Finally, there is official word on the Blu-Ray releases of LOST season 1 and 2! Turns out both seasons are up for pre-order on Amazon at this very minute. Read on for more details.
This past January a press release was issued by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment at the CES show, detailing their Blu-ray Disc plans for 2009. Among those plans were high-definition releases for the first two seasons of Lost, but no timetable or details were given at the time. Today, just a short time ago, the studio formally announced two separate Blu-ray Disc releases, one for the rookie year, and one for the sophomore year of the show.
June 16th will see the release of both Lost – The Complete 1st Season on Blu-ray Disc, AND the high-def version of Lost – The Complete 2nd Season: The Extended Experience. Each will be priced at $69.99 SRP (which is what the fourth season on Blu went for, and we expect the fifth season BD set – already up for pre-order, but without a release date – to get adjusted to that price when it gets formally announced). All episodes on both sets will be presented in high definition 1080p resolution. Audio on the episodes is available in Uncompressed English 5.1, with options available in English and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital. English, French and Spanish subtitles are also boarding for this flight.
All the bonus material from the DVD releases appears to be intact, presented in 480i video resolution and English 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, and with subtitle options in English, French and Spanish. No word about any new-to-Blu extras is mentioned, but it’s noted that the current information is still subject to change. Here is an early look at the packaging for both seasons in their high-def versions