Back in late January we reported
all the details about ABC/Disney's August 24th
releases of Lost - The Complete 6th and Final Season
and on high-def Blu-ray Disc
, along with (on the same day) a release of Lost - The Complete Collection
(with "one full disc of bonus exclusive to the Complete Collection
...at least two hours of content" per the studio), also on both DVD
and high-def Blu-ray Disc
There hasn't been much to say since then, because everything's been kept covert leading up to last night's big event with the series finale. That's included final package art for the DVDs and Blu-rays of the upcoming titles named above. Following the show's wrap-up last night, though, Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live
) hosted an "Aloha to Lost
" special, featuring live interviews with much the cast, plus some fun videos (montages and parody "alternate endings," etc.) that were a nice bit of icing on the cake. Near the end of the special, as they went to commercial, a picture came up showing the finalized package art at last! We've got a quick screen capture of that for you below; it's not the sharpest/clearest picture you'll find, but it's the best we could come up with at short notice (note that we cropped off the sides of this picture to make it fit better in our limited space, but the rest of the image was just more jungle).
Also, rumors have been flying around the 'net that the DVDs and Blu-rays may contain MORE explanations than the show had time to explore on-air. Material not mentioned in the original announcement info last January (because even showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse wouldn't have known yet that they wanted to do it). Material that they couldn't even squeeze into a 2-and-a-half hour finale. Some rumors say "10-15 minutes," others say "upwards of 20." Some of the websites passing this info along are very reliable, but please keep in mind that this has NOT been officially announced by the studio, so we're not certain yet that this is for-sure.
However, Jimmy Kimmel seems to have heard the same rumors: after the special, he conducted an online Q&A session between the cast and members of the audience, which can be found at his official site as well as on Hulu. It's 11 minutes long, and the first 9.5 minutes of it are full of spoilers for people who haven't seen the show's entire run yet. But the last minute-and-a-half
only contain the mildest of spoilers, where cast members admit that even they don't have all the answers to some fan questions. Kimmel responds, "I've heard, and I don't know if I'm supposed to say this, but I've heard that on the Blu-ray there are explanations for certain things that weren't in the finale.
" So there you go!
Our thanks to each of our readers who e-mailed, to make sure we had seen this.