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Evangelion 1.0 Film Gets DVD in Japan in April

posted on by Egan Loo
"Special Equipment Edition" to add script, filmstrip; 400-page book also announced

The Starchild media distributor has announced that it will release the Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone film remake in a special edition DVD set in Japan on April 25. For a limited time, the 5,985-yen (about US$55.97) "Special Equipment Edition" package will bundle an exclusive booklet, an actual film strip from the theatrical release, and an extras disc in an exclusive illustrated box. The first disc will include the film itself, the teaser and trailer videos, and the dialogue recording script. The extras disc will include the Explanation of Evangelion:1.01 — an exclusive edit which superimposes Japanese commentary text over the actual film to explain each scene to fans. It will also include Rebuild of Evangelion:1.01, which is a compilation of all the film's computer-graphics sequences and a making-of documentary. Finally, it will include an "Angel of Doom" promotional video (a music video set to the soundtrack piece used in the Operation Yashima climax) and a "Beautiful World" promotional video (a music video set to Hikaru Utada's ending theme song).

Starchild will release a regular edition DVD on May 21 that includes just the first disc (with the film, the teaser and trailers, and the script) and a different booklet. This version will retail for 4,935 yen ($US46.57).

The official Evangelion website has also announced that Gainax will release a 400-page Complete Records Collection. The hardcover book will include a long interview with director Hideaki Anno, a pictorial digest of the film with frames and dialogue from every scene, music cue sheets, transcriptions of background dialogue, reproductions of the production designs, a conceptual art collection, interviews with 28 staffers, and reproductions of the films' posters and other promotional material. The limited first printing will also bundle a filmstrip, as well as two books that reproduce the film's 500-page storyboard. Gainax has not set the price for the Complete Records Collection yet.

Gainax will also release a 330-page animators' drawing collection from the movie in April. The animators' drawing collection will reproduce a selection of the original pencil drawings (pictured at left) that the key animators drew for the crucial scenes in the film. This book will retail for 3,675 yen (US$34.68).

Source: Moon Phase

Image © Khara, Gainax

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