I set aside some time yesterday night to watch the Full Metal Alchemist movie - The Conqueror of Shamballa. I enjoyed it - it has a much more cohesive plot than the end of the TV series. The animation is very well done (are all the Gypsy girls in this movie HOT HOT HOT or what?) - good pacing too! Some very good action scenes. A fitting REAL finale for the series IMHO. All the major loose ends are tied here. A large dose of suspension of disbelief may be needed though - you'll know what I mean when you watch it. I think my positive reaction may be related to the fact I watched it in HD. 1920x1080p downscaled to 720p. It is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Some scenes are soft and I noticed what looked like deinterlacing artifacts (that carried over into the progressive version perhaps?) around character mouths - but it could be a scaling issue as well. No noticeable artifacts during heavy action scenes. Beautiful reference transfer - perhaps the best HD anime transfer I've ever seen so far.