Recall Offered for Neon Genesis Evangelion Collector’s Edition DVD

Neon Genesis Evangelion

News from Shout! Factory has come out regarding its recent release of the Neon Genesis Evangelion collector’s edition and its contemporary standard edition Blu-ray discs. This is the first time the television series has been available on Blu-ray in North America.

As it was released, the main problem with the DVD set was that the original discs were lacking in English subtitles for the “The End of Evangelion– Deleted Live-Action Scene” bonus feature. Customers can order the replacement discs with their proof of purchase on the company’s website. Shout! Factory has quickly offered replacements for customers for the fifth disc of its box set for both the Neon Genesis Evangelion Collector’s Edition and Standard Edition Blu-ray Discs.

The release by Shout! Factory in collaboration with GKIDS launched the Standard Edition Blu ray Disc set on November 9th will the full on Collectors Edition releasing to consumers on December 8th. The company was also selling full release digital downloads of the series as well as the films on November 2nd. The digital release does not appear to be affected by the same issue as the physical copies. All the sets contain the original 26 episode run of the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series alongside films Evangelion: Death (True)2 and The End of Evangelion.

Shout! Factory saw initial problems when releasing the Ultimate edition on December 8th, but due to shipping issues, it will be delayed until later in January. In addition to this, the bonuses of the collector’s edition are that fans will also get exclusive artwork, artboards, a Sachiel resin paperweight, a NERV ID card with a lanyard, and a 156-page book. 

For the physical collector’s edition, the release includes new and classic subtitles and dubbed versions for both the TV series and the films. Evangelion fans can also expect a 40-page book and eight art cards to be included. Bonus on-disc features include the “video format version” of The End of Evangelion; Japanese voice auditions; Genesis 0:0 In the Beginning; an imageboard collection; animatics for episodes 9 and 15, and 18 to 26; Genesis 0:0′ The Light from the Darkness; a deleted live-action scene; and a “final scene alternate take” for The End of Evangelion, as well as music videos, not including “fly me to the moon”.

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