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Does anybody own Angel (Season 1 )?

Old 03-02-02, 04:59 PM
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Does anybody own Angel (Season 1 )?

Is it pretty good or should I wait for the Region 1 release.

How many versions are out anyway? I've been at FNAC, Blackstar, DVDzone2, etc. Each Site has the Box set with different covers.

I THINK BlackStar has the best price.

Thanks in advance.
Old 03-02-02, 05:34 PM
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I don't have it, but you might want to check some R4 etailers b/c the USD is really strong against the Austrialian dollar right now. I have used [url]www.ezydvd.com.auk[/url} and have like them.
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I have the R4 Angel Season 1 set.

It is pretty good, almost identical to Buffy Season 3 in picture and soud quality. Please note that the R2 UK packaging uses a booklet with 'pockets' to store the discs, whereas the R4 set has each disc in a separate keepcase. The seaon comes in two 3-disc boxsets, the first box has a yellow-ish colour and the second a blue-ish colour. This is identical to the UK VHS release colour scheme.

In contrast, the UK R2 release uses only the Blue scheme.

I would too recommend EzyDVD if you want the R4, though it may not be cheaper than the UK version. Angel Season 1 R4 is around US$70 shipped. The version you choose really depends on whether you prefer the pocket-type storage or 6 keepcases.

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/219332/ (Season 1)
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/219913/ (Season 2) - Due April

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Heck ya! Get it today!

I bought mine and from Amazon.co.uk I think they are great because they offer discounts, plus no VAT. So when ordering, the prices really drop, and are comparable to Australia. Box sets are the best deals, when you order individual titles, the shipping replaces the VAT so you end up paying about the regular price. However, the box sets drop enough that they are great deals. I already pre-ordered season 2 as well. Angel, in my opinion, is getting to be the best show on TV! It's funny, interesting, and scary! Buffy has been a bit of a downer, and I am finding myself really looking forward to Monday nights now. So I say order it!
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Angel season 1 R2 is full frame whereas season 2 is anamorphic widescreen. Itís hoped that when the eventual R1 season 1 set (probably a couple of years off) is released that it will be in widescreen. I have season 2 on order but did not and will not buy R2 season 1.
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I also own Angel S1 (R4) and am very happy with the release as I am all 3 Buffys. The only flaw about Angel is that the spine on the two boxes could have been done much better like the Buffy's were. The spines don't even say Angel on them.
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Ordered Angel!!!!!!!!

Went ahead and ordered Angel (S1) along with Superman(SE).

Came out to be $75 American, before shipping(I hope that won't be too much).

Does anybody know how long it takes for Ezydvd.com to ship to the U.S.? They ship all their orders via 'Air Mail' through there postal system.
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Re: Ordered Angel!!!!!!!!

Originally posted by candyrocket786
Does anybody know how long it takes for Ezydvd.com to ship to the U.S.? They ship all their orders via 'Air Mail' through there postal system.
I've ordered from them several times and it usually takes anywhere from 5-10 days for the packages to arrive once they've sent an email confirmation of shipment.
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Originally posted by jonathan.e
Angel season 1 R2 is full frame whereas season 2 is anamorphic widescreen. Itís hoped that when the eventual R1 season 1 set (probably a couple of years off) is released that it will be in widescreen. I have season 2 on order but did not and will not buy R2 season 1.
Related News. Though not specified, the R4 Angel Season 2 has been delayed by two weeks to April 10... so probably it will be anamorphic widescreen as well, to match the R2 version.
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A further update:

It appears I missed an important paragraph in last weeks "Angel" announcement:

Following the monstrous success of Angel Season 1 DVD, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have responded to the overwhelming demand for this amazing 6 disc set to be in widescreen. The UK will be the only country offering this release in the widescreen format and with a mouth watering array of special features this is a boxset you can really delve into.

Garth over at Australian site Dark Horizons has confirmed with Fox in Australia that the R4 version will be Pan & Scan. Apparently the same goes for all other releases. So now you know.
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Well then I'll get the R2 UK version, assuming it's anamorphic of course.
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It appears I missed an important paragraph in last weeks "Angel" announcement:

Following the monstrous success of Angel Season 1 DVD, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have responded to the overwhelming demand for this amazing 6 disc set to be in widescreen. The UK will be the only country offering this release in the widescreen format and with a mouth watering array of special features this is a boxset you can really delve into.

Garth over at Australian site Dark Horizons has confirmed with Fox in Australia that the R4 version will be Pan & Scan. Apparently the same goes for all other releases. So now you know.
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Season 1 (WS) When???? and What retailers??? Maybe, I can still cancel my ezydvd order.

