LOST II - Numbers
LOST II - Numbers begins to explore the Island's mysterious past, and continues to establish the interconnectedness of all those who find themselves drawn toward it. As the castaways continue to deal with their survival of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815, they begin to realize one thing: they are not alone. Explore the world of LOST like never before in this unprecedented film experience.
This series of films will finally provide viewers with an easily-accessible, plot-hole free narrative that tells the story of the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 in the most compelling and concise way possible.
The programs I used in my edit include:
AnyDVD to rip the Blu-Rays
TSMuxer to demux the video streams into .264 files
MeGUI to demux the DTS-HD audio streams into WAV files
Sony Vegas to do the editing and rendering (as Lagarith and WAV files)
eacto3 to transcode the finished audio into 5.1 AC3 files
MeGUI again to transcode the Lagarith video into the x264 codec for the mkv version of the film
HCenc to transcode the Lagarith video into the MPEG-2 codec for the DVD version of the film
MuxMan to pack the AC3 and MPEG-2 files into a DVD compliant set of VOB, BUP and IFO files
WinRAR to compress the files for uploading
jDownloader to create the dlc files
Photoshop to create the art for the film
-Michael, Jin and Eko's search for Walt
-The backstory of the tail-end survivors
-Almost all flashback narratives
-Sun's discovery of the bottle of messages
-The existence of the Arrow station
-Numerous pointless searches for Vincent
Just finished the first two films and here are my thoughts (spoilers).
The first film was excellent despite having a long run time. Two elements are more noticeable in the second and were not explained, Jack's key necklace and Jin's handcuff. It is unfortunate these two props are around and would confuse new viewers, not sure if it is possible or worthwhile to try to explain them.
No real flashback stories in the second film. Since the first film showed some of Jacob giving Jack an item, it would have been great to include the scene of Jacob visiting Sayid (44 seconds) right after it shows Sayid carry her body away. This would show Sayid losing Nadia in an accident paralleling Shanon's death and have a payoff to the continued references to Sayid's loss and Jacob appearing twice.
Not sure if the third film handles the flashbacks for the tail section but hopefully it does cover more of them and explains why they are paranoid.
The scene where Shannon sees Walt is abruptly edited, it would make sense with a commercial break but showing a shadowy figure and then fade in to her sitting outside was jarring.
Other than that it was a great entry. It will great to have a source that focuses on the island mysteries and the best drama bits without the filler. Something to recommend to people that have never seen the show. It is crazy how fast things move when the story is focused.
Very solid Part II in Radzinsky’s LOST series. The pacing was excellent, moving swiftly but stopping to give the audience time to take it in. I would have liked to have seen a little more in the flashback department but what was shown was sufficient for this story. Quality was great but I watched on phone so I don’t know how it will look on your ultraslick 3D TV.
No audio issues at all on my end.
A/V Quality - 10
Editing - 8 video, 10 audio
Narrative - 9
Enjoyment - 8 (original 9)
Recommended drink: DHARMA beer
Another fantastic edit by Radzinsky. Never liked the show when it premiere on network TV due to its slow pace and convoluted story lines. But Radzinsky's edits have made me a convert. Audio and video quality is superb. Narrative is cristal clear. Can't wait for his next chapter. This is my new favorite old show thanks to the editor's intimate knowledge of the content of the show. Highly recommended even for non fans. I am sold.