less than what they paid. Not saying that I agree with it, but it's a good marketing strat, for sure.
Dec 24, 2009 by L. Carl | See all 15 posts
|I don't see DVD's in this set...||
The DVDs are housed in the "5 1/4" floppy disc" covers.
Aug 10, 2009 by JAREDéJADED | See all 4 posts
I'm wondering the same thing, bro.
Jul 1, 2009 by M. Malik | See all 5 posts
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