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Published:May 12th, 2007 14:32 EST
The Slayer rises as a Phoenix in Buffy's sixth season on DVD

The Slayer rises as a Phoenix in Buffy's sixth season on DVD

By Garrett Godwin

For every generation, there has always been a Chosen One: the One to stop the vampires and the forces of darkness.

She was Buffy Anne Summers... the Slayer. 

For five years, she and her friends have been saving the world from the Hellmouth in Sunnydale, California.  In the end, she fought the good fight and sacrificed her life for the greater good.  Her Watcher, Rupert Giles, was right -- Buffy is a true hero.

Now, as her loved ones mourned their loss, the streets are running with blood as evil runs amock on Sunnydale -- without their leader and champion...

Now available on DVD comes Buffy, The Vampire Slayer: The Complete Sixth Season, featuring 22 episodes with audio commentaries from cast and crew, and much more.

Back when there was a UPN, the season aired on Tuesday nights, and the series continued to follow the story of the Slayer as her friends resurrected her -- but not without a price.  This was definitely a dark season for Buffy, as she struggles to deal with her rebirth while she realizes that where she went was Heaven, and Earth is Hell.  Her difficulty with coming back from the dead leads to having a secret affair with nemesis-turned-reluctant ally-turned-growing-love interest Spike (James Marsters).

It was also dark times for everybody, especially for budding witch Willow (Alyson Hannigan), whose addiction to magic endangers those she loves, including girlfriend Tara (Amber Benson), leading her to become the "Ultimate Evil" in "Two to Go" and "Grave", where a surprising hero comes to save not only Willow, but also the entire world.

Family and friends are drifiting apart and on their own when relationships are put to the test as one of them has a tragic death and one goes to the Dark Side in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Sixth Season, available on DVD.