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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Stunt Scenes Hit YouTube

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | January 10, 2013 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | January 10, 2013 |

Stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt has uploaded a few videos onto YouTube showing stunt work behind the scenes from the third and fourth seasons of “Buffy.” These aren’t edited up to the nines for DVD extras, they’re more like home movies, but that makes them more entertaining in their own way. Other than an appearance by Seth Green rambling to the camera about his katana training, the actors don’t show up much since the focus is on the more intense stunts.

Here’s a bunch of footage from the shooting of the Buffy/Faith scene in “Graduation Day”, along with a bit from the big battle at graduation itself:

And here’s one showcasing “Hush” and “Doomed”, including a great few seconds of the Gentlemen floating along down the street.

I find it simply amazing that people who look nothing alike can be substituted in for each other without it being noticeable in the finished episode, without a disruption of the suspension of disbelief at all.

There are eight such videos in total on Pruitt’s YouTube page. Plus here’s a bonus video of Buffy stunt double Sophia Crawford’s work out:

I don’t think she would even need magic slayer strength to effectively fight vampires.

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Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.