Watch now



or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Amazon Add to Cart
10.77
HarriBella.... Add to Cart
11.60
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Slayer Collection (Giles) [DVD] [1998]

Anthony Stewart Head , Sarah Michelle Gellar    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
Price: 9.20 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 2 left in stock.
Sold by best_value_entertainment and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, 23 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Amazon Family members enjoy 20% off every delivery of nappies. Join today to get your discount, as well as a free trial of Amazon Prime and access to exclusive offers and discounts.


Frequently Bought Together

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Slayer Collection (Giles) [DVD] [1998] + Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Slayer Collection (Xander) [DVD] [1998] + Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Slayer Collection (Spike) [DVD]
Price For All Three: 16.53

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Actors: Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Dutch, English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Nov 2004
  • Run Time: 195 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000260QQK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,964 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

A collection of four Giles episodes from the teen fantasy series. 'The Dark Age' sees Giles's (Anthony Stewart Head) past in danger of being revealed when he is linked to a murder. 'Passion' sees Jenny (Robia LaMorte) attempting to put things right with Giles. 'A New Man' has Giles transformed into a demon after a night out with Ethan Rayne (Robin Sachs). Finally, 'Lies My Parents Told Me' reveals secrets about Spike's relationship with his mother.


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
"The Slayer Collection" was a British invention that put together a series of four episodes for each of the major characters on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Of course, fans of the show already have all seven seasons on DVD so we hardly need to pick up any of these specialty discs, but there is still the academic question of whether or not they did an adequate job of selecting the right four episodes for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Slayer Collection: Giles."
"The Dark Age" is an early second season episode that starts off with a demon that possesses bodies coming to Sunnydale as it tracks down anyone representing a particular Etruscan tattoo. The latest corpse turns out to be someone from Giles' past and the tattoo is revealed to be the Mark of Eyghon, a demon that Giles and Ethan Rayne worshipped when they were young punks. Now Eyghon is making the rounds killing everybody in the old gang and Giles and Ethan are last on the list. Then, just to make things interesting, Eyghon takes over Jenny's body. If you think this causes problems for her relationship with Giles, then wait for the next episode on this DVD.
"Passion" from later on in the second season is probably my favorite Giles episode containing three memorable moments. The first is when Giles discovers that Angelus has killed Jenny Calendar and left her in his bed, the second is when Giles launches an assault on Angelus at the warehouse, and the third is when Buffy knocks some sense into her Watcher and tells him that she cannot do this without him.
"A New Man" from Season 4 is when Ethan Rayne returns to Sunnydale, talks Giles into going out for a beer, and turns the former Watcher into a Fyarl demon.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cordelia not Giles 3 Nov 2004
the cover on the disk is wrong it is cordelia that is on the disk. the cover and the picture on the disk both say Giles. But it is a mistake.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How many times can Ethan Rayne cause problems for Giles? Half the time on this DVD. 16 Dec 2005
By Lawrance M. Bernabo - Published on Amazon.com
"The Slayer Collection" was a British invention that put together a series of four episodes for each of the major characters on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Of course, fans of the show already have all seven seasons on DVD so we hardly need to pick up any of these specialty discs, but there is still the academic question of whether or not they did an adequate job of selecting the right four episodes for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Slayer Collection: Giles."

"The Dark Age" is an early second season episode that starts off with a demon that possesses bodies coming to Sunnydale as it tracks down anyone representing a particular Etruscan tattoo. The latest corpse turns out to be someone from Giles' past and the tattoo is revealed to be the Mark of Eyghon, a demon that Giles and Ethan Rayne worshipped when they were young punks. Now Eyghon is making the rounds killing everybody in the old gang and Giles and Ethan are last on the list. Then, just to make things interesting, Eyghon takes over Jenny's body. If you think this causes problems for her relationship with Giles, then wait for the next episode on this DVD.

"Passion" from later on in the second season is probably my favorite Giles episode containing three memorable moments. The first is when Giles discovers that Angelus has killed Jenny Calendar and left her in his bed, the second is when Giles launches an assault on Angelus at the warehouse, and the third is when Buffy knocks some sense into her Watcher and tells him that she cannot do this without him.

"A New Man" from Season 4 is when Ethan Rayne returns to Sunnydale, talks Giles into going out for a beer, and turns the former Watcher into a Fyarl demon. Those are the ones that are very strong and have a paralyzing hard-as-rock mucous (but no sizzling eye beams). Unfortunately Buffy things that this particular Fyarl demon has done something to Giles so she is hunting him down and Giles has to turn to Spike, who happens to speak Fyarl, for help.

"Lies My Parents Told Me" comes from the show's final season and to my way of thinking is more of a Spike episode. Giles returns to Sunnydale with news that he found a way of removing the trigger that causes Spike to do bad things. While Spike flashes back to 1880, just before Drusilla turned him into a vampire, Principal Wood reveals to Giles that his mother Nikki was one of the Slayers killed by Spike. Giles tries to keep Buffy diverted while Wood goes after Spike, but she catches on and ends up turning her back on Giles, so it has some minor importance but not enough to be in the top four for Giles.

That last one is the obvious one to replace in this quartet and I would think that "Helpless" from Season Four (a.k.a. "Giles Gets Fired") is the obvious one to substitute here to most easily justifying bumping the rating up to a legitimate five stars. I think they made a conscious decision not just do all Ethan and Giles episodes, because having "Halloween," where we first learn about Giles good old Ripper days, and "Band Candy," where Giles goes back to being Ripper, could make sense here as well. Giles goes back to England for most of the last couple of seasons so the pickings are rather slim there and his surprise appearance at the end of "Two to Go" is a great moment but the one line hardly constitutes a "Giles" episode.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xb443a0a8)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback