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buffy season 7

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by bluedoo, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. bluedoo

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    thats pretty good but has anyone noticed that the region 1 buffys are only £35 compared to our £70 a bit insulting huh?
     
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    i dont think that they are the same boxsets
     
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    ive just compered seasons 1&2 (the only ones i have) and they seem to be identical
     
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    thats why I though before I bought them, the region 1 sets have less special features. I had seasons 1,2 and 3 region one and have just sold them on ebay and bought region 2 ones from CD WOW. because there only £34.99 there (although I did get a customs charge on them)
     
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    If amazon.co.uk are to be believed, in July you will be able to pick up Buffy Seasons 1-6 for £26.24 each, think that beats R1.
     
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    Just preordered seasons 5 and 6 from Amazon as it's easy enough to cancel if someone comes up with a better offer. Picked up seasons 1-4 R1 for £60 thanks to one of the other offer threads on here.
     
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    I've had both region one and two and I've found the region two have more features. As I said I sold the region one DVD's to get region two
     
  10. dave_b9000

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    as from season 4 the region 2 are widescreen where as the region 1 are 4:3.
     
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    4:3 being the correct ratio for all Buffy seasons (acording to Joss Whedon who should know).

    What extras do the R2 have over the R1 in the early seasons? (excluding a lame pop video)
     
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    yeah but it still shows us u.k consumers up as complete [Drunken rant removed by Mod]
    well ok if we are willng to pay that mabey we desevre to be ripped of mabey ill buy copys in future
    (sorry to pi**ed to spell)
     
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    As was previously stated, from Season 4 Buffy was shot in 16:9 so it's hard to see why anyone (even Joss!) would prefer the 4:3 version - that's certainly why I would only buy the Region 2 copies from S4 (and have!)

    Simon
     
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    From searching the net, and from what I can remember Joss always preferred to present Buffy in 4:3, it was shot in 16mm for the first two seasons, but then they upgraded to 35mm which gives the better quality and automatic widescreen. See the thread on the oz buffy forum for more info.

    See here: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=414

    and here:
    http://www.buffy.com.au/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=3428

    And also if anyone has ever complained why signatures are restricted you only need to look at that forum to see why!

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    Whatever Joss feels about it I prefer them in 16:9 :smashin:
     
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    I don't want to start a whole film-aspect-ratio debate here, but 35mm is only inherently widescreen if it's shot using anamorphic lenses. To my knowledge, no TV programmes are shot 35mm anamorphic, since it gives you 2.35:1 aspect ratio - much wider than the 1.77:1 of widescreen TV. Any 35mm TV shoot uses the academy method which uses spherical lenses and produces a 1.33:1 image. A 16:9 area is then cropped out of this for TV.
     
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    Are you saying, then, that the R2 16:9 version is cropped, while the R1 4:3 version is not? In other words, the R1 version contains more picture, not less?
     
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    I just compared two home-made DVD recordings of episodes from series 7. One was 16:9 (from digital BBC2) and one was 14:9 (from analogue BBC2). The 14:9 picture was the 16:9 picture with the sides cropped off. If the 16:9 picture is indeed formed by cropping the 4:3, then the 14:9 is a doubly-cropped bodge!
     
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    agreed, I kmow they're intended to be 4:3 but I have a widescreen TV so prefer them in widescreen and will go for the R2. Not paying full whack for them though, I get them 2nd hand.
     
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    Answering my own question... Browsing the web, I discovered that Buffy was originally shot in 16:9 but framed for 4:3. So the 16:9 version is not cropped. Instead, it includes material that the director did not intend to be seen.

    I expect many of you already know about this, as it seems to have been much discussed in web forums. Anyway, here are a couple of pages which compare some 16:9 shots with the corresponding 4:3 shots:
    http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?sectionId=3&articleId=3924
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf...eadid=116147&perpage=30&display=&pagenumber=6

    I suppose I'm with those who prefer 16:9, even if it's not what the director intended. Personally, I never noticed any problems with it (but I've only watched series 7 in 16:9).
     
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    DVD.CO.UK are now offering season 7 at £53.99 including delivery. (Region 2)

    Release date 5 April
     
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    Much as would like to have Buffy at its correct speed (Xander is on helium thanks to PAL speed up) I've only watched seasons 4+5 in widescreen and dont really want to go back to 4:3.

    Glad Angel isnt being messed about with and is available in 16:9 in R1.

    As for film ratios - I think whats being said is that US TV production seems to use the "super 35" approach of exposing the whole frame, but composing the shots within a 16:9 frame, but ensuring that its pretty much 4:3 safe.

    Same in the UK except that it would be Super 16
     

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