Blu-ray Review: Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo

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It’s been a painfully long wait but after several years, and a re-written English script, the third movie instalment into the ‘Rebuild’ of Evangelion has arrived on home video; but was it worth the wait? Well lets take a look in our Blu-ray review of Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo.

Synopsis:

Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo, is the third feature-length film in creator Hideaki Anno’s rebuild of the ground-breaking 1995-1996 anime series, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Following on from the cataclysmic finale of Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance, the third film takes the Evangelion storyline in a startling new direction. With its heady mix of cutting-edge animation spectacular giant robot action, heightened emotion and deep philosophy.

After the ‘Third Impact’, Shinji awakens to an existence he does not recognise. Earth lies in ruins. Those he once fought valiantly to protect have cruelly turned against him. With Rei Ayanami nowhere to be seen, could his efforts to save her have been in vain – and what friendships can he now rely on? Trapped in a harrowing cycle of death and rebirth, Shinji continues to courageously battle the Angels – even as the world spirals toward a tragic end. Read more of this post

Evangelion 3.33 – You Can (Not) Redo – REGION FREE

Evangelion 3.33 – You Can (Not) Redo

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region B Compatible

Price: $29.99/ £20.87 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 1x Feature-Length Film

Plot: Fourteen years after third impact, Shinji Ikari awakens to a world he does not remember. He hasn’t aged. Much of Earth is laid in ruins, Nerv has been dismantled, and people who he once protected have turned against him.

Befriending the enigmatic Kaworu Nagisa, Shinji continues the fight against the angels and realizes the fighting is far from over, even when it could be against his former allies.

The characters’ struggles continue amid the battles against the angels and each other, spiraling down to what could inevitably be the end of the world.

—-NOTE—-

Manga Entertainment UK will be releasing Evangelion 3.33 – You Can (Not) Redo as a Collectors Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, as well as regular Blu-ray and DVD variations, on the 29th February 2016. The Content itself will also be exactly the same as the US and Australian versions.

Manga UK Provides Clarification for Evangelion 3.33 Pre-Order Cancelations

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Manga Entertainment UK have today issued a statement surrounding yesterday’s confusion of Evangelion 3.33 being cancelled; and just as we assumed Manga UK are still releasing the film into the UK but as no ‘definitive’ release date is available they have opted to cancel pre-orders for the time being.

“We regret to inform you that the scheduled release of Evangelion 3.33 – You Can (Not) Redo has been pushed back indefinitely. We can confirm that Manga Entertainment will still be releasing this title, but at present there is no confirmed release date. We apologise to our fans for this, but unfortunately this delay was unavoidable.”

It all started yesterday afternoon when Amazon UK sent out an e-mail to customers informing them that the UK Release of Evangelion 3.33 had been cancelled; a piece of news which not only enraged fans but caused an outcry on social media to the distributor. With MangaUK delaying titles, such as those seen yesterday, and reverting others to DVD-only its not surprising that fans would be concerned about this e-mail; however there is a perfectly good reason behind these pre-orders being cancelled – and it all goes back to FUNimation. Read more of this post

UK Release of Evangelion 3.33 Delayed Until ‘Potentially’ Next Year

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We knew it could happen and unfortunately it has, but due to circumstances outside of ‘everyones’ control, especially Manga Entertainment UK, the UK DVD & Blu-ray release of Evangelion 3.33 has now been pushed back until ‘potentially’ next year.

According to the UK Distributor an ‘exact’ reason for this delay can not be disclosed to the public, but judging from their twitter account, it seems like it was a choice made by the Japanese studio or license holders of the film, rather than a technical glitch. Read more of this post