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F-0234

Title:

Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni
End of Evangelion
(Japan: English title)
End of Evangelion: Air/Sincerely Yours (informal English title)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (USA)

Category:

S

Produced:

1997

Country:

Japan

Released:

Film: 1997 ?
DVD: Sep 2002
VHS: Sep 2002

Director:

Hideaki Anno (segment "Magokoro o, kimi ni"); Kazuya Tsurumaki (segment "Air")

Writer:

Hideaki Anno; Shinji Higuchi; Kazuya Tsurumaki

Actors:

Megumi Ogata (Shinji Ikari - voice: Japanese version); Megumi Hayashibara (Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari - voice: Japanese version); Yûko Miyamura (Asuka Langley Sôryû - voice: Japanese version); Kotono Mitsuishi (Misato Katsuragi - voice: Japanese version); Yuriko Yamaguchi (Ritsuko Akagi - voice: Japanese version); Fumihiko Tachiki (Gendô Ikari - voice: Japanese version); Akira Ishida (Kaworu Nagisa - voice: Japanese version); Motomu Kiyokawa (Kôzô Fuyutsuki - voice: Japanese version); Mugihito (Keel Lorentz - voice: Japanese version); Takehito Koyasu (Shigeru Aoba - voice: Japanese version); Hiro Yuuki (Makoto Hyûga - voice: Japanese version); Miki Nagasawa (Maya Ibuki - voice: Japanese version); Spike Spencer (Shinji Ikari - voice: English version); Amanda Winn Lee (Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari - voice: English version - as Amanda Winn); Tiffany Grant (Asuka Langley Sohryuu - voice: English version)

Description:

NERV faces a brutal attack from SEELE, but with Asuka in a coma, and Shinji in a nervous breakdown, things soon turn into the surreal. This movie provides an concurrent ending to the final two episodes of the show "Neon Genesis Evangelion". (Anonymous)

With the final Angel defeated, NERV HQ and the Eva pilots think their task is done. But it is soon revealed that all they've been fighting for is a lie: SEELE, the secret parent corporation of NERV, wanted to eliminate the Angels so it would be free to carry out the Human Instrumentality Project, ushering in a new level of human existence. However, SEELE discovers that NERV Director Gendou Ikari has betrayed them, as he plans to initiate his own altered version of the Project for his own plans. SEELE engineers a massive leave-no-survivors assault on Tokyo-3 by the conventional Japanese army, as well as deploying the 9 new mass-production model Eva units. With NERV being overwhelmed, the pilots of their 2 remaining Eva units mentally in no condition to fight, 9 horrifying new Eva's bearing down on the base, and Gendou descending into the bowels of NERV HQ to attempt the bring about Third Impact with Rei, the future of humanity lies in 14 year old Shinji's hands. (Anonymous)

When the first Evangelion feature, Death and Rebirth, proved no more satisfying than the last episodes of the original series, Hideaki Anno brought his watershed epic to its conclusion in this final installment. End of Evangelion begins where the series ended: with the Angels defeated, the sinister cabal SEELE attacks NERV headquarters to seize the Evas and realize their plan for humanity. Misato and Ritsuko fight from inside while Asuka decimates a new Eva series. But when Rei merges with Lilith, and Shinji seems to fuse with Unit 01, the final traces of a coherent storyline dissolve into a protracted collage of fantastic images, played against discussions involving Rei, Shinji, Asuka, and Kaoru. Anno's dazzling apocalyptic vision forms a weird but oddly logical finale that ultimately means whatever the viewer chooses to read into it. This unrated feature, suitable for ages 17 and older, contains considerable violence, profanity, grotesque imagery, and sexual situations. (Charles Solomon, Amazon.com)

Language:

Japanese

TT:

87 min (Film) / 90 min (DVD, VHS)

J.S. Bach's Music:

Air (Mvt. 2) from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, arranged by Shirou Sagisu

Chorale Jesu Bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring) (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, arranged by Shirou Sagisu

Format:

Film: Color, Dolby Digital
DVD: (Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1)
VHS: (Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Dubbed in English) | (Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC, English Subtitles)

Company:

Film: Gainax; Production I.G.; Project Eva; TV Tokyo
DVD: WEA
VHS: WEA

Comments:

DVD Box Set includes: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Death & Rebirth + The End of Evangelion

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [Box Set]
VHS: Amazon.com | Amazon.com

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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