Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVD Set – Cheap!
I forget whether I’ve ever mentioned it before, but I’m a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series, Angel. These two shows are, without a doubt, among the very best sci-fi/fantasy (and they contain elements of both, against a backdrop of our real world) ever committed to film for television. One of my favorite things about these series are the range of human experiences they reach out to. One episode might have you laughing your ass off, while the very next one might rip your still-beating heart out of your chest. Unlike most TV writers and their shows, the writers of Buffy and Angel are willing to do horrible things to the characters they’ve brought you to know and love, a fact which delivers a level of emotional interaction and drama that few shows will ever achieve.
Modern shows like Lost and Heroes have, without doubt, superior production values in terms of things like visual fidelity and special effects, but neither of these shows can really hold a candle to the depth of storytelling and character development presented in these series. If you’re a fan of sci-fi or fantasy, or if you simply like smart dialog, characters who invite you to become invested in their lives, or even if you’re a plot and story guy, Buffy and Angel have something for you. Hell, even if you’re just a guy who loves some good ass kicking and a little T&A, these shows have you covered.
But anyway, I digress. The real point of this post is simply to tell you that while I was stumbling through Wal Mart earlier today I came across something shocking: the new season sets for both Buffy and Angel. Unlike the old sets in the cardboard sleeves, which were both expensive (about $50-60 per season) and large (about the size of 3-4 dvd cases), these are actually very slim, with a complete 6 disk season in the space of a single dvd case. Even better, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVD sets weigh in at a startlingly cheap $14.96 per season. If you’re just starting off, they have a Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVD combo set with the first seasons of both series for only $19.96, less than $10 per season.
I completely understand why people have avoided this show at higher prices; the title alone is enough to make you roll your eyes (I never saw either series during its original run as I was too busy making fun of the fans!), but for a mere $15 per season there’s no reason to treat yourself to this series. You’ll be glad you did! Oh and um, make sure you keep some kleenex handy, you’re gonna need ’em.