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A Good Buy If You Don't Own Already
on March 12, 2004
This is DVD is a good for those of you out there who do not own the original version of Episodes 24-26. On the other hand for those of you who do, rent it, rip it, download it, but do not buy it. The few extra scenes added to Episode 24 do not justify the cost of the DVD. Episodes 25 and 26 do not change except for a remastered audio (maybe). I will give your a run down latter. This, in my opinion does not hold true for the first edition of the Director's Cuts. The Director's Cut of episodes 21-23 is worth the extra money because of the addition character back-story done for Asuka and Rai.
For those of you who insist on buying this DVD I will give a review of the differences without giving away the ending for those of who have not see it yet.
1) The True Identity of Kauro
2) Kauro's Relation to Rai
3) Shinji tells Asuka about Kaji
4) The True Location of Adam
5) It's been redubed.
While this may seem like a lot of information, the only truly new scene is the true identity of Kauro. The rest are about one to four second clips.
Before this came out, I knew there was four director's cuts versions but I also knew that they were going to release two DVDs. I was curious as to see what was going to be on the second DVD. Here ADV really disappointed me. It seems to me that ADV should have released all the material on one DVD or got the rights to End of Evangelion to supplement the second DVD. Something should have gotten done.