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When will the first Buffy S4 reviews come out?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Blu, May 29, 2003.

  1. Blu

    Blu Well-Known Member

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    Just curious! I love this series but never saw it until I started to get it on DVD!
     
  2. Adam_ME

    Adam_ME Well-Known Member

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    I saw one at DVDTalk a couple weeks ago, although it was incomplete since Fox only sent out the 1st and 6th discs in the set. Apparently they're still removing the "Previously on Buffy" intros which gives me yet another reason to stick with the R2 version.

    http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=6318
     
  3. Michael Reuben

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    I just bought the set from a local retailer who shall remain nameless. But the viewing will probably be stretched across several weeks or months.

    One interesting detail: The Season 4 set contains a separate insert reproducing the statement from Joss Whedon about the AR that Jeff Kleist posted here last month. So I guess both Whedon and Fox wanted there to be no question about the 4:3 format. [​IMG]

    The one thing I can confirm is that the "previously on" intros have once again been omitted. [​IMG]

    M.
     
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  5. Adam_ME

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  6. Blu

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    Will S5 be out this year or in early 04?
     
  7. Adam Tyner

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    I was the fella who wrote the review for DVD Talk. If Fox only planned on sending out two discs from the set, they really should've gone with discs 3 and 6, which have the bulk of the extras. I wouldn't have bothered requesting the set if I'd known in advance it would be incomplete. (The Dark Angel set I was sent from Fox a week or two earlier included all six discs.)
     
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  9. Dan Rudolph

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    Adam, they aren't removing the previously on Buffy intros. They aren't on the masters. They just aren't adding them back on.
     
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    All I gotta say is they better include the "Previously" from "The Gift." If they do not, all will die. ALL WILL DIE!
     
  11. Adam_ME

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  12. Jeff Kleist

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    Adam, because it's very expensive for all the processing time to get/capture/replicate the edits.

    The High Priest only reviews full sets, and probably won't be able to get his hands on it for a bit longer.
     
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    are you sure they're not on the masters? the 'previously' segments are made by mutant enemy, and not by WB, so I would assume they are cut off. You can tell that the music is still there for a few episodes where it would have ended on the "previously" segment.
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

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    The "previously" segments are handled by a totally different editing crew than the main episodes, and the show is scored to lead in from the 'previously". All shows work like this.
     
  15. Paul_Stachniak

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    Jeff, you think someone might be a little clever at Fox and remove the 'previously' segments from the second season of '24'. From what I remember, they didn't mix into the episode's score, rather there was a transitional "woosh" sound effect in the surrounds.

    Sorry to get Off Topic like this.
     
  16. Jeff Kleist

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    OK, I don't think I'm being clear here

    Fox is using the MASTER MASTER tapes

    AKA what is run off when the editor of the ep is finished. He does not do the "previously on" segments, nor do his tapes include them. The "previously" segments are done later by a different editor, and added on when they make the BROADCAST master. Off the top of my head, the masters that are made for Buffy

    Master Master tape (4:3)(probably HD res nowadays)
    NTSC Broadcast master

    Created later
    PAL Broadcast Master
    Master Master tape (16:9)

    For example. OMWF's Emmy screener is sourced from the NTSC broadcast master, but the eventual US set will be sourced from the MASTER master.

    I hope Fox has been watching, and will include the "The Gift" "previously"
     
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    My bad, Jeff. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  18. Blu

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    I got my set Thursday!
    A local B&M happened to have it out!

    Man am I enjoying this set/series!!!!
    I've never watched it while it was on weekly, much like Babylon 5, Angel, etc.

    But am I glad I'm seeing it now!

    This is a solid set.
     
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    Matthew, come on. You can do it in one day. I dare you.
     

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