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Lost in Space 1998 Collector’s Blu-ray Edition + Exclusive Poster

    The big-screen adaptation of the 1998 TV series “Lost in Space” is a generous dose of nostalgia for fans of the original. With this new polished Blu-ray release, interest in this forgotten gem from the past is sure to be reignited. As viewers revisit the timeless adventures of the Robinson family in high definition, they’ll be transported back to a time when space exploration captured the imagination of audiences worldwide. With its updated enhanced viewing experience, this Blu-ray version offers a fresh opportunity to rediscover the charm and excitement of “Lost in Space” for both longtime fans and newcomers alike.

    As the Robinson family embarks on their mission into the depths of space, they enter a state of “hiber-sleep” with the noble objective of establishing a new colony for the dwindling population of Earth. However, their journey dramatically turns when sabotage disrupts their slumber, forcing them awake. Alongside them is a mischievous robot whose presence adds a layer of unpredictability to their adventure. Straying off course, the Robinsons find themselves thrust into extraordinary escapades, where their primary concern becomes not just their location in space, but also their position in time.

    Despite its impressive and thrilling special effects, the film falls short due to a lack of focus in its storytelling and characters who fail to engage the audience. Despite boasting an ensemble cast of stars, featuring encounters with hostile alien spiders, dramatic planetary self-destruction, and cutting-edge visual effects, this high-budget reimagining of the quirky 1960s television series should have been a rollicking good time. However, the film’s somber atmosphere dampens the potential for humor and adventure.

    This iteration of “Lost in Space” diverges significantly from its source material, presenting a narrative that is both more chaotic and less innocent. Embracing a more exaggerated and extravagant tone, the film features Gary Oldman’s portrayal of Dr. Smith, the nefarious stowaway, with a theatricality reminiscent of characters from Shakespearean dramas conversing with robots.

    While the film encompasses thrilling encounters with aggressive alien spiders, it also delves into themes of familial responsibility and redemption. Amidst the backdrop of perilous space escapades, there is a recurring emphasis on family dynamics, particularly John Robinson’s quest to reconcile with his role as a father. As John grapples with the challenges of interstellar travel, he not only utters the iconic line “there’s a lot of space out there to get lost in,” but also seeks to atone for years of neglect towards his children, highlighting the importance of family values amidst the chaos of their cosmic journey.

    This imaginative sci-fi odyssey boasts a stellar cast including Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Heather Graham, and more, each contributing to the perfect blend of heroism and amusement. Based on the beloved ’60s TV series, the film offers a fresh take on the timeless tale, complete with nostalgic nods featuring cameos from the original TV stars.

    Included in the mix are brief appearances by actors from the television series, set amidst the rich and detailed production designs crafted by Norman Garwood, known for his work on “Brazil.” Additionally, the film showcases special effects creations, such as a colossal space monkey with oversized eyes, which, while impressive in their complexity, also veer into the realm of tackiness.

    Bonus Features for Blu-ray

    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • Audio Commentary With Stephen Hopkins And Akiva Goldsman
    • Audio Commentary With Visual Effects Supervisors Angus Bickerton And Lauren Ritchie, Director Of Photography Peter Levy, Editor Ray Lovejoy, And Producer Carla Fry
    • NEW Interviews With Director/Producer Stephen Hopkins And Writer/Producer Akiva Goldsman
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Additional Scenes
    • “Building The Special Effects” Featurette
    • “The Future Of Space Travel” Featurette
    • Q&A With The Original Cast – TV Years
    • Theatrical Trailer
    Tony M.