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Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Season 3 (Box Set 1) [VHS] [1998]

4.9 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters
  • Writers: Joss Whedon
  • Format: Box set
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Fox
  • VHS Release Date: 12 Jun. 2000
  • Run Time: 475 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004TT5F
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,571 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Opening eleven episodes from the third season of the popular teen fantasy. In 'Anne', Buffy attempts to drag herself away from the netherworld into which she has fallen, whilst her friends continue their search for her. 'Dead Man's Party' sees Buffy receiving a cool welcome when she returns to school. 'Faith, Hope and Trick' finds Buffy teaming up with Faith, a new rival slayer, to repel the threat of Kakistos and Mr Trick. 'Beauty and the Beasts' has Oz suspected of mauling one of his friends during one of his werewolf transformations. 'Homecoming' sees a number of conflicts come to a head as the school year draws to a close. 'Band Candy' finds Buffy suffering from a bout of exam stress, whilst Sunnydale's adult population take a collective odd turn after eating some highly unusual candy. In 'Revelations', Giles is assessed by Faith's new Watcher, while Buffy's secret finally comes out: Angel is back in town. 'Lover's Walk' finds the romantic complications which have developed between Spike and Drusilla overshadowed by Buffy's decision to stop seeing Angel. 'The Wish' has Cordelia blame Buffy for her various troubles, only to need her help when she unwittingly unleashes a demon upon herself. 'Amends' sees Christmas being celebrated in a distinctly unfestive fashion, as Buffy and Giles attempt to find out why Angel has been sent back to Earth. And finally, 'Gingerbread' finds Willow taking the blame for the deaths of two young children.

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Action-packed Season Three develops major characters and plot lines brewing over the last couple of years (see below). The Mayor, this season's major baddie, wants to become an invincible demon by slaughtering everyone at Sunnydale High's graduation ceremony, but he's going to torture them all by giving his speech first. Bad-girl vampire-slayer Faith wants to best Buffy and gets ever more rotten. Angel comes back from hell but isn't sure what to do about his girlfriend. Willow meets her evil gay vampire duplicate from another dimension. Xander loses his virginity, but still has to contemplate his essential uselessness. Cordelia gets less whiny and has to work in a dress-shop when her father becomes bankrupt. Giles wears tweed and drinks tea, though it is revealed that he used to be a warlock and in a punk band. Besides the soap opera, there are monsters, curses, and vampires (inevitably). --Kim Newman


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By A Customer on 11 Jun. 2000
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This series really does the entire show juctice. I didn't know what to expect and whether they could carry it on without running out of ideas. But, it really works. Buffy is exposed little by little, enticing you to watch each episode, Willow and Xander prove to just as brilliant characters. Cordelia provides just that little bit of sarcasm and wit that is needed. And, well Oz, he is a perfect compliment to Willow, proving that new characters do not spoil the show. Angel lingers in the background and this is the only aspect that needs pointing out, since I feel there was a lot of room for Angel to develop as a character. with Giles still in his books and being the loveable bumbling character he is, the whole box set is just so great. First class acting! I can't wait for the conclusion of the series.
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By A Customer on 22 Sept. 2000
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American TV is strange isn't it? On the one hand there are syrupy shows that balk at the idea of anything that falls outside the middle class values of the "American Dream" and are restrained by a curious desire to puncutate every episode with moral lecturing. On the other hand there are the shows like "Friends," "Third Rock From The Sun" and "Sienfeld" which are witty, left-of- centre takes on the humour in "out of the ordinary" characters and situations without being tied to any particular point or message. Buffy is an enchanting and unusual mix of both of these approaches. The show is equal parts irreverant celebration and inspiring morality tales. Who wouldn't like to be as level headed, confident and brave as Buffy whilst being so buttoned-nosed cute? This show has everything: beautiful clothes, beautiful peaople!, atmospheric sets, wicked effects and makeup, funny one-liners, characters of depth, pacey writing, cool music and above all a sophistication which suprises you everytime, given that this is a Network US TV show aimed at teenagers. I can't believe it took me so long to discover and if you're experience of Buffydom is limited to the motion picture do not prejudge - this is an entirely different creature (excuse the pun.) The third series introduces "Faith" a rival slayer who initially aids Buffy before her descent into evil. This is perhaps the single most convincing aspect of this series because she is not the usual cartoon version of an evil persona. Her attraction to evil is given a believable reason and because of this her redemption always seems possible. In fact the portrayal of the character is such that even at her baddest, Faith's eyes betray the fact that she realy wants to be saved.Read more ›
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This is the series where it all comes together. The plots are razor sharp, the characters have all come into their own, and the whole mythology is fantastically realised. The initially scarcely believable menace of the mayor develops throughout the series, with his obsession with cleanliness and courtesy, and soft spot for Faith giving a strange counterpoint to the ultimate evil he is set on becoming. Xander is, as usual, pure comedy, but provides a genuinely moving moment when he sorts out Cordelia's dress for the prom. Buffy and Angel continue their on/off, pleasure/pain relationship before a final resolution, and Willow remains the nicest, fittest ginger haired girl on the face of the planet (in my humble opinion). Whatever your reasons for watching it, just make sure that you do, or you're missing some of the best entertainment out there. It may not be big, it may not be clever, but it's damned enjoyable. See you in Sunnydale!
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By A Customer on 1 Aug. 2000
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Most Buffy fans at one time or another get the mickey taken out of them because Buffy is dismissed as a 'Power Rangers' type show. This is soooo not true! In my opinion, it is the best there is on TV. In Season Two, there were many stand alone episodes such as 'Innocence' and 'Becoming'.Many count these as the best ever Buffy. It would be difficult to top Season Two, but this series manages! We now have a more mature Buffy who is starting to accept her duties, and all of her friends have grown and matured, too. Look at Willow, in Season One, she was petrified of vampires, but in this season she can hold her own with them, and other villains, too. This is one of the great things with Buffy - it constantly develops rather than find a formula that works and stick with it. An example of this is my favourite character, Faith. She is introduced this Season and certainly shakes things up. Her character is new and fresh, and she also constantly develops.This is one of the features of Buffy - it constantly grows up with the viewers. This box set sets up the new season brilliantly, and with so many new charcters and plotlines, you'll be just begging for the next set!
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By A Customer on 4 Jun. 2000
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well if you have enjoyd the first two seasons of buffy teh nyou will definitly enjoy the third its full of passion, exitment and the odd bit of halarity and there are also some real tear jurking moments but all teh tears are worth it, plus i mean you get to see David Boreanazes ass, rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Season Three starts of with a bang continuing where season two left off. Buffy stared deep into the abyss having sent Angel to hell and her mother finding out she was a slayer, But this season kicks off with the introduction of a new slayer called Faith a firey young promising slayer. After many good episodes you will see the eventual turn around of Faith and buffy must go head to head with her. During this Buffy must take on the towns major who is hell bent on becoming immortle and he does. This is Angels's last season after this he moves to LA and has his own series,Along with Cordy.
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