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The Price Of Fma Dvds., Is it really worth it?
Nepharski
post Oct 22 2005, 08:41 PM
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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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post Oct 23 2005, 07:19 PM
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it's not fair to compair american sitcoms/dramas and anime, since the us shows sell by seasons, while animes start selling in volumes containing, as you said, a couple of episodes.

eventually they'll make box sets of all the episodes and it'll be cheaper. they have the japanese ver in two season sets.

it's not too fair though. cowboy bebop dvds are like 30 a pop with only a few episodes...


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post Oct 24 2005, 04:35 PM
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QUOTE(adamclark @ Oct 23 2005, 06:19 PM) [snapback]303676[/snapback]
eventually they'll make box sets of all the episodes and it'll be cheaper. they have the japanese ver in two season sets.

it's not too fair though. cowboy bebop dvds are like 30 a pop with only a few episodes...

Yeah, I think I'll end up buying them in sets. In the mean time, I'll tape all the new ones on Saturday.

Speaking of Cowboy Bebop, a friend of mine had the first season or whatever, but all in one set, including english translations. It had over 20 episodes or something.


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- Nepharski   The Price Of Fma Dvds.   Oct 22 2005, 08:41 PM
- - Odysseus   Whether or not you should wait is entirely based o...   Oct 22 2005, 10:17 PM
- - Shizuka85   Anime dvds have always been more expensive than Am...   Oct 23 2005, 02:05 PM
- - darkangelslayer   If I were you I'd just wait til the box set co...   Oct 23 2005, 02:11 PM
- - adamclark   eh, the pretender is a crappy show anyway. i thin...   Oct 23 2005, 03:07 PM
|- - Nepharski   QUOTE(adamclark @ Oct 23 2005, 02:07 PM) ...   Oct 23 2005, 04:49 PM
- - Ladymercury (unable to log in)   Well, I only pay 20 bucks at Best Buy... and yeah,...   Oct 23 2005, 03:31 PM
- - Odysseus   Well, it's not exactly a fair price comparison...   Oct 23 2005, 05:35 PM
- - AlphonseRules   I had this same problem when I first started watch...   Oct 23 2005, 09:23 PM
- - adamclark   you could always buy used on ebay, i guess.   Oct 24 2005, 01:11 PM
- - TheVileOne   No one's forcing you to buy them. And you can...   Oct 25 2005, 03:37 PM
- - the_lightning_alchemist10   My tips on how to save money on anime DVDS: Buy t...   Oct 25 2005, 06:16 PM
- - Scars of love   20 bucks for a DVD isn't alot considering movi...   Oct 25 2005, 06:42 PM
- - What, no bacon?   Anyone who shells out $20-25 a pop for that h...   Oct 26 2005, 12:52 AM
|- - adamclark   QUOTE(What, no bacon? @ Oct 26 2005, 02:5...   Oct 26 2005, 01:17 AM
|- - TheVileOne   QUOTE(What, no bacon? @ Oct 26 2005, 07:5...   Oct 26 2005, 12:22 PM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(TheVileOne @ Oct 26 2005, 03:22 PM)...   Oct 26 2005, 12:34 PM
|- - TheVileOne   QUOTE(What, no bacon? @ Oct 26 2005, 07:3...   Oct 26 2005, 10:49 PM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(TheVileOne @ Oct 27 2005, 01:49 AM)...   Oct 26 2005, 10:58 PM
|- - TheVileOne   QUOTE(What, no bacon? @ Oct 27 2005, 05:5...   Oct 27 2005, 12:43 AM
- - Odysseus   Fan subs are rarely of what one would call high vi...   Oct 26 2005, 03:58 PM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Odysseus @ Oct 26 2005, 06:58 PM) 3...   Oct 26 2005, 04:01 PM
- - Odysseus   Yeah I've been trying to find a good place to ...   Oct 27 2005, 12:11 AM
|- - Shizuka85   QUOTE(Odysseus @ Oct 27 2005, 03:11 AM) 3...   Oct 27 2005, 03:59 PM
- - What, no bacon?   Isn't that just a cop-out? If you feel so stro...   Oct 27 2005, 12:57 AM
|- - TheVileOne   QUOTE(What, no bacon? @ Oct 27 2005, 07:5...   Oct 27 2005, 01:19 AM
- - What, no bacon?   There's good acting, and there's bad actin...   Oct 27 2005, 01:30 AM
|- - TheVileOne   QUOTE(What, no bacon? @ Oct 27 2005, 08:3...   Oct 27 2005, 01:56 AM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(TheVileOne @ Oct 27 2005, 04:56 AM)...   Oct 27 2005, 12:02 PM
|- - TheVileOne   QUOTE(What, no bacon? @ Oct 27 2005, 07:0...   Oct 27 2005, 03:27 PM
- - adamclark   for that one person who asked for a place to buy j...   Oct 27 2005, 01:47 AM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(adamclark @ Oct 27 2005, 04:47 AM) ...   Oct 27 2005, 11:19 AM
|- - Tombow   QUOTE(adamclark @ Oct 27 2005, 03:47 AM) ...   Oct 27 2005, 12:48 PM
- - What, no bacon?   a) I got the names of Clinkenbeard and Glass mixed...   Oct 27 2005, 03:48 PM
- - TheVileOne   Even though the majority of the voice actor for FM...   Oct 27 2005, 04:10 PM
- - What, no bacon?   You're either delusional, or on CN's payro...   Oct 27 2005, 04:12 PM
- - TheVileOne   You don't have proof for either .   Oct 27 2005, 08:52 PM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(TheVileOne @ Oct 27 2005, 11:52 PM)...   Oct 27 2005, 08:54 PM
- - Odysseus   I get the strangest feeling this topic has become ...   Oct 28 2005, 10:59 AM
- - Ladymercury   A boxset that was once 120 is now 70. A DVD that w...   Oct 28 2005, 11:05 AM
- - Molecular Alchemist   QUOTE(Odysseus @ Oct 28 2005, 10:59 AM) 3...   Oct 28 2005, 06:05 PM
- - greenperky   Scars is right cause I have seen anime dvds for ...   Oct 28 2005, 06:57 PM
- - TheVileOne   I think 4 episodes for $19.99 is a pretty goo...   Oct 29 2005, 12:14 AM
- - Molecular Alchemist   I'm looking at it like this: a movie costs ar...   Oct 29 2005, 01:59 AM
- - TheVileOne   I think I made a similar point about someone compa...   Oct 29 2005, 03:21 AM
|- - Nepharski   QUOTE(TheVileOne @ Oct 29 2005, 02:06 AM)...   Feb 3 2006, 09:58 PM
- - vfdj42   I happened to get FMA: The Fall ofIshbal for free,...   Nov 8 2005, 11:29 PM
- - fmafan16   As someone who buys FMA DvD's, I think that th...   Feb 3 2006, 08:41 PM
- - Tombow   In my attempt to collect all FMA DVD threads into ...   Feb 19 2007, 03:13 AM
- - Nepharski   As long as this topic has been resurrected anyway,...   Feb 19 2007, 09:33 AM
- - baKa-neKoh   I recently found out that FMA Dvds were actually l...   Feb 24 2007, 09:34 PM
- - JoshP1389   1. Get a library card 2. Look in anime section of ...   Feb 24 2007, 09:45 PM
- - Nepharski   Anime at your local library? Mine carries a scrat...   Feb 25 2007, 12:09 AM
- - JoshP1389   Good enough. We even carry video games (all worth ...   Feb 25 2007, 07:23 AM
- - ShadowCat17   I have a question. I want to buy the series, but I...   Aug 9 2007, 09:34 PM


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