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Fantastic and all-too-short!,
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This review is from: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (Blu-ray)
Fantastic and all-too-short! These episodes ultimately feel like "previews" for episodes if you're accustomed to a full 45 minutes per story (as Buffy fans surely are) rather than 10 or 15 minutes. But a lot of story is crammed into each short episode, and the stories themselves feel like a natural continuation of the television series.
Special praise for the voice actress who plays Willow - her voice is the closest to the mannerisms of the original. The voices of Xander and Faith are right on too. And the rest give it a good try.
It takes a few minutes to get into the groove of the animation style. Be aware that lips do not move, but everything else does, in a sort of abbreviated way which ultimately has a lot of energy and becomes very satisfying -- if a bit trippy.
Hopefully the second half of season 8 will be animated into "action comic" form soon. I haven't heard any hints of that yet, but there's every reason to bring back everyone who worked on this first-half. It is really good.
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Initial post: Aug 11, 2012 3:10:46 PM PDT
still debating if i should buy this or just buy the comics. i understand it only goes up to 19 issues but is it word for word from the comics?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2012 3:25:29 PM PDT
Will Bueche says:
Yes, it is word for word, and I'd say absolutely get it. It will jump-start your reading of season 8. Since it is short, I think it should be priced lower though - maybe wait for a sale?
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thank you so much! i'd say the price is actually ok, i was debating on buying this or the comics and each volume is rougly 11 dollars with shipping and theres 8 volumes. so i could watch 1-19 for only 25 bucks which is cool especially since i could just lay on my couch and watch it instead read comics all day. Im a HUGE buffy fan and i dont want to miss a single word which is why it was very important to me that this dvd is exactly word for word from the comics or else i'd just purchase the comics. THANK YOU!
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