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Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum Collection 5 (2005)

Megumi Ogata , Megumi Hayashibara , Hiroyuki Ishidô , Kazuya Tsurumaki  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith
  • Directors: Hiroyuki Ishidô, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Keiichi Sugiyama, Masahiko Ôtsuka, Masayuki
  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: February 8, 2004
  • Run Time: 612 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00074CBR4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,559 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum Collection 5" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Neon Genesis Evangelion is indisputably one of the greatest and most popular anime titles of all time. Now, this classic and influential series is presented in a whole new light with Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum. Each episode of Evangelion has been digitally remastered to create beautiful, vibrant video and crisp, sparkling English and Japanese 5.1 audio. Also, the final two episodes have been redubbed and re-edited to include footage from the Evangelion movie Death & Rebirth to create never-before-seen versions of the title's controversial ending. Even fans who've purchased the previous Evangelion DVD releases will be compelled to complete their collection by buying Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum!

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quantity is making up for quality here. February 22, 2005
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The 5th release in the Platinum serie really had no other choice to be special since it contains the most controversial episodes in the Neon Genesis Evangelion saga, numbers 18 through 20 thus making this release equal to the original Evangelion 0:6 DVD, apart from all the enhancements in picture (fully rehanced/restored) and sound (5.1 sound dubs in Japanese and English) ofcourse. The episodes on this disk are Ambivalence (aka "The Judgement of Life"), Introjection (aka "A Man's fight") and finally Weaving a Story II (aka "Form of the Mind, Form of the Man").

As I already pointed out these episodes were controversial, mostly due to the brutal contents. For example; when Shinji refuses to take out Evangelion unit 3 (which had been re-classified as an Angel) and is being overruled by the dummy-plug system things get very messy. Something which wasn't appreciated by all of its viewers. This DVD tells us that what we've seen back then perhaps wasn't even as bad as some people seem to think ;-)

If you watch the episodes it becomes immediatly clear that we're dealing with a re-mastered product since this DVD also has some new material here and there (note: some scene's only last a couple of seconds and none of it will have the impact of the Director Cuts. Still; it adds up to the experience a lot). When looking at this DVD while only focussing on the 3 episodes I'd say that this is excellent material. The animation quality is very good and so is the audio. Its very refreshing to see and hear that all of the emotion which has been put in the English sound dubs back then (for example: Cmd. Ikari who coldly orders to cut off Unit 0's arm while Rei is still connected, Cmd.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Series June 19, 2005
18 - The Judgement of Life/Ambivalence

NERV is finally receiving EVA Unit-03, and eagerly places its new pilot inside for a seemingly routine sync test. But yet again, fate rears its ugly head as Unit-03 is taken over by an Angel, destroying the research facilities and wreaking havoc on Asuka and Rei as they try in vain to stop the rampaging EVA. Now it's up to Shinji to stop the Angel/EVA before it invades NERV HQ - but he'll have to make a decision to fight against someone he doesn't even know, but still feels a strang ebond with as a pilot. Gendo, however, doesn't feel the same, and he will do anything in order to protect the interests of NERV and of SEELE. This is one of the more emotional and disturbing episodes of the series, and was the most effective up to this point. It's simply heartbreaking to see Shinji go through all of this.

19 - A Man's Fight/Introjection

In anger and frustration over seeing the broken and battered body of the Fourth Child, Shinji threatens to blow up Tokyo-3 with the self-destruct sequence of his EVA. When that fails, he tenders his immediate resignation from NERV as an EVA pilot, disgusted by the actions of his father. Shinji's "retirement", however, may be short-lived as another Angel threatens to endanger not only NERV, but all of Tokyo-3 and its innocent civilians in the Geo-Front shelters! Now Shinji must make a choice between his pride and his conscience, but little does he know that his decision will take him down a path from which there is no return. Another wonderful episode, including the infamous second berserker scene, which was almost as disturbing as seeing Shinji destroy Unit 03.

20 - Weaving a Story II: Oral Stage

EVA Unit-01 has once again shown its enigmatic yet incredible power.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10 best anime of all time August 2, 2014
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I was thrilled when I saw this DVD for such a cheap price on here and I was a little skeptical that it was going to work. When I purchased this item I was given no tracking info, but my item came on the very first day in the "estimated delivery" window that amazon gives you. I opened this package up to see that the outer sleeve and the jewel case looked literally brand new, and the disk looks like it had never been touched. It played perfectly and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As far as the actual anime goes its a great series and these three episodes were no exception. Needless to say I have already bought the next DVD. I just want to thank the distributor for making my day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Anime's hands down December 11, 2012
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Great show one of the best anime's that's ever been created (Up there with X as my favorite anime). The series is brought back to life in "stunning HD" and there are plenty of extras that make the platinum version worth the price.
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