I had to send EZYDVD an email confirming that I was aware that Angel is R4/PAL.

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candyrocket, itís season 2 theyíre talking about.
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Originally posted by jonathan.e
candyrocket, itís season 2 theyíre talking about.

Ok...so where to I buy Season 2(WS)? Blackstar, FNAC, ???????
I haven't seen any of the U.K. sites list the Aspect Ratio for Angel(S2).
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www.amazon.co.uk www.blackstar.co.uk
It is anamorphic 1.85:1. Retailers will eventually catch up and list the specs.
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Got my Angel (S1)...Whoo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!

Time to start taking donations for Season 2 (LOL).
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Originally posted by jonathan.e
www.amazon.co.uk www.blackstar.co.uk
It is anamorphic 1.85:1. Retailers will eventually catch up and list the specs.
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Originally posted by codefree


It is anamorphic 1.85:1. Retailers will eventually catch up and list the specs

dvdstreet.infront.co.uk is listing SEASON 2 as 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio.

Has anybody ever ordered from them? How's the shipping?
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.............Also, Bensons World is taking orders for Season 2.


Can't decide what etailer to buy it from:

Bensons(has free US shipping, whoo hoo!)
Dvdstreet
Blackstar
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"...I've been at FNAC, Blackstar, DVDzone2, etc. Each Site has the Box set with different covers..."

- FNAC is a French company, and would carry the French release, which will necessarily feature a version dubbed into French, as well as the original English-language-with-French-subtitles version, and which may (but does not necessarily) also feature optional subtitles in other (European) languages (Italian, Croat, Serb, Portuguese, Turkish, whatever)...

- BlackStar is a UK company, and would carry the UK, English-language, possibly censored-by-the-infamous-BBFC release, which may (but does not necessarily) feature English subtitles and/or captions, and which may (but probably does not) feature subtitles, captions, and/or dubs in other European languages (Russian, Polish, Czech, Icelandic, Hebrew, whatever...)

- DVDzone2 is a Belgian company, and might carry the Benelux release, which will necessarily feature a version dubbed into French, as well as the original English-language-with-French-and-Dutch-subtitles version, and which may (but probably does not) also feature optional subtitles in other (European) languages (Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Arabic, whatever...)

NOTE: all three may (but do not necessarily) come in different packaging, depending on which company distributes the title in which country...

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Originally posted by candyrocket786



dvdstreet.infront.co.uk is listing SEASON 2 as 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio.

Has anybody ever ordered from them? How's the shipping?
Um, that's not my quote, it's jonathan.e's. Regardless, I believe the correct aspect ratio of Angel Season 2 is 1.78 not 1.85 or 2.35
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Some further details and clarification of the ratio here
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Originally posted by Hendrik
- BlackStar is a UK company, and would carry the UK, English-language, possibly censored-by-the-infamous-BBFC release, which may (but does not necessarily) feature English subtitles and/or captions, and which may (but probably does not) feature subtitles, captions, and/or dubs in other European languages (Russian, Polish, Czech, Icelandic, Hebrew, whatever...)[/B]

I havenít read of any cuts to this yet (the link I posted above lists "uncut episodes") and regardless the UK is the only country that is releasing this in widescreen so if thatís your preference youíll have to import it as other European retailers will be selling their own local pan & scan/full frame versions.

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SPEAKING OF CUTS.............................

The Rep. at Benson's World had a very interesting response when I asked him if he knew of any cuts made to the Angel (S2) DVD set.....

His response:

"That's a tricky one...............

What's the definition of a cut? One that is enforced by the censor; one that is recommended by the censor to obtain a lower rating than otherwise would be given; or one that is made by the distributor prior to submission to the censor so that it can be called "uncut"?

It's a question that can't easily be answered..."




CUT or UNCUT, I will be placing my order with BENSON's. They have some great reviews from other DVD Talkers in the STORE FORUM and I was surprised by their immediate responses to my
e-mails.

-cr786
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Originally posted by jonathan.e
Angel season 1 R2 is full frame whereas season 2 is anamorphic widescreen. Itís hoped that when the eventual R1 season 1 set (probably a couple of years off) is released that it will be in widescreen. I have season 2 on order but did not and will not buy R2 season 1.
Agreed Good to see you here Jonathan.e the same Jonathan.e from DVDtimes?

It was painful as a angel fan not to buy season one, my favorite show, but no widescreen was a killer, I'm waiting for a re-release or region 1 to do a widescreen of it. I don't mind waiting, as season 2 is widescreen on dvd to be released soon, and watching season three on tv.

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