Neon Genesis Evangelion: End Of Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion: End Of Evangelion

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Director: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki

Cast: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki

     
 

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 EnglishSee more details below

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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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

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2002
UPC:
0660200410926
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
NR
Source:
Manga Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround EX, Digital Theater Systems]
Time:
1:30:00

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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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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