The DVD opens with a great two-parter featuring the return of the sinister Weeping Angels. The crack that is following them through time is no longer a hint at the finale, but a main plot point. The angels are a really creepy threat (only neutered slightly by the fact that they can't tell Amy has her eyes shut, when in the past a slight blink has been all that's necessary). The Angel coming out of the TV is a great idea. These are fantastic episodes with a real sense of dread. And it's nice to see the interplay between River and The Doctor once more. The DVD release is made all the sweeter for the fact that you don't have the silly Graham Norton pop-up appear and ruin the dramatic tension of the cliffhanger.
The Vampires Of Venice is a fun episode with some witty and funny dialogue. The locations look superb. Vampires are always a great nemesis for The Doctor; whether the Hammer Horror style of 'State of Decay', or the long-nail dead Viking variety seen in 'The Curse of Fenric'. On this occasion they aren't as scary as either previous stories, but the overall episode is still great fun.
The 'next time' episode previews are probably still absent, which is unfortunate as these teasers are a lot of fun at the end of each episode. Hopefully these will be on the full season box-set, but if you cannot wait till then, this Volume is a must-by, and one of the strongest of the DVDs of New Who.