June releases from ADV Films
ADV films have sent me the press release for their June releases. Of foremost interest is the first volume of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Directors' Cut
. Here is the blurb:
LONDON, UK, 17th May 2004 - ADV Films today announced a 21st June 2004
release date for 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.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Directors' Cut-Resurrection (£19.99 RRP) includes
episodes 21-23 in both director's cut and original broadcast versions. In
both English 2.0-languange and Japanese 2.0-language versions, 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.
Running Time: 150m approx. BBFC Classification: 12
Street Date: 21/06/04 Cat#: DEV/DC1
Format: DVD RRP: £19.99
Also release on 21st June will be Angelic Layer vol.2 - On A Wing And A Player, Zaion vol.2 - Devastation, Najica Blitz Tactics vol.3, Full Metal Panic! Mission 5, and RahXephon: Orchestration 6 - Aria
More new titles from ADV scheduled
In a telephone conversation this morning, ADV Films have confirmed release dates for three new titles in the UK. Evangelion: Directors Cut will be released on 21st June, and Rune Soldier volume 1 and Queen Esmeraldas will be release on 19th July.