Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Complete Fourth Season

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Complete Fourth Season

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Director: David Grossman, David Soloman, James A. Contner

Cast: David Grossman, David Soloman, David Solomon, James A. Contner

     
 
This box set contains all 22 episodes from the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary on a handful of the episodes,

Overview

This box set contains all 22 episodes from the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary on a handful of the episodes, five different featurettes on the making of the film, a still photo gallery, and scripts for some of the episodes. This is an outstanding set for fans of the show.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Cree McCree
Season 4
When Angel Season 1 came out on DVD, fans had one small beef. They thought it should have been co-released with Buffy Season 4 in order to savor the crossover episodes between Angel (David Boreanaz) and the Slayer (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Well, the wait is over: The pair's doomed erotic reunion on Angel is foreshadowed by the "Pangs" Angel suffers on Buffy. And in a season marked by change, Buffy's vampire soul mate was far from her only loss. Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) also decamped to the spin-off. The werewolf Oz became an endangered species when Seth Green opted to make movies. Even Sunnydale High was left behind as Buffy and Willow entered college. Yet despite all these changes -- ­­and a weak central arc involving an X-Files-style cabal of covert government demon hunters­­ -- Season 4 delivered some of Buffy's best-ever episodes. Top of the list are "Hush," a dark fairy tale in which demons steal voices to silence screams; and "Restless," the season finale, which plants clues for the future in the REM movements of interlocking dreams. Both were written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon, whose pithy commentary digs deeper than on previous DVD releases. Seth Green has a last hurrah in the poignant "New Moon Rising," while the witty Buffy-and-Faith two-parter gives new meaning to the term "body double." Season 4 also boasts what many consider two of Buffy's worst-ever episodes: "Beer Bad" and "Where the Wild Things Are," both set (where else?) at frat-house parties. The Slayer gets a little sloppy, but hey, freshmen will be freshmen.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2003
UPC:
0024543070023
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
16:30:00

Special Features

Disc 1: "The Freshman" (10/5/99), "Living Conditions" (10/12/99), "The Harsh Light of Day" (10/19/99), and "Fear Itself" (10/26/99); script for "Fear Itself." Disc 2: "Beer Bad" (11/2/99), "Wild at Heart" (11/9/99), "The Initiative" (11/16/99), and "Pangs" (11/23/99); commentary for "The Initiative" by writer Doug Petrie and for "Wild at Heart" by Joss Whedon, Marti Noxon, and Seth Green. Disc 3: "Something Blue" (11/30/99), "Hush" (12/14/99), "Doomed" (1/18/00); featurettes "Hush," "Spike Me," "Oz Revelations: A Full Moon," "Buffy, Inside the Music" and "The Sets Of Sunnydale;" commentary for "Hush" by Joss Whedon; script for "Hush;" cast bios. Disc 4: "A New Man" (1/25/00), "The 'I' in Team" (2/8/00), "Goodbye Iowa" (2/15/00), and "This Year's Girl" (2/22/00); commentary for "This Year's Girl" by Doug Petrie. Disc 5: "Who Are You?" (2/29/00), "Superstar" (4/4/00); "Where the Wild Things Are" (4/25/00), and "New Moon Rising" (5/2/00); commentary for "Superstar" by Jane Espenson; script for "Who Are You?" Disc Six: "The Yoko Factor" (5/9/00), "Primeval" (5/16/00), and "Restless" (5/23/00); featurette: "Season 4 Overview;" commentary for "Primeval" by writers David Fury and James A. Cotner, and "Restless" by Joss Whedon; photo gallery.

