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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Limited Edition Complete Boxed Set


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#21 of 252 Holadem

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Posted August 03 2005 - 12:26 PM

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any word if the video will be remastered or anything? Seasons 1 and 2 are really beginning to show their age.
It is my understanding that S1 and S2 were filmed with more rudimentary equipment for budgetary reasons. This isn't something a remaster can fix. Not that it needs fixing, the low budget, grainy look of early seasons added to the gritty feel IMO.

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#22 of 252 Scott Kimball

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Posted August 03 2005 - 12:41 PM

Exactly... remastering seasons 1 & 2 wouldn't help, since the fault is in the poor source material.

I'd give this some thought if the one episode that was actually composed for 16:9, Once More With Feeling, was an anamorphic transfer. Doesn't sound likely, though.

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Posted August 03 2005 - 01:37 PM

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Gord, Do you think it's possible that they will make the box and bonus disc available seperatly so we can just put our old discs in it?


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Posted August 03 2005 - 01:52 PM

This is pretty cool. I held back a few times at buying the set and was even tempted when a member here put it up for sale.

I'm already 3/5 of the way done with Angel, so I'll probably just finish that set off and leave it, even if they do the same thing later on

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Posted August 03 2005 - 05:11 PM

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And the biggest annoyance is that what many Scoobies consider to be one of the best and most ambitious episodes which was shot WS, "Once More With Feeling" is not anamorphic on the season 6 boxset. R2 had it anamorphic. They even released a standalone DVD of that ep. and the documentary. If anything is gonna be on a bonus disc, give us a new anamorphic transfer of the musical!!!!!!!! also, the R2 sets have the "previously on BTVS" recaps before the shows. And when The brilliant one before the ep. "The Gift" was still omitted there was quite an uproar. Those would be nice to have back.
If the set has those things fixed, I'll probably buy it. If not, I'll try to find the R2 version. I've already watched the latter episodes once in widescreen and it didn't really bother me. However, I know the omittance of the "previouslies" will as I don't have time to watch a series completely through in a row and I might go without watching any for over a month...

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Posted August 03 2005 - 05:17 PM

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If not, I'll try to find the R2 version.
I recommend buying from here: http://www1.cd-wow.c....subcat=region2

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Posted August 03 2005 - 05:43 PM

I've been buying from CD-Wow before, good webstore.

What was I was talking about was buying the whole seven-season boxset in region 2 instead of region 1. I believe it was released last year and is somewhat difficult to find today. Play.com claims it's coming out again on the 31st. of October but I don't know how accurate that is. They've been wrong before...

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Posted August 03 2005 - 07:13 PM

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If they added a bonus disc, the complete "X-Files" would span 60 discs (61 if the movie is included). Considering that the "X-Files" sets ran about twice as much as the "Buffy" sets, I'd estimate that a box containing the complete series would run about $600 (40 discs vs. 60 discs = 150% more content, which would be $300 vs. Buffy's $200, then double that).

A complete X-Files box set will be released in France in November. The price? €229 (around $270) !!!
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#29 of 252 Ernesto.Morin

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Posted August 04 2005 - 02:25 AM

Just in time for Christmas. Sweet!

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Posted August 04 2005 - 02:31 AM

My wife discovered Buffy earlier this year, and quickly watched the entire series from Netflix. I was already thinking of buying her the boxed sets for Christmas, now this seals the deal.
Luckily, right at that moment, an unconscious Argentinean fell through my roof.

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Posted August 04 2005 - 04:28 AM

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I really don't care to hear what Joss has to say in a documentary, considering he's not very wellspoken and often bored.
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Posted August 04 2005 - 07:07 AM

I'm of the opinion (and I know from Usenet discussions that I'm not alone here) that the show lost focus and became a muddled mess once Buffy graduated high school and Joss turned his focus to Angel, so this set holds no interest for me, even with the bonus material. I have the first three seasons and that's good enough.
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Posted August 04 2005 - 07:29 AM

I'm of the opinion (and I know from Usenet discussions that I'm not alone here) that the show lost focus and became a muddled mess once Buffy graduated high school and Joss turned his focus to Angel, so this set holds no interest for me, even with the bonus material. I have the first three seasons and that's good enough.


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#34 of 252 Holadem

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Posted August 04 2005 - 08:08 AM

Get your thread crap straight, the consensus is that the show went south after S5, not S3.

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Posted August 04 2005 - 08:21 AM

I actually quite enjoyed S6. I find the scoobies dealing with adult issues like jobs, bills, screwed up relationships pretty interesting actually. While S6 is far from perfect, I thought that if they were going to keep going after S5, (and if they HAD ended at the end of S5 that would've been the ballsiest move in TV history) they had to do something different. "Life is the big bad" I thought was interesting. I for one LOVED the trio as I think it hit a nerve with alot of "nerds", (And I am a proud card carrying one) Dark Willow rules, the physical confrontation with Buffy was very interesting and inevitable, like Kirk fighting Spock and I'm surprised that it hadn't happened before.
And my favorite ep. of all time is OMWF.
S7 I'll admit is VERY weird. Doesn't feel like Buffy. It's like the jazz version. But it still had some great eps. and I loved the finale.

I only called the guy on a threadcrap because it's clear that he liked only 3 of the seven seasons and to come into a thread about all the seasons, knock more than 1/2 of them just to say that he WON'T be buying the set is a bit silly and a waste of time.


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Posted August 04 2005 - 10:54 AM

My wife and I want to pick up the new set, but she is hesitant to get rid of the current sets we have, just in case.

The way I see it is, once it is out and I have it in my hands, there will still be people willing to buy the individual seasons off of ebay. No matter what, it will still be worth the $150 or so we should be able to pick this set up for.

In case you cannot tell, we are fans of all thing Joss.

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Posted August 04 2005 - 03:30 PM

Funny he mentioned The X-Files, because that was my favorite series and Buffy the # 2 favorite when both were still on the air. I haven't purchased a single episode of either YET because they have always been too expensive -- particularly X-Files. But if a box set comes out here in the States at $270, at $30 a season that would be quite a bargain!

Even more so for Buffy, the Vampire Slayer at $200 retail (probably will be $160 at Best Buy). By the way, every print I've seen of the first 2 seasons of Buffy were in excellent condition, and the film prints look no different to me whether I've seen them when they originally aired on the WB network or a friend's VHS tapes. I could care less that they were shot on 16 mm film. This is a decent budget American TV series produced in a modern era. It requires no remastering! Posted Image

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Posted August 04 2005 - 03:35 PM

Does anyone know if this complete series set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will have all of the same extras, commentaries, and documentaries that the individual season sets have?

Same question regarding The X-Files (a series which probably had more DVD extras than any show in history -- with Twilight Zone -- the Definitive Edition a close second).

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Posted August 04 2005 - 04:08 PM

if this set is constructed in any way close to the R2 set, i'm definitely passing on it.
also- they wouldn't have to remaster the whole 40 disc collection, but going back and remastering one or two eps (like OMWF) and the previously before The Gift, that occur on only one or two discs, is really the least Fox should do here.
nobody has been screaming for a book or an extra disc with Joss- this is an example of the priorites being dictated from the top down rather than being solicited from the bottom up.

and if you are planning on selling off your sets, while it would be quick and easy to sell them off as complete, i think you will get a better return if you parcel them off one at a time.
there are more people i'd be willing to bet, that would be looking to fill a hole in their collection, vs people looking to drop big bucks all at once on the entire run of the show.
just a suggestion.

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Posted August 04 2005 - 04:23 PM

Once again...nothing needs to be remastered here.

Just give me all of the extras and if possible, thin plastic disc cases instead of the foldout boxes and I'm buying it first chance I get! Posted Image


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