STEVE BURTON, RACHAEL LEIGH COOK AND MENA SUVARI LEND THEIR VOICES TO THE CG-ANIMATED ACTION-PACKED FEATURE FILM BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING PLAYSTATION GAME FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN

February 13, 2006

STEVE BURTON, RACHAEL LEIGH COOK AND MENA SUVARI LEND THEIR VOICES TO THE CG-ANIMATED ACTION-PACKED FEATURE FILM BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING PLAYSTATION GAME FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN
Arriving Onto A Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Set And For PSP™ April 25th From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Culver City, CA (February 13, 2006)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing the highly-anticipated CG-animated film FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children to DVD and for PSP on April 25th. Through 100 minutes of beautifully crafted visual content, FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children revisits the rich universe and memorable characters of FINAL FANTASY VII, one of the best selling video games of all time. Boasting the voice talent of Steve Burton (The Last Castle, Taken) as Cloud, Rachael Leigh Cook (She's All That, Josie and the Pussycats) as Tifa, Mena Suvari (American Beauty, Rumor Has It) as Aerith and from the adventurous mind of Director and Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura (FINAL FANTASY VII, VIII, X and the KINGDOM HEARTS® video game series), the film features a strong blend of action, sci-fi and anime in the most stylish CG animation that fans of the video game have come to expect.

FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children will be coming to Special Edition DVD in a 2-disc set (SLP of $26.96) as well as UMD™ video for PSP (SLP of $28.96). The DVD set will be exploding with bonus materials, including a story digest, deleted scenes, a "Making Of" featurette, FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children Venice Film Festival footage and a "Sneak Peek" of the upcoming games in the "Compilation of FINAL FANTASY VII" series.

Developed by Square Enix™ and released in 1997 for the PlayStation game console, FINAL FANTASY VII has sold more than nine million units worldwide and is the best selling game of the FINAL FANTASY series, which has sold over 63 million units worldwide to-date. With its high quality graphics, strong storytelling and dynamic game-play, FINAL FANTASY VII redefined the standard for video games.

FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children continues the game's storyline in this CG-animated film, featuring non-stop action and exciting visual effects. Two years have passed since the ruins of Midgar stand as a testament to the sacrifices made in order to bring peace. However, the world will soon face a new menace. A mysterious illness is spreading fast. Old enemies are astir. And Cloud, who walked away from the life of a hero to live in solitude, must step forward yet again...

DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE
  • Story Digest
  • Deleted Scenes
  • "Making Of" Featurette
  • FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children Venice Film Festival Footage
  • "Sneak Peek" of the Upcoming FINAL FANTASY VII Games


  • FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children will be available in widescreen presentation, has a run time of 101 minutes and is rated PG-13. Artwork is available at www.SPHEPublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com. or http://na.square-enix.com/dvd/ff7ac.

    DVD Catalog #: 11896
    UMD Catalog #: 11795
    DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-11896-6
    UMD UPC Code: 0-43396-11795-2
    DVD Order Date: 3/23/06
    UMD Order Date: 3/23/06
    DVD SLP: $26.96
    UMD SLP: $28.95

    About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. SPE is a division of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital contest creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

    About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
    Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises - FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 63 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST™, which has sold over 40 million units worldwide - under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. More information on Square Enix can be found on the internet at http://www.square-enix.com/

    © 2005 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA
    FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd.
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