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Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum: Collection [DVD]

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Ad Vision
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Nov 2006
  • Run Time: 780 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HOJEWY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,693 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Chosen by Animation Magazine as one of their "top ten animated releases no fan should be without", the Platinum Collection arrives in time to go on Christmas lists – this is literally the best Neon Genesis Evangelion has ever looked – on and off-screen! The story of a reluctant young hero, called upon to pilot an immense robotic weapon in battle against alien invaders in the year 2015, this series changed the face of anime – if you only own one anime TV series, THIS is the one!

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It remains a landmark on the medium, not just for its influence and popularity, but for its quality and value. -- Ain’t It Cool News


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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What do you actually get? 11 Mar 2007
By akmdw
Format:DVD
What the item description and the other reviews missed is a complete list of what you get content wise, so here goes :

The complete series, remastered from the video release.

Director's cut version of episodes 21,22,23,24.

A colour booklet.

You don't get the alternate ending contained in "End of Evangelion". So for the whole actual complete story, get this and "End of Evangelion".

And for those of you confused about the movies :

Death & Rebirth - Death is an hour long recap of the series, while Rebirth is alternate episode 25.

End of Evangelion - Alternate episodes 25 and 26 in movie format.

Revival of Evangelion - Contains Death (true 2), which is the 2nd edited version of Death, and End of Evangelion.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredible 20 Aug 2003
By Ed
Format:DVD
What can I say that countless others have said before? Not much really, because Neon Genesis Evangelion is amazing, magnificent, awe-inspiring. But then you probably knew this already. I'm more or less an anime novice and have used the internet to sample episodes before I buy them on DVD and the very first episode of Evangelion sold me hook line and sinker. Never have I seen such a confident, impressive, twenty-five minutes of animation - and that was the first episode? So now as I begin my Evangelion DVD collection, here are my thoughts on the four episodes contained on this disc.
1. Angel Attack
Wow. What an amazing episode! Angel Attack will convert the unconverted in a second. Funny, dramatic, intense...there aren't enough adjectives to describe how good this episode is. It introduces us to the main character Shinji Ikari and NERV, all introduced with confidence. I especially like Misato. Great stuff all round.
2. The Beast
As good as, if not better than Angel Attack and boasting an absolutely stunning Eva/Angel fight that will leave your jaw hanging open in amazement. There's a lot of character development in this one, and it doesn't disappoint once. The beer in Misato's fridge is great!
3. A Transfer
More of an angsty episode, but that's no bad thing as Shinji goes back to school and gets beaten up. We meet more characters in this and see just how unstable Shinji actually is in the climatic Angel fight. The Angel is slightly disappointing, but don't let that detract from the awesome action scene as Shinji goes beserk in Eva 01 with Toji and Kensuke inside with him! An excellent episode by all means.
4. The Hedgehog's Dilemma
A much more quiet and subdued episode that focues mainly on Shinji.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The series has never looked better! 28 Nov 2006
Format:DVD
The "Premium Collection" is a single metal box containing all DVD discs of the Platinum version of the Evangelion series. Now, I'll be honest - it's a simple affair containing a small folded package (DVDs clipped on) and a slip leaflet with information on the series. But who cares? That's not why you want to buy it! Let's talk about the DVDs!

And our top story today is that the platinum version is honestly worth it! The discs loads up very quickly and have a simple layout, allowing fast access to the episodes (audio is a selection of English dub or Japanese & subtitles). There is a modest amount of extras, but again you're not buying the box for that! The "re-mastering" was absolutely fantastic. There are absolutely no visual blemishes, the overall impression being that the anime could have been produced much later than it really was. The audio is crisp and clear, allowing you to hear distinct sounds which previously were indistinct or inaudible.

So, in short this is an excellent buy - your favourite anime as it should have been released on DVD years ago, at great value. As someone who enjoyed Evangelion without these enhancements, I can honestly say I do not regret buying the updated DVD set at all. And I cannot believe you would regret it either.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great DVD with some minor niggles. 2 Feb 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
So what do you get for your money ?
Well for a start episodes 1 - 4 of the excellent series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Specifically "Angel Attack", "The Beast", "A transfer" and "Hedgehog's Dilemma".
The series can be summed up as "young boy must use big robot to destroy big aliens". However this is really really unfair. Big robots fighting each other does play a part in the same way war plays a part in a film like Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers. Yes its there and plays a part but it is only a fraction of the story. The episodes on the disk are character driven focusing around Shinji Ikari, the main character.
The video can only be viewed in 4:3 i.e. not wide screen and the soundtracks are Dolby Digital Stereo only so no surround sound. However since this was originally a T.V. show this is understandable but I would have preferred the option of surround sound. You do get a choice of soundtrack though either English, Spanish or Japanese. There are optional English subtitles.
The episodes themselves serve as a nice introduction to the series with almost all the main characters introduced and some of the major plot themes started. If you are unfamiliar with the series its helpful to see these early episodes as the plot does get quite sophisticated later on. If you are familiar with the story then you might skip this one as a lot of introductions happen however there is a lot of other things going on that make it worthwhile if you have not seen it.
All the episodes on the disk are nicely drawn and the voice acting, in English, is good and gets better.
The disk also contains a few extras. A sort of postcard with an advert on the back is included in the box. On the disk there is character bios section with 6 entries.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
My son loves all these type of dvd and has a hugh collection this is just one of them brilliant
Published 15 months ago by emma
3.0 out of 5 stars Not worth over £400
I bought my Platinum box set of Evangelion a few years ago. Although I got it on offer for £60, the most I have ever seen it go for was £120 in HMV. Read more
Published 22 months ago by KT
3.0 out of 5 stars ending sucks
dont want to ruin it for ya .brilliant anime until the very ending what a let down. to all the people out there giving this anime 5 stars i do not get you and why ohh why. Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2011 by Gerard Egan
2.0 out of 5 stars This isn't good value
The platinum series is basically a re-make of the original DVD's. While it does present you with some extra material this material is rather limited and most fans will have... Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2008 by Takahashii
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth it
Evangelion always provokes lots of debates about being the best anime series ever. Even if Evangelion is not the best series ever in your eyes, this boxset is! Read more
Published on 8 Feb 2007 by M. Bird
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth it!
I bought this, being a fan of films such as Akira and Ghost in the Shell and all i can say is wow!

I never saw any of the previous releases, so as another reviewer said,... Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2007 by Mr Guinness
5.0 out of 5 stars The most amazing thing i have ever experienced!!!
Neon Genesis Evangelion is with out doubt the best anime i have ever seen and i have seen quite a few and have a pretty big collection myself. Read more
Published on 4 Jan 2007 by M. Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible series
When I heard the premium Collection was coming out I pre ordered instantly, based on what great things I had heard about it from others. Read more
Published on 30 Nov 2006 by J. Metcalfe
3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as i hoped
After a very positive review I rented the first 4 episodes. Although the animation was good, it wasn't great. Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2006 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars from a sci-fi fan
I was induced to watch this movie by the super positive reviews it gets on this site.
I love sci-fi. Read more
Published on 23 Aug 2005
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