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<In my attempt to collect all FMA DVD threads into one sub-forum, I'm moving this thread from FMA Anime forum section front to FMA Anime Japanese Audience sub-forum. 02/19/07 ~Tombow>
Not to sound miserly or anything, but I feel the prices for FMA DVDs to be startlingly high...at least by comparison, anyway. $35 will buy you the complete 2nd Season of, say, The Pretender, a total of 21 episodes, but $40 would only buy you 8 FMA episodes, 4 per $20 disk. Continuing with the comparison, a standard Pretender episode is about 45 minutes, whereas a FMA episode is aprox. 25 minutes. Excuse me, but I find that a tad expensive. Now, 4 episodes for $10 or something would be far more reasonable.
Or is it?
The only thing I know of one the DVDs are the episodes. What I want to know is, what else is there? What bonus features justify the price tag?
Is it worth it, or should I sit back and weight for when the prices go down a year or so from now?
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Whether or not you should wait is entirely based on how much you want them. If you don't want them badly enough to spend 20 dollars on them every 8 weeks (or was it seven....) then you can probably wait. But don't get your hopes up, DVD's tend to take a very long time to go down in price. I mean, the most I've ever seen a Popular Anime DVD drop in price over the course of a year is 3 dollars.
Is it worth it? Who knows. It varies from DVD to DVD. You can always check what special features it has by going to a store and looking at the back of the DVD case. Volume 5 seems to have a decent amount of extras that might justify the price. Some Volumes are a bit dry when it comes to features. I felt that Volume 4 didn't have much that impressed... (Okay so yes it did have the complete first episode of a another anime for promotional reasons but... ah... whatever)
I think it's worth it since the DVD's come out reasonably far apart. You can earn back that 20 dollars within that time. Never really any profit or loss that way.
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