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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Flash Forward: The Complete Series DVD Review

Flash Forward: The Complete Series DVD Review

Synopsis: Hold onto your seat as you experience a show like no other. “The ride you are about to take will be worth every minute,” raves Newsday.

Out of nowhere, a mysterious flash causes nearly everyone in the world to lose consciousness and gain a glimpse of his or her life six months into the future. As one elite FBI unit attempts to solve the mystery, the rest of the world’s population soon discovers that, when it comes to destiny, nothing is set in stone.

Uncover the answers and delve even deeper into the mind-bending story with riveting bonus features, including a behind-the-scenes look at the phenomenal freeway disaster scene and inside stories about the series from the cast and crew. Relive every brilliant twist of the groundbreaking show’s complete series – uninterrupted – in this 5-disc collection. It’s a must-have for any FlashForward fan!

Review: I have mixed feelings about the way that Flash Forward went down.  I compare it to a show like LOST that started out SO strong for a few seasons, but really fell off track in the middle and scrambled to regain itself in the end.  On one hand, I'm sad that Flash Forward only lasted a season.  A great sci-fi drama should go on for many seasons and give me some stability.  On the other hand, its almost better like this.  In a way it ended up being like a mini-series that wrapped itself all up in a nice little package and retained its quality. 

Flash Forward was based on a great novel by Robert J. Sawyer.  The plot was thick and the mystery level was high.  Sure, maybe it fizzed out a little too quickly, but to put in this complete series set is a lot of fun.  Its full of extras and great stuff that is sure to entertain.  This is one of those great shows you'll want to own in your DVD library.

Bonus Materials Include: 
ARCHITECTS  OF  DESTINY  –  This  cool  behind-the-scenes  bonus  feature  takes  audiences  from  the  filming of  the  pilot  episode  through  the  excitement  of  the  season  premiere  and  production  of  the  entire  first  season, taking an in-depth look at each of the characters 
BLOOPER REEL - A hilarious reel, highlighting some scenes that didn’t quite go as planned 
MEET YÛKO - Meet one of Japan’s biggest stars Yûko Takeuchi as she travels from Tokyo to LA, to play Keiko, the love interest Zach sees in his FlashForward.  Yûko gets a taste of Hollywood with a tour of the Walt Disney Studios where FlashForward is filmed and her first meeting with the series’ cast and crew.   
FLASHFORWARD ON SET - An inside look on set of FlashForward with the cast and crew that make each  thrilling episode. 

• Tempting Fate - An Inside Look At The Blue Hand Club 
• A Day In The Park - On location at MacArthur Park 
• When Nature Calls- Courtney Vance’s Bathroom Scene 
• Crash Forward - Car Chase from Course Correction 
• Emergency Operations - Make-up and Special Effects at the hospital. 
KANGAROO? - What’s up with the Kangaroo? Find out in this humorous piece. 
• Tokyo, Japan 
• London, England 
• Cocoa Beach, Florida 
• Los Angeles, California 
CREATING  A  CATASTROPHE:  THE  EFFECTS  OF  A  GLOBAL  BLACKOUT  –  takes  viewers  behind-the-scenes of the pilot, to discover what went in to creating FlashForward’s most iconic scene, the freeway disaster.   Viewers  will  explore  through  interviews  with  David  S.  Goyer  and  his  on-set  production  team  how destruction is developed and explosions are executed. 
“COULD” - A dramatic look at the second half of FlashForward, narrated by Dominic Monaghan  

Interest Range: Drama, Sci-Fi, Action