Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum Collection 7
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Platinum Collection 7 contains four episodes--
#24- The Original Version
#24- THE DIRECTOR'S CUT
#25- The Original Version
#26- The Original Version
There is NO director's cut for episodes 25 and 26. If you already purchased the Platinum Collection Boxed Set, then you already have ALL of the episodes that are on this seventh disk. For some reason they organized the single disks differently than the Boxed Set, and therefore there are seven seperate single disks and only six disks in the Boxed Set.
DON'T buy this disk if you are looking for extra episodes that they didn't squeeze into the Boxed Set. The Boxed Set contains all the original episodes of the series, and it also contains the director's cut for episodes 21, 22, 23, and 24. There's nothing else available anywhere.
The original end of the series (episodes 25 and 26) was unsatisfactory to many fans, and so the director reworked the ending in the form of TWO movies. They are NOT included in the boxed set. You can buy them seperately, or they also come in a two-pack box. The first movie is called "Death and Rebirth," and the second movie is "The End of Evangelion." They are both excellent films, and serve as an entertaining and thought-provoking alternative to the original ending of the series.
Needless to say, this series is the best that anime has to offer. All the incredible action and animation is perfectly complimented by a mix of intricate characters and philosophies. Neon Genesis Evangelion is as much about tackling the nature of the soul as it is about giant alien creatures getting killed by giant robot things. It's wonderful.
The show gives us an indepth look at what an Evangelion is and how it is formed. There are a multitude of flashbacks from a great number of the of the characters lives. The viewers find out what happened to Shinji's mother, Ritsuko's mother, and what Rei really is. There are many flashbacks showing scenes of joy, love, friendship, mistrust and hatred. Meanwhile the present scenes deal with sacrafice and mourning. There are some great scenes in this volume.
Volume seven starts to explain every thing that has led up to this moment. There two really phenominal angel attacks in this volume. I would consider these three episodes to be some of the best episodes in Neon Genesis: Evangelion because of the plot and the character development. It will leave you feeling very sorry for each of the characters in the saga of Evangelion.
That being said, this final installment is excellent. This time it delves deep into the inner psyche of the characters, while trying to unravel many of the mysteries dropped throughout the prior episodes. It also reflects the thoughts of the creator of the series and his outlook on the future of the world.
There have been complaints that this being the final episode, not all of the questions were answered and the ending was too surreal.
I agree that there are still questions that need answering, but I liked the ending.
Either way two movies "Death and Rebirth" and "End of Evangelion" will wrap up any loose ends. And will give a more action based ending. They're due out in August 2002 tentatively.
In the mean time buy this! It's well worth it. Evangelion forever!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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
Shinji is 14. After his mother's death and long separation from his father he is summonded to Tokyo 3. Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by KevinB
Neon Genesis Evangelion Collection 0:7 is a single DVD that contains episodes twenty-one through twenty-three of the series. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by Lesley Aeschliman
You definitely learn more about Rei and Shinji here. Awesome and shocking are the only words here to describe.Published on September 25, 2009 by William J. Shepherd
This collection of episodes is wonderful with probably some of the best characterization and interaction of the series. Read morePublished on August 8, 2007 by Ciara Brown
No movie or television show in the entertainment industry has done what Hideaki Anno has done with the finale of Evangelion. Read morePublished on March 21, 2006
How could people not like the ending?! Sure, it was different, but that doesn't make the show any worse. Don't miss this final DVD. (...)Published on March 4, 2006
One person told me they felt it's a shame that Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has picked up NGE because it would be "casting pears before swine, the swine being the Inuyasha... Read morePublished on October 29, 2005 by J. Gerity
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collection 0:7 is the next to last volume in the "controversial and popular anime series that revolutionized anime (NPR radio program). Read morePublished on August 12, 2005 by L. Mintah
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