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The Blue & Gray Press | September 26, 2017

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LOST: The Complete Collection Unveiled

By JOSHUA LAWSON

After six years, with hundreds of questions and thousands of obscenities yelled at television screens in confused desperation, “LOST” finally came to an end this past May. Since then, fans have wandered the streets aimlessly, their Tuesday nights devoid of meaning.

With the recent release of “LOST: The Complete Collection” on DVD and Blu-ray, which contains over 5,000 minutes of footage, there is now enough “LOST” for every day of the week.

Packaged in a box that appears to have been recovered from the infamous four-toed statue itself, this impressive set is filled to the brim with goodies for fans.

Included are a gorgeous map of the island, a booklet of episode synopses, an ankh containing a hidden message from Jacob, a journal page from the Black Rock, the mysterious board game Jacob and the Man-in-Black play on the beach, a Dharma Initiative black light and a hidden bonus disc that will easily take a good hour to find.

With packaging that so perfectly embodies the spirit of the show, it’s easy to forget about the discs themselves, but as many “LOST” fans know, the bonus features hold perhaps the most exciting content of all.

“The Complete Collection” (as well as the Final Season, for those who don’t wish to spend $149.99) features “The New Man in Charge,” a 10-minute epilogue giving a glimpse into Hurley and Ben’s partnership.

It’s an excellent addition to the “LOST” lexicon sure to please any fan of the show. Some loose ends are tied up (one which has been a thorn in the side of “LOST” fans since the first season), there’s a surprise appearance by a long-absent character, and a new chapter in the history of the island is left open for speculation.

“LOST: The Complete Collection” is a terrific set that offers more than the sum of its six seasons’ parts. While owners of the previous five seasons of the show may prefer buying the Final Season to complete their collection, anybody leaning towards the purchase of “The Complete Collection” should blow open the hatch and dive in.

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