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Titles:
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone
Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (Not yet released)
Evangelion 3.0 (Not yet released)
Evangelion: Final (Not yet released)

Director:
Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki

Distributor:
ADV Films (series) / Manga Entertainment (Films)

Length:
Neon Genesis Evangelion - 25 min x26 Episodes
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth - 102 mins
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion - 97 mins
Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone - 98 mins
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Asuka Soryu Langley

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Available in the UK?
Yes (except Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone)

Highest Certificate:  15 (vol 1)
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Other Info: 
The Neon Genesis Evangelion series was released by ADV Films a few years ago on DVD (Region 2, PAL) in the UK.  The original release was 8 volumes long and was collected together in a UK exclusive 8-disc Neon Genesis Evangelion Perfect Collection Box Set.  The final few episodes were remastered and changed for two 'Directors Cut' DVDs titled Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genesis Reborn and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Resurrection respectively.  However, all of these releases have since been superseded by a remastered version of the series, which is available on DVD in the UK under the title Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum EditionNGE: Platinum Edition is 7 volumes long, and the whole series was released in a UK exclusive set featuring unique packaging and held in an embossed metal box.

The ending of the series came under a lot of criticism in Japan, and the original three Neon Genesis Evangelion films were director Hideaki Anno's answer to these criticisms.  The two films, Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rebirth, were released as a single film in the UK called Neon Genesis Evangelion Death & Rebirth.  These films are actually compilation films composed from clips of the series combined with some tantalising new bits of footage.  It is mainly intended to set the scene for the third film, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion, which is an alternative version of the end of the series told from another viewpoint.  The films were released on DVD in the UK by Manga Entertainment, originally individually and then together as the Neon Genesis Evangelion Movie Collection Box Set.

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone is the first part of a new film series of Evangelion known collectively as Rebuild of Evangelion.  The series is due to consist of four films, the others are provisionally titled Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, Evangelion 3.0 and Evangelion Final, and the latter two will be shown together in Japanese cinemas as a double bill.  The first three films are an alternative retelling of the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series, whilst the final promises to be an all-new film.  Original creator Hideaki Anno is credited as the overall director of the project and has written all four films, but directorial duties on the individual films will be handled by Kazuya Tsurumaki.  Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone covers the events of approximately the first six episodes of the original TV series and started screening in Japanese cinemas in September 2007.  No UK or US release has been announced as yet, although the film is available on DVD in Japan and is due to be released in Australia on 19th of November 2008.  The second film, Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, is due out in Japan in 2009.
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DVD Extras (original release):
English dub, Japanese dub, Spanish dub, English subtitles, Character Information Files, Clean Opening and Ending sequences, ADV Previews.

DVD Extras (Genesis Reborn & Resurrection):
English dub, Japanese dub, English subtitles, ADV Previews, Clean Opening and Ending sequences, Sneak previews of the forthcoming live action film, Behind the scenes at Weta Workshops.

DVD Extras (Platinum Edition):
English dub (5.1 Digital Stereo), Japanese dub (5.1 Digital Stereo), English subtitles, Audio Commentary by Matt Greenfield (US translation director) & Spike Spencer (US voice actor for Shinji Ikari), Production Stills, ADV Previews.

DVD Extras (Death & Rebirth): 
English dub (5.1 surround sound), Japanese dub, English subtitles, Portuguese subtitles, Interactive Character, Angel, Eva and terms Menu, Original Japanese Trailers, Audio Commentary by Amanda Winn Lee, Japanese Production Credits, Manga Previews, Web Links.

DVD Extras (End of Evangelion):
Japanese dub (6.1 DTS Digital surround sound), English dub (6.1 DTS Digital surround sound), English subtitles, Portuguese subtitles, On-screen text option, Original Japanese Trailers, Audio Commentary by Amanda Winn Lee, Additional Commentary by Takliesin Jaffe and Jason C Lee, Japanese Production Credits.

DVD Extras (Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone Limited Edition Japanese release):
Japanese dub (6.1 DTS Digital surround sound & 2.0 stereo), Explanation of Evangelion (scene explanations), full dubbing script, "Making of" featurette, trailers, Guide Book, Original Film Cel.

DVD Extras (Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone Normal Edition Japanese release):
Japanese dub (6.1 DTS Digital surround sound & 2.0 stereo), trailers, Guide Book.
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Availability & Price:
All seven volumes of Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Edition are available in the UK on DVD from ADV Films.  The DVDs are available from most high street DVD retailers priced at around 19.99 per volume.  For better prices it is always best to look online, and Play.com offer each volume for around 15 with free UK delivery.  ADV titles have also cropped up in online and high street sales and special offers so it's worth keep your eyes open for a bargain!

The Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Edition Box Set was limited to just a few thousand copes but can still be bought in larger branches of high street shops like Virgin Megastore and HMV, as well as specialist shops like Forbidden Planet.  The standard retail price of the set was 99.99 but many shops sold it for around 75, whereas Play.com charged 66.99.

The original release of the series is now deleted, but the eight volumes can still be found in shops and online.  Expect to pay around 15 to 20 per volume if you find them new, but with Platinum available you may find these older DVDs in second-hand DVD shops for lower prices.  The Neon Genesis Evangelion Perfect Collection Box Set is also deleted but can also still be found in some shops, expect to pay around 80 for it.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genesis Reborn and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Resurrection are not as widely available as Platinum or the original release of the series but can still be found in the likes of HMV and Forbidden Planet.  Expect to pay between 15 and 20 for each one.  It is worth noting that Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Edition includes all of the added scenes from these volumes and has vastly improved sound and visuals when compared to the original release of the series.  It is also on less discs and is easier to get hold of.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion were originally released separately and can still be found in some shops, priced around 10 to 15 each.  However, they were re-released together as the Neon Genesis Evangelion Movie Collection Box Set, which is far easier to get hold of an will set you back around 25.  It can be found cheaper online, and again the likes of Play.com and Amazon are good places to look.

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone is available in Japan on DVD (Region 2, NTSC), but the Japanese version contains no English dub or subtitle track.  If you still want to buy it, there are two versions available - a special limited edition called Evangelion 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone: Limited Design Edition, and a Normal Edition.  The Limited Design Edition has more extras and comes with a film cel, and its limited run of 300,000 sets has made it pretty hard to come by and expensive.  However, it can still be picked up on YesAsia for around 30.  The Normal Edition is easier to find and cheaper, and you can get it for around 22 from YesAsia and CDJapan.
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