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    Unique ID Code: 0000011734
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 7/12/2000 21:45
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    Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 1 Boxset (UK)

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    The three disc set
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 528 mins
    Retail Price: £44.99
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    At just sixteen years of age Buffy realises she is `the chosen one` whose destiny is to slay vampires.

    Episode listing:
    Welcome To The Hellmouth
    The Harvest
    Teacher`s Pet
    Never Kill A Boy On The First Date
    The Pack
    I Robot... You Jane
    The Puppet Show
    Out of Mind Out Of Sight
    Prophecy Girl

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Commentaries by Joss Whedon
    Music Video: `I Quit`
    Cast Biographies
    Photo Galleries
    Video Trailer
    Interviews with Joss Whedon and David Boreanaz
    Pilot Script

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Charisma Carpenter
    David Boreanaz
    Anthony Head
    Alyson Hannigan
    Nicholas Brendon
    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Casting By:
    Marcia Shulman

    Soundtrack By:
    Sean Murray
    Walter Murphy
    Nerf Herder
    Shawn K. Clement

    Director of Photography:
    Michael Gershman

    Skip Schoolnik
    Geoffrey Rowland
    Kimberly Ray
    Skip MacDonald
    Regis Kimble

    Costume Designer:
    Susanna Puisto
    Eileen A. Dunn
    Cynthia Bergstrom

    Production Designer:
    Carey Meyer
    Steve Hardie

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    What a genius concept. Take Sarah Michelle Gellar. Take a healthy dose of vampires and other various nasty demon guys and have said Sarah Michelle Gellar kick their ass!

    Finally, a buffy boxset has come to DVD. First impressions are that the case and packaging are pretty cool. The thick cardboard case opens up into a sort of crucifix shape that shows the three DVD discs in this set, and a full episode guide from season one. You also get a little booklet with information and trivia regarding each episode in the boxset.

    The video print is what i`d call "ok". Not fantastic, but not awful either. But then again we`re dealing with basically TV stock film here, so no 16:9 or Dolby Digital soundtrack, just plain vanilla full frame and Dolby stereo.

    Theres`s quite a few features thrown across the 3 discs though. There`s an interview with Joss Whedon (the series creator) and David Boreanaz (Angel), a commentary from Joss, a music video (Hepburn`s "I quit"), cast biographies and a still gallery.

    If you`re a fan of the series then this is a must buy basically. Hopefully the next seasons aren`t too far behind, or a boxset of Angel series one.
    posted by pete the gremlin on 8/12/2000 10:20
    7 / 10
    Great Packaging which compensates for the lack of transfer quality from TV stock to digital. Unfortunatly no widescreen but the sound is reasonable.

    Could have been more extra`s to compensate for the lack of quality but the overall package is A++. A real buy for slayer fans but a disapointment for DVD fans. I hope the second box set will be better other wise go for the video set, same quality and cheaper!!!(But No extras)
    posted by Pmint on 3/2/2001 00:42
    7 / 10
    Hmm Buff-sty the Vampire Layer............oh no wait thats something else.

    Content:- Buffy as per usual. Gore + humour + Buffy = Yummy!

    Video:- Not widescreen, but then again it is only a TV program so it doesn matter so much. Quality is so-so, just like watching it on TV really. Good enough for me.

    Audio:- Only stereo, but then again it is only a TV show so it doesnt really affect your enjoyment of the show. It was crisp and clear throughout so I was pleased.

    Features:- A bit sparce for a box set like this, but they are there at least. They are all ok.

    Overall:- The box really does kick ass quite alot. It is as good as watching it on the TV, so if you liked it there then you will have no problems here. I enjoyed it.
    posted by Blazingmonga on 3/2/2001 01:47
    10 / 10
    The one that started it all. Hi i`m Buffy
    The Boca Del Inferno
    Great stuff. Season one was marvellous especially the climax. Truelly marvellous. Pic and sound were great for a TV show that was shot on video. Extras vere interesting. I love the hepburn vid.
    posted by dicanio on 20/5/2002 07:09