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  • Actors: Steve Burton, Mena Suvari, George Newbern, Rachael Leigh Cook, Steven J Blum
  • Directors: Tetsuya Nomura
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment UK
  • DVD Release Date: 24 April 2006
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BVZ440
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,976 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Much anticipated sequel to Square's top selling game 'Final Fantasy VII'. Set two years after the events of Final Fantasy VII, Cloud (Takahiro Sakurai) now leads a solitary life travelling the Planet as a transporter. The office of Strife Delivery Service is located in 7th Heaven, which also functions as an orphanage for children stricken with Geostigma. Three new enemies make an appearance in 'Advent Children': Kadaj (Shotaro Morikubo), their leader, is in his teens, while Yazoo (Yuji Kishi) and Loz (Kenji Nomura) are known to be in their twenties. In them, Cloud sees shadows of Final Fantasy VII's fallen hero, Sephiroth. The three are after 'Mother' and refer to Cloud as their 'Brother'. Having obtained Jenova's head, their purpose appears to be to start another Reunion. Vincent (Shogo Suzuki) suspects that with Jenova's cells, they may even be able to create another Sephiroth.

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The question facing any viewer of the Japanese CG feature Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is: do you have to know the games on which it’s based in order to understand the film? And the answer is: it certainly helps. But even complete novices (i.e., most parents) in the Final Fantasy world will find some entertainment in its wealth of fantasy-based action, and the animation never fails to astonish. Picking up two years after an epic battle between the forces of good (represented by brooding soldier Cloud) and evil (Cloud’s former general, Sephiroth), FFVII opens in the devastated city of Midgard, whose youthful occupants suffer from a ghastly disease known as Geostigma. A trio of brothers arrives with what appears to be a cure for the plague, but their gesture conceals a more sinister purpose: to revive Sephiroth and bring about the end of the world. Cloud and his companions must once again rise to the occasion to stop the siblings and the revived Sephiroth from unleashing total destruction. Complex and self-referential to the point of occasional incomprehension, Final Fantasy VII will definitely be most appreciated by fans of the game series, but if others can look past the numbing dialogue and frenetic action (which is a bit too intense for very young children), the film offers a carefree and action-packed viewing experience. The two-disc set contains the original Japanese language version of the film as well as an English-dubbed edition (Rachel Leigh Cook and Christy Carlson Romano, among others, provide the vocal talent) and a version edited for the Venice Film Festival. A 30-minute featurette that recaps the Final Fantasy story up to VII, as well as a making-of documentary, deleted scenes, and promotions for future Final Fantasy VII games and products round out the extras. --Paul Gaita

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By selenityshiroi on 1 Mar. 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Although this film doesn't have the most complex story in the world, and what little story it DOES have is likely to confuse anyone who hasn't played the game, this film is stunning to watch.
I purchased the Japanese DVD when it was released and the quality of the CGI is mindblowing. Many people have seen online trailers or bootleg copies, but the quality doesn't compare to the original DVD where the images are crisp and clear and as close to perfection as CGI can currently get.
Even if FFVII means absolutly nothing to you, this is a movie you can watch for sheer aesthetic value! The images are lovely to watch, the battles beautifully choreographed...I stared in rapture the first time I watched it, and I don't even understand that much Japanese!
(And even if the story isn't that complex by FFVII standards it still beats the complexity of most American movies!)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By IMP on 14 Jan. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
I took the advice of the people who have reviewed this movie saying "you don't have to be familiar to the series to enjoy this movie" and decided to purchase it to watch over Xmas. To a certain degree they're correct, but only just!!
As I watched the Blu-Ray I was able to pick up what was going on and could just about understand the storyline - however different characters turn up throughout the movie and I just did not know who they were.
In regards to the storyline - previous knowledge of the series is not 100% necessary, however in regards to the characters - it's not essential, but be prepared to wonder who the hell these people are?!?!!?
In regards to the Blu-Ray quality - At times the picture & sound quality astounded me, I was very impressed.
The bottom line - Is it worth buying if you're not a fan? Possibly, but only to watch once. My copy ended up on eBay!!
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By J. Hull on 7 May 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I got this on import from Japan when it was released, and my reaction to the quality was something like... "wow..." followed by more wows, until I finally got into watching the movie. For anyone who has seen the movie already, this is the new "complete" edition of the film with an additional 30 minutes added to it. In a way, it is a sort of Director's Cut - and it flows a lot better than the original release. The additional scenes are all fantastic, and it begs the question why they were taken out in the first place.

