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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brief History of 3 Key Buffy Characters!
This is a fantastic little set, which contains some of my favourite Buffy episodes ("I Only Have Eyes For You", "Doppelgangland", "Wild At Heart"). If you can't afford the series boxsets, then this is an excellent way to bide your time whilst saving... 3 discs - each dedicated to a key Buffy character and containing 4 key episodes for each, which span across the...
Published on 15 Sep 2004 by Elle

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars missing episode!
I recently bought the 1st part of series 7 on video. On the whole this is fantastic although it is probably overall my least favourite series of BTVS. HOWEVER! I have an episode missing... it skips straight from 'Bring on the Night' to 'Potential', missing out 'Showtime'. Is my version a one-off? Be careful when you buy and make sure you check before handing over any...
Published on 30 Oct 2003


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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brief History of 3 Key Buffy Characters!, 15 Sep 2004
This is a fantastic little set, which contains some of my favourite Buffy episodes ("I Only Have Eyes For You", "Doppelgangland", "Wild At Heart"). If you can't afford the series boxsets, then this is an excellent way to bide your time whilst saving... 3 discs - each dedicated to a key Buffy character and containing 4 key episodes for each, which span across the seasons.
The boxset packaging is rather simple and unimaginative (no fancy foldout designs nor informative episode guide as with the standard series sets) but for the price and considering the great array of episodes you get, it is easy to let it slide. The Special Features section seemingly doesn't have much to offer (only a Character Profile and a DVD Trailer) but the Character Profile features a range of clips from all seasons and interviews with the actors and writers, which is much better than the screen bio that I was expecting!
All in all, thoroughly recommended - enjoy a selection of Willow, Spike and Angel's finest Buffy moments at a fraction of the usual boxset cost!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beginning of the end..., 16 July 2003
Buffy the Vampire Slayer has probably surpassed many people's expectations as TV series - despite having a small audience, the show and its stars have become modern pop culture icons. Last year they grew up, dealt with sex, death and addicition. As this season starts, all the characters must come to terms with their demons.
Buffy is now training Dawn, and gets a job as a student counsellor; Xander gets all professional and successful; Willow learns to cope with her power; Anya struggles to get into the vengeance game again; and Spike is insane in the basement.
Season Seven is the shows most consistently entertaining season since Season Three. The re-building of Sunnydale High, the return of the Hellmouth and the re-introduction of standalone stories gives it a back to basics feel. This is quick-witted stuff, never failing to be dramatic or emotional, but always keeping the cheeky humour. The first 11 episodes set up what will become the seasons main story arc, involving the re-opening of the Hellmouth. There are some dark hints, building to pretty horrific clues, about what exactly the Scooby gang will be facing at the end of the season.
There isn't a single episode in this collection that I would call less than "very good". The show has wavered in the past, but here, Buffy's on top form. Single best episode from this collection? Possibly Selfless - Buffy and Anya come to blows, with Anya being a murdering demon and all.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars missing episode!, 30 Oct 2003
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I recently bought the 1st part of series 7 on video. On the whole this is fantastic although it is probably overall my least favourite series of BTVS. HOWEVER! I have an episode missing... it skips straight from 'Bring on the Night' to 'Potential', missing out 'Showtime'. Is my version a one-off? Be careful when you buy and make sure you check before handing over any money!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Season 7 missing episode!, 14 July 2003
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Please note that this is not a review about the quality of the actual episodes (as they are better than ever), I bought this box set today (14/07/03) and have just gotten to the last episode which is supposed to be "Showtime", however it seems that someone has fudded up here because that episode is completely missing and as a result the next episode "potential" is now in its place (Potential should be on the next box set). As a result of this there is a gaping plot hole that is ruined by the intro to "potential" which shows how "Showtime" ends as well as the introduction of more S.I.T.s to the show and the rescue of Spike! I hope it's only the box set I have but it seems someone has messed up big time! (The episodes are still cool though)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Classic Episodes, 27 Oct 2001
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This video contains some of, if not THE most important epiodes of series three. In Helpless, Buffy is tested by the watchers council, locked up in a house with an insane vampire. However things get out of hand as the vampire breaks loose, and althouigh its obvious who wins, the outcome will shape the future of the slayer. The Zeppo sees the gang face their 4th aprocalypse while Xander has a lot of personal growing to do. While they leave him out of the battle to protect him, he gets himself involved with the undead - and nearly becomes one..... Bad Girls and Consequences see Buffy and Faith fnally go over the edge, Faiths bad attitude finally getting to Buffy. While out on a wild night of robbery and assulting policemen, Faith makes a tragic mistake. The concequences shake the scoobies world, and by the end of what is essentially a two parter, nothing will ever be thge same again.
These superb episodes are some of the best writing there has ever been on Buffy. If you havent seen this, you need to, not only to fill in the gaps in your viewing, but also because the events in this video shape the future of Buffy, the repurcussions of what happens here still reaching into season 5. A Must buy for ANY Buffy Fans!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb, 23 Nov 2000
The second video of the first season which includes the episode 'the pack' were Xander and some others are turned into hyenas and end up eating the principal. It also includes the episode 'Angel' were Buffy realises she is in love with Angel.I think these are some of the best episodes from this season .