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc One
1. Grave Preparations
2. Main Titles
3. A Whole New World
4. Bracing Introductions
5. Tough Teachers
6. Lost and Found
7. Dirty Work
8. Gentleman of Leisure
9. Bloody Sunday
10. You Can't Go Home Again
11. The Boy Is Back in Town
12. Frat Freaks
13. Reunited
14. Back in the Saddle
15. Better Late Than Never/End Credits
1. Ironing Out the Relationship
2. Up for Challenges/Main Titles
3. Walkers and Stalkers
4. Sweat Talk
5. Jeepers Peepers
6. New Friends, Old Friends
7. Roommate Tension
8. Dream Girls
9. Share Time
10. Nerve-Racking
11. Murder on the Mind
12. Friendly Trap
13. Face Off
14. Soul Survivor
15. Buffy's Big Issues/End Credits
1. Starting Over
2. Disharmony/Main Titles
3. No Regrets
4. An Old Demon Flame
5. Necking
6. Spike's Point
7. Party Disfavor
8. Let's Get It On
9. Making Choices
10. The Morning After
11. Discoveries
12. The Waiting
13. The Letdown
14. A Gem of a Fight
15. Lonely Girls/End Credits
1. Halloween Blues/Main Titles
2. Cafeteria Chat
3. Party Preparations
4. Making a Date
5. Buffy and the Professor
6. Symbolic Power
7. Sew Sweet
8. Dressing the Parts
9. Real Horrors
10. Fighting Mad
11. Changes
12. Spelling Mistake
13. Party Crashers
14. Facing Their Fears
15. Light Fright/End Credits
Side #2 -- Disc Two
1. The Pleasure Principle/Main Titles
2. Hey, Bartender
3. The Future
4. Song Struck
5. Beer Is Evil
6. Stupefaction
7. An Angry Friend
8. Monkey Boys
9. A Hairy Situation
10. The Beer Man
11. Primitive Man
12. Cave Slayer
13. Fire Bad
14. Another Choice
15. Unforgiven/End Credits
1. The Big Bad/Main Titles
2. A Cool Watcher
3. Good Morning
4. Jealous Again
5. One Teacher, Two Creatures
6. Werewolf Groupie
7. Weirdness With Willow
8. A Friendly Ear
9. The Trouble With Oz
10. Teardrops Will Fall
11. Buffy on the Case
12. A Plan to Save Her Man
13. Animals Kill
14. A Worried Slayer
15. A Final Solution/End Credits
1. Buffy on the Brain/Main Titles
2. Sketchy Enemy
3. Vampire Cellmate
4. No Exceptions
5. Riley's Realization
6. Break Out
7. A Reluctant Accomplice
8. Welcome Home
9. Fighting Like a Girl
10. Frat Boys by Day
11. Spike Hunt
12. Getting in Each Other's Way
13. Unable to Perform
14. Smoke Out
15. The Buffy Project/End Credits
1. What a Difference a Slayer Makes/Main Titles
2. Man at Work
3. A Yam Plan
4. Sick Behavior
5. Angelic Visitor
6. Homeward Bound
7. Vengeance
8. Gather for the Feast
9. Tending to a Friend
10. Surprise Guest
11. The World According to Spike
12. A Spirited Attack
13. Under Siege
14. Grin and Bear It
15. A Fine Meal/End Credits
Side #3 -- Disc Three
1. A Puzzling Girl/Main Titles
2. The English Patient
3. Lost Girl
4. Drive My Car
5. How Do You Spell Pain?
6. Scary Sight
7. Seeking Truth and Freedom
8. A Proposal She Can't Refuse
9. Mr. Wrong
10. Wedding Day Blues
11. Willow's Will Be Done
12. Demonic Convergence
13. Demon in the Making
14. Apology Cookies
15. Just Kidding/End Credits
1. Dream Demonstration/Main Titles
2. Private Issues
3. Witchy Women
4. Coming Clean
5. New Houseguests
6. Speechless
7. Counter Measures
8. Sounds of Silence
9. Silent Partners
10. Demonic Plan
11. Thieves of Hearts
12. Silent Action
13. Sisters in Arms
14. Box of Pain
15. Time to Talk/End Credits
1. The Best Policy/Main Titles
2. Roommates
3. Pressing Questions
4. Party Pooper
5. Death and Despair
6. The Big Drip
7. An Eye for Danger
8. Buffy's Final Answer
9. Two Teams, One Target
10. Spike's Solution
11. Straight Sweet Talk
12. Geeks and Demon Freaks
13. Back to School
