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Angel Season 2 Delayed!


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#1 of 42 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted May 31 2003 - 06:59 AM

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I'm getting reports from fans who pre-ordered the 'Angel Season Two' DVD set from Amazon.com have received an email, that states the item has been pulled from the studio's release schedule. I have not seen anything solid yet, but I do believe that this could be tied with the announcement of Season Five. This will take the series up to Episode 100, which means that it's a viable syndication package for television networks. Although TNT has already signed on, it didn't stop the first season from being released. My only guess is like Buffy, they want to be able to release this to local networks for syndication. Which begs the question, will we have to wait a year or two for 'Angel Season Two' to appear.


Too bad. I like this show more than Buffy and was looking forward to future releases. Also, I was surprised that TNT "Signed on" and not FX. Guess we won't ever be able to see those crossover episodes one right after another on the same channel. Which makes me even more anxious for the DVDs

BTW, be careful if you go to the site. After all its called SPOILER SLAYER! My wife frequents it... I DON'T!

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#2 of 42 OFFLINE   Adam_ME

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Posted May 31 2003 - 07:28 AM

I thought something was up when I saw Fox's remaining schedule for TV shows on DVD for 2003 on The Digital Bits yesterday and Angel Season 2 was conspicuously absent. I think I read somewhere that TNT was going to start airing Angel around September. Maybe we'll see Buffy Season 5 and Angel Season 2 hit DVD around the same time early next year.

Oh well, as long as this doesn't cause any sort of delay for Angel Season 4 on DVD in R2, I won't be too upset.
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#3 of 42 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted May 31 2003 - 07:34 AM

Amazon pulled it from release because they listed it before Fox announced it. There has been no official delay because there never was an official announcement.

Also, Buffy season 5 is expected this year, not early next.
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#4 of 42 OFFLINE   Adam_ME

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Posted May 31 2003 - 07:38 AM

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Buffy season 5 is expected this year, not early next.

I thought the odd numbered seasons were released in January. Then again, with the show having ended, there's no longer any need for Fox to hold back future releases.
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#5 of 42 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted May 31 2003 - 08:47 AM

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I thought the odd numbered seasons were released in January.

The Buffy S4 set has a note tucked inside stating that S5 will be released in 2003.

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#6 of 42 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted May 31 2003 - 10:44 AM

Note that if you go to Fox's TV-on-DVD webpage and, at the bottom, click on the "all releases" list, you'll see at the end of the list a "Coming Soon" selection which ends with a 9/2 date for Angel S2.

So why does TVShowsOnDVD still show an 8/19 release date? Well, we never actually pulled those dates when Fox asked Amazon to pull them (which they did, as did DVDEmpire and DVDSoon).

Why not at least change it to 9/2? Well, we're not sure it's a correct date. There are two other releases on there that don't agree with prior information: Futurama's news release is listed as "Season 2", when it should be "Volume 2". And M*A*S*H Season 4 is shown to have a 6/15 date there, when all other dates (including Fox's password-protected press system) show 7/15. Heck, 6/15 isn't even a Tuesday. So, frankly, I don't 100% trust the information at that Fox site.

Until we get DEFINATIVE new information from Fox through the normal press channels, I think we're sticking with a date we got from about 5 different sources that all agreed with each other: 8/19. I don't think it will be any sooner than that, and if it for sure gets a "delayed" date, we'll make sure our users know about it.
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#7 of 42 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted May 31 2003 - 01:48 PM

It could be they wanted to sync the release with Buffy season 5. There are several tie-in episodes.
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#8 of 42 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted May 31 2003 - 02:19 PM

Well then that wouldn't be bad at all. I thought Angel season 1 and Buffy season 4 should have been released together.

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#9 of 42 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted May 31 2003 - 04:33 PM

ric, Very true...

#10 of 42 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted May 31 2003 - 04:39 PM

If syndication was an issue, they would never have released season 1, which had a "season 2 coming in September" note in it. I don't imagine we'll see an official date for another month or so.

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Posted June 01 2003 - 01:09 PM

Specs for Angel Season 2 are here: http://www.dvdtimes....ge=News&id=4532

Apparently, it's going to be released full-frame 4:3, so you can start sharpening your knives now.

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Posted June 01 2003 - 01:41 PM

I'll repeat what I said in another forum. Wait til these specs(and the release date for that matter) are confirmed by Fox and Mutant Enemy. Remember what happened with the Alias press release? Everyone went nutz over the alleged 4:3 aspect ratio and started venting only to find out a few days later that it'll be released in 16:9.

That being said, if these specs do in fact pan out, Joss has got some splainin' to do. He's gone on record as saying Buffy's intended aspect ratio is 4:3 and Angel's is 16:9. Well then what gives? Joss and David Greenwalt reportedly wanted to show Season 2 in WS, but the WB wouldn't ok it. What's their excuse this time, especially when Region 2 already has it available in WS?

And on a side note, it's a shame they couldn't come up with any additional supplements like they do for the R1 Buffy sets. I guess since Angel's only a "spinoff", it gets the shaft when it comes to extras as opposed to its sister show.
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Posted June 01 2003 - 02:38 PM

Adam, AFAIK, we have no definitive information on the OAR of Angel season 2. It's known they wanted to do it 16:9, but since the WB said they wouldn't show it that way, they may have ended up composing for 4:3 after all.

It could be the delay is AR related. They decided to do 16:9, in which case they can't just use the broadcast masters and need time to do new transfers.
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#14 of 42 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted June 01 2003 - 02:48 PM

There will be another extra on the Angel S2 R1 set, a tribute to glenn Quinn

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Posted June 01 2003 - 03:00 PM

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Wait til these specs(and the release date for that matter) are confirmed by Fox


These specs are confirmed by Fox. I just copied-and-pasted them into TVShowsOnDVD from Fox's password-protected retailer/press news system. They also had updates for Futurama V2, Family Guy V2, and NYPD Blue S2. All available info has been posted to TVShowsOnDVD.com!

9/2 is now firm for Angel S2, and 8/12 for Furturama V2. "Weinstein" is firm for Family Guy V2, as is the "pilot pitch".
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Posted June 01 2003 - 03:26 PM

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These specs are confirmed by Fox.

Well then, let the flaming begin.
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#17 of 42 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted June 01 2003 - 05:45 PM

Do you really think it wouldn't have come out widescreen had it been shot as such? Hasn't the whole Buffy season 4/repeated statements by Joss/Fox's consistant policy of OAR on everything including TV taught you anything?

IF IT WAS MEANT TO BE WIDE, IT WOULD BE WIDE ON R1 AS WELL. END OF DISCUSSION, END OF STORY!

I hope Patrick or another mod can issue a statement on this. I'm not arguing the point again.

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Posted June 02 2003 - 12:31 AM

Yikes!!

So we have Angel, 24, and Alias all coming out on the same day?!?!

I'm going to be sooooooooo poor!
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#19 of 42 OFFLINE   Ken_McAlinden

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Posted June 02 2003 - 01:25 AM

If Angel S3 were released 4:3, that would be cause for a major bitchfest, but since S2 was framed for 4:3 and compromised for 16:9, it should be A-OK.

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Posted June 02 2003 - 02:52 AM

Let's just hope Angel S2 doesn't show up as non-anamorphic 1.78 (or whatever the actual AR is for the show when it got broadcast with the black bars in place) with black bars encoded into the frame.
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