Evangelion: 1.01 DVD Release

The Japan DVD release of the completely revamped new Evangelion animated theatrical feature, "Neon Genesis Evangelion: You are [not] Alone 1.0," has just recently been announced. Part 1 of the planned trilogy brings us to the beginning of it all. Fifteen years since the apocalyptical "Second Impact" event, 14-year-old Shinji Ikari is summoned to NERV HQ, a special forces organization led by his father, Commander Gendo Ikari. Shinji, with the use of a man-made automaton called an Evangelion, is given the task of defeating the mysterious angels that threaten -- all this without knowing the truth behind his endeavors.

The regular edition DVD is due for release May 21, 2008. But if you feel so inclined to bypass the booklet and CD version, grab the limited press edition coming even earlier on April 25, 2008. The limited edition includes the main theatrical feature, bonus disc with feature "Explanation of Evangelion: 1.01" (main feature with scene explanations via subtitles), feature "Rebuild of Evangelion 1.01" (uncut CG sequences, CG making-of footage), "Angel of Doom PV" (Evangelion footage music video for the climax music scene of the "Battle of Yashima" section of the film), Evangelion-style music video for Hikaru Utada's theme song "Beautiful World," and more. The set also includes deluxe explanatory guide, bonus film still actually used in the theatrical run of the film, and deluxe box.

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