I did like this "season 8" show. I don't regret buying it.
However, there are a bunch of unprofessional things about it that make it less enjoyable.
The good news:
- there are subtitles and closed captioning, for those who want them
- packaging is just fine
None of the original cast from the show is present here. Voices are provided by Kelly Albanese (Buffy), Natalie Lander (Willow), Whitney Thompson (Faith), Anthony McCarthy (Giles), etc. They're doing a good job, but it's hard sometimes to figure out who is talking since they are all new voices. It doesn't help that the person talking and the one who listens are both standing still with their mouths shut. LOL at the animation quality, Disney was already doing better 50 years ago. This is not animation, it's a slideshow.
What's up with the double-sided DVD? I was hoping never to see such things again. By the way, my review applies to the standard DVD. I haven't tried the Blu-Ray version.
If you've already read the "season 8" comics, there will be nothing new in this show. Also, it only covers volumes 1 to 4, even though there are 7 volumes out and another already available for pre-ordering.
The whole thing consists of 19 "issues" of about 12 minutes each (actually, more like 10.5 minutes each if you don't count all the credits). By the way, I wish they'd just put the credits at the beginning and/or end and avoid the frequent interruptions. If the real Buffy show could go 40 minutes in a row without credits, why does this show have to have 4 parts of 12 minutes each with pauses for end credits and start credits every 10 minutes?
There's a tiny comic book in the package. You need excellent vision to read the text in it. No worries anyway, since you get exactly the same thing by watching issue 1 of the 19 on disk. I bet they could have added a PDF file with all 19 issues for less money than it cost to add one issue on paper.