Buffy the Vampire Slayer/The Complete Second Season

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The Complete Second Season
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
BTVS-Season 2 DVD.jpg
Release Date June 11, 2002
Format DVD
Region 1
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Disc Count 6
Episode Count 22
Running Time 968 minutes
Retail Price $59.98
Video Full Frame (1.33:1)
Audio English: Dolby Digital Surround
Spanish: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles English, Spanish
Purchase Amazon.com
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Previous Season Set The Complete First Season
Next Season Set The Complete Third Season

The Complete Second Season collects all 22 episodes from the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Two versions of the set exist in Region 1, one which collects each disc in a single binder released in 2002 and another with individual thinpack DVD cases in a slipcase released in 2006. Both sets are identical in terms of content.

Contents

Overview

Disc Breakdown

Disc 1

Disc 2

Disc 3

Disc 4

Disc 5

Disc 6

  • Becoming (1) (44:04)
  • Becoming (2) (44:09)
  • Interviews with Joss Whedon about "Becoming (1)" and "Becoming (2)".
  • "Designing Buffy" featurette (13:43)
  • "A Buffy Bestiary" featurette (29:22)
  • "Beauty and the Beasts" featurette (20:14)
  • Art Gallery
  • Trailers & TV Spots
  • Cast Biographies

Special Features

  • Designing Buffy: The "Designing Buffy" featurette is about production design on the series. Designer Carey Meyer speaks about the designs he made for the second season, particularly focusing on the factory, the library, Buffy's house, the Bronze and the cemetery. He points out the deliberate choice of avoiding Gothic architecture, which Joss Whedon feels is overblown in vampire stories. In the second half of the featurette, Meyer gives viewers a tour of Buffy's house (including everything that's on wheels and able to pull out) and Giles' apartment. Marti Noxon, Nicholas Brendon, Juliet Landau, Joss Whedon, David Greenwalt, Charisma Carpenter, Kristine Sutherland and John Ritter are all interviewed.
  • A Buffy Bestiary: This half-hour featurette looks at every major monster to appear in the first two seasons of the show. The producers of the series, as well as a handful of cast and crew members, discuss the motivation and design choices behind the creation of the characters. The monsters who are profiled are (in order of appearance: Darla, The Master, The Anointed One, Spike, Drusilla, Inca Mummy Girl, Reptile Boy, Ethan Rayne, Worm Guy, Patrice the Assassin, Ted, Lyle & Tector Gorch, The Bezor, The Werewolf, Der Kinderstod, Amy the Witch, Fish Creatures and The Judge. Joss Whedon, Julie Benz, David Greenwalt, make-up artist John Vulich, Marti Noxon, James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Anthony Stewart Head, Kristine Sutherland, Danny Strong, Charisma Carpenter, Robin Sachs, Kelly Connell, John Ritter, make-up supervisor Todd McIntosh, Elizabeth Anne Allen (who spoils a character moment from a future season), Nicholas Brendon and Brian Thompson are the people who are interviewed about the various monsters.
  • Beauty and the Beasts: The last featurette on the disc is a documentary about make-up design in the series. The first half of the documentary is about make-up supervisor Todd McIntosh's process for applying the vampire make-up and the beauty make-up which he was forced to learn for the show. The second half largely features make-up artist John Vulich and Optic Nerve, which creates the suits, masks and other monster designs. They explain and show how the prosthetics are created and applied, specifically focusing on the vampire make-up using Vulich as a model. David Greenwalt, Todd McIntosh, John Vulich, John Ritter, Joss Whedon, Kristine Sutherland, Nicholas Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, Julie Benz, Juliet Landau, James Marsters, Marti Noxon and Brian Thompson all appear in the featurette.
  • Art Gallery: The art gallery is comprised of four different galleries: stills, set designs, monster sketches and set design blueprints.
  • Trailers & TV Spots: In all, six domestic TV spots, two UK spots and a trailer for the season two DVDs are included.
    • "Spectacular" is a promo for the two-part event, "Surprise" and "Innocence".
    • "Sensation" promotes the second season premiere, using generic footage from the first season.
    • "The Warrior" promotes the second season premiere when it was a week away from airing, using footage from the episode.
    • "Ultimate Scare" promotes the Halloween episode.
    • "Deadly Trap" promotes episode "When She Was Bad", although without billing it as the season premiere.
    • "Big Bad John" promotes the episode "Ted".
    • The UK TV Spots advertised VHS releases of the series in two separate box sets.

Easter Eggs

Alterations

  • The "previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer" segments have all been removed.
  • The narration for "Becoming (1)" is now given by Whistler instead of Angel.
  • Several scenes and lines were removed from "Lie to Me," including a short scene with Buffy and Angel and a shortened scene between Willow, Xander and Angel.