The Lost Room - The Complete Mini Series (Widescreen 2 Disc Edition)
B- Sound: B- Extras: C Mini-series: C+
freaky Sci-Fi miniseries presented on the Sci-Fi Network in late 2006 and now
on DVD is The Lost Room - The Complete
Mini Series. The three ‘episode’
miniseries centers on a detective named Joe Miller (Peter Krause) who stumbles
into a mysterious event in Room 10 at the Sunshine Motel on Route 66 and in the
process manages to lose his daughter to this paranormal dwelling. Joe begins to uncover how deep the mystery of
the room goes as he discovers the odd and indestructible objects that posses
the room. His only hope to save his
daughter seems to be by getting ‘The Key,’ but what is this ‘Key’ and what
powers does it posses? If all of this
was not strange, dangerous, and bad enough Joe also faces a barrage of foul
shadowy figures that will do anything and everything to stop Joe from
possessing this key.
series was just ok. The acting was just
ok. And the setting was a little better
than ok. The shining star of the series
is, a reviewer favorite, Julianna Margulies (E.R.) who brings a sense of realism and drama to the series that
the other actors just weren’t doing. The
mini-series attempts to be deeper than it really is in its twisted Sci-Fi
roots. The story gets a tad convoluted
and if you happen to nod off or look away you may miss something; so keep your
technical features are pretty good. The
2 disc set features a 16 X 9 Widescreen that is clear and crisp with little to
know problems except having the occasional excessively dark quality. The sound is presented in an adequate 5.1
Dolby Digital Surround that does quite well for this Sci-Fi drama that at times
makes the audience jump out of their seat.
Extras on this miniseries set are lacking and boring only offering a
short and dreadfully boring Inside The
Lost Room featurette.
series got good ratings when it aired and seems to have a solid fan liking, but
this reviewer just could not see the appeal.
I guess I was just lost in the roominess of the plot.
- Michael P Dougherty II