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F-0227

Title:

Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Shito shinsei
Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (USA)

Category:

S

Produced:

1997

Country:

Japan

Released:

TV: 1997 ?
DVD: Jul/Aug 2002
VHS: Jul 2002

Director:

Hideaki Anno (senior); Jason Lee (co-director); Masayuki (segment "Death"); Kazuya Tsurumaki (segment "Rebirth")

Writer:

Actors:

Megumi Ogata (Shinji Ikari - voice: Japanese version); Megumi Hayashibara (Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari / Pen Pen - voice: Japanese version); Yûko Miyamura (Asuka Langley Sôryû - voice: Japanese version); Kotono Mitsuishi (Misato Katsuragi - voice: Japanese version); Fumihiko Tachiki (Gendô Ikari - voice: Japanese version); Yuriko Yamaguchi (Ritsuko Akagi - voice: Japanese version); Kôichi Yamadera (Ryôji Kaji - voice: Japanese version); Tomokazu Seki (Tôji Suzuhara - voice: Japanese version); Motomu Kiyokawa (Kôzô Fuyutsuki - voice: Japanese version); Miki Nagasawa (Maya Ibuki - voice: Japanese version); Hiro Yuuki (Makoto Hyûga - voice: Japanese version); Takehito Koyasu (Shigeru Aoba - voice: Japanese version); Tetsuya Iwanaga (Kensuke Aida - voice: Japanese version); Junko Iwao (Hikari Horaki - voice: Japanese version); Spike Spencer (Shinji Ikari - voice: English version)

Description:

The Evangelion saga from TV is artfully recounted, with some additional scenes, in part one see: "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995) Part two starts immediately afterward, where the NERV organization has outlived its usefulness. The shadowy covenant of SEELE launches an all-out commando assault against the ill-defended headquarters. Asuka, semi-comatose, is placed in her EVA for safety, while Misato and company struggle to find Shinji and Rei before they're assasinated by SEELE's forces. (Space Toast)

The bizarre ending of the television series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) pleased no one, including creator Hideaki Anno. Shortly after it aired, Anno began remaking the final episodes as an OAV and then decided to release them as a theatrical feature. At the climax of the series, Shinji met and destroyed Kaoru, who was both the Fifth Child and 17th Angel--then collapsed into schizophrenia. Death retraces these events through clips, many of them set to new dialogue performed by the same English cast as the series. Rebirth depicts the aftermath of Shinji's victory over the final Angel: Seele attacks NERV headquarters as part of their plot to advance human evolution. The feature ends as inconclusively as the series, with Rei in limbo beside Dr. Ikari, the traumatized Shinji nearly catatonic, and a reawakened Asuka fighting Seele. It sets up the final film, The End of Evangelion. Unrated; suitable for ages 14 and up: Violence, brief nudity, profanity. (Charles Solomon, Amazon.com)

Fifteen years after the Antarctic blast known as the Second Impact, the world once again faces the threat of the Angels--super-powered entities with the capacity to bring about a Third Impact capable of destroying all human life. Summoned by his estranged father, 14-year-old Shinji Ikari reluctantly embraces his destiny as the pilot of the bio-engineered vessel known as "Evangelion Unit-01." Alongside fellow Eva pilots Asuka Langley and Rei Ayunami, Shinji battles against the host of invading Angels. But all is not as it seems. Amidst layers of subterfuge, and the competing agendas of secret government organizations each seeking to manipulate the children and their Evas for their own ends, Shinji, Rei and Asuka must each come to terms with their past and unearth their own identities. Told from the various perspectives of the tale's primary characters, Death & Rebirth is a composition of epic proportions. The first half of the film is an orchestrated retelling of episodes 1 through 24 of the original groundbreaking Neon Genesis Evangelion saga. Supplemented with startling new animated sequences, Death offers a unique insight into the personal worlds of the characters as conceived of by the series' director Hideki Anno. In Rebirth, the second half of the film, we see an alternate vision of episode 25 of the original series. Seele, the secret international organization behind the development of both the Evangelion project and the Human Complementation project, is concerned about the way the projects' director, Ikari Gendo, is proceeding. Convinced that Gendo is implementing his own plans, they set out to wrest control of the projects and capture Eva Unit-01. Using the nine-production model Evangelions under their command, and a force of conventional troops, Seele undertakes a full-scale invasion of Central Dogma - the operation control center beneath Tokyo-3. (Amazon.com)

Language:

Japanese

TT:

101 min / 115 min (DVD) / 90 min (VHS)

J.S. Bach's Music:

Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007

Format:

TV: Dolby
DVD: (Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Letterboxed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | NTSC, English, Unknown Region) | (Box Set, All Regions)
VHS: (Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Dubbed in English) | (Animated, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC)

Company:

Film: Gainax; Production I.G.; Project Eva
DVD: WEA; Manga Video
VHS: Manga Video

Comments:

DVD Box Set includes: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Death & Rebirth + The End of Evangelion

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com [Box Set]
VHS: Amazon.com | Amazon.com


Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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