Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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Overview

A strange disease is decimating the land and it's up to the hero Cloud to emerge from solitude and defeat a new breed of enemy in the computer animated feature that picks up where Final Fantasy VII (the video game) left off. It has been two years since the events that occurred in the storyline of the video game, and though the ruins of Midger still stand to show the sacrifices made for peace, a new threat to mankind has arrived. With the citizens of the countryside falling deathly ill and old enemies rising from ...
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Overview

A strange disease is decimating the land and it's up to the hero Cloud to emerge from solitude and defeat a new breed of enemy in the computer animated feature that picks up where Final Fantasy VII (the video game) left off. It has been two years since the events that occurred in the storyline of the video game, and though the ruins of Midger still stand to show the sacrifices made for peace, a new threat to mankind has arrived. With the citizens of the countryside falling deathly ill and old enemies rising from the ashes to seek revenge, Cloud must leap back into action and help his fellow men lest his solitude leave all of mankind vulnerable to another devastating attack.
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Special Features

On the Way To a Smile - Episode: Denzel Animated Film; ; Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII - Original Story Digest; ; Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VIII Featurette; ; Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Trailers; ; Exclusive Sneak Peek at Final Fantasy XIII
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/2009
  • UPC: 043396225916
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Uncensored / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:06:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 22,911

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Takahiro Sakurai
Ayumi Ito
Shotaru Morikubo
Technical Credits
Tetsuya Nomura Director
Takeshi Nozue Director, Cinematographer
Shinji Hashimoto Producer
Ichiro Hazama Producer
Kenji Kijima Editor
Yoshinori Kitase Producer
Shojiro Nakaoka Sound/Sound Designer
Yuusuke Naora Art Director
Kazushige Nojima Screenwriter
Nobuo Uematsu Score Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Really Really Liked It

    I wasn't sure if I rent this movie or another one, in the end I got this one...I made the right dissison!!!
    I had heard of Final Fantasy before and wasn't sure what it was about...after seeing this movie I so want to play this game!!!
    I think Cloud and Tifa are a cute couple! If there not a couple they should be!!!
    I had NO idea what was happening a some points in the movie...
    This year I made a new friend who LOVES Final Fantasy! She told me all about Final Fantasy.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Final Fantasy VII Continues

    This excellent action movie takes place were the game left off. Easy to follow and remarkably realistic. A must for all Final Fantasy and video game fans alike. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    OMG!

    I have to start with: Why couldn't this have been out first?
    This Final Fantasy installment is EPIC in all sense of the word. After two Final Fantasy movies, the first (Spirits Within) being a complete failure, the second (Advent Children) being much better, though with room for improvement, here in Advent Children Complete we have a complete storyline and plot-rich epic movie with all of our favorite Final Fantasy 7 characters out there and in more action than before. With Complete, many of the things seen in the original version is explained fully, especially referring to exactly how Sephiroth could have possibly been reborn for another reunion. I'm going to refrain from sharing details about the epic final battle, because it's too epic to spoil it. You have to watch it for yourself! This is worth the money and it's a 100% must-see!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    for a younger audience

    i'm twenty two years old and a big fan of the video game. I watched this last night and almost fell asleep. The animation is breathtaking and the action sequences were non-stop. But voices, scenerios, and dialog were realy childish and pointless. But on a brighter note, the special features which one included almost all film strip scenes from the video game including the ending, were awsome.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you liked the game then you'll love this

    Taking place two years after the game final fantasy VII advent children (an 1hr and 40mins) does a great job taking you back to a game that's 40 hours long. I have an imported version of the movie with only subtitles... but still amazing visually and story wise. I would forsure pick up the US version.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2012

    This film is excellent! I highly recommend it!

    This film is excellent! I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted August 6, 2012

    When I got this DVD, I took it to school because I promised my f

    When I got this DVD, I took it to school because I promised my friend that I will show her something that I'm sure she'll like. When we watched it using tha laptop in our every lunch time...she was like, OH MY GOSH!!! I told her " See, I told u...". The game, the anime and the movie matches perfectly. I promise if you watch this DVD, you'll hold your breath. There's a lot of action...and the plots are incredible...all the cnaracters look good...it's awesome

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wow! After I saw this movie every weekend after I took it to another friend¿s house to watch it with them. The fights the CGI the music the story! I don¿t know how someone who never played the game would like it? But this takes place after the game Final Fantasy 7 (the best one of the FF series) but oh man if you liked the game YOUR CRAZY if you haven¿t seen this TRUST ME! You will LOVE THIS!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love it.................Yeah go Reno!

