Just like all the other PCFriendly compatible New Line releases, Lost Souls does not have much ingenuity behind it. From the DVD-ROM main menu, you are given the options Script to Screen, Original Web site, Hot Spot, and Play Movie. The Script to Screen section is all black with white font, making it easy to read, but because the film is so dark, it is very hard to watch the movie in the uncommonly small window available for doing this. This script viewer gives you the options to print scene by scene, or the entire screenplay. When viewing the Original Website, you are shown a very strange introduction, with twisted image and color manipulation on still images. After this finishes, you are brought to the site's home page, with the links Congregation, Revelation, Confirmation, and Prophecy. In the Congregation section, you can find cast and crew biographies, and story and production notes. Revelation houses the symbols of evil: seven symbols used by Satanists, and their meanings. Six wallpapers, four screensavers, and an odd video of what looks like a bunch of satanic practices. The prophecy section contains the trailer, and 12 still images from the film. When playing the film from the PCFriendly software, it loads directly to the DVD-Video main menu. Again, there is not much to this title. The script has a presentation that stays consistent with the nature of the film, but hurts its effectiveness in the long run. The Web site has some good features, but they really are not made specifically for DVD-ROM users, which hurts the rating this title received. (Danny Richelieu)
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