ADV Films in June
have kindly sent through details on their UK Region 2 line-up for June 2004. They have six new DVD releases including the first volume of Evangelion: Director's Cut scheduled to arrive on 21st June, each carrying a retail price of £19.99...
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Director's Cut - Resurrection - The first of two Directors' Cut volumes of the enormously influential anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. The Directors' Cut is not just a remaster, but a revised and re-edited special edition produced under the careful supervision of creators Hideaki Anno and Gainax to include amazing new footage never before available outside of Japan. The first volume contains Evangelion episodes 21-23 in both the extended Directors' Cut versions and the original broadcast versions, allowing fans to see the creative progression of this seminal title's final moments.
In addition to the Directors' Cut episodes, ADV has obtained special DVD extras that are sure to fuel the excitement for this highly anticipated release. Resurrection will include an exclusive 25-minute interview with Richard Taylor, co-founder and head of Effects and Creatures, and designer Ben Wooton, from Weta Workshop, the multiple Academy Award-winning (for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) special effects studio currently working on the Neon Genesis Evangelion live-action feature. Also included are numerous never-before-seen production images from the theatrical release.
The DVD features episodes 21-23 in both director's cut and original broadcast versions with both English and Japanese 2.0 language options with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening & closing animations, the exclusive behind-the-scenes preview of the Evangelion live-action film with WETA Workshop, and ADV previews.
The remaining titles for release in June include the latest volumes in five ongoing series, two of which come to an end with these releases...
Angelic Layer Vol.2: On A Wing And A Player - The second volume of Clamp's first Shonen title includes four complete episodes in both English and Japanese language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: production artwork; voice-actor commentary; character profiles; clean opening and closing animation; and ADV Previews.
Zaion: I Wish You Were Here Vol.2 - Devastation - The second and final volume of the thrilling SF anime series includes two complete episodes in anamorphic widescreen, featuring both English and Japanese language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: interviews with Director Seiji Mizushima, SF Setting Director Mitsuyasu Sakai, 3D Yasufumi Soejimi, Music Director Kenji Kawai, and Voice Actress Yukari Tamura ("Ai"); and ADV Previews.
Najica Blitz Tactics: Volume 3 - The third and final volume of the thrilling and racy 12-episode series includes four complete episodes in both English and Japanese language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: audio commentary by David Williams, Kira Vincent Davis, and Monica Rial; a Delinquent Circle of Ekoda music video; production sketches; clean opening and closing animations; and ADV Previews.
Full Metal Panic! Mission 05 - The fifth volume of this popular series includes three complete episodes in both English and Japanese language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: a reversible cover; a fold-out poster; production sketches; clean opening and closing animations; Japanese piracy warnings; and ADV Previews.
RahXephon—Orchestration Six: Aria - The sixth volume of this extraordinarily beautiful and complex anime series includes four complete episodes in both English and Japanese language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: a printed booklet; the finale of the English voice actor interviews; production sketches; clean opening & closing animation; and ADV previews.