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Old 03-25-2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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Getting pretty close to release for this. Stoked to finally have it in my collection.. hopefully it'll include some deets for part 3. Release Date!

man is it cheap too, this'll probably be the cheapest blu I've ever bought! Which is weird because usually the anime imports are amongst the most expensive.

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Old 03-25-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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$19.99 price tag it seems. Really excited as well!
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:34 AM   #3
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Stoked to finally have it in my collection.. hopefully it'll include some deets for part 3. Release Date!

man is it cheap too, this'll probably be the cheapest blu I've ever bought! Which is weird because usually the anime imports are amongst the most expensive.
Not even the Japanese theatrical release date for Evangelion 3.0 has been annouced yet, you're going to be waiting for quite a while...
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Picked it up today...can't wait to watch it.
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Not even the Japanese theatrical release date for Evangelion 3.0 has been annouced yet, you're going to be waiting for quite a while...
Isn't it supossed to be released this year though? Since they said it was scheduled as 1 movie per year.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:14 PM   #6
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They haven't stuck to that schedule at all, 1.0 hit theaters in 2007

Sucks, but the only thing of 3.0 we have to look forward to is the small preview at the end.


I think the real question is will this next movie be the final, as originally planned with 3.0/4.0 being packed together like ep. 25/26 in End of Evangelion....or will they space it out.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:22 PM   #7
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They haven't stuck to that schedule at all, 1.0 hit theaters in 2007

Sucks, but the only thing of 3.0 we have to look forward to is the small preview at the end.


I think the real question is will this next movie be the final, as originally planned with 3.0/4.0 being packed together like ep. 25/26 in End of Evangelion....or will they space it out.
Oh, sorry, haven't been up to date XD

And 2007? Wow, time goes by so fast >_>
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:39 PM   #8
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I picked up my copy today. The slip cover is terrible (Im not a fan of them anyway and dont understand why a whole thread exists for them). Its has an orange peel texture and was cut to big so its resting at a slant. I wish they would have stuck to the digipak style of the first release but oh well. The booklet it comes with is a bit more informative than 1.11's and the inner sleev artwork features the scribble design. The A/V quality is top notch so its all good in the end. The film itself is amazing and everything I wished the rebuild series to encompass when I initially read about it way back in 06. Fair warning, this film will make you go batty waiting for Q...and make sure to watch it through the credits.
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Watched it last night. It was awesome! Threw up a review on it as well.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Evange...3/#UserReviews
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:44 PM   #10
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Evangelion 2.22 slip in and out:












The cover feels like an actual orange.

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Old 03-30-2011, 04:58 PM   #11
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I picked up my copy today. The slip cover is terrible (Im not a fan of them anyway and dont understand why a whole thread exists for them). Its has an orange peel texture and was cut to big so its resting at a slant. I wish they would have stuck to the digipak style of the first release but oh well. The booklet it comes with is a bit more informative than 1.11's and the inner sleev artwork features the scribble design. The A/V quality is top notch so its all good in the end. The film itself is amazing and everything I wished the rebuild series to encompass when I initially read about it way back in 06. Fair warning, this film will make you go batty waiting for Q...and make sure to watch it through the credits.
disagree, I like the branding/packaging. Simple but very effective IMO. Everything else though - I pretty much agree with you on.

On another note, why isn't there an option on the PS3 to pause the film and "set as background" any still? The film is gorgeous and there are about 10,000+ amazing desktop backgrounds (without some annoying logo on the bottom) ready to grace our PS3/computer screens.
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Watched it last night. It was awesome! Threw up a review on it as well.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Evange...3/#UserReviews
As a die hard fan for over a decade + I pretty much agree with the majority of your review. IMO the A/V is 4.5 as well but I wouldn't compare it to a full cgi film, ala pixar, due to the historical and cultural differences between the approach of anime and western cgi. Its easily the best looking and sounding anime on blu that I have seen.

The film itself was a perfect 5. I loved 1.11 but it definitely felt safe and familiar to me. 2.22 was vastly different from the episodes its loosely comprised of and featured whole sections that were new or complete reinterpretations. Tbh, I felt like 2.22 was so different from the series that I expected that much of a departure from maybe the 3rd or final film and not the 2nd.