14. Blown Cover
15. Not the End of the World/End Credits
Side #4 -- Disc Four
1. A Surprise Interruption
2. A Man of Maturity
3. A Place of His Own
4. Talking Shop
5. Tough Times for Giles
6. An Old Colleague
7. Fighting and Drinking
8. Synchronicity
9. Rude Awakening
10. Unlikely Allies
11. Desperately Seeking Giles
12. Desperately Seeking Ethan
13. Undo Unto Others
14. It's in the Eyes
15. A But Face/End Credits
1. A Boost for Xander/Main Titles
2. Making an Impression
3. Payback's a Bitch
4. Through the Looking Glass
5. Restricted
6. Life of Riley
7. Question and Annoy
8. Hostile 17
9. Lovers and Fighters
10. Cry for Help
11. Soldier Boy
12. Tracing Spike
13. View to a Kill
14. Passing Her Screen Test
15. Walsh's Last Stand/End Credits
1. Why Me?/Main Titles
2. Disbeliever
3. A Real Monster
4. Crash Pad
5. Arousing Suspicion
6. Ignoring Orders
7. Trying to Apologize
8. Searching for Sanity
9. Comforting the Sick
10. Mistresses of Mist
11. Behind Enemy Lines
12. Doctor Feelbad
13. Flawed Design
14. Punching the Spike
15. Some Alone Time/End Credits
1. Regaining Faith
2. Blast Off
3. Fragile Family
4. Barefoot in the Park
5. Studying Biology
6. Reawakening
7. The Gray Area
8. Losing Faith
9. Spy Girl
10. Slayer Reunion
11. Teaming Up
12. Message From Beyond
13. Growing Concern
14. A Mother of a Problem
15. Transference Occurrence/End Credits
Side #5 -- Disc Five
1. Buffy or Not?/Main Titles
2. Not the Real Thing
3. In With the Out Crowd
4. Charged Up
5. Something Amiss
6. Bar Wars
7. Lower Council
8. Bronze Mettle
9. Acceptable Loss
10. Role Reversal
11. Witch Intervention
12. Get Up and Go
13. Faith in Buffy
14. A Place to Prey
15. Miss Understanding/End Credits
1. In Need of Assistance/Main Titles
2. A Surprise Guest
3. Playing Games
4. Be Like Jonathan
5. Tactic Master
6. Silky Serenade
7. Girl in Distress
8. Awake and Aware
9. Living the Lie
10. Hero Worship
11. Raising Doubts
12. Spike Pigeon
13. World Without Buffy
14. At the Abyss
15. Working Things Out/End Credits
1. In Her Sights/Main Titles
2. Good Humor
3. Working Together
4. Light My Fire
5. Scaring and Sharing
6. Missing Their Powers
7. Hands-On Fun
8. Party Pooper
9. Spinning Out of Control
10. Rocking the House
11. Behind Blue Eyes
12. Pure Old Woman
13. Spirit Solution
14. Watered Down
15. Guilty Pleasure/End Credits
1. A New Cat/Main Titles
2. Return of Oz
3. Phoning It In
4. A New Man
5. Holding Back
6. First Morning Fight
7. A New Feeling
8. Change in the Air
9. Wolf Down
10. A Caged Man
11. An Offer of Help
12. Soldier of Love
13. Showing Initiative
14. Fugitives
15. The Last Goodbye/End Credits
Side #6 -- Disc Six
1. Generally Speaking/Main Titles
2. Getting Motivated
3. Partial Disclosure
4. Free Watcher
5. Drama Kitten
6. Sneaky Guys
7. Forrest Fired Up
8. Trouble Making
9. Military Distress
10. Man to Man
11. Angel's Apology
12. Breaking Up the Scoobys
13. You're Still the One
14. Judging Buffy
15. The Betrayer/End Credits
1. Part Brothers/Main Titles
2. Chips of Fools
3. The Morning After
4. Xander's Blues
5. A Mother of a Plan
6. Cave Talk
7. Born Again
8. Reunited
9. Hanging in There
10. A Fragile Partnership
11. Hostile Activity
12. The Final Phase
13. Chip Away
14. Inner Power
15. Official Termination/End Credits
1. Main Titles
2. U.S. Blackmail
3. Willow Writes Back
4. Drama Dream
5. Play Time
6. Strange Seduction
7. Sandboxed In
8. The Back of the Truck
9. Xander's Apocalypse
10. Giles' Vision
11. Rock Revelation
12. If Walls Could Talk
13. Taking Over
14. The First Slayer
15. Back to Reality

