This two-disc contains episodes forty through fifty-two of the series. During the episodes included in this set, some major revelations come out concerning Hohenheim and the plot of Father and the Homunculi. The setup for a final showdown begins over the course of this box set, but is not resolved by the time you hit episode fifty-two. It will be interesting to see how the series works at building up to its climax in the next DVD set. Knowing that there's still twelve episodes remaining, I'm afraid this final showdown is going to end up being stretched out; hopefully I'll be proven wrong when I get a chance to view Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Part Five.
When it comes to DVD extras, the only extra on the first disc are two commentaries. One of the commentaries is for episode forty ("Homunculus (The Dwarf in the Flask)"), and the other is for episode forty-six ("Looming Shadows"). There are three extras included on the second disc. The first feature is labeled as "Textless Opening Song," and this is a textless version of the first opening credits that were included on this set. The next feature is labeled as "Textless Closing Song," and it features the first ending credits that were included on this set. The final extra on the disc is trailers. On this disc are trailers for: Hero Tales, Rideback, Yu Yu Hakusho, Soul Eater, Black Butler, Dragon Ball Z Kai, and D. Gray-man.
If you're a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, then this release is worth picking up and adding to your DVD library. If you're a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist that must own everything related to the series, this DVD set is also worth adding to your collection. If you're a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist who also enjoys Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, then this set is also worth purchasing.
I wrote a review of this DVD set after checking out a copy through the King County Library System.
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