See What A Difference 0.33 Makes With The New Evangelion Movie

See What A Difference 0.33 Makes With The New Evangelion Movie

EvangelionEvangelion: 3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO3.03.33

According to Japanese websites comparing the Blu-ray version to the original theatrical release, it looks like pretty much all the CG animation has gotten a complete overhaul. Additional details, shadows, and light effects can be seen throughout the movie. (Images on the left are from the original theatrical release, images on the right are from the Blu-ray/DVD)

Even subtle things like the direction of shadows have been adjusted for a more natural look.

The previous two Blu-ray releases of 1.11 and 2.22, also had additional scenes and retouched effects, so this is a fairly regular practice for Gainax. However, I watched my Blu-ray copy of Eva: 3.33 last night and the added/edited portions look very natural and work seamlessly with the finished product.

While opinions of the movie itself appear to be strongly divided, one thing I can definitely say is the aesthetic quality is superb, and the .33 upgrade certainly works to enhance that.

Evangelion: 3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO is currently out on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan. The movie is scheduled for release in Australia on May 20.

「ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:Q」映画版3.00とBD/DVD版3.33の画像比較 [とっくりん]
『ヱヴァ:Q 3.33』Blu-ray・DVDの修正点 part2 [みんなのエヴァファン]


  • The original series was unevenly paced, the lead character was an unrelateable waste of space, character motivations were all over the place and the ending was silly. Death and rebirth bizarred things up more than they helped. I love the original series but it has massive flaws. Anyone who treats it as some sort of sacred cow is kidding themselves.

    1 and 2 reboot movies were pretty damn good and I deliberately avoided watching 3 at the cinema because I wanted to make sure I got the dialogue properly. So I can’t comment on 3 yet but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that “abomination” is a bit strong.

    • The original series was also a goddamn tonal mess, flipping between soul-crushing nihilism and perky Japanese schoolgirl antics sometimes within the same episode. I’m not sure if this is just a Japanese thing or if it was due to the rumoured writer reshuffling going on behind the scenes.

      • The series creator is rumoured to have been in and out of institutions throughout the whole process… he was a mess, so it makes sense that his creative works were a mess, too.

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