Neon Genesis Evangelion: End Of Evangelion

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The memorable anime series Evangelion gets treated superbly on this DVD release from Palm. The episodes are presented in the original widescreen aspect ratios. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo, but purists will probably prefer to listen to the Dolby Digital Stereo Japanese soundtrack and read the English subtitles. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by many of the actors involved in the voice work for the series, trailers, pop-up production notes, a still photo gallery, and an in-depth history of the characters in the series. This is a superb release for anime fans, and is also excellent for anyone looking ot learn more abut this distinctive style.
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Special Features

Letterbox; 6.1 DTS ES Surround in English and Japanese; 5.1 Dolby Digital EX Surround in English and Japanese; English & Japanese stereo; Subtitle options for dialogue & on screen text; Audio commentary by Amanda Winn Lee (English language director and voice of Rei Ayanami); Additional voice commentary by Taliesin Jaffe & Jason C. Lee; Japanese production credits; Manga Previews; Web links; Manga fan club
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Undoubtedly one of the best anime series of the 1990s, Neon Genesis Evangelion both revolutionized and revitalized a weary medium. It also wrapped with an infuriating, controversial conclusion, inspiring puzzled fans to demand an alternate ending to clarify the series' many nagging mysteries. Rather than fully satisfying viewers, iconoclastic series creator Hideaki Anno offered fans not one, but two Evangelion movies, both of which were perhaps even more idiosyncratic than the original series. The first, Death & Rebirth, summarizes the series in preparation for the requested finale, The End of Evangelion. This second film is an epic canvas of apocalyptic imagery, depicting the end of the world in both beautifully symbolic and gruesomely literal terms. Heady without limit, it may also be nothing less than the most aggressively experimental anime film ever released to Japanese theaters. Unlike the TV show ending, which denied curtain calls to much-loved characters especially female leads like Rei, Asuka, and Misato, closure here comes in a steady stream, albeit several shades darker and more bizarre than one typically expects. Ultimately, the film's breathtaking complexity makes it nearly impossible to summarize; it is rather meant to be experienced, much like Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Anno clearly plays with anime taboos and viewer expectations, but with such artistry and vision that one never suspects a diabolical act of self-sabotage. By violently shedding all remaining genre shackles, The End of Evangelion triumphantly completes the long, strange, and influential trip begun by the Eva series. Volk Lindsay
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • UPC: 660200410926
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: Manga Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround EX, Digital Theater Systems
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Hideaki Anno Director, Screenwriter
Kazuya Tsurumaki Director, Screenwriter
Shinji Higuchi Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Human Condition [5:27]
2. Loyalties [6:37]
3. Dogs of War [6:19]
4. Love Is Destructive [10:51]
5. Salvation & Sacrifice [6:13]
6. Requiem [6:40]
7. "Death Is an Angel With Two Faces..." [6:09]
8. Final Impact [5:52]
9. Lilith [13:46]
10. This Mortal Coil [6:28]
11. Reflections [9:14]
12. Goodbye [4:39]
13. End Credits [3:20]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Launch
   Access
      Play Episode 25: Air
      Episode 25 Scene Access
      Episode 26 Scene Access
      Play Episode 26: Sincerely Yours/My Pure Heart for You
   System Specs
      English Stereo
      English 6.1 DTS-ES
      English 5.1 DD-EX
      Japanese Stereo
      Japanese 6.1 DTS-ES
      Japanese 5.1 DD-EX
      English Subtitles & Titles
      English Titles Only
      All Titles Off
      Audio Info
   Features
      Audio Commentary
         Play With Commentary - Audio Commentary With Amanda Winn Lee (English Language Director & Voice of Rei Ayanami), Jason C. Lee (Co-Producer) & Taliesin Jaffe (Anime Enthusiast)
      Evangelion Trailers
      Manga Extras
         Manga Video Previews
         Manga DVD Catalogue
            Blood
            X
            Black Magic M-66
            Landlock
            Shadow Skill
            Streetfighter Alpha
            Amon Saga
            Streetfighter II V
            Black Jack
            Appleseed
            Ghost in the Shell
            Wings of Honneamise
            Angel Cop
            Macross II
            Perfect Blue
            Ninja Scroll
            Macross Plus
            Tokyo Fist
            Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
            General Choas: Uncensored Anim.
            Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb
            Devil Man
            The Castle of Cagliostro
            Patlabor 1 & 2
         Merchandising & Catalogue Info
         Websites
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SUPER DEPRESSING AND TERRIBLE (not even worth a star)

    I read the manga and thought 'okay interesting'. But to be proven wrong as I continued the series to find nothing good from it. I thought Shinji to be suicidal and a wuss to top it. Asuka was to put it midly the most annoying character I have ever seen! Rie is the only one I sorta liked. With characters as inspiring as this(not!)like this, why even bother making an anime? They all have got some issues. I thought this was the most uninspiring anime ever on the face of the planet! With the ending as it was...I am surprised I didn't stab myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simple The Best

    The Neon Genesis Evangelion Finaly get a real final after the serie of tv the true of the final is here i so it like 10 times at day in 1 week The End Of Evangelion show us the final of all the trobules of Shinji Ikari. I only want to said buy this movie you will see thing that you never think that this going hapened i only want to said someting: How disgusting! The End

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In the end you'll have to draw your own conclusion.

