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FlashForward: The Complete Series by Various Directors
Review by Charles Mohapel
Date: 28 August 2010 List Price $59.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: / Wikipedia - FlashForward (TV Series) / FlashForward (Book) / Wikipedia - FlashForward / Show Article /

Loosely based on the 1999 novel FlashForward by Canadian Science Fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer, FlashForward, the 2009 TV series from ABC-TV is far more than simply the show's producers paying Sawyer for the rights to use the name. Not only did Sawyer visit the set during shooting of the show's pilot episode, he also had a brief cameo appearance and I understand he has continued consulting on the show. In the book the FlashForward is centered at CERN in Switzerland and is triggered when the Large Hadron Collider accelerator is being used to perform a search for the Higgs boson (also known as the "God particle") - the jump into the future is approximately 21 years. The time frame in the TV series is different as the FlashForward is triggered by unknown means and the jump into the future is approximately 6 months to 10:00 P.M EDT on April 29, 2010. But the questions remain - who are the people who triggered the FlashForward and how did they do it? We'll just have to watch the entire season and find out for ourselves.

From official release/information:

Product Description:
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!

Disc 1:
Trailer for "Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time" (2:32) Coming to Theaters May 28
Now on Blu-ray and DVD "Lost: The Complete Fifth Season" (0:58)
Coming Soon To DVD "Everybody's Fine: (1:21)
Season 1, Episode 1: "No More Good Days" (42:57)
Season 1, Episode 2: "White to Play" (47:04)
Season 1, Episode 3: "137 Sekunden" (43:01)
Season 1, Episode 4: "Black Swan" (43:41)
Season 1, Episode 5: "Gimme Some Truth" (42:54)

Disc 2:
Season 1, Episode 6: "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps" (43:03)
Season 1, Episode 7: "The Gift" (42:56)
Season 1, Episode 8: "Playing Cards with Coyote" (42:47)
Season 1, Episode 9: "Believe" (43:06)
Season 1, Episode 10: "A561984" (42:07)
Bonus Features:
"Creating Catastrophe: The Effects Of A Global Blackout" (7:05)
"FlashForward: A Look Ahead" (4:47)
"Could" (1:31)

Disc 3:
Season 1, Episode 11 & 12: "Revelation Zero: Part 1 & 2" (126:28)
Season 1, Episode 13: "Blowback" (41:01)
Season 1, Episode 14: "Better Angels" (42:54)
Bonus Features:
View "Revelation Zero" with Commentary by Actor Dominic Monaghan and Executive Producer Jessika Borsickzky
On/Off (126:28)

Disc 4:
Season 1, Episode 15: "Queen Sacrifice" (43:06)
Season 1, Episode 16: "Let No Man Put Asunder" (40:51)
Season 1, Episode 17: "The Garden of Forking Paths" (41:25)
Season 1, Episode 18: "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (42:48)
Season 1, Episode 19: "Course Correction" (41:25)

Disc 5:
Season 1, Episode 20: "The Negotiation" (40:11)
Season 1, Episode 21: "Countdown" (42:55)
Season 1, Episode 22: "Future Shock" (42:51)
Bonus Features:
"Architects of Destiny" (20:07)
"FlashForward on Set"
* Tempting Fate (5:19)
* When Nature Calls (2:13)
* Emergency Operations (3:02)
* A Day in the Park (3:33)
* Crash Forward (4:27)
"Meet Yuko" (5:49)
"Interviews from the Mosaic Collective
* Tokyo, Japan (2:01)
* London, England (2:06)
* Cocoa Beach, Florida (1:21)
* Los Angeles, California (1:59)
"Kangaroo?" (1:59)
Deleted Scenes
* From The Heart (0:58)
* Future Forecasting (1:28)
* I Like Charlie (1:39)
* Feelings (1:03)
* Promises (1:27)
* Gabriel's Apartment (0:50)
* One of Those Days (0:47)
* What Simon Wants (1:07)
* Olivia's Advice (1:25)
* The Variables (0:38)
Blooper Reel (3:13)
Sneak Peeks:
* "Legend Of The Seeker" - The Complete Second Season on DVD (1:20)
* "Scrubs" - The Complete Ninth Season on DVD (1:20)
* "Tron Legacy" in Theaters 12/17/2010 (2:18)
Disney on Blu-ray (1:00)
ABC Start Here (1:04)

(Source: ABC Studios)

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