Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum Collection 4
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If disc number three marked the calm before the storm, disc four is the light, overcast sprinkle that hints at the coming hurricane. The first episode on the disc is much like those seen previously, but it's obvious that the characters' hopes of a proactive campaign against the Angels are slowly turning more defensive and desperate. The second episode highlights that even more as we see very little of Shinji, Asuka and Rei, but instead focus on a completely different Angel attack that leaves NERV only moments away from destruction.
The third episode (number 14 of 26), though, marks the real break with the first half of the series. The minimalist style of flahsbacks, on-screen text and slow addition (and subtraction) of questions about the series is a style that the director, Hideaki Anno, will use more and more frequently as the series progresses. While this episode may seem to be the typical 'midpoint-of-the-series' recap that so many other anime series have, it also marks a serious shift in focus, style and priority in the series (not to mention an increasingly dwindling budget on the part of the production studio).
Nonetheless, this disc is every bit as good as the three preceeding it, if not better. As the direction and tone of the series continue their curve into the frantic, the series truly begins to separate itself from virtually any other anime series ever made.
Technically, this disc is as minimal as its predecessors. The video and audio, though, remain first-rate.Read more ›
The DVD quality is just a great as others. As I always say, BUY IT!
Episode 15 - A break from angel attacks allows for some humor and character development.
Episode 16 - An angel that's 3 nanometers thick pulls Shinji into another universe.
Episode 17 - Another lull in the attacks. NERV comes up with a way to operate an EVA unit without a pilot, by installing a "dummy plug" instead. An additional fourth pilot is chosen as well, for the new Eva Unit 03. We aren't told who it is, but it's strongly implied that it's ...
Most of the material in these 3 episodes isn't covered in Evangelion 2.22. Be careful when ordering these single discs to make sure you're getting the episodes you want. Hey Amazon! Collection 0:4 (episodes 12-14) isn't the same as the Platinum Collection 4 (episodes 15-17).
Clean Opening and Closing Animation - the credit sequences minus the credits.
Commentary for Episode 15 - Tiffany Grant (Asuka) and Matt Greenfield (ADR Director)
Animatic for Episode 15
That Little Red-Haired Girl - Tiffany Grant shows off her Asuka merchandise collection.
6 previews of other anime series
This is a very deep anime. You could watch it over and over, but still find a different meaning every time. The story is very heavy. The emotions of each characters are explored in depth. It's an older series, but the animation, voice acting, and music are all top notch. It is a near perfect series. My only beef with it is the final episode. The final episode is pretty much a psych evaluation of the main characters. When I first saw this series, I hated it b/c of the ending. Since then they have released "Death and Rebirth", and "The End of Evangelion". They wrap everything up very nicely. Evangelion is incredible and you should check it out. I hope you enjoy it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The cartoon are people but the people are spirit cartoon. Unlock the spirit behind the mask and win the tv show heart. I weep when I watch this. HelpPublished 15 months ago by Cody Tumblin
I don't know what the hype is with this show but it's super not good....Published 17 months ago by Snoflake88
Unboxed in no time. Animation sharp as fire and they're talking rally fast. You should get it and view it alone in the dark
The animation holds up and the characters while not always likable they are always interesting. Craziness abounds and is awesome.Published on August 4, 2013 by bubbajoe
After the unity of the three Eva children, Shinji(Unit01), Rei(Unit00) and Asuka(Unit02) has been achieved in Episodes 11 to 12, Episodes 12 to 13 highlight past experiences of... Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by susumu-5
Neon Genesis Evangelion Collection 0:4 is a single DVD that contains episodes twelve through fourteen of the series. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Lesley Aeschliman
Number four. Just as good as 1 through 3. NO NOT BUY THESE OUT OF ORDER. it will make even less sense.Published on April 5, 2008 by Amazon Customer
I bought this item to help complete a collection of the series. I was wonderfully surprised with the condition the item was in.Published on December 22, 2007 by Amazon Customer
This dvd in my mind is not as exciting as the other dvds, yet it still sheds some light on certain characters.
In the first episode, we learn about Misato and her past. Read more
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