Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, a CG-animated sequel to the popular video game from 1997 Final Fantasy 7, made absolutely no sense to me when I saw it at the release in 2005. The film’s sci-fi jargon is hard to follow, even if you are familiar with the game. It’s a feast for the eyes, but brings an eerie beauty to the once blocking characters FF7, inspiring fans everywhere to say, “If only the game had looked that good.”
It’s 2021 now, and it has (sort of) happened. Final Fantasy 7 Remake Brought Advent childrenlevel polishing to Cloud̵
This year, it will be released again on June 8 in a remastered 4K Blu-ray edition with HDR10 color, presumably with Cloud’s hair finally rendered in spikes sharp enough to block Sephiroth’s stunning Masamune. Who needs a bustier sword when you have hair wax so powerful?
I wish I could easily recommend it each FF7 newcomer check out this wonderfully opaque film when it becomes available in such a high quality format. But FF7 Remake cuts off partially through the original FF7its history, and Change also contains some changes to the original that suggest that the heroes’ path may differ from the one they set out on together in 1997. In the meantime Advent children builds on the surprising revelations in the original game. Although confusing, it also works under the assumption that you know all the 1997 games spoilere.
This means that this remaster is only for veteran fans, or perhaps for newcomers who do not mind taking a trip into a possible future for FF7 gang. Again, it will be available on June 8, and like the 2009 Blu-ray version, this one “has an extended directorial clip containing 26 minutes of explosive extra footage and over 1,000 revised scenes,” according to Sony Pictures. 4K Blu-ray also offers new Dolby Atmos audio in English and Japanese, along with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio in both languages. The film’s special features, as well as a 1080p version of the film, are included on a standard Blu-ray disc.