Buffy The Vampire Slayer - The Complete DVD Collection £52.97 delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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From its charming and angst-ridden first season to the darker, apocalyptic final one, Buffy the Vampire Slayer succeeds on many levels, and in a fresher and more authentic way than the shows that came before or after it. How lucky, then, that with the release of its box set of seasons 1-7, you can have the estimable pleasure of watching a near-decade of Buffy in any order you choose. (And we have some ideas about how that should be done.)

First: rest assured that there's no shame in coming to Buffy late, even if you initially turned your nose up at the winsome Sarah Michelle Gellar kicking the hell out of vampires (in Buffy-lingo, vamps), demons, and other evil-doers. Perhaps you did so because, well, it looked sort of science-fiction-like with all that monster latex. Start with season 3 and see that Buffy offers something for everyone, and the sooner you succumb to it, the quicker you'll appreciate how textured and riveting a drama it is.

Why season 3? Because it offers you a winning cast of characters who have fallen from innocence: their hearts have been broken, their egos trampled in typically vicious high-school style, and as a result, they've begun to realize how fallible they are. As much as they try, there are always more monsters, or a bigger evil. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, the core crew remains something of a unit--there's the smart girl, Willow (Alyson Hannigan) who dreams of saving the day by downloading the plans to City Hall's sewer tunnels and mapping a route to safety. There are the ne'r do wells--the vampire Spike (James Marsters), who both clashes with and aspires to love Buffy; the tortured and torturing Angel (David Boreanz); the pretty, popular girl with an empty heart (Charisma Carpenter); and the teenage everyman, Xander (Nicholas Brendon).

Then there's Buffy herself, who in the course of seven seasons morphs from a sarcastic teenager in a minidress to a heroine whose tragic flaw is an abiding desire to be a "normal" girl. On a lesser note, with the box set you can watch the fashion transformation of Buffy from mall rat to Prada-wearing, kickboxing diva with enviable highlights. (There was the unfortunate bob of season 2, but it's a forgivable lapse.) At least the storyline merits the transformations: every time Buffy has to end a relationship she cuts her hair, shedding both the pain and her vulnerability.

In addition to the well-wrought teenage emotional landscape, Buffy deftly takes on more universal themes--power, politics, death, morality--as the series matures in seasons 4-6. And apart from a few missteps that haven't aged particularly well ("I Robot" in season 1 comes to mind), most episodes feel as harrowing and as richly drawn as they did at first viewing. That's about as much as you can ask for any form of entertainment: that it offer an escape from the viewer's workaday world and entry into one in which the heroine (ideally one with leather pants) overcomes demons far more troubling than one's own. --Megan Halverson
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#1
It was as low as £50 last year on Amazon but then shot right back up. Any price around this margin is hot as far as I'm concerned, great show, great box set. Don't think it will get lower than £50 new.
#2
hot, never seen them all just bits and pieces but looked a good show
#3
has been below 50 earlier in the year (49.99) at amazon and play

cheapest price at the moment though, so not voting either way

To hell with it i'm voting hot, more people should watch buffy it's amazing XD
#4
XD good stuff i paid well over these for each season when they came out in the book style and even after spending £500+ on all these and the full season of angel aswell i was still well happy with my purchase's amazing show at an even better price dont miss it! seen them all thress times once on my own then with my mum and then again with my g/f we all couldn't get enough! really sad and upset when it ended..
#5
Voted hot :)
coerce86
To hell with it i'm voting hot, more people should watch buffy it's amazing XD

I completely agree, it's a great show - and there's always great lines from Xander that make you laugh :D
#6
triggz
XD good stuff i paid well over these for each season when they came out in the book style


I bought the first season then had a heart attack when further seasons were released at £79.99.
Still have the complete boxset new and sealed but I should probably sell it as I won't get round to watching them all.
#7
HOT!
Anybody interested in the series, i would say buy it now. It seems to drop to around £50 every once in a blue moon, and even then it doesn't last for long. I got it a year ago or so for a very similar price.
This boxset is decent value at at £100+ because of the amount of content (Around 7200 minutes runtime!). So for £50, it's great! Of course it's an amazing show too.....

Edited By: I_like_deals! on Aug 09, 2010 12:54: Extra info
#8
I bought this last year for just under £60.
This is VERY HOT. £52.97 for 39 discs of Buffy greatness. BARGAIN!!
#9
I have the complete series on Asian release DVDs, apart from s2 which is R2. I will probably pick up the rest of the region 2 seasons sets eventually, but I'll make do for now.

I actually have Angel Seasons 1-5 region 2 sets but have only watched a handful of episodes per season, need to sit down and watch from start to finish.
#10
I thought Angel overall was a better show. Though season 4 was terrible and ruined Cordelia >.
#11
how i loved this show as a teenager... if you've never seen it - it's definitely worth a look! you'll love it!!

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