Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children, a CG-animated sequel to the hit 1997 video game 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’re familiar with the game. However, it is a feast for the eyes and brings an eerie beauty to the once blocking characters in FF7, inspiring fans everywhere to say, “If only the game had looked so good.”
It’s now 2021, and it’s (kind of) happened. Final Fantasy 7 Remake brought Advent childrenlevel Polish to Cloud̵
This year, it’s being released again on June 8 in a remastered 4K Blu-ray release with HDR10 color, presumably with Cloud’s hair finally rendered in points sharp enough to block Sephiroth’s magnificent Masamune. Who needs a bustier sword when you have hair wax so powerful?
I wish I could easily recommend it each FF7 beginner check out this wonderfully opaque movie when it becomes available in such a high quality format. But FF7 Remake cuts halfway through the original FF7history, and Recording also contains some changes to the original that suggest that our heroes 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. While confusing, it also works under the assumption that you know all the 1997 games stips.
This means that this remaster is only for veteran fans or perhaps for beginners 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, it includes “an expanded directorial cut featuring 26 minutes of explosive extra recording 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 movie’s special features as well as a 1080p version of the movie are included on a standard Blu-ray disc.