Next month, Tetsuya Nomura’s director’s cut of the 2005 CGI videogame epic Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete comes home in a remastered 4K Ultra HD home release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Fans can get the full Midgar experience in the June 8 release, which features all-new Dolby Atmos audio in both English and Japanese, 26 minutes of additional footage and over 1,000 revised scenes.
Based on the iconic RPG franchise and produced by Square Enix’s Visual Works studio, Advent Children was directed by Nomura — who has been involved in the game series in a variety of creative roles since FFV — and co-directed by Takeshi Nozue from a scenario by Kazushige Nojima. Despite receiving some mixed reviews stateside, its core audience of anime and games reviewers applauded the rich CG visuals and sword-swiping action. The pic received an honorary award at Sitges and was named best feature at the 2007 American Anime Awards.
Synopsis: Two years have passed since peace was won, and the ruins of Midgar stand as a testament to the sacrifices made to win that battle. But when a mysterious illness is linked to an insidious plot to resurrect an old enemy, Cloud must choose between the life of solitude he committed to or taking up the sword once more to save the planet he so loves.
Blu-ray bonus features:
- On the Way to a Smile – Episode: Denzel – Animated Film
- Reminiscence of FINAL FANTASY VII – Original Story Digest
- Reminiscence of FINAL FANTASY VII Compilation – Story Digest
- Legacy of FINAL FANTASY VII – Featurette