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Complete Fourth Season 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why would Buffy fans recommend the undistinguished Fourth Season Boxset? They want to make sure that enough people buy it so the later and much improved seasons get their own boxsets as well. This reviewer is a Buffy fan who has seen every episode so far. The big problem with season 4 is Buffy's new boyfriend, Riley. I couldn't wait for him to die a gruesome death. It was indisputably difficult to create a better boyfriend for Buffy than Angel, but the character of Riley is dopey, dorky, and insincere. The acting of Marcus Blucas doesn't live up to the standard of the other principals on Buffy. His expression ranges from puppy-dog-eyed to beaten-puppy-dog-eyed. The Buffy powers-that-be did realize how bad a boyfriend he was, so they axed him partway through season 5 (and he didn't even receive the honor of a gruesome death). They realized that only one character could have some worthiness as a Buffy-boyfriend successor to Angel. Although there are some good episodes in season 4, they're not worth buying the box set. The fact that ''Hush'' was the only Emmy-nominated episode of Buffy should tell you that it was not a typical episode, and one episode is not worth buying the whole season. Re-runs of Buffy are currently playing on FX, two per weeknight; at that rate, they'll complete the whole series every two or three months. Record the good episodes yourself or ask a fellow Buffy fan. Don't bother buying the Buffy Fourth Season Boxset.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Season 4 of Buffy is not one of their better seasons but all buffy episodes are good. If you like all the other seasons its worth buying season 4 because the next seasons wont make sense without it. All Buffy The Vampire Slayer box sets are a necessary part of life. I would highly reccomend it especially if youve never watched the show.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey, i never liked Riley that much either but still the 4th season ROCKED!! I mean its Buffy for cryin' out loud. So disreguard the guy ahead of me and buy the Boxset its definately worth the money. I'm workin' on gettin' every season on DVD (as they come out of course) ~*Laura*~ (Spike's biggest fan)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Season 4 was a little awkward as the Scooby gang adjusted to changes and moved from high school to college life. ''Restless'' and ''Hush'' capture Joss Whedon's brilliance. ''This Year's Girl'' and ''Who Are You'' allow the Slayers (Buffy and Faith) to play and shine. ''Superstar'' and ''Something Blue'' are just plain fun. ''The Harsh Light of Day,'' ''Pangs,'' and ''The Yoko Factor'' are important for understanding season one of ANGEL. And although it isn't a great episode, ''Beer Bad'' definitely captures the best of us at our worst.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Riley is buffy's new boyfriend in season 4. He makes Angel look like Romeo. This season also has the villan named Adam. This character is so bogus! Spike is the only good thing about Season 4. I do not recommend it at all. Just wait until Season 5 comes out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
you have to get the fourth season. this season is okay,but you will enjoy it. if you have not watched buffy, start watching it now. i promise you will love it!if you do not have the 1,2, and 3 ones, get those too. you will like them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While the fourth season isn't the best, (mainly due to Riley and the fact that Buffy and Spike don't hook up) it's still very, very important season to have. Any Buffy fan should have this one and all the rest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ALL BUFFY EPISODES RULE! RILEY IS CUTE AND MAKES THE SEASON UNIQUE, SO DISREGARD THOSE COMMENTS BY CERTAIN PEOPLE WHO DON'T APPRECIATE BUFFY. I WOULD RECOMMEND BUFFY: SEASON 4 FOR ALL TRUE BUFFY FANS! IT'S A GREAT SEASON!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't like Riley's downfall but I loved Riley! The episode ''Hush'' is one of the best ever! If not the best. Though Adam may have been a little flat, the way he was defeated was very cool. Let's face it all the foes are a little flat. It's the Scoobies that make the show. Tera was really great too. I really enjoyed season 4 as with all other seasons. Though the first two seasons were the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, personally loved season 4, it shows a lot more of Willow and I felt that she deserved that. It also showed that she DOES have friends besides from the Scoobie's and that let her become more sociable, letting her meet Tara. I love the episode Hush, also. Overall, i believe that this season shows a much needed growth within all of the characters. They have graduated from high school and are ready to change their lives to get ready for College life as UCS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After Seasons 1-3, this is probably one of the most disappointing seasons that ever came out. This is the season where i stopped watching religiously after i'd become hooked. The Hush Episode is pretty cool, and there are a few other good shows. I think the weak point is that buffy became entangled with another male character. There also tended to be a lot of dark brooding, which is pretty annoying when the thing i loved about buffy was her light hearted unbeatable attitude. Personally, i think this DVD set is a must have for the hardcore fan who enjoyed season 4, or for those who wish to continue their DVD collections. If you want a good introduction to Buffy, the early seasons are a much better choice. Luckily buffy eventually moved out of this gloomy out look, and away from riley, but that came a season and a half later. True i'll buy this regardless, but the average buyer should be aware.