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Back to the Hellmouth..., 3 Jun 2003
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These first 11 episodes of Buffy Season 7 begin what is the most focused and consistent series of the most talked-about show of the last 7 years.
Eshewing the 'darkness' of the sixth season, Buffy Season 7, Part 1 goes 'right back to the beginning' in terms of story, style, comedy and nail-biting action. A new Sunnydale High School complete with a mysterious new principal, a new and seemingly unimproved soulful Spike, a magic-wary Willow and the hilarious comedy duo of Xander and Anya are all ingredients in this magical recipe.
The episodes really benefit from being watched back to back, as they fit together to form one epic finale to the series. While there are a few stand-alone comedy episodes (including one of the most hilarious denouements in 'Him' which has all the girls infatuated with the same guy) Joss Whedon and his talented writers and directors have pulled out all the stops to make sure that the celebrated series goes out on a high. We are introduced to new foes (the Ubervamp, anyone?) and comedy foils (last season's Uber-Geek, Andrew) that provide some of the series' highest points ever.
Threaded throughout this season is the extension and culmination of the whole Slayer mythos, as potential Slayers from all over the world are called to Sunnydale en masse to fight this year's 'Big Bad', a malevolent force called The First. Assuming any form it wants, The First tries to drive our heroes half insane, or just sends its blind minions, The Bringers, to hack and slash at anyone in their way.
Fans really couldn't have asked for anything more from Mr. Whedon for this last season. Not only are we kept thrilled and entertained, we are also teased and titillated by plot twists and killer dialogue. All episodes are good, but standouts are 'Conversations With Dead People' that weaves multiple - and quite unnerving - storylines; 'Selfless' in which Anya is finally forced to confront her whole vengeance demon identity, and 'Showtime' which is just that; a Sunnydale showdown. But there's much, much more to come...
A truly wonderful beginning of the end for an amazing series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good although slightly dissapointed with the Willow DVD, 6 Feb 2010
These sets are great for people who aren't bothered about the full season boxsets. Each disc has 4 of the characters best episodes and includes a character profile which includes interviews with the actors. The episodes for the Angel dvd and the Spike dvd are well picked but unfortunately the Willow dvd was centred more around Oz than it was Willow (with 'Doppelgangland' being the one exception). The slayer collection had a total of 8 dvds: Faith, Xander, Giles, Cordelia and Dawn also have their own spotlight DVDs and I would reccomend them all for those who don't have the boxsets. However if you do have the season sets (although the character profiles are interesting) I would not bother buying these as you aren't getting much extra.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Typifies the best and worst of "Buffy" (spoilers), 7 Sep 2004
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Alain English (London, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Series 7 Part 2 [VHS] [1998] (VHS Tape)
The final end to "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" comes with these last twelve episodes, this boxset including the episode "Showtime" that was unfortunately omitted from Part 1. The episodes typify the best of Buffy (engaging story and characters), and the worst (unnecessary cast additions, and logic problems).
Sarah Michelle Gellar turns in a teriffic performance as Buffy, especially in the episodes "Get It Done" where she discovers the true origins of the Slayer and the season finale "Chosen", where she makes a decision that changes her fate forever. She is given fine support by her fellow regulars Alysson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Anthony Head et al. The return of Eliza Dusku's rogue Slayer Faith is also welcome, and adds some interesting tension between the characters.
Ensouled vampire Spike (William Marsters) becomes a complete character in this season. The episode "Lies My Parents Told Me" shows what really turned this sensitive poet into a bloodthirsty demon: killing his mother. It's a wonderful episode, rounding off his character while setting him up for his role over on "Angel".
The last-minute introduction of preacher Caleb (Nathan Fillion) is something of a double-edged sword. While he's an interesting addition to the series gallery of misogynistic bad guys, his presence severely blunts the impact of the main villain, the First. Furthermore, some episodes feature plot twists that are not adequately set up beforehand.
But these are minor quibbles. The series last episode, "Chosen", completes the story in a suitably epic, grandiose fashion.
Goodbye, Buffy, it was nice knowing you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Strongest Season Goes out with a Bang!, 2 Nov 2003
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Pete (Sydney, Australia) - See all my reviews
Expectations for this season of Buffy may have been different to what fans recieved from Joss Whedon, however it far exceeded those expectations making for a brilliant opening to season 7.
Watch as buffy and the scoobies develop into adulthood. In the first half of this season they ask themselves who they are, in the second half they are more well established in their personas.
Stand out episodes include "Same Time Same Place" (in which Willow returns to Sunnydale only to find she can't see the scoobies and they can't see her, even though they are at the same place at the same time!), and "Conversations With Dead People" (which is probably best described as the "Once more with feeling", or "hush" episode of the season; Buffy talks with a vamp, willow experiences a haunting, and willow gets a message from the grave). The only bad part of this episode, and season, was it was the only episode in buffy history to have Xander abscent.
What a great season! Buy this on video or wait for the dvd (for those who have this option) - it's more than worth the buy.
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