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Published:November 26th, 2007 13:38 EST
Sink Your Teeth into Angel on DVD

Sink Your Teeth into Angel on DVD

By Garrett Godwin

"We`ve all got something to atone for."
                                                  -Allen Francis Doyle

For more than 200 years, he had brought darkness into the world.  A demon with the face of an angel, he is now cursed with a conscience, as he sets out to make amends to the world.

Airing 1999 to 2004, Angel is the spin-off series from Buffy, the Vampire Slayer-- produced by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, as it follows the Slayer`s true love... a vampire with a soul.  Now in Los Angeles, the "City of...", Angel is on a mission to bring hope to the hopeless and help the helpless, saving lost souls in the process of saving his own.

A cross between Batman and a male Xena, Angel is the Dark Knight of L.A., as he begins his fight to protect the innocent, waging a war against the evil that is in humanity-- and the evil within himself.

Now available on DVD in a complete box set with all 110 episodes, it is loaded with audio commentaries from the cast and crew, bloopers, deleted scenes and plenty more.

The series was originally conceived to be stand-alone, with Angel working as a private investigator solving a case every week.  Struggling earlier to find its way in the first season, Angel established its own mythology in season two with the resurrection of Darla (Julie Benz), and hits its stride in season three with the introduction of Angel`s son, Connor. 

Despite critical praise and a devoted fan following, Angel was cancelled in 2004.  However, the heroic vampire will live on, as its sixth season recently made its debut in the form of comic books titled Angel: After the Fall, which is out now.

Though it has always been about dealing with inner demons, the mission statement of Angel is about sin and redemption.  No matter how much good Angel has done, in his mind it will never be enough to make up for all the evil he has done.  The series continued to explore further into the themes of good and evil, with Angel and Angelus at the core; the true understanding of fighting the good fight, the battle between good and evil never ends. And though one will never win, it is still imporant to never stop fighting for good.

Get touched by Angel, all five seasons, now available on DVD.

"Let`s go to work."