Escaflowne The Movie (Blu-ray Combo)

  • Web Code: M2222067
  • Release Date: 10-18-2016
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Overview

Imagine a story about gigantic fighting robots mixed with Teutonic chivalry, teenage angst, and tarot cards: that is the world of ESCAFLOWNE, a highly successful animated series that has been transformed into a stunning feature-length film. A more adult version of the animé, the film ESCAFLOWNE: A GIRL IN GAEA retells the events of the television series in a drastically different manner; no previous knowledge of the series is necessary. The story follows Hitomi, a dissatisfied teenager who is suddenly transported to Gaea. There, Van and his brother Folken fight for control of dragon armor, the most powerful mecha in the land; only one will emerge from the conflict alive. The motion-picture format is perfect for portraying the ethereal vistas of Gaea, floating airships, and the larger-than-life combat between the dragon armors. All of the series' main characters, plus a few new characters, make appearances, though the film's length forces the director to focus on Folken, Hitomi, and Van. Most of the personnel from the series worked on the film, including the popular composers Yoko Kanno and Hajime Mizoguchi, who deliver a beautiful, mystical score.
Theatrical Release Date 2000
Format Blu-ray/DVD
Number of Discs 2
Unrated

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    2
  • Genre
    Science-Fiction/Fantasy
  • Distributor
    FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.
  • Area
    Japan
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    95
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    Japanese
  • Dubbed
    English
  • Subtitles
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray/DVD Features:

    Region 1
    Note: Promo Video
    U.S. Trailer
    Trailers

    Widescreen
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Japanese
    Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, Japanese
    DTS HD Master Audio - English, Japanese
    Subtitles - English
    Theatrical Release: January 25, 2002

    U.S. premiere (not a general theatrical release): June 30, 2000 at the Anime Expo 2000

    Yasuhiro Imagawa was originally chosen to direct the television series. He is credited with coining the term "Escaflowne."

    The original ESCAFLOWNE storyline was created by Shoji Kawamori (co-creator of MACROSS) in the early 1990s, after he was inspired by a trip to the misty mountains of Nepal. Following the formula of the highly successful MACROSS, which combined fighting mecha and pop singers, he decided to create a story that combined mecha and tarot cards.

    A heavily edited, English-dubbed version of the television series aired on Fox in fall 2000.

    "Just fade away."--Thought that keeps reoccuring to Hitomi
    "Just fade away."--Thought that keeps reoccuring to Hitomi
  • Release Date
    10/18/16
  • Theatrical Release
    2000
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    Blu-ray/DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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