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Fox officially announce Angel ’best of’ DVDs (Region 2)

Tuesday 7 June 2005, by Webmaster

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Angel: The Vampire Anthology series for 8th August 2005. Priced at 12.99 each DVD in the collection focuses on a particular member of the Angel gang and features their best episodes as hand-picked by creator Joss Whedon.

Former Sunnydale cheerleader Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) moved to LA to seek her fortune after daddy’s long-standing tax evasion depleted her funds. Struggling to catch her big break, Cordy appointed herself to help out at Angel Investigations. The episodes in Cordelia’s collection follow her from arrival in the city to turning half-demon and gaining supernatural powers that leave her with a terrible headache!

•City Of (Season 1)
Cordelia arrives in LA and joins forces with Angel.
•There’s No Place Like Plrtz Glrb (Season 2)
Angel rescues Cordelia and Fred from Pylea.
•Birthday (Season 3)
Cordelia’s birthday sparks a vision about her future.
•Waiting In The Wings (Season 3)
Investigating some long dead ballet dances leads Angel and Cordelia into a haunting...

Special Features:
•Cordelia character profile (15 mins)

After abandoning books for a more hands-on approach Wesley Wyndam-Price (Alexis Denisof, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is the ex-Watcher and ex-rogue demon hunter, and second member of Angel’s team. In Wesley’s journey he rescues Cordy from the demon underworld, impersonates Angel and finally gets a girlfriend.

•Parting Gifts (Season 1)
Cordelia discovers her special powers, and Wesley and Angel have to rescue her from the demon underworld
•Guise Will Be Guise (Season 2)
Wesley assumes Angel’s identity, and falls in love...
•Loyalty (Season 3)
Wesley has a premonition that Angel will murder his own son, and goes on a quest for more information.
•Sleep Tight (Season 3)
Angel’s frightening behaviour leads Wesley to flee with Connor.

Special Features:
•Wesley character profile (15 mins)

Vampire hunter and vigilante Charles Gunn’s (J. August Richards) life changed forever when his sister was turned into vampire. Sporting a pickup truck decorated with stakes, Gunn took a while to warm up to Angel but is now a firm part of the team. His collection includes a face-off with his old gang and a visit from a debt collector who has come to fetch his soul.

•Warzone (Season 1)
Angel encounters a gang of vampire killing vigilantes.
•First Impressions (Season 2)
Gunn enlists Angel’s help to battle a Deevak demon.
•That Old Gang Of Mine (Season 3)
Someone in LA is killing demons, and Angel and Gunn set out to investigate.
•Double or Nothing (Season 3)
Gunn is paid a visit by an old debt collector.

Special Features:
•Gunn character profile (15 mins)

Winifred “Fred” Burkle (Amy Acker) is a scatterbrained genius rescued by Angel from an alternative universe and life of servitude. It has taken a while for Fred to readjust to the real world, but the help of her friends, especially Gunn, has been invaluable. Fred’s story features her rescue, a visit from her parents and an assassination attempt on her old science teacher...

•Over The Rainbow (Season 2)
Cordelia and Fred meet for the first time when both are trapped on Pylea.
•Fredless (Season 3)
Fred’s parents pay her a visit.
•Supersymmetry (Season 4)
Fred meets her old physics teacher with murderous consequences.
•Shiny Happy People (Season 4)
Fred sees through a mystery woman that has won the trust of Angel Investigations.

•Fred character profile (15 mins)

7 Forum messages

  • What, did they not have access to the S5 episodes or something? How can you possibly leave "Lineage" out of a Best of Wesley set? Or "A Hole in the World" out of Fred’s? (For that matter, "The Magic Bullet" is a much better ep showcasing Fred than "Shiny Happy People", which was the worst Angel ep ever.) Where’s "You’re Welcome" in Cordy’s? I really wonder about the people responsible for putting these things together, and just how much they know about the two shows...
  • It’s probably because Fox are still selling Season 5 at full price on DVD, therefore don’t want to be putting the best episodes onto cheap single DVDs.

    In case it wasn’t evident before - these ’best of’ DVDs are just cash-ins by Fox.

  • Totally agree - where’s Angel’s DVD??!! However, it says in the blurb that Joss chose these epis...hmmm. I suspect there’ll be another set out, just like there has been with Buffy, but after the furore surrounding the S5 DVD release has died down a bit.
  • These all originally came out before season 5 had finished airing in the USA. They couldn’t put them on DVD yet, and wanted to cash in on the series before it ended.
  • Those DVDs have been out in Australia for over a year, hence the no season five episodes. Unlucky americans!
  • Like the above comments say, the DVD’s were out IN AMERICA (these are for UK!!) ages ago, before S5 DVD, hence why there are no S5 eps. Also, why would they have a DVD for Angel, when the entire show is based on him?!? They didn’t have one for Buffy in the Slayer collection.
  • I’m confused. These DVDs have been out in the store for several months? (And yes, I am talking about the Region 2 ones.) Where did this announcement come from?