NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: THE END OF EVANGELION (1997)
DISTRIB. COMPANY:  Manga Entertainment
DVD reviewed by Dennis A. Amith
DIRECTED by Tsurumaki Kazuya and Masayuki
CHARACTER DESIGNS/ANIMATION by Hideki Hamasu
RATED:  Unrated, Parental Discretion is Advised

DURATION: 90 minutes

 
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Anime Synopsis:

The Evangelion Movie (AKA "End of Evangelion") contains episodes 25 and 26 (the alternate ending) of the original unedited Neon Genesis Evangelion Series in their entirety.


DVD EXTRAS:

Japanese DTS 6.1 Language
Japanese DD 5.1 Language Japanese
DD 2.0 Language
English DTS 6.1 Language
English DD 5.1 Language
English DD 2.0 Language
English Subtitles
Audio Commentary Theatrical Trailers
Widescreen letterbox format

KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None that I know of


DVD REVIEW:

This marks the end of the ride for the Evangelion series and the "End of Evangelion" is one of those anime that makes you want to think more and more about what you saw and one of those films that will either make you feel content with how things end or really piss you off.

When I first saw this film, I have to admit that I was a bit pissed off. I felt the character of Shinji to be the ultimate coward but to see what happens to the characters we grown fond of throughout the series...oh my!

A few years since I saw the film, now on this glorious DVD which looks great, sounds great (with the variety of audio options) and reading others interpretations of this film on the Internet, I pretty much learned to respect this film because each segment was created to make the viewer think deeply and that is where you have to see this film.

As for the DVD itself, although "Rebirth" was an awesome quality DVD filled with extras, "End" doesn't have as much but still offers quite a bit such as commentary for those who enjoy the English dub voice acting. Really interesting commentary!

All in all, "End of Evangelion" is a beautiful DVD and the visuals and the audio will definitely is a big plus for the film but it all depends on the viewer's experience of watching it and what they get out of it, if it will be a pleasurable viewing experience or not.

For me, it took several viewings and also reading interpretations to understand this film to really enjoy it. I recommend this DVD for Evangelion fans!

THE MOVIE: A-
THE DVD EXTRAS: B
THE DVD OVERALL: B+