The Book 3 Collection for Avatar: The Last Airbender has the final twenty-one episodes of the series on four discs, and a fifth disc in the set contains some bonus material. These episodes finally bring about the end of Aang's story; however, in my opinion, there are several "filler" episodes at the beginning of this set. And since there was a bit of "filler" earlier on, it forced the change that happens to Zuko to be a little more rushed than it should have been. Overall, though, I am happy with how the series ended.
On the first disc of the set, there is audio commentary for the episodes "Sokka's Master" and "The Beach." On the second disc, there is audio commentary for "The Avatar and the Firelord" and "The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion." The third disc contains audio commentary for "The Day of Black Sun, Part 2: The Eclipse" and "The Western Air Temple." And the final disc has audio commentary on all six of the episodes included on it.
The bonus disc contains three special features. The first is labeled as "The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender." While I appreciate the thought and the intent of this feature, I think the actual execution could have been done better. The second extra is "Book 3 Final Pencul Test Animation." The final extra is "Into the Fire Nation," which is from the Avatar: The Last Airbender panel at the 2007 San Diego ComiCon. In some respects, I thought these bonus features weren't as strong as the bonuses that were included on the Book 1 and Book 2 collections.
Even with my disappointment with the bonus features, I would still recommend this box set to a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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Lesley Muir Aeschliman (ljaesch)
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