Sunday, October 31, 2010

Weekly feature. Excerpt from original script

From Judgement, this scene to be specific.

"In the original script, but cut from the episode, is this exchange when Wesley tells Angel and Cordelia about Caritas and Merl.
WESLEY: 'I think I can help us with that. I've been working the street-'
CORDELIA: 'You're a prostitute? It's always the quiet Bristish ones...'"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Weekly feature: What NOT to buy.

The re-packaging of Buffy season 1-7 looks ... well, it's not worth the money amazon is now taking for it.

The amazon page. The picture.

Mommy, I know what I don't want for Christmas.

Sure it's pretty, but is it going to fit nicely on the shelf with the rest of your DVD collection? Don't think so. Is it a nice piece of art to display? Yes. Is it worth 180 bucks? No. It's not even worth the 70 bucks amazon had it for sale recently. Why not just pay 30-ish bucks extra on a Chosen collection on ebay? Extra bonus disc, booklet, and letter from Joss comes with. Abd although I don't have the proportions on neither, my eyes tell me the Chosen collection won't stick out like a sore thumb on your DVD shelf. I guess one could display the re-packaging on a shelf in some manner, but still, not worth the money.

The re-package of the Angel series is currently only a 100 bucks on amazon. But I don't think it would be that hard to get The Collector's Set a lot cheaper anyway, on ebay or amazon-registrered seller. Of course, I'll only be getting the region 2 DVDs on Angel, because of this reason.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From The Shroud of Rahmon(Ats S2) No clue where it's suppose to be from, The Casefiles vol 1 weren't that specific.

"Also cut was this exchange in which, after the premiere. Cordelia ducks behing the counter to change out of her stained clothes, and Angel claims to have done some research on museum acquisitions:

ANGEL: 'Well, I did a little... I clicked the little... I turned on the computer.'
CORDELIA AND WESLEY: 'You did?'
ANGEL: 'I know how to turn it on.'
CORDELIA: 'No, no - that's good. That's really - I can't talk to you with no pants on.'
ANGEL: 'You have no pants on?'
CORDELIA: 'See, now that you know ... it's weird, huh?'


Not sure why they think he can't use the computer. Angel seemed quite apt at finding info online in the first episode of Ats, when he looks after info to save Tina. Maybe he just haven't showed them.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Are You Know, Or Have You Ever Been(Ats S2, second ep), a cut scene when Cordy and Wes do research about the Hyperion.

"In a scene that didn't air, Wesley and Cordelia, tracing the history of the hotel, have come across news clippings about a murderer who killed there in 1935.
CORDELIA: 'So what horrible thing do you suppose he did?'

WESLEY: 'Other than using the heads of his victims as decorative planters?'

CORDELIA: 'What? No, not psycho slasher 1935. Angel. I mean, he woulda had a soul back then, right? So he probably wasn't eating people. So what's with the big guilt? He forgot to tip the doorman?'
WESLEY: 'You must keep in mind that this was during a period in Angel's life when he wasn't Angel. At least not the Angel we know.'

CORDELIA: 'You mean before Buffy. Before all his trying to atone.'
WESLEY: 'Precisely.'
CORDELIA: 'So what kind of plants you gonna keep in a human head?'

WESLEY: 'Well, ferns, one assumes.'"

Weekly feature: What to buy?

The Chosen Collection is being sold for 64% off at amazon today. Question is, which collection is it? This listing used to be for the white/red Chosen collection, with Joss' letter, booklet and extra disc, but now it shows images of two different packages. This new red packaging doesn't have the extras, just season 1-7, no bonus disc, letter or booklet. Most of the reviews are about the old box and it's features, but the details now implie that it's not the old box (it sayd 39 discs, which means no bonus disc, I think).

So if you don't care which collection you get, go ahead and order. It's still a good deal. Bad of amazon to sell two different collections under the same listing. I hope no one gets tricked.

Click.

Shrimp Pops

I was just linked to these little drawings, called Shrimp Pops. Some of Buffy characters and some Angel ones too. Go to the main gallery to see non-Buffy characters as well, from Dollhouse, Firefly, etc etc.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Video time again.

It must have been months since I watched Buffy music videos, but now I'm doing it again. Here's a few good ones I've found this week:

Spike - Pretty when you cry

Buffy/Angel(us) - Kiss my eyes

Dean(from Supernatural)/Faith - Let it Rock

Buffy Cast - This is war

Buffy fights - This is war

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Amaaaaaazing prop replicas.

This site is making BtVS/Ats prop replicas, and they're amazing. Just check of this Shanshu scroll and case. The maker is looking to make several more to sell, but needs more interested buyers before being able to buy the material. Email the site if you're interested (if I remember correctly he told me they'd be about 250USD per piece), or look at other props, some of which are screen used, and some are replicas.

-EDIT

I just noticed that I had already posted one of their props here, but I think I can be forgiven. Wouldn't want you to miss looking at the site.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From, RM W/A VU, supposedly cut from this scene.

"...Angel and Kate look over Pearson death case file:

KATE: 'Yikes. Handwritten notes by the original detective. Look at that. I thought everyone had beautiful penmanship back pen.'

ANGEL: 'Not really.' (catches himself) 'I suppose'."

Weekly feature: What to buy?

There's lots of cheap Buffy statues on ebay now, check it. Here's two rare tikis for only 20 bucks.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Oh. My. God.

Every once in a while, during my ebay shopping trips for Buffy collectibles, I find the occasional item that's overpriced. A Georges Jeanty Buffy sketchbook for 40 bucks(including shipping) when I can get one for 28 bucks (including shipping) from Jeanty's own site, a Eaglemoss Buffy figurine worth 20 bucks on buy it now for 99, but this might be the most overpriced collectible I've ever seen:

LINK

Usually, random comic lots like that go for a few dollars, but this

"This unique listing is for once in a life time offer!!!"

is just... a tad bit more. It would be A LOT cheaper to just buy the tradepaperbacks and omnibuses that collects those issues.

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Five by Five. Supposedly this scene.

Cut from the final episode, for length. Angel initially resists Wesley's idea to help Faith:
ANGEL: 'I seem to remember trying with Faith once... I had her in a safe place, on the verge of facing herself and what she'd done. Then her Watcher knocked me unconcious with a tire iron, took her away, and let her escape. Which gave her the opportunity to put a poison arrow in my back. (stares at Wesley for a moment)
'Then I nearly killed Buffy. Not that one should learn from mistakes.'"

What a bitch. Unless Angel actually changed his mind before the last sentence, meaning that this time Wesley would do it right. I get the anger, but still, bitchy.

Either way, the aired version was more to the point:
"WESLEY: That's not good enough! She's not a demon, Angel! She's a sick, sick girl. If there's even a chance she can be reasoned with--

ANGEL: There was. Last year, I had a shot at saving her. I was pulling her back from the brink when some British guy kidnapped her and made damn sure she'd never trust another living soul."

And a extra original script fact from the same episode:Link
"In the original script, the gangbanger Angel saves is named Martinez. For broadcast, his name was changed to Marquez."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The House Rules

Christian Kane (Lindsey) has finally made a video to his great song "The House Rules".

I like that he made a video to this song, but it's not what I imagined it would be like. I would have a liked more of a country bar set, with cowgirls and cowboys, maybe some bikers getting assgrabbed by girls, and Kane in a cowboyhat, sitting on a chair and singing.

Still cool tough, check it out.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

Sideshow is selling a Spike Electric Tiki(non-exclusive version). It's a signed factory counter sample. US only tough, which sucks.

Here's the link.