Date: 2009 May 14 16:58
Posted by Joe
The good folks at Sony Pictures have sent us the details for the Blue-ray release of Final Fantansy VII: Advent Children Complete. Apart from being in a higher resolution, it's got some extra features not on the DVD.
It's due out on July 27th, this directors cut features 26 minutes of extra footage and over 1,000 update scenes.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FINAL FANTASY VII:
ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE
Highly Anticipated Director’s Cut includes Over 1000 Updated Scenes,
26 Minutes of New Footage, an All-New Anime Short and a
Sneak Preview of the FINAL FANTASY XIII Video Game
Exclusively on Blu-ray Disc™ July 27th
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the eagerly-awaited FINAL FANTASY® VII: ADVENT CHILDREN® COMPLETE on Blu-ray Disc July 27th 2009. ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE represents Tetsuya Nomura’s (FINAL FANTASY V - VIII, X, Kingdom Hearts® series) director’s cut of this award-winning CG-animated feature film adaptation of the best-selling video game by Square Enix Co., Ltd., which has already shipped 4.1 million copies in its original version. Re-rendered in high definition, ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE boasts 26 minutes of additional footage and over 1000 revised scenes, each of which was re-recorded with the original voice cast including Rachel Leigh Cook (Josie and the Pussycats) and Mena Suvari (American Beauty), and will be available only on Blu-ray Disc.
The Blu-ray release will exclusively include "On the Way to a Smile – Episode: Denzel," a 25-minute original anime short film, telling the story of the character Denzel before the events of ADVENT CHILDREN; the new featurette "Reminiscence of FINAL FANTASY VII Compilation," a storyline digest which incorporates related footage from the video games; "Legacy of FINAL FANTASY VII," a new documentary featurette on the successful history of FINAL FANTASY VII; an exclusive first look at the FINAL FANTASY XIII video game; and more.
FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE Synopsis
Two years after Sephiroth’s attempts at mass genocide, a strange disease threatens mankind. With many falling ill and the ruins of Midgar standing as a reminder of the sacrifices of the past, old enemies rise from the ashes to seek revenge. Riddled with guilt and haunted by his past, ex-soldier Cloud Strife must emerge from seclusion to again defeat evil and save the planet from certain destruction.
Bonus Features Include: