Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Complete First Season

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Complete First Season

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Director: Joss Whedon

Cast: Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon

     
 

This generous three-disc set from 20th Century Fox collects all 12 episodes from the first season of Joss Whedon's cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each episode is presented with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves its original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English andSee more details below

Overview

This generous three-disc set from 20th Century Fox collects all 12 episodes from the first season of Joss Whedon's cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each episode is presented with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves its original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. The episodes included in this collection are "Welcome to the Hellmouth"/"The Harvest" (the two-hour pilot that was separated into two different one-hour episodes for rebroadcast), "Witch, "Teacher's Pet, "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date, "The Pack, "Angel, "I Robot, You Jane, "The Puppet Show, "Nightmares, "Out of Mind, Out of Sight, and "Prophecy Girl." The excellent supplemental materials include interviews with Whedon and actor David Boreanaz (Angel), Buffy television advertisements, a photo gallery, cast biographies, and a commentary track from Whedon during "Welcome to the Hellmouth, as well as that episode's script. This is an outstanding disc that should earn Buffy a legion of new fans while satisfying the hardcore enthusiasts.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Daniel Craft
Season 1
Easily transcending the box office disappointment of its feature film source, TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer will go down in history as one of the few truly successful big-to-small-screen adaptations. Writer-director Joss Whedon's teen-horror series' 12-episode first season began in 1997, favoring character development and tongue-in-cheek wit over the film's outright farce, and it quickly spawned a legion of devoted fans. Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy is emotionally honest and, when the line's there, really funny. She makes Sunnydale's slayer believably torn between her calling and all things teen: school, boys, family, and her friends. Led by her Watcher/school-librarian Giles (Anthony Stewart Head), Buffy's "Scooby Gang" includes nerdy Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and lovelorn Xander (Nicholas Brendon), with some comic friction supplied by ditzy cheerleader Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter). Add Buffy's rocky romance with brooding Angel (David Boreanaz), who unfortunately happens to be a vampire, and the show has all the trappings of a soap opera, but with a refreshing ironic bite. From the series' pilot episode, "Welcome to the Hellmouth," which explains away Sunnydale's improbable location on a direct door to Hell, to the season finale, "Prophecy Girl," featuring Buffy's big confrontation with The Master, there's an awful lot at stake in Season 1. Other ongoing concerns include Xander's crush on Buffy and the recurring threat of Spike -- the Billy Idol-meets-Nosferatu villain portrayed by James Marsters. Fans will enjoy revisiting Buffy's rookie year, while newcomers are prepared for the many changes still to come. Since one of the show's strengths is its attention to continuity, this set first set is an effective Genesis of Buffy lore.
Entertainment Weekly - Ken Tucker
Give series creator Joss Whedon credit: No other show balances so many elements as deftly, without a trace of corniness or melodrama.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/15/2002
UPC:
0024543008286
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]

Special Features

Interview with creator Joss Whedon and David Boreanaz; Full-length commentary by Joss Whedon on "Welcome to the Hellmouth"; Special interviews with Joss Whedon on "Welcome to the Hellmouth," "The Harvest," "Witch," "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date," "Angel," and "The Puppet Show"; Buffy television trailers; DVD-ROM Buffy web links; Photo gallery and cast biographies; Original pilot episode scripts

