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Wolverine and the X-Men Final Crisis Trilogy DVD Review

The final trilogy of the series has been released. Is it worth buying?

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Last week Wolverine and the X-Men: Final Crisis Trilogy was released on DVD. This is the last three episodes of the cool series that unfortunately has reached its end. Hopefully you've watched the episodes when they aired. As great as these final episodes were, is that enough reason to pick up this DVD? 
 
If you haven't watched any of the previous episodes, obviously this wouldn't be a good place to begin. If you did purchase the other five volumes, there's no question as to whether or not you should get this to complete your set. While the series may not have been completely perfect, it was a great rendition of our favorite mutants. 
 
The biggest obstacle this DVD may be facing is the fact that a complete set (which will also be released on Blu-ray) will be released on October 12, 2010. It really comes down to whether or not you have purchased the previous DVDs. 
 
Despite the usual complaints over incomplete series releases like this, what does this DVD have to offer? 
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Let's be honest, this is a bare bones release. All you're getting is those final three episodes. Again, they were great. They are worth seeing. The suggested retail price is $14.98 but you can easily find it online for under ten bucks.  
 
Since I had recently watched these final episodes, I decided to watch them again with the commentary by Supervising Production Craig Kyle, Head Writer Greg Johnson and Writer Chris Yost. I'm not one that usually gets into watching things with commentary but I have to admit, this truly enhanced the viewing. These guys were hilarious. They did give insight into some of the things that happened such as why on certain episodes, some characters just stood in a scene without saying a word (the voice actor wasn't brought in that day to save money). It's also interesting to hear their explanation on how the Hellfire Club was needed against the Phoenix Force and how their plans compared to Magneto's. It sounded as if they were having too much fun doing the commentary. A sad note is it was mentioned that they would have loved to do a whole series just on the future X-Men
 
If you have purchased the other DVDs, I would say this release rates close to a 4 out of 5. The quality of the final episodes and the great commentary make it worth picking up (especially since it's not that expensive). If you haven't bought all the previous releases, wait until October for the full set (especially if you can buy it on Blu-ray). It would've been nice if the complete set was released from the beginning rather than these separate volumes and it's sad the series is over. It's just nice that it ended on a high note.