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Angel Season 1 R1 will not be widescreen

Unfortunately, DVD File are reporting that the Region 1 release of Angel: Season 1 will not be presented in widescreen as fans had hoped. Like the Region 2 version the video will be in 4:3. Extras also look to be identical to the UK release, including "I'm Cordelia", "Introducing Angel" and "The Demons" featurettes, audio commentaries and a stills gallery.

A widescreen transfer was what fans wanted most from the Region 1 release after the disappointing UK discs, but there were also other problems with the R2 - most notably, missing "Previously..." recap segments and mislabelled menus. It remains to be seen if these issues will also be present on the R1 release.

Of course, as we reported last week, even if the US set turns out to be identical it still has the major advantage of being half the price (RRPs of $59.95 vs. £79.99).

Angel: Season 1 is due for release on 11 February.

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