<i>Advent Children</i> gets US release date, voice cast

Final Fantasy movie comes to America on UMD and feature-packed DVD in late April; Rachael Leigh Cook, Mena Suvari join cast.

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It's been a long time coming for North American fans of Final Fantasy, but the countdown can officially begin--home versions of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is coming to the US on April 25. The computer animated film based on the Square Enix franchise was previously released in theaters and on UMD and DVD in Japan, where it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The 101-minute film was directed by Tetsuya Nomura and Tekeshi Nozue and written by Kazushige Nojima.

The stars of the movie's English-language cast were also revealed today. Steve Burton, who gamers may know as the voice of Cloud Strife in the Kingdom Hearts games, was a lock to reprise the role of Cloud for the movie, but two Hollywood starlets will also become very familiar to FF fans soon. Rachael Leigh Cook (Josie and the Pussycats, She's All That) and Mena Suvari (American Beauty, Six Feet Under) will voice Tifa and Aerith, respectively, in both Advent Children and the upcoming PlayStation 2 game Kingdom Hearts II.

Those who can't decide between the DVD and the PSP-friendly UMD formats may want to opt for the DVD version. The 2-disc set features a bonus DVD with a story digest, deleted scenes, a "making of" featurette, and footage from the film's debut at the 2004 Venice Film Festival, as well as peeks of upcoming Final Fantasy VII-based games.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is rated PG-13 and will retail for $26.96.

Discussion

240 comments
AzureWind213
AzureWind213

Is one movie worth 27 and change?!?! I remember when NO movie was over 20 bucks. I'll borrow it from someone someday. I love the guys in FF7 but damn.... besides, I thought everyone has seen this already anyways that REALLY wants to.

ares1978
ares1978

Yeah, too bad it'll be released at 101 minutes, exactly 40 minutes shorter than the Japanese release...

kristoffergil
kristoffergil

is there a posibility that this version will also be available in asian countries?

rli_123
rli_123

Well finally, but not many people will buy it since everyone seen it already

pinkblush1992
pinkblush1992

Yes By time they do it. Shoot i'm thinking i gotta go all Madea op on their asses for not making a english version.

gamespotr0cks
gamespotr0cks

My b'day is April 15th...looking forward to this movie. Square shall not disappoint.

SorcererLance
SorcererLance

I err....still can't see why Wally Wingert would voice the tyrannical Rufus Shinra....I remember Wally as the voice as Almighty Tallest Red from Invader Zim and Ivan from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.....unless he can do a more serious role instead of a comically wimpy voice, I'll be surprised.

MaxZenon
MaxZenon

lol, my birthday... definately getting it.

timinator06
timinator06

i cant see either of those two women being the voice for either characters. but then again, i cant picture anyone else really being the voice either. i think they might have made the best choice. not such big name stars that everyone knows them, and there isnt one huge character that either of them is associated with, that i know of. so i think they made the right choice

Nickmanx5
Nickmanx5

Blazin B you don't want any of us final fantasy fans. and by the way only twits think cloud is lame. He's way better than a certain hero from ffx

blazinB
blazinB

final fantasy sucks i hate it and if u want a little bit more about what i think of the game then i think cloud and those other sorry excuse of players are the most pethetic crappy characters and this is one of the most crappiest things i ever heard. making a movie of final fantasy you all are twits

Dark_Link87
Dark_Link87

FInally i been waiting for soo long, my heart got broken when i found out there was no release for the movie back in september, it been like 6 months, i been waiting.

Randomd00d
Randomd00d

i saw this movie illegally imported by my freind in japanese... it was amazing... freakin awesome!! this movie rules!!!!

Niobei
Niobei

Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay YAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've already got the Japanese version, origanal and the special edition. I have the Tifa, Vincent, Sephiroth, Cloud & Fenrir, Sierra, Bahamut Sin, and the shadow creeper action figures. The key chains including Kadaj, Yazoo, Loz, Cloud, and Tifa. I have all of the posters and everyother Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children merchindise you could think of. I'm their biggest fan. I;ve been waiting for the american version of the movie for about two years now. Yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay....... YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(squeel like obsessed fangirl. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children's biggest fan, Niobei

FalconCA
FalconCA

What happened to Mandy Moore?!? Mena Suvari sounds like a man and looks like a piranha! I like Rachel Leigh Cook though, so it's ok. I didn't read all the comments, but if no one mentioned, these are the same voices for Kingdom Hearts II.... KH1 had Mandy Moore as Aerith, wish they kept her.

