4 replies on “Buffy Season 2 DVD has a release date”

  1. MrChris says:

    Strange…
    How come the UK has gotten all the DVD’s ahead of the US for a change?

    I’ve just pre-ordered Season 4 of Buffy and Season 2 of Angel and should have them some time around April. By the sounds of things the US won’t get to see them till December!

    Just curious.

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Strange…

      How come the UK has gotten all the DVD’s ahead of the
      US for a change?

      This is common when you are dealing with releases of a
      television series on VHS, DVD, or Laserdisc. North
      America has a much larger syndication market for these
      shows than there is overseas, so they delay the
      purchase dates to make money selling syndication
      rights to other networks. (In this part of Canada, I
      can watch Buffy on four different stations. Can you
      say the same about your part of the UK?)

      • MrChris says:

        Re: Strange…

        delay the purchase dates to make money selling syndication
        rights to other networks.

        Ahh… that makes sense then. Though I’d have thought there would be more comments about getting it on import – most people I know in the UK survive off of US imported films that aren’t out here yet. I’m just surprised it doesnt APPEAR to be the same the other way around.

        • fiziko says:

          Re: Strange…

          Ahh… that makes sense then. Though I’d have thought
          there would be more comments about getting it on
          import – most people I know in the UK survive off of
          US imported films that aren’t out here yet. I’m just
          surprised it doesnt APPEAR to be the same the other
          way around.

          Most of us can live with the syndication,
          because it’s so common. Imports happen, but not much,
          as it’s usually expensive. (For example, the last
          time I checked, the first season of Buffy sold in the
          UK for about 40 pound, while I bought it for $36
          Canadian locally. 1 pound is about $2.20 Canadian.)
          I should also note that multi-region players aren’t
          particularly common, so most customers in North
          America wouldn’t be able to play the disks sold in the
          UK.

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