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  • Buffy DVDs (Score:3, Insightful)

    by davorg (18) <> on 2002.06.19 11:03 (#9735) Homepage Journal

    Why do US releases lag so far behind? Over here we've already got Buffy series 1-4 and Angel series 1 and 2 on DVD. And the first half of series 6 of Buffy and series 3 of Angel were both released on VHS on Monday. See Blackstar's Buffy Zone [] for details.

    • Re:Buffy DVDs (Score:3, Informative)

      Why do US releases lag so far behind?

      Syndication. You can currently see re-runs of Season 3 of Buffy on some cable chanel.Their contract probably prevents the release of VHS/DVDs until the end of the season.

      I should know, I did not buy season 3 and 4 before flying to the US for the summer ;--(

      • Re:Buffy DVDs (Score:3, Interesting)

        Those kind of contracts must be very different over here then. Currently we have BBC showing series 2 of Buffy, Sky showing series 3 of Buffy and Channel 4 running the first terrestrial showing of Angel series 2.

        In the UK (as demonstrated with Angel series 2) it's very common for DVDs to be released before it's been shown on terrestrial TV.

        Sometimes it's even more extreme. I noticed a DVD of the first two episodes of series 9 of the X-Files in the shops over the weekend. That doesn't start showing in the