Angel: Season 4

DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards, Vincent Kartheiser, Amy Acker, Andy Hallett
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
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Like I said in my other Angel reviews, I’m not really a fan of the show and haven’t seen too many episodes. Angel fans will probably want to continue buying these DVD sets though, unless you thought this season sucked ass.

Instead of trying to write up what happens on the show, I’ll just steal the back cover copy: With both Angel and Cordelia still missing, Fred, Gunn and Conner try to keep Angel I’vestigations running while they search for their friends. Ironically, the man everyone believes betrayed Angel is the one who finally comes to Angel’s rescue. Then Cordelia mysteriously reappears with no memory of her life or her friends. Confused, she chooses to take refuge with Conner – setting into motion events that will after their lives forever.

I think Angel is a decent show but since I haven’t seen the series from the beginning (or seen Buffy), I just never got into it. I should have though because they have some hot females on the show, especially Charisma Carpenter. She was just in Playboy. Hey, I was reading the articles and I just happened to stumble upon the pictorial. Yup, I’m sticking to that story. For the episode “Soulless,” Sean “I’m not Rudy anymore, call me a Hobbit instead” Astin directed an episode. I thought that was cool. I wish he directed more ( I think he has other shows as well) because he does a good job with it. This season also featured a handful of guests like Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan (As her Buffy character Willow), Gina Torres (From Firefly, 24, Matrix Reloaded), Sarah Thompson, and Vladimir Kulich. Vladimir Kulich was in 13th Warrior as Buliwyf, the leader of the Warriors. I liked that guy and he went all out in the campiness with his character, “The Beast.” Another reason why I never liked this show was because of the makeup. It just either looked too cheesy or not scary enough.

There’s a decent amount of extras. The last disc, you can watch a 40 minute overview with the actors, and Joss Whedon, and others talking about the fourth season. I liked watching that because it summed up everything in the season, and also got everyone’s point of views on their characters and the overall show. There is also selected audio commentaries with Joss Whedon and some of the cast, but like in most cases, I decided not to listen to the commentary. Other extras include some outtakes, a tour of the “Hyperion Hotel” and a feature on the characters Jasmine, and the Beast. About an hour’s worth of extras. Not bad.

Overall, Another top notch DVD set with some cool extras. Angel is an all right show, but not something I would want to watch religiously. Though, It’s got some hot actresses on it so that should count for something. Angel fans should buy this DVD set when it comes out.

– Selected audio commentary by Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, Alexis Denisof, Andy Hallett, David Fury, Vern Gillum, Steven DeKnight, Terrence O’Hara and Keffery Bell.
– Season Four overview with cast and crew interviews
– Season Four outtakes
– “Angel and the Apocalypse,” “Last Looks: The Hyperion Hotel,”
– “Fatal Beauty and the Beast”, and “Malice In Wonderland: Wolfram and Hart” featurettes.

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround

Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)


Favorite Scenes: I thought episodes Apocalypse, Nowish, Soulless, Orpheus were pretty cool.
Rating: NR
Running Time: 990 minutes
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