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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2 (New Packaging) [DVD]


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  • Actors: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Stewart Head, David Boreanaz
  • Directors: Joss Whedon
  • Writers: Joss Whedon
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Oct. 2011
  • Run Time: 930 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005MX67J8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,440 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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After her death at the hands of The Master and a much needed summer vacation, Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) returns to Sunnydale strangely withdrawn and a little too eager to renew her Slayer training. She is also determined to break off her relationship with Angel. But when two new vampires, Spike and Drusilla, arrive in town, Buffy and Angel find themselves thrown even closer together as they battle this new and deadly threat. But in the end, it is a single night of passion between Angel and Buffy which proves to be even deadlier--unleashing an ancient curse that endangers not only vampire and Slayer but all of Buffy’s friends, her mother, and even her Watcher.

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At the heart of the first years of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the romance between Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar), slayer of all things evil, and hunky Angel (David Boreanaz), the tortured vampire destined to walk the earth with a soul. The second season of Buffy took the Buffy-Angel pas de deux from ecstasy to agony in a now-classic plot arc that catapulted the show from WB teen drama to true TV greatness. You see, if the cursed Angel ever experiences true happiness for a moment, he'll revert to being an evil vampire again. And guess what happens after Buffy and Angel finally declare their love for one another and consummate their relationship... Buffy found its true momentum during the second season, as geeky Xander (Nicholas Brendon) fell in love with popular girl Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter), Willow (Alyson Hannigan) gave up her crush on Xander in favour of werewolf boy Oz (Seth Green), and watcher Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) began a sweetly tentative relationship with computer teacher (and witch) Jenny Calendar (Robia LaMorte). Mayhem came to Sunnydale, though, in the form of evil vampires Drusilla (Juliet Landau) and Spike (drolly wicked James Marsters), who were more than ready to aid and abet Angel as he turned bad. It all sounds like horror-action mayhem (and there are great fight scenes), but Buffy took on its plotlines with amazing depth, intelligence, and humour. And oh, man, the love story! Buffy and Angel's tragic relationship is one of the most heartbreaking you'll ever find. Buffy's final dilemma finds her having to save the world at Angel's expense, and Gellar (who deserves a passel of Emmys for her work) is phenomenal at telegraphing Buffy's swirling conflicts between love and duty. This is some of the best TV ever made, period. --Mark Englehart

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "iluvpurple2002" on 15 Jan. 2004
Format: DVD
Many would say that the second series of BtVS is the most important and well-written. I would be inclined to agree in many ways - the season contains significant story arcs and events which are often mentioned in later seasons. The major events of this season are, obviously, the entry of Spike and Drusilla, Kendra, Ms Calendar; and the whole Angel thing which is, in my opinion, the most important storyline in Buffy history. Minor storylines are also introduced which become of more relevance in later seasons: Willow dabbles with Wicca, Xander starts to move on from Buffy and Giles is shown to feel human emotions! (No offence Giles!)
As well as being important for the serious fan's collection, Season 2 is great for the casual viewer as it provides simple entertainment as well as th plotlines, something which became more lax in the later seasons as the plot took over entirely. Brilliant stand-alone episodes include "Halloween", "The Dark Age" and "Bad Eggs".
The season is beautifully written, especially the final Buffy/Angel face-off which is very poignant and moving. A brilliant season of drama, action, comedy, sci-fi and great all-round entertainment!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Customer VINE VOICE on 14 July 2007
Format: DVD
Season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is quite possibly the best season of the bunch. While the series peters off rather a lot during its final two years the first few seasons truly remain emotionally resonant, beautiful, complicated and well written metaphors for the emotional trials of becoming an adult. Season 2 is by definition, where things get darker and more complex, this was the season that really made Buffy an unpredictably smart series. The beginning of the year starts off a little unsteady with several episodes that aren't really all that well formed. Yet despite a few shaky plots these early stories contain a lot of interaction between the main characters -- fun moments that really give the show its character-driven quality. The latter half of the season contains the best arc ever conceived in Buffyverse history with the emergence of Angelus. The season opens with 'When She Was Bad' which deals with the fallout of Buffy's momentary death in the previous year one finale; this episode, whilst not my favourite is appropriately handled and sees Buffy acting rather out of character after returning from her summer away from Sunnydale. The preceding episodes are a fun affair and help the viewer to settle back into the rhythm of the series with various episodes focusing upon certain characters. The 'Big Bads' of the season appear early on and come in the form of Drusilla and Spike, the former being a rather off-her-rocker vampire and the latter a bleached, leather wearing, cocky undead Englishman! As villains they are a lot of fun and help to shape season 2 as something unique and well constructed. However, come the end of the year things are considerably shaken up in terms of 'the Big Bads', with the appearance of Angelus.Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Burke on 18 Jun. 2001
Format: DVD
I agree with other reviewers comments about the physical nature of the set - the disks are difficult to get out of the cardboard sleeves, and you do feel as if they could get scratched (I've bought a 3rd-party wallet to hold these and my series 1 disks). As regards the quality of the images/playback, I wonder if some of it down to the fact that the original media for seasons 1 & 2 was 16mm film? - they went onto something better for the later seasons. I agree that it's not the crispest DVD I've ever seen, but it doesn't seem any worse than the series 1 disks, and is certainly better than basic TV or VHS tape.
Of course, the content is excellent - there was a freshness and fun in these early seasons that has gone in the later ones, and the acting is excellent. Nicky Brendon really found his feet in this season, they find something to do with Cordelia, and you see the first sight of occasional characters such as Jonathan. But where's Harmony?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan VINE VOICE on 12 May 2002
Format: DVD
In Season 2, Buffy the Vampire Slayer transformed from a cutesy tongue-in-cheek horror-fantasy romp into a TV milestone. Certainly, the show subsequently may have managed to equal highlights from this season but it has never managed to exceed them. Stand-out episodes are too many to mention, but the stellar quality comes from the slow-burning backplot of surprise reversals, unexpected deaths and an apocalyptic series finale. The ratcheting-up of tension, drama and moral seriousness never tips over into long-faced solemnity (as it does in later series) and the crisp, exciting storyline elicits a new calibre of performance from the young cast. This is the season that got us hooked on Buffy in the first place and it stays fresh, funny, alarming and provocative after many repeat viewings.
Cannot be praised highly enough.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Jun. 2004
Format: DVD
Season 2 is the real beginning of Buffy and has the honour of containing some of the best written, acted and made episodes of the whole series: Whats My Line parts 1 and 2; Surprise and Innocence, Passion, and the Becomings. In retrospect, which is what the majority of young fans will be watching in since they probably became fans in the later Spike years, the episodes are even sweeter with the knowledge of future seasons and episodes.
Briefly though, the reason I gave it just four stars is because every episode is not brilliant or even relevant--namely (in my opinion) Ted, Bad Eggs, and Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered. These eps and ones like them hark back to the simplistic monster of the week formula from season 1--not that this formula is bad it just doesn't compare to episodes like Becoming, Part 2.
The fact that Joss Whedon got no major awards for the writing and direction in these episodes is criminal. The way he builds up the storylines and suspense and then mixes them all into two episodes is really stunning. The episodes mentioned above contain more excitment, action, surprises and brilliant storytelling then the whole of season 4 put together, (which was the shows lowest point). The season finale, becoming parts 1 and 2, are I think the two best episodes ever. Buffy simultaneously tells Joyce who she is, gets expelled and arrested, gets kicked out of home, is lied to by Xander in a crucial moment, forges her first bond with Spike (in a hilarious scene which sees Spike sitting with Joyce in the house politely making conversation) and Buffy forced to send her boyfriend to hell.
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