For those of you interested in the new channel 4 series "lost". It will soon be avalable on Region 1 DVD. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005JNOG/qid%3D1115624840/sr%3D1-1/ref%3Dsr%5F1%5F1/102-5675420-4019330?v=glance&s=dvd From Aint it cool news. Heres some of what you apparently get when the DVD streets in about a month: DISC 1 * Pilot commentary by creator-writer-director J.J. Abrams, creator-writer Damon Lindelhof and non-writing executive producer Bryan Burk. The commentary is unusual in that it lasts longer than the actual episode; through the miracle of branching DVD technology, Abrams is able to (if youre watching in commentary mode), stop the episode and switch to behind-the-scenes footage, over which he continues to comment at length about certain aspects of the episode. * Walkabout commentary by actor Terry OQuinn, writer David Fury and director Jack Bender. * If you have a DVD-ROM drive, you can access the Lost Scriptscanner, which allows you read the entire pilot script while following along with the episode. You can click on any line of dialogue in the script in immediately interact with that scene. * Widescreen versions of Pilot, Tabula Rasa and Walkabout. * Commercials! An almost-3-minute-long trailer for the bigscreen Dec. 9 release The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, plugs for the DVD releases of Lost 1.x, Desperate Housewives 1.x, Alias 4.x Scrubs 2.x Home Improvement 3.x, and Golden Girls 3.x, and that promo we keep seeing for the second season of Lost on ABC. DISC 2 * The Moth commentary by actor Dominic Monaghan, executive producer Damon Lindelhof and executive producer Bryan Burk. * Widescreen versions of White Rabbit, House of the Rising Sun, The Moth and Confidence Man. DISC 3 * Widescreen versions of Solitary, Raised by Another, Al The Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues and Whatever the Case May Be. DISC 4 * Hearts and Minds commentary by actors Maggie Grace and Ian Sommerhalder and writers Carlton Cuse and Javier Grillo-Marxuach. * Widescreen versions of Hearts and Minds, Special, Homecoming and Outlaws. DISC 5 * Widescreen versions of In Translation, Numbers, Deus Ex Machina and Do No Harm. DISC 6 * Widescreen versions of The Greater Good, Born To Run and Exodus. DISC 7 The seventh disc is all extras, and is divided into three sections: Departure, Tales From the Island and Lost Revealed. Departure includes: * The Genesis of Lost (8:40): A documentary in which ABC exec Lloyd Braun reveals he wanted to make Castaway: The Series. J.J. Abramas reveals how he built on that idea. * Designing a Disaster (7:59): A documentary detailing, among other things, how they got the middle part of a widebody jet from a plane graveyard in the Mojave Desert to a beach in Oahu, and how they got the front of the same widebody to a jungle on the same island. All in six weeks. * Before They Were Lost (22:55): A documentary examining the unusual Lost casting process, which saw the shows masterminds creating new regular characters tailored to actors they met and liked. Hurley, Sayid, Sun and Jin were among those unmentioned in the original outline ABC bought. Were reminded that the original plan was to have Michael Keaton play Jack, and that Kate was originally supposed to emerge as the leader of the survivors. * Audition Tapes (27:34): We see all 13 of the 14 of the regulars (Terry OQuinn had already worked extensively with Abrams on Alias) run through some script pages. We get to see Yunjin Kim read for Kate. We get to see Matthew Fox, Dominic Monaghan and even Jorge Garcia play Sawyer. * Welcome To Oahu: The Making of the Pilot (33:20): This is largely a how-they-did-it doc, dealing with those horrifying mid-flight scenes, and the monster in the trees, and the polar bear, and the guy-gets-sucked-into-a-jet engine gag, and other things. (Some interesting stuff about the series strange musical score too.) * The Art of Matthew Fox (6:07): Fox discusses the many photos he took on the set as sad music plays. * [email protected] (1:50): A look at how high anticipation was for the series, even months prior to its premiere, thanks largely to buzz on the Internet. Tales From the Island includes: * Lost: On Location offers short behind-the-scenes documentaries about individual episodes, including House of the Rising Sun (7:19), Confidence Man (4:24), All The Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues (4:56), Whatever The Case May Be (2:58), Hearts and Minds (6:20), Special (3:05) and the finale, Exodus (9:21), plus The Trouble With Boars (5:09), a look at the difficulties wrangling the animals during several episodes. * On Set With Jimmy Kimmel (7:15) sees the host of ABCs late-night talk show visit the cast in Hawaii. * Backstage With Drive Shaft (6:40) teaches us, among other things, how a snippet of dialogue from the Phil Donahue show became the lyrics of Charlies biggest hit. Lost Revealed includes: * The Lost Flashbacks are two scenes cut from Exodus. One deals with Claire and the doomed pilot discussing psychics (3:07); the other deals with Sayid buying a necktie to impress Nadia (1:28). * Deleted Scenes include Smoking (1:10) with Charlie and Sawyer having a meeting of the minds, Chicken or Lasagna (0:43) with Hurley trying to engage a silent Locke, Kate and Sayid (1:09) with one realizing something about the other, The Climb (2:02) with Shannons hilarious reaction to Charlies attempt to impress her, The Tell (1:04) with Locke and Walt discussing liars, and Partners (0:55) with Boone and Shannon visually contrasting Sun and a handcuffed Jin. * Bloopers From The Set (4:17) is lots of flubbed lines and falling down. * Live From The Museum of Television and Radio (10:56) presents comic highlights from last Marchs Paley Festival Q&A with Abrams and nine members of the cast.