Summary of "The Complete 5th Season - It's Smile Time!": It's all over now. 110 episodes is a good run for a series, and Angel had some wonderful episodes in there. I thought the run to the end was very well done, and I enjoyed the various paths the characters took. The final episode was both exciting and sad, and I thought the final scene was great.
I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain during a visit to The Shield offices in October. The writing team landed over at The Shield after the show was cancelled, and they both looked happy to be there. Shawn Ryan, the creator of The Shield, worked on the first few seasons of Angel. They're both extremely nice, and mentioned that they had recorded the commentary for this set. Maybe it's because I had met them, but I thought their commentary track was one of the better ones for the set.
I find it's better to have a show finish before you want it to, because the alternative seems to be running a show into the ground. Angel went out with dignity, and the team went out swinging. (read entire review)
The Complete 4th Season - Best Season! (8/23/2004)
Summary of "The Complete 4th Season - Best Season!": Now that the show is over it's a bit hard to watch some of these old episodes because the outcome of the series is known. Like I said earlier, I think this is probably the best season of the series. Everything came together nicely during the season, and this set is great. Fox has given us 7 commentary tracks, a wonderful overview of the season (remember to watch this before season 5), outtakes and featurettes. This is a great set, and one I'm sure many of you are itching to pick up when it's released. (read entire review)
Summary of "The Complete 3rd Season - Daddy!": There were many twists and turns in season 3 of Angel, and this season set up many events for the fourth season. Two of the featurettes surprised me; "Season 3 Overview" and "Page to Screen." Judging them by their titles I expected them to be much shorter and less interesting, but they're both well-produced looks at different aspects of the show. So much work goes into these episodes in such a short period of time and it's nice to see some of that work captured on these DVDs.
Last October when I was in LA I walked past the Angel stages and saw the cast trailers, and one of the actors sitting on the step outside. Although I didn't get to see them film, it's exciting being that close to the action, and it's also a bit freaky to see an actor standing outside in the sun wearing vampire makeup! (read entire review)
The Complete 1st Season - Mmm....Cordelia (2/24/2003)
Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - Mmm....Cordelia": I really like this show, maybe even a bit more than I like Buffy. The mood is a bit darker, and none of the characters annoy me. I was rather sad that Doyle was killed off early in the season. I really enjoyed Glenn Quinn in "Covington Cross" and I was very saddened by the news of his death due to a drug overdose in early December.
The first season of Angel had many cast changes yet it never lost its focus. I'd recommend this set for any fan of the show, and a definite rental for those that haven't seen it before. (read entire review)
Newly Repackaged Release of The Complete Series This Fall
When a previously-released TV-on-DVD title simply gets repackaged, it's usually not really big news for us or for our readers. After all, the on-disc content is usually the same, even if the boxing might... (read entire news item)
Joss Whedon Discusses the New Angel Box Set at 'Joy' Interview
Just this past Tuesday (Oct. 30th) saw the general release of the Angel - Collector's Set, a 30-DVD complete series package with every episode of the David Boreanaz-starring spin-off of Buffy the Vampire... (read entire news item)
Don't Want to Wait 2 Weeks for the Collector's Set?
The official release date for the Angel - Collector's Set remains October 30th according to Fox. But the studio confirms with us that Best Buy has exclusive authorization to begin selling it TODAY, with... (read entire news item)
First Look at the Fearsome Packaging for Angel - Collector's Set
David Boreanaz (Bones) stars as Angel in this Joss Whedon-created spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now all 5 seasons of the show come to DVD as the Angel - Collector's Set. Release date is October... (read entire news item)
Angel series set in the works
Region 2 has had a complete Angel set for a few years now, but there hasn't been mention of a Region 1 release until now.
Our retail friends have told us that Fox is working on a complete series set... (read entire news item)
Angel goes on the Buffy slimming diet
Noticing how nice and trim Buffy looked in her slim set releases, Angel has decided to go on the same diet. You'll be able to see the slimmer Angel on November 28 when he unveils his new look at store... (read entire news item)
A 'Spike' In The Coffin: Final Season Cover Art Features Ol' Blondie
'Twas on Halloween day just past that we hath shown thee the details of Angel - The Complete 5th Season on DVD. Now we haveth thy cover and disc art as well: (read entire news item)
Halloween Announcement for Final Season DVDs
In the final season, Angel has finally emerged from 200 years of darkness, but the fine line between good and evil is harder to see than ever!
That's the tag line for Angel - The Complete 5th Season,... (read entire news item)
Season 4 Video Clips
We have a few sneak peeks at the bonus features from Angel: Season 4 which is being released by 20th Century Fox on September 7th. Take a look at these clips:
Angel season four overview with cast and... (read entire news item)
Season 5 released in...
According to an insert within the Angel: Season 4 box set, we can expect season 5 to be released in February, 2005. Of course we all know that time-frame is subject to change. (read entire news item)
Season 4 official announcement: Date, Price, Artwork, Extras!
Earlier today we reported on Amazon.com's pre-order listing for Angel - Season 4 on DVD. At the time we mentioned that the "information has not been verified with Fox".
Well, that's changed! Fox... (read entire news item)
Season 4 in Sept?
Amazon.com has just posted Angel: Season 4 on their site for preorder, with a September 7th release date. This information has not been verified with Fox, and could be wrong.
Fans can expect all 22... (read entire news item)
This is probably NOT the date for S4, but it may be close
We've mentioned Fox's consumer-oriented TV-DVD website a few times before, and yesterday they updated it to show some new "Coming Soon" titles in their master list of all TV-DVD releases. Among those... (read entire news item)
S4 in the Fall, Fox says
All right, all right..."Uncle" we say!
Fox Home Entertainment likes to include in their TV-DVD releases a card that promotes the next season release of the show you just purchased. In the beginning,... (read entire news item)
Cover Art for S3
In our news item this morning, we promised to bring you the cover art for Angel - The Complete 3rd Season just as soon as it was made available. Well, we keep our promises!
You may also be interested... (read entire news item)
Street Date & Specs for Season 3
This morning Fox Home Video has revealed the complete specs for Angel - The Complete 3rd Season, and - true to our word - we've got the scoop for you!
Cover art isn't available quite yet, though we... (read entire news item)
We have learned that Fox Home Video plans to put out Angel - Season 3 in February 2004. We'll have more details for you closer to the release. (read entire news item)
'Whedon approved widescreen', discusses extras
Fred Topel of Video Store Magazine has scored a terrific interview with Angel-meister (and Buffy-meister) Joss Whedon. The article, "Angel Creator Joss Whedon Sees Evolution of TV Shows on DVD", can... (read entire news item)
Fans of Angel will be pleased to know that Fox has released detailed information about the Season 2 box set, and finalized the street date as well. It is now set for 9/2 (two weeks later than previously... (read entire news item)
Angel Season Two...
According to the insert found in the "Angel: Season One" box set, the second season will be released in September, 2003. (read entire news item)
Angel Season 1 - Feb
20th Century Fox will be releasing the first season of "Angel" on Feb 11, 2003. This 6 disc set will include four featurettes and audio commentary on select episodes by co-creators Joss Whedon and David... (read entire news item)