    I loved the movie, it was very neat, the grafic art was sweet. I never played the games before, but I read about all the final fantasy info. I understand the movie. Sooo, I guess I am a fan. I need to get the games! I liked every Character. It's sweet. The Funny thing was that one Tifa and Loz were fighing, the music did not match the part. But hey what can I say Tifa rock,s, it was a good fight. Reno and Rude were funny!!! ^,^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!

    This is a wonderful movie. the people look so real and the story(if you played the game and understand it) is very moving. i watched the movie for the first time and loved it so much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Final Fantasy Does it Again

    The graphics were great, the fight scenes were tight and the drama kept you on the edge of your seat. Lovers of the original FFVII will be amazed by their heros once again and first time viewers will follow the story line pretty well. The only thing that kept it from a five for my is that the whole movie you're waiting for Sephiroth to appear and then what? He's there for five stinking minutes. Oh well nothing's perfect. Reno and Rude were good for a laugh as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'm a big fan and if you haven't seen this you REALLY SHOULD!

    I fell in love with this movie the first time i saw it and after that i find myself watching it all the time! ^_^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing

    i have never played any of the final fantasy games"i want to but i dont have a ps2", and still i loved this movie and understood it too!cloud is soooooo awesome!vincent was pretty cool too"but he has ugly shoes "anyways i highly recommend-to final fantasy fans or to people who just enjoy great movies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Advent Children

    Best game turned movie ever well its after the events from the game but still this is an awesome movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best movie ever

    this has to be one of the best cg movies ever made

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!

    Although some people who have not played FF7 will not understand it, this movie will make you want to play this game! Filled with amazing CGI!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best...

    This movie has gotta be one of the best. I watched it in english in japanease, with subtitles, without, over and over again i never got tired of it. In this movie Reno is sweet, also sephiroth was pretty sweet too, not to mention vincent was AWESOME. I've been a fan since i bought the game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly Outstanding

    The game was wonderful and the movie did it justice. A highly recomended buy. The characters were voiced superbly, the animation was incredible. It's a movie that people who have and have not played the game can get easily wrapped into.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow .. Amazing

    Simply it's an amazing success one more time for the anim fans .. The movie is beyond expectations ..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rank 4 out of 5 along Squaresoft standards...

    Square-Enix has had a heck of a year In 2006 alone, they have completed the instant hit Kingdom Hearts II (PS2), re-released Final Fantasy IV for the Gameboy Advance system, will soon release Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus (PS2) and Final Fantasy XII (PS2). Furthermore, we can expect more upcoming games from them in the years to come, such Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII for the upcoming-hit Playstation3 due to arrive in stores November 17 (unless it is once again delayed). However, games apparently aren't their only form of expertise. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is a continuation of the smash hit Playstation game, Final Fantasy VII, the first 3D installment of the Final Fantasy Series. The film's CGI is elite in it's form, and it's animation alone has the potential to leave such classics like "Shrek", "Toy-Story" and "Ice-Age" completely in the dust of it's amazing digital-exertion. Using this same animation style as the infamous Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, it may have proved to be "somewhat" inspiring, but in the end, not even worthy of achieving the title "Cult-Classic." The movie alone nearly forced Square-Enix into Bankruptcy, however, the company was given yet another chance at the hands of Warnerbrothers. When offered a role in "The Matrix," spin-off movie, "The Animatrix" Square-Enix was able to land back on their feet, with enough money to punch out a few more games, and sure enough, to begin production of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. The general (and simple) synopsis of the story is that Cloud Strife, (the protagonist of the pinnacle of modern-day games) is given a message from a woman, which comes in the form of children. (Hence the title of the film) However, for those who have never played the game, the movie may only prove to be completely confusing, and maybe even unsatisfying. The fight scenes (as entertaining as they are) last nearly forever and may also appear constant, and the English dubbing could probably use a little bit of work (though some characters, such as Vincent, Marlene and Sephiroth were actually somewhat decent). Naturally, though, The Japanese track contains professional voice work, seems more believable, and—of course—the lip-movements match. From a literary perspective, plot is something of a classic hero's story—the common scenario of "rising up from the ashes." Extras on the DVD include a director's commentary, a reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII (a great help for those who haven't plaid the game, yet at the same time, seek enlightenment) sneak peaks into even more upcoming Final Fantasy VII games, a making up featurette featuring interviews with Testuya Nomura, footage from the Venice Film Festival, and nearly twenty deleted scenes. For many Final Fantasy VII fans, this movie may prove to be a dream come true, but for people who have a tendency to get very confused, biased individuals who tend to hate anime or find it childish (which this movie sometimes shows great resemblance to when it comes to the combat and action scenes) or anyone who has second thoughts about this movie, some would recommend that probably wouldn't risk your money on this, but with an open-mind and a willing attitude, who knows… you "might" be impressed.

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