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The Price Of Fma Dvds., Is it really worth it?
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post Oct 29 2005, 01:59 AM
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I'm looking at it like this: a movie costs around $15-$25.00 at Best Buy...and I really HATE half of the crap that they have out now; furthermore, a movie's running time is about 1.5-2hrs. If you put this in the context of the FMA dvd's, you can get an FMA dvd, which has a running time of approx 1.5hrs, for $19.99 at Best Buy...and it's much more entertaining and will make me happier than any of that Hollywood bs that they sell. And concidering that the FMA dvds are coming out once every 2 months...I'm sure I can put aside $10/month for a dvd biggrin.gif Also, I found that my local Target had seasons 1 and 2 for $9.99...I have them already so it really doesn't do me any good, but the point is that there are reasonable prices if you are willing to look for them...and if they run as long as a movie and cost as much (or less than--depending on where you go) than a movie, I really see no problem with it. Anime is an expensive hobbie, there's no denying that biggrin.gif


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post Oct 29 2005, 03:21 AM
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I think I made a similar point about someone comparing the value of a DVD set for The Pretender and Fullmetal Alchemist. Mainly in that the Pretender sucks and Fullmetal Alchemist rocks and is worth the money smile.gif .


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post Nov 8 2005, 11:29 PM
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I happened to get FMA: The Fall ofIshbal for free, just today. Of course I want the other DVDs (so I'm not such a newbie x_x) but they're too expensive, and I chose the one I knew had lots of Angsty War! Roy. I got it for free because I returned most of my old DVDs and got a lot of money back. But under normal circumstances, $26 for 4 episodes? NO WAY. O.o
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post Feb 3 2006, 08:41 PM
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As someone who buys FMA DvD's, I think that the price isn't too high, because if your really into the show, and your following the story line, it wouldn't matter, but I want to bring up something, does anyone know why it takes so long to come out with new volumes, at the rate they are going it's going to take a while to complete the collection, but it's well worth the wait


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post Feb 3 2006, 09:58 PM
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QUOTE(TheVileOne @ Oct 29 2005, 02:06 AM) [snapback]305993[/snapback]
Mainly in that the Pretender sucks and Fullmetal Alchemist rocks and is worth the money smile.gif .

Man, too many pre-conseived haters around here. dry.gif


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post Feb 19 2007, 03:13 AM
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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 American Japanese Audience sub-forum.


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post Feb 19 2007, 09:33 AM
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As long as this topic has been resurrected anyway, I read recently that Anime DVDs are more expensive in America because its still seen as a niche' interest, and company's need to turn a profit off a small drawing pool. There's a lot of us online, but in the real life, we're few and far in between, so higher prices are necessary to keep the industry going, or something like that.

Also, no matter how expensive Anime DVDs are in America, they're still cheaper than buying them in Japan.


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post Feb 24 2007, 09:34 PM
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I recently found out that FMA Dvds were actually legally sold in Australia- I was pretty surprised happy.gif

One set (2 to 3 episodes (approx 1 to 1.5 hours)) is sold for AUS$30 in Target; not worth my money IMO. Dvds that run for the same time can be bought for half the price of that, and considering FMA is pretty old..


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post Feb 24 2007, 09:45 PM
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1. Get a library card
2. Look in anime section of library
3. Go home and rip on PC
4. ????
5. PROFIT!!!

Seriously, I recently discovered the awesomeness of public libraries and now I hang out there and study for ACTs everday. wacko.gif


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post Feb 25 2007, 12:09 AM
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Anime at your local library? Mine carries a scratched disk of vol. 1 of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Does that count?


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post Feb 25 2007, 07:23 AM
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Good enough. We even carry video games (all worth nothing but yeah.) 8)


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post Aug 9 2007, 09:34 PM
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I have a question. I want to buy the series, but I want to make sure it's what I want it to be. I don't like the dubs. Someone said earlier that the DVDs come with the option to put it on the original Japanese track with English subtitles? Now, are those subtitles actually directly *translated* from the Japanese like the fansubs are, or is it just the text from the English dub? If it was just the text from the dub then it would be crappy. In other words, is the sub on the official DVD a good one? If it is, then I'd like to know the best options for how/where to purchase the series. Thanks
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