Angel Season 2, X-Files Season 8 DVD release dates

The original announcement said that the second season of Angel would reach DVD sometime in September. TV Shows on DVD has the official release date, and it’s August 19. The X-Files season eight will be out on November 4. (Season 7 will be out on May 13.)

4 replies on “Angel Season 2, X-Files Season 8 DVD release dates”

  1. Eldhrin says:

    So what’s this then?
    Clearly the UK are ahead for a change… Angel season two and season three – woohoo! Any of you got R2 DVD players?

    Shame I can’t afford them really. Or am I hallucinating?

    • Babbster says:

      Re: So what’s this then?

      Clearly the UK are ahead for a change… Angel season two and season three – woohoo! Any of you got R2 DVD players?

      Shame I can’t afford them really. Or am I hallucinating?

      It looks like they’re charging more for the sets over yonder, perhaps to make up for the fact that the syndication deals aren’t as lucrative in the UK. I’m assuming that Angel has indeed played on the right side of the pond, of course. If they haven’t (or had an abnormally limited run), that would explain even better both the earlier release and the higher price.

      • Eldhrin says:

        Re: So what’s this then?

        It looks like they’re charging more for the sets over yonder, perhaps to make up for the fact that the syndication deals aren’t as lucrative in the UK. I’m assuming that Angel has indeed played on the right side of the pond, of course. If they haven’t (or had an abnormally limited run), that would explain even better both the earlier release and the higher price.

        Over here Buffy and Angel both play first on Sky One, which is only available to people with satellite or cable TV. Buffy then, after some delay, is shown on BBC Two, and Angel was snapped up by Channel 4, both of which are terrestrial channels and so that’s the point where stuff gets seen by ‘the masses’ although Sky One’s penetration’s increasing with the spread of digital satellite and cable.

        But that’s about it really – Sky One will re-show seasons at the drop of a hat, which means it can’t cost them all that much to do it. I would imagine that the early DVD releases in part cater to the people stuck with terrestrial TV, because even if you have digital terrestrial you still don’t get Sky One (but you do get to see 24 a week earlier on BBC Three, what joy…). VHS releases, needless to say, are even earlier, which irritates me somewhat. VHS must die!

        • Babbster says:

          Re: So what’s this then?

          VHS releases, needless to say, are even earlier, which irritates me somewhat. VHS must die!

          I couldn’t possibly agree more. Unfortunately, even getting my parents to 90% DVD versus 10% VHS has taken years (I gave them a DVD player a LONG time ago when the cheapest available were still around $250). But, through a lot of positive (buying them DVDs) and negative (taunting them cruelly when they bought/rented VHS) reinforcement, I’m proud to say that they finally don’t look at VHS unless they’ve looked for what they want on DVD in at least two places. Heck, my grandmother was easier to convert – she loves the price/quality ratio, especially after she finally moved up from 20″ to 32″ in her living room.

          We can all be glad that Fox finally got off the stick with DVDs (after the travesty of DIVX – not the good encoding kind) and doesn’t do the two episodes for $10-15 deal on them. When X-Files started being released on VHS, I bought the first 5-6 VHS tapes they released and quit when I realized that I was getting close to $100 spent on a quarter of a season.

          Now, if I can just get my parents to be more conscious of the fact that they have a widescreen TV (yes, thanks to me – I’m that good a son) and quit buying/renting 4:3 DVDs I’ll truly be happy. :)

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