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The Lost Room - The Complete Mini Series (Widescreen 2 Disc Edition)


Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: C     Mini-series: C+



Another 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.


The 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 eyes peeled.


The 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.


The 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


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