.......no idea when but Joss Wheddon talks about it in an interview over at IGN.com as well as a bit more about the Buffy R1 widescreen saga. IGN: Anything else you want to say about DVDs? Or Buffy? Joss Whedon: About Buffy? I'm so tired! About DVDs? They're so cool! And I think this season is the one that comes with my explanation as to why [the Buffy DVDs] are not letterboxed. Angel obviously is and Firefly will be, because...they were! Actually, Firefly wasn't onscreen, but we knew at that point that we were shooting for DVD, so we framed it like that, but we never did that with Buffy. And a lot of people were like, "Dude! It's not cinematic!" And I'm like, "It's not cinema!" It was made for old-school TV, and that's the way it's gonna stay.