9mmSpliff
9mmSpliff

Seen it. Its good animation, but man I would rather have seen Gantz any day of the week,

Mitrix
Mitrix

FINALLY, i can't wait to get this.

diablo_ddd
diablo_ddd

What the heck took them so long?!?!?! I've been waitin around since september damnit! It's about tiiiiiime! still... there's a long way to go till april 25...

Auron_Marius
Auron_Marius

are they gonna re-work the mouths of the characters to fit the English language?....cause if not that will suck....but i'll still buy it but u guys know what i mean

animemog
animemog

$26.96? What is that, the Walmart price? All prices end in NINE!

gill9221
gill9221

Praise the gods! I've been saving this Sam Goody giftcard for ages.

Goze
Goze

I saw this online a few months ago, but I like it so much I'm going to buy it... (actually gonna be the first DVD I will actually purchase...)

SulaMoon
SulaMoon

Hope we have original sound in the DVD

drummer131
drummer131

Alright! Finally!! I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait. It's going to be amazing. Now what would make it even better is if you could have a setting for the Japanese voices. Not only would that save me the trouble of having to get a copy of the Japanese version but it'd be cool. WOOHOO, SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RUSKULL
RUSKULL

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RUSKULL
RUSKULL

I've already seen this, but will buy the DVD anyways. This is what should have been in North American theatres a few years back, not that boring hollywood trash. It is a true sentiment to the game, and fans should love every bit of it. My only wish is that Sony makes a FF7 re-make possible on the PS3 *fingers crossed*

MaSt3RT57
MaSt3RT57

wo0t w0ot wo0t, the long awaited english version of FFVII Advent Children.

daveg1
daveg1

this should be good!

MrS
MrS

Eureka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EvilVash
EvilVash

Sweet its finally coming. Now I dnt have to get the bootleg version

dstrbdchld1328
dstrbdchld1328

Finally. The subbed version of this was amazing. Can't wait for the English version. WOOT!

Rpguru
Rpguru

This ticks me off. I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for this and not watching the jap version in anticipation of it. Finally last week I watch the Jap version and look what happens. Excuse me while I find a defenseless person.

eddyissa
eddyissa

oh my goodedness... FINALLY!!!! maaan i so cannot wait for this to happen. i just hope that everything especially the music remains intact.. dont want to lose the magical touch of the movie. what i really cant wait to see is the english version of the making of the movie and all the special features.. finally!!!!!!

DFTricks
DFTricks

Good news ^^ I just wish it will be better then the first movie

Majin-Vegeta
Majin-Vegeta

WOW finally, boy..I totally forgot about this movie until this..I did watch the japanese version, AWESOME movie folks, its definately worth buying and well...I will buy US version, but I hope they include Japanese Audio + English Subs...I might not like the English Audio...which has happened before. In Japanese it just sounds more realistic and enthusiastic. But anyways, now I'd like them to re-release FF7, I have never finished it...I guess I just dont like the gfx or somethin. I am pretty sure that the FF fans would really like it if it did re-release, imagine the gfx of today with an amazing storyline n audio :).

TJ_doomdragon
TJ_doomdragon

its finally going to be released, i got soo tired of waiting that i saw the Japanese version at a friends house. I have been waiting like forever for this movie.

keanuwwu
keanuwwu

Yeah!!! Finally... They made a good choice by releasing it in the US... I thought they were going to say "Welp sorry but we don't think it will do that well in the US, so we ain't gonna release it" But now things couldn't be better. Yeah for square enix

Xanog1
Xanog1

Took to long, but good news anyways.

GunslingerMan
GunslingerMan

Still about 2 months left, but oh yeah it's finally coming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sharpshooter188
sharpshooter188

lol. i just bought the damn thing from japan. english subtitles and all. im wasnt going to be watching the dubbed version anyway. everyone always has a hard time making a decent english dubbing. laffs at all.