Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, a CG-animated follow-up to the hit 1997 online game Final Fantasy 7, made completely no sense to me after I noticed it upon its launch in 2005. The film’s sci-fi jargon is tough to comply with, even when you’re aware of the sport. It’s a feast for the eyes, although, bringing an uncanny magnificence to the once-blocky characters of FF7, inspiring followers in every single place to say, “If only the game had looked this good.”
It’s 2021 now, and that has (kind of) occurred. Final Fantasy 7 Remake introduced Advent Children-level polish to Cloud’s unhappy little face, and now there are followers new to the franchise who by no means noticed him wanting some other manner. Meanwhile, Advent Children has additionally gotten some sprucing through the years, having been rereleased on Blu-ray in 2009 as Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete with a further 26 minutes of fabric.
This 12 months, it’ll be launched once more on June 8 in a remastered 4K Blu-ray version with HDR10 coloration, presumably that includes Cloud’s hair lastly rendered in spikes sharp sufficient to dam Sephiroth’s magnificent Masamune. Who wants a buster sword if you’ve obtained hair wax that highly effective?
I want I might simply suggest that each FF7 newcomer take a look at this delightfully opaque film as soon as it turns into obtainable in such a high-quality format. But FF7 Remake cuts off partway by way of the unique FF7’s story, and Remake additionally options some modifications to the unique that counsel that our heroes’ path may diverge from the one they set out on collectively in 1997. Meanwhile, Advent Children builds upon the stunning reveals within the unique sport. Although it’s complicated, it’s additionally working beneath the idea that you realize all the 1997 sport’s spoilers.
That means this remaster is for veteran followers solely, or maybe for newcomers who don’t thoughts taking a visit into one doable future for the FF7 gang. Again, it’ll be obtainable on June 8, and just like the 2009 Blu-ray model, this one options “an extended director’s cut containing 26 minutes of explosive additional footage and over 1,000 revised scenes,” based on Sony Pictures. The 4K Blu-ray additionally affords new Dolby Atmos audio in English and Japanese, together with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio in each languages. The film’s particular options, in addition to a 1080p model of the movie, are included on a normal Blu-ray disc.