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How anyone can think that season 4 wasn't good, is beyond me. I truly am a fan, but do you not know what's in store for this show? This is the last season before annoying little Dawn comes in. And once the show hits UPN after season 5, it's all downhill. For those of you just tuning into Buffy, enjoy this season. It's one of the best. Don't forget to check out season 1 of Angel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall, season 4 was one of the best, it surpassed the first three seasons on so many levels, watching every character grow and change so much! Finally!(no offense to Angel), Buffy dated someone with a reflection!, Xander, odd jobs can't be that bad, but you have Anya so it's ok. Willow!, my favourite character, you let Oz go and foud Tara, i think it's great that you explored more than just your majick skills this season with her! Riley, super cute! lol,but overall, this season showed change and growth that was needed to show the difference from high school and giant snakes, to college and the initiave!.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey guys, This season is awesome, it is the best!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Season Four has always been one of the more underrated seasons of Buffy The Vampire Slayer-- alot happens in this season Buffy meets Riley, Willow meets Tara in the classic episode ''Hush'', Faith returns in ''This Years Girl/Who Are You'', and the Big Bad for the season is Adam (whose origins are tied to season three if you read the comic books of Buffy--FYI-the spirit of the Mayor from season 3 possesses a demon and attacks the human soldier Adam thus beginning Maggie Walsh's desperate attempt to revive and save him--the season finale is easily on the best episodes ever (''Restless''). Season Four is simply on the best seasons this show had. For the first five seasons Buffy was brilliant!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
hehehe go GLRs go!!!! buffy rox
Guest More than 1 year ago
While season 4 was definitley my least favorite season (Riley annoyed me do no end, and I never accepted Tara because I still believe Willow was meant to be with Oz), it was still an excellent season. If all other Buffy years were 5 stars, Season 4 was a 4 star, not a 1 star or anything. Season 5 is the best, Glory was the coolest villian ever, but highlights like Hush make season 4 completley worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While some fans don't rank this as high as other seasons, there simply can be no argument that the characters' grow more in this season than any other. Add to that that Hush, Something Blue and Restless are far far FAR beoyond usual Tv fare in terms of quality. Do not miss this season, it brilliantly captures not only the pangs of growing up and going to college, but some of the best writing and acting ever put on the small screen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The fourth season ,in my opinion,was one of the best seasons. I already own seasons 1,2, & 3,and can't wait till season 4 is released! Season 4 is a MUST HAVE if you're a buffy fan. Best epiosodes are ''Hush'' ''Restless'' ''New Moon Rising'' and ''Fear,Itself.'' I'm just counting the days till season 5 comes out,which in my opinion is the ultimate BEST season of buffy EVER!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This season finds the Scooby Gang going to college. Xander branches out and becomes a contractor and his relationship with Anya solidifies itself. The characters expand and mature. The coolest episode was ''HUSH''. Spike receiving the chip in his head was excellant. Buffy needed someone in the future to love her like Angel loved her. Willow exploring her other side with Tara made the show more adult. Season three is by far the best and Season Seven would be second.
Guest More than 1 year ago
buffy hasn't been the same ever since Angel left. I REALLY REALLY hate Riley!!! i don't like Tara cause Willow is meant to be with OZ. This was Not the best season.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Riley is the worst ever!!! I loved Angel and I loved OZ. I hate Riley, how did he last so long? All and all this was the worst season but it did have some good points. Even if it is the worst season I'm sill getting it . I LOVE BUFFY!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Dad and I are HUGE buffy fans!!!!! we alrady own seasons 1 through 3 and have been savoring our last disk in our season 3 DVD collection. Season 4 is one of my favorite seasons because it takes you through the Gangs freshman year of collage experences, and beileve me they are not the normal things a person would come across in their first year in collage! The series is such a great sucess and it has its own speical charm & humor. Iam sad to see it end but I cant wait to own the whole series on DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the best seasons ever and i highly recomend it. every character went though so many changes and so much growth and i also love the episode where buffy turns into a beer goof. great season!!!!!!love it to death
Guest More than 1 year ago
I own all of the Buffy seasons 1-3. I cannot wait for season 4. My favorite episode was ''Hush''. IF you have never seen any of Buffy, then you have to check out season 4. After you watch a few episodes, you may get a little lost. So I recommend that you go and purchase seasons 1 through 3 so you can catch up on the game. I first started watching Buffy through reruns and after watching a few episodes, I got hooked. Sadly, Buffy is no longer and I am anxious to see if it hits the Big Screen. I think Joss Whedon is creative and very talented. His episodes have proven this.