Neon Genesis Evangelion The Movie (Mania.com)
Review Date: Saturday, January 01, 2000
What They Say
I read a comment here about buying directly from Gainax, so I decided to try.... and it was just perfect. I received it in a week since I ordered it, the DVD was intact, and it even didn't pay custom's rights.
The only problem I had is I was supposed to receive a Phone Card with my order... but I didn't. I've just sent my complain to Gainax, so I expect a quick response.
The DVD comes in a Double music CD case. I don't like those cases much, I prefer a slip case or something like that.
The Menu is extremely poor, and the extras too, just some trailers and the Cast Credits.
The sound is very good, as well as the picture quality, you can notice the difference between the version relapsed by ADV (TV SERIES), even if a Movie is better worked, the colors are very intense. The DVD doesn't has any kind of subtitles or CC, nut that doesn't bother me because I don't understand Japanese, I'll use my GenLock to translate it.
About the movies, well, if you saw the series, and your brain ended like a Milkshake, you just have to see this.... The answers are here. I suggest you to see first: Death, and then THE END, because Rebirth is just equal than the first part of The End (Air). The final Chapter is just superb, the visual effects are great.
If you really like this series, this DVD is great, the price is extremely high though, I had to pay US$ 113.00 with shipping and tax included to Peru.
Don't hesitate buying from Gainax, they are very fast and have a huge stock.
Creative Labs DVD ROM with multiregion crack. Soundblaster Live with Four Point Speakers. TV: SONY VEGA 29"
Mania Grade: A+
Audio Rating: A
Video Rating: A-
Packaging Rating: B
Menus Rating: D
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: All
Region: 2 - Japan
Released By: Starchild/King Records
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Neon Genesis Evangelion