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‘Lost’ Tidbits on the Horizon

10 Aug, 2009 By: John Latchem

Disney’s Lost: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray set (due Dec. 8) will offer “Lost University” via BD Live. “Lost University” is an immersive bonus experience that gives viewers an interactive insight into the world of “Lost.”

Viewers will be able to join “Lost” executive producers Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof, cast members and a panel of experts for an array of courses delving into the themes and storylines explored on the show.

“Lost University” will be accessible through several portals, starting now with www.lostuniversity.org, where fans can enroll starting Sept. 22 (they even have a cute little logo with a polar bear). The “main campus” goes live Dec. 8, with the release of the fifth season.

Courses include Introductory Physics of Time Travel, History, Family Psychology, The Languages of “Lost,” Jungle Survival Basics, Deciphering Hieroglyphics, Art of “Lost” Seminar, Philosophy 101 and all things “Lost.”

The classes should get hardcore fans up to speed in time for the final season of the show, which starts in January 2010.

In other "Lost" news, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release Land of the Lost, the big-screen remake starring Will Ferrell, Oct. 13 (prebook Aug. 25). The title will be available on DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray ($39.98) and will include deleted scenes and featurettes. Director Brad Silberling told Agent DVD last month that any home video version would likely include a variety of outtakes generated by the improv antics of Ferrell.

The same day the studio will release the three individual seasons of the original 1970s series (Uni released a complete series earlier this year).

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