Usually I am not partial to these re-releases with additional scenes, I just feel that they should release the whole film the first time. This time, however, it is re-released on blu-ray so it makes it worth the re-purchasing for me. The picture is absolutely crystal clear. There's no snow in any of the scenes, it is just perfect. The blacks are deep, and the whites are really bright, and they fade from one to the other with elegant ease. The sound is what you will have come to expect from Blu-Ray - perfect, Nobuo Uematsu's soundtrack is absolutely stunning during the heavy action scenes.

If you haven't seen the movie then it follows the story of Cloud (following from the Playstation game Final Fantasy VII). Two years have passed since the city of Midgar was left to ransom and to stand as a testament to the sacrifices made by friends in order to bring peace. However an illness is spreading fast, putting thousands of peoples lives at risk, and so Cloud, who walked away from being the hero before to a life of solitude, is asked to step forward once more to fix the wrongs of the world. Old friends and enemies alike are reintroduced, and the film is full of action and absolutely stunning animation that you have come to expect from Square Enix.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. Cowie on 2 Jan. 2007
Format: DVD
This movie is aimed squarley at Final Fantasy VII nuts. If you havn't played through the game yet then you will be lost in the plot and not know whats going on. It happened to me and it's why I got bought FFVII. Right, first things first. Without a doubt the highlight of this movie is the sublime visuals. They more than compensate for the now rubbish graphics of the PS1 game and they give you a better idea of what the characters look like. The fight scenes will rock the eyeballs out of your sockets. People jump 70 feet into the air, pull of stunning motorbike stunts and basicly multiply the action genre by 10. Realism nuts may moan that the fights are too flamboyant, but this is a Final Fantasy title remember - its not meant to be realistic. True to the game, Advent Children focuses on the hero Cloud (who seems even moodier this time around believe it or not) and his dilemas. We see scenes of him and Aerith, who died in the game and we also see flahbacks of his old buddy Zack. The design in the film is stylish, especially Clouds motorbike and his big, big sword. The plot seems a tad weak in places, but it was the fight scenes that really impressed me. To conclude, this movie should be a dream for Final Fantasy VII fans of all sorts while action fans should also give this a look.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Clarke on 27 April 2012
Format: DVD
Origins

In 1997, Square (now Square-Enix) released the marvel that is Final Fantasy VII. Well received by all, it warranted further attention and the producers behind it dually obliged. In 2005, Advent Children catered to almost every desire of the franchise' fans, the main wish being to see all their heroes in high definition, detailed models. That said, the fans of the game aren't going to settle for second best, meddling with the story and characters could prove fatal, however the makers seemed to have kept their heads and stayed true to what the game and its characters stood for. Its clear that the film is solely for the fans indulgence, rather than gaining new ones, possibly picking up awards and mentions because of its outstanding appearance. People unfamiliar with the game and franchise won't have the connection with the cast, nor an understanding of its setting, story or history, so its tough to say whether they should watch it. Perhaps with an open mind and knowing that they are in the dark about most of it, one can enjoy the battle sequences, graphics and story, only to be persuaded to playing the game afterwards. I wouldn't expect anyone over 18 to take a liking to it though.. perhaps its nature could appeal to younger audiences with lesser clouded judgement.

Visuals

Simply stunning. Outrageously spectacular graphics that although aren't always realistic, they still make the characters come to life. Hairstyles vary and defy gravity but everything else is detailed beyond measure. The 'camera work' as such, pans like a real film, zooming in on faces, sliding across areas and blurring foregrounds and backgrounds as if out of focus or shot. Not as life like as 'Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within' it keeps the styles that were present in the game.
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