Buffy in widescreen?
New evidence has now come to light that from Season 4 onwards, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was shot in 16:9 widescreen - ready for broadcast on HDTV in the US. Although this is no secret, Joss Whedon was quoted as saying a while back something like the series was shot with 4:3 in mind and while they may be recording at 16:9, anything outside of the 4:3 frame was considered unimportant and often contained props and other things which should not be seen.
Even so, this does bode well and with any luck when Season 4 does start to appear on DVD we can expect anamorphic widescreen transfers!
For more on this exciting development, check out this site. Thanks to Matthew Fuller for bringing this to my attention in the forum!