In early July we showed off
a first look at Lost - The Complete 5th Season: Dharma Initiation Kit
, the special limited-edition collector's package that will be available on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats. These come out on December 8th
, the same day as the standard-packaged versions ship on DVD and Blu-ray.
Over the weekend one of our retailer contacts sent us an updated look at the packaging for the "Dharma Initiation Kit" set. It's not truly a surprise to get the revised artwork, because the previous image was labeled "subject to change." Some of the changes are quite interesting, however: there's an additional disc shown in the set, but not in a "floppy disc" sleeve as the first five are. Instead, the new one resembles a vinyl record sticking out of its sleeve, for the single of a song titled "Dharma Lady" from the fictional (or are they? producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have insisted the band is real, however obscure
) '70s musical group "Geronimo Jackson." That's a band which fans of Lost
should recall coming up in various episodes, in various ways (an album found in "the hatch," on posters, t-shirts, etc.).
Another change is the addition of a new patch, of the type that would be seen on Dharma jumpsuits. In addition to the patches already shown for "The Lamp Post" and for the Cafeteria section of the Barracks, there is now a third patch containing the logo of the submarine, The Galaga
. Additionally, there have been some tweaks made in the coloring and layout of some of the materials shown, and the map seen under the patches is now a "finished" map rather than the crude hand-drawn map shown in the previous picture. Finally, the outer box has been finalized, with the same concept (of beat-up corrugated cardboard) as before, but even better.
Please note that we've checked with our contacts at the studio itself, and they confirm that this is the DVD artwork for the "Dharma Initiation Kit" release, and that the Blu-ray version of this kit hasn't had artwork released yet. We're sure it will look similar to this, however. We've got the "beauty shot" to show you first, with the updated look at the entire package and its contents. Below that are a few close-ups of various portions of that picture, so you can get a better look at some of it. At the bottom is the new close-up of the outer package. Enjoy!