The prologue after the credits really shakes up thr series and forces you to question the entire meaning and placement of the rebuild series. The Quickening trailer was great as well.
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Those pics of the case are nice. I'll be buying it next week.
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just finished watching it. the Dolby TrueHD 6.1 was amazing. very, very good use of all the channels during this movie. the animation and video are top notch. i don't know much about the story, meaning i don't understand how all of this came about but it's very entertaining. even though i've seen the first movie i still am at a loss for what got them to where they are.

not having been a long time fan i'm not sure what the religious overtones mean and still don't know what the 1st & 2nd impacts refer to. I don't even know where the "angels" come from or what they want. it would help my understanding if i know more about it.

having said that, it was still a very well done movie and as i'm an audio based man the lossless 6.1 was very well done. nice cliffhanger too! can't wait for #3!
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As a die hard fan for over a decade + I pretty much agree with the majority of your review. IMO the A/V is 4.5 as well but I wouldn't compare it to a full cgi film, ala pixar, due to the historical and cultural differences between the approach of anime and western cgi. Its easily the best looking and sounding anime on blu that I have seen.

The film itself was a perfect 5. I loved 1.11 but it definitely felt safe and familiar to me. 2.22 was vastly different from the episodes its loosely comprised of and featured whole sections that were new or complete reinterpretations. Tbh, I felt like 2.22 was so different from the series that I expected that much of a departure from maybe the 3rd or final film and not the 2nd.

The prologue after the credits really shakes up thr series and forces you to question the entire meaning and placement of the rebuild series. The Quickening trailer was great as well.
Yup. Although it is the best Anime video quality wise I have seen, I still gave it a 4.5 because it was lacking a bit of depth. AKIRA, even with it's age, gives me a better perception of depth when I watch it.

Definitely 5/5 for the movie. I was blown away. Can't wait until all of them are out
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Yup. Although it is the best Anime video quality wise I have seen, I still gave it a 4.5 because it was lacking a bit of depth. AKIRA, even with it's age, gives me a better perception of depth when I watch it.

Definitely 5/5 for the movie. I was blown away. Can't wait until all of them are out
Maybe we should spoiler tag this but to you and anyone else who saw the post credits ending what did you think?
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adding on to my question earlier - is there a way to set blu-ray stills from paused movies as desktop backgrounds on computers?
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Maybe we should spoiler tag this but to you and anyone else who saw the post credits ending what did you think?
[Show spoiler]It really gets you amped up for the next one. The Lance of Longinus impaling Unit 01, Kaworu descending in Unit 06, the third impact being stopped by all of this. Makes you really wonder what direction they are going to go. Is Kaworu still going to be an Angel? Was it a selfish act of his to stop the third impact so he could ultimately be responsible for it, or maybe even have a bigger plan? Saying "this time" he would make Shinji happy, would partially lead me to believe so.

My friend and I just sat in awe of it all, wondering what could be coming next. I actually have a feeling Kaworu and Unit 06 are one in the same, an extension of each other, and that will be the basis of the next stories. Will the third impact happen? That's the up in the air part. Perhaps Shinji will become the world's savior. They seemed to spend a great deal of time showing and explaining about going too deep into an EVA unit, point of no return, etc. Maybe that was preparing us for Kaworu and Unit 06.

What's your take on it all?
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[Show spoiler]It really gets you amped up for the next one. The Lance of Longinus impaling Unit 01, Kaworu descending in Unit 06, the third impact being stopped by all of this. Makes you really wonder what direction they are going to go. Is Kaworu still going to be an Angel? Was it a selfish act of his to stop the third impact so he could ultimately be responsible for it, or maybe even have a bigger plan? Saying "this time" he would make Shinji happy, would partially lead me to believe so.

My friend and I just sat in awe of it all, wondering what could be coming next. I actually have a feeling Kaworu and Unit 06 are one in the same, an extension of each other, and that will be the basis of the next stories. Will the third impact happen? That's the up in the air part. Perhaps Shinji will become the world's savior. They seemed to spend a great deal of time showing and explaining about going too deep into an EVA unit, point of no return, etc. Maybe that was preparing us for Kaworu and Unit 06.

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adding on to my question earlier - is there a way to set blu-ray stills from paused movies as desktop backgrounds on computers?
I would think you'd need a computer with a good AV capture card to accomplish this.
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