    Evangelion is a fantastic series, It's story and characters have far more depth and sophistication than most shows, animated or otherwise. 'End of Evangelion' is truly a fantastic conclusion to an epic anime, however if you have not seen the show or 'Death and Rebirth', (a condensed version of the original series.) there is no way you are going to be able to follow what is going on. That is the only reason I am giving this movie such a low rating. 'End of Evangelion' is an attempt to answer some of the unresolved mysteries which were left at the end of the original series. Many of the questions are indeed answered, however some questions are still going to remain and you'll have to draw your own conclusions on some events and the meaning of some of the symbolism involved, regardless, this movie simply needs to be witnessed. It truly is a beautiful piece of work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of The Best Anime Ever Made

    After watching all of the 26 episodes, plus the two movies that my friend Alexis owned, I went through an 'Evangelion Withdrawal.' The only thing I could do was think about it! The only thing I wanted was to watch it again and again and again until the DVD's burned out! Because it is a longer series, it gives a lot of time to develop the characters, and once you realize whats happened to them, you find out that they are incredibly screwed up! I really felt for all the characters, and this anime is very much reccommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best anime series of all time baby!!!

    This is the ultimate dvd for Eva fans in the dramatic conclusion to NGE: Death and Rebirth. Anno does an outstanding job of fleshing out his characters and confusing viewers. This anime has some of the best animations to date. This is an epic anime with all the elements of a great film; action, drama, and superb character development. A must have for anime fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A brilliant movie

    First, a warning: do not see this movie if you haven't seen the entire series already. Now that that's over with, I must say that I think that almost everything about this movie is perfect. Be warned that despite the fantastical premises, this is about as far from escapism as you can get. Certain parts of it do not appear to mean anything unless you mentally combine them with the last two episodes of the series, but if you don't like to think, you shouldn't be watching Evangelion in the first place. This is a movie that I think everyone should see. I do take off a star, however, because the animation quality is not what it should be. While the decrease in the animation quality was perfectly acceptable in the end of the series, and would have been in parts of this movie, the parts that are meant to be completely literal are still mostly drawn in the ethereal manner from episodes 25 & 26. Also, for some reason the SEELE monoliths have been given a different typeface, and Makoto Hyuga's english voice actor is distractingly different from the one used in the series. Thus while the concept of the film is perfect, it loses a star for being distinctly sub-par in its execution.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible

    I don't know any other way to put it.. except absolutely incredible. There is so much character development in the series, and both of the movies are a great way to end it. To anyone who hasn't seen this: WTF is wrong with you? Watch it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tight....

    I think it ws one of the best anime videos there could be. There is really no words to express how this movie is. So all i can say is that so far that was the best anime movie ive seen until now...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Breath taking

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is the top of the mountain for japanamation. It takes viewrs for a wild ride trough the mind of a child named shinji while also describing the life of other characters, so your always at the edge of your seat figuring out whats going to happen next to shinji and the other cast of characters. I for one reccomend this masterpiece to anyone that is whilling to take there time to figure out the storys misterys and the true meaning to director annos vision.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beneath the surface

    The series was very enjoyable, and took everything origornal in anime. The genere of ''mecha'' anime, was fairly down to earth, but EVA intertwines and weaves so many different complex things into place. So many religious, psychological and origornal themes and referances involved. The whole concept of a *biological mecha* really stunned and intrueged me from the start. The whole build up of something far more sinister was there also. This is the kind of thing you expect in a book of the year, or best seller series. Evangelion really did take Anime to a new level and one I hope remains. Though the ending was confusing, the messages are very blunt... even though your sight is blured by the fact you don't expect such a thing. Trying to understand Evangelion for what it is, is a serious toll on the human mind and one, though painful, is a nice touch and affect. Watching episodes in bursts, then discussing it with a group of friends is the way to get the best out of the series. Evangelion truly is a masterpiece of anime. They called Anno insane, but by making people try to understand themselves and giving them the unexpected, something so origornal was created.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Ultimate Anime's Awesome Conclusion

    This is my favorite movie of all time--although the series ending in general and this movie itself have both gotten rather unhappy reviews by many people. It has an equal blend of highly-potent action as well as psychological, philosophical, and religious power as well. Of course, keep in mind that I also enjoyed the ending to the original series as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Ending

    This is a great ending for a great series. (almost) All the questions that were left unanswered at the end of the series were answered here. This series tells a great story and delves heavily into the psychological and religious aspects of life. If you can't deal with that, avoid this movie, but if you can, get it! As Jules from Pulp Fiction once said,'' If you find my answers frightening, you should cease asking scary questions.'' Enjoy this movie. I know I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally a conclusion.

    Finally the conclusion Eva fans have been waiting for since the series began in the late 1990's. If you were disappointed with the last 2 episodes of the original tv series, you'll be glad for this alternate ending which segues nicely from the death and rebirth dvd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Looking for ways to melt your mind?

    End of Eva is a very heavy peice of work. It is one of the most mature movies ever made, anime or otherwise. Aside from the sometimes disturbing graphic violence, there is symbolism and plot elements that would be completely lost on anyone under the age of 14. Even if you have seen the series and understood it, you will leave this movie depressed, shocked, and trying to find a meaning to it all. The first half of the movie violently portrays the invasion of central dogma and Asuka's killing spree of all the invaders. After that it degenerates into religious imagery and the depths of Shinji's mind, which is a sad and disturning place to go. We lose track of what happens in the physical world because of the extreme, shall we say, weirdness of third impact. To be experienced, not understood. Please do not try to understand it. You will receive a massive headache and will be depressed for weeks. The series portrays the physcological elements better. The movie is meant to make us say, ''What the?!'' And it does so superbly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    anime of the century

    a great movie with an incredible storyline a super experience for any anime fans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2009

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