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ADV - (Press Release - Feb 24, 2004) Evangelion: Genesis Reborn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RELEASE SET FOR NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: GENESIS REBORN

SECOND VOLUME OF DIRECTORS’ CUT OF ACCLAIMED TELEVISION SERIES’ LAST SIX EPISODES IN STORES MARCH 9, 2004; INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE

HOUSTON, February 24, 2004
—ADV Films today announced a March 9, 2004 release date for Genesis Reborn, the second of two Directors’ Cut volumes of the enormously influential anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. The Directors’ Cut is not just a remaster, but a revised and re-edited special edition produced under the careful supervision of creators Hideaki Anno and Gainax to include amazing new footage never before available outside of Japan. The second volume contains Evangelion episodes 24-26 in both the extended Directors’ Cut versions and the original broadcast versions, allowing fans to see the creative progression of this seminal title’s final moments.

Neon Genesis Evangelion is the story of a reluctant young hero, called upon to pilot an immense robotic weapon in battle against alien invaders in the year 2015. As the remnants of the human race cower in subterranean cities, a deadly war is being waged on what is left of the planet. On one side are the mysterious beings known as Angels; on the other, the special agency NERV and mankind’s last hope, the awe-inspiring Evangelions. Piloted by a special team of teenage warriors, these giant bio-mechanical humanoids are the only thing that can withstand the force of the Angels’ defense fields long enough for the pilots to tackle the invaders themselves in hand to hand combat! With the lives of every soul on the planet at stake, these few youngsters must reach down deep inside themselves to find the strength and courage necessary to meet the Angels head on in a desperate attempt to save mankind.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Directors’ Cut—Genesis Reborn ($29.98 SRP) includes episodes 24-26 in both director’s cut and original broadcast versions. In both English 2.0-language and Japanese 2.0-language versions, with English subtitles. Includes ADV previews, clean opening animation; clean closing animation; and sneak preview of the live-action movie.

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: DIRECTORS’ CUT—GENESIS REBORN
Running time: 150 minutes; Age Rating: 15+
Pre-book Date: 2/10/04
Street Date: 3/9/04
Format SRP
DVD $29.98