Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children (2005)
IMDb Rating 8.0
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Final Fantasy 7-Advent Children
Shotaro Morikubo Kadaj (voice) (as Shoutarou Morikubo)
Steve Staley Kadaj (voice: English version)
Toru Ôkawa Rufus Shinra (voice: Japanese version)
Quinton Flynn Reno (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara Reno (voice: Japanese version)
Crispin Freeman Rude (voice: English version)
Taiten Kusunoki Rude (voice: Japanese version)
Yûji Kishi Yazoo (voice: Japanese version)
Dave Wittenberg Yazoo (voice: English version)
Kenji Nomura Loz (voice: Japanese version)
The question facing any viewer of the Japanese CG feature Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is: do you have to know the games on which it?s based in order to understand the film? And the answer is: it certainly helps. But even complete novices (i.e., most parents) in the Final Fantasy world will find some entertainment in its wealth of fantasy-based action, and the animation never fails to astonish. Picking up two years after an epic battle between the forces of good (represented by brooding soldier Cloud) and evil (Cloud?s former general, Sephiroth), FFVII opens in the devastated city of Midgard, whose youthful occupants suffer from a ghastly disease known as Geostigma. A trio of brothers arrives with what appears to be a cure for the plague, but their gesture conceals a more sinister purpose: to revive Sephiroth and bring about the end of the world. Cloud and his companions must once again rise to the occasion to stop the siblings and the revived Sephiroth from unleashing total destruction. Complex and self-referential to the point of occasional incomprehension, Final Fantasy VII will definitely be most appreciated by fans of the game series, but if others can look past the numbing dialogue and frenetic action (which is a bit too intense for very young children), the film offers a carefree and action-packed viewing experience. The two-disc set contains the original Japanese language version of the film as well as an English-dubbed edition (Rachel Leigh Cook and Christy Carlson Romano, among others, provide the vocal talent) and a version edited for the Venice Film Festival. A 30-minute featurette that recaps the Final Fantasy story up to VII, as well as a making-of documentary, deleted scenes, and promotions for future Final Fantasy VII games and products round out the extras. --Paul Gaita
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Animation; Fantasy; Foreign; Sci-Fi
Director Tetsuya Nomura; Takeshi Nozue
Producer Shinji Hashimoto; Yoshinori Kitase; Shinji Hashmoto
Writer Kazushige Nojima
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 101 mins
Movie Release Date 8/31/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 628
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/15/2006
Product Details
Edition Special Edition
Region Region
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 043396118966
Release Date 4/25/2006
Subtitles Chinese; English; French; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
JAPANESE: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Disc 1
Feature Film
Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII Story Digest

Disc 2
The Distance: Making of Featurette
Venice Film Festival Footage of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Sneak Peek of Upcoming Final Fantasy VII Games
Trailers for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Deleted Scenes
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