Having just read the lively Peter Staddon chat transcript, I'm sorry he could not give us a more definite date and specs for the legally burdensome BUFFY TV series release. But I was even more sorry to learn that FOX is planning to release identical boxsets to the already existing UK counterparts. I really hope that, whenever they finally arrive, they will not be that much identical, at least transferwise. I know this has been subject to a lot of debate, due to the 16 mm nature of the original source that it's bound to translate into a "grainy" picture, but that can not justify the poor, poor image offered by the two seasons released up to date. For me, this has been like one of those "how to" guides that shows you the right way next to the wrong way. There were a lot of digital bugs I was aware only through reviews of this or that DVD, but the BUFFY DVDs boxsets have been a "close encounter of the third kind", so to speak. For one, now I know for sure what "inconsistent flesh tones" means. And let's not get started on how people faces get all messed up when on movement (like simply walking) in close up shots. On the other hand, it would be unfair to let it pass without comment the obvious care FOX has put into this release as far as the whole presentation is concerned. And yes, there is a REAL problem with the Second Season boxset in taking the discs out of their sleeves, but the package is gorgeous and quite unique. They could have gone the easy way with a simple multiple digipak, but they took the extra effort to bring us BUFFY fans something special. Not to forget the featurettes -not great, but good enough- and the animated menus. So, a BEAUTIFUL presentation for a GREAT TV series, sadly marred by a somewhat botched-up job in the transfer department.