Basically these movies are 90-minute collections of all-new "cut scenes," and by cut scenes I mean "plot-heavy exposition segments that run throughout the video games which you always skip over by pressing the B button." And no matter who seriously beautiful the animation is (and it sure is in this flick), the bottom line is that the "cut scenes" simply aren't all that interesting.
When ADVENT CHILDREN focuses on its numerous and expansive action scenes, there's some solid fun to be had -- but once the characters start spewing out reams of dialogue about "geostigma," "sephiroth," and "genova," my eyeballs involuntarily start to glaze over. I watched ADVENT CHILDREN holding a large cup of coffee and still I was yawning by the 25-minute mark.
Ported over from the previous releases are a whole bunch of extra doo-dads: trailers, deleted scenes, promotional material for the games, etc.
But the real selling point of this double dip seems to be the in-package material: In addition to the 2-disc DVD set, you'll also get ten FINAL FANTASY postcards, a hundred-page script (in English), and a 72-page character bio booklet that absolutely reeks of geek heaven ... provided you're a big fan of this particular series.