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season One, Episodes 1-4
1. A Demon In Sunnydale [:12]
2. Main Titles [2:19]
3. The New Girl [:51]
4. Cordelia [2:55]
5. Giles [2:11]
6. Willow & Her Friends [2:35]
7. The Dead Guy [1:39]
8. The Reluctant Slayer [1:16]
9. The Sleeper Will Waken [1:03]
10. Be Ready [1:19]
11. To Know a Vampire [3:43]
12. The Master [1:52]
13. Meet the Slayer [:40]
14. Hell's Coming... [7:24]
15. End Titles [:46]
1. Night of the Vampire [:12]
2. Main Titles [1:09]
3. A Talk About Vampires [:51]
4. Looking For a Lair [3:12]
5. Angel's Warning [2:25]
6. The Slayer's Helper [4:35]
7. The Bait [2:46]
8. The Vessel [4:52]
9. The End Of the World [1:32]
10. Grounded [4:03]
11. Jesse's Girl [1:34]
12. Deadly Harvest [2:18]
13. To Kill a Slayer [2:12]
14. The Fun's Just Beginning [2:28]
15. End Titles [3:34]
1. Something Normal [:12]
2. Main Titles [4:23]
3. Not a Vampire [:52]
4. The Cheer Queen's Daughter [3:32]
5. The Alternates [1:39]
6. Great Parenting Form [2:44]
7. A Curse On Cordelia [2:03]
8. Witchcraft [2:41]
9. The Witch Test [1:55]
10. Buffy's Good Mood [2:18]
11. Wasted Youth [3:23]
12. The Counter-Spell [3:38]
13. Mother's Revenge [1:24]
14. A Cheerleader Forever [1:51]
15. End Titles [:55]
1. Science Class [:12]
2. Main Titles [4:41]
3. Another Warning [:51]
4. A Killing On Campus [2:00]
5. Claw Guy [5:59]
6. The Exorcist Twist [2:01]
7. A Big Bug [:31]
8. Miss French's Need [5:14]
9. The She-Mantis [2:13]
10. Meet Miss French [:39]
11. Claw Guy Helps Out [2:57]
12. The Mantis Slayer [2:58]
13. Things Left Behind [1:25]
14. End Titles [4:03]
Disc #2 -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season One, Episodes 5-8
1. A Time Of Crisis [2:50]
2. Main Titles [:51]
3. Owen [4:50]
4. A Violent Prophecy [2:28]
5. Five Shall Die [3:24]
6. Another Chance [3:38]
7. The Big Date [4:13]
8. Giles In Danger [2:06]
9. The Strangest Girl [2:43]
10. Fun At the Funeral Home [3:19]
11. He Is Risen [4:12]
12. An Unusual First Date [:12]
13. Not a Workable Thing [3:15]
14. The Anointed One [1:22]
15. End Titles [4:04]
1. The Hyena's Call [5:42]
2. Main Titles [:04]
3. A New Xander [:46]
4. The Mascot [3:47]
5. Dodge Ball [2:34]
6. Let's Do Lunch [3:32]
7. Something Weird [1:27]
8. Animal Possession [4:49]
9. Dangerous & Mean [1:20]
10. Looking For a Cure [3:12]
11. Help Me... [3:35]
12. Prey Of the Pack [3:11]
13. Predatory Acts [3:10]
14. The Superior Xander [5:21]
15. End Titles [1:28]
1. The Master's Next Move [:10]
2. Main Titles [4:23]
3. Guardian Angel [:04]
4. Roommates [:46]
5. The Three [3:20]
6. Advanced Training [2:24]
7. The Demon Lover [1:38]
8. Like One or Them [:36]
9. Angelus [1:18]
10. Darla's Plan [3:45]
11. Invitation To a Vampire [1:28]
12. To Kill An Angel [1:07]
13. Two-Gun Vampire [1:48]
14. Walk Away... [2:36]
15. End Titles [1:12]
1. Moloch, The Book [:11]
2. Main Titles [4:53]
3. Willow's Net Pal [:51]
4. Computer Geeks [7:31]
5. C.R.D. [3:11]
6. Suspicion [1:43]
7. A Blank Book [1:13]
8. Dave Points the Way [1:27]
9. Demon Story [3:05]
10. Dave's Demise [3:18]
11. No More Waiting [1:31]
12. At C.R.D. [4:09]
13. Exorcism [:59]
14. Books Vs. Computers [2:57]
15. End Titles [2:49]
Disc #3 -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season One, Episodes 9-12
1. Morgan and Sid [:13]
2. Main Titles [5:59]
3. Rehearsal [:04]
4. Emily [:46]
5. Asking Morgan [:01]
6. Morgan's Locker [2:33]
7. Buffy At Home [2:50]
8. A Live Dummy? [3:02]
9. Looking For Morgan [2:12]
10. Not Inanimate [1:12]
11. A Demon Hunter [1:07]
12. The Power Circle [5:02]
13. A Rejected Brain [2:44]
14. The Magic Act [1:21]
15. End Titles [2:07]
1. A New Kid? [:10]
2. Main Titles [4:49]
3. A New Force [:04]
4. Wendell [:47]
5. A History Test [3:17]
6. Laura Is Attacked [3:00]
7. Bad Dreams Come True [1:42]
8. Willow's Conclusion [3:46]
9. Asking Billy [4:01]
10. The Ugly Man [1:44]
11. Who Died? [1:53]
12. Facing Your Fears [1:41]
13. Waking Billy [6:28]
14. Billy's Coach [1:02]
15. End Titles [:50]
1. The Popular Ones [:10]
2. Main Titles [4:16]
3. A Beating [:04]
4. Invisible Assailant [:47]
5. A Good Vampire [5:08]
6. On Being Invisible [5:01]
7. Perceived Reality [2:56]
8. Cordelia [4:32]
9. Follow the Music [3:17]
10. At the Bronze [:25]
11. Rescue [4:24]
12. Listening [3:54]
13. Appreciation [3:53]
14. At the FBI [1:17]
15. End Titles [1:51]
1. The Master Shall Rise [3:59]
2. Main Titles [:04]
3. Xander And Buffy [2:20]
4. Apocalypse? [:16]
5. A Prediction [2:44]
6. Buffy Quits [4:09]
7. An Attack [:03]
8. Sending the Child [2:03]
9. Going After the Master [4:54]
10. Giving In [:37]
11. Going Aboveground [1:55]
12. Fighting Power [2:59]
13. The Hellmouth Demon [4:54]
14. Aftermath [2:33]
15. End Titles [:21]

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