The first release due April 25th will be a limited edition costing 5985 Yen (US$56). Packaged in an illustrated LE box it will contain a movie disc, bonus disc, a deluxe glossary booklet and a film strip from the actual movie reel! The bonus disc itself will contain:
- A making of video.
- A subtitled "Explanation of Evangelion 1.0" containing nostalgic scenes.
- CG scenes that were edited from the movie.
- A music video of Hikaru Utada's theme song "Beautiful World" (Eva Version).
- An "Angel of Doom" PV featuring "Operation Yashima" i.e. the battle with Ramiel.
On the other hand, the regular edition due on May 21st costing 4935 Yen (US$47) will only contain the movie disc and a regular edition of the glossary booklet.
And for those of you hoping for a Blu-ray or HD-DVD version, "we currently have no plans of doing so," is the word unfortunately. If you want the film strip, I'm sure you'll have to get this DVD version anyway because I doubt they'll distribute them on both formats of the movie or outside of Japan.
I'm tempted to get the LE just for the film strip being a fan of Evangelion. It was the show that really got me into Anime in the first place but, I don't know. My brothers will probably want to watch it too although I can always just download an English rip later.
Who knows. Maybe I'll get a good film strip and it'll end up selling for more than US$300 like the 5cm one. Of course, I really have no intentions of selling it if I do buy it!
A cam recorded version of it has been floating around the internet for the past few months now but I haven't watched it yet because if I did, I'll probably end up not watching the fully quality DVD release. So I'll just wait for that instead.