Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States, Japan
Production year: 2001
Director: Hironobu Sakaguchi
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-062498
Running time: 1:46 (106 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.81:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 23, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#612)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 06, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
The year is 2065 AD. The Earth is infested with alien spirits, and mankind faces total extinction. Led by a strange dream and guided by her mentor, Dr. Sid, scientist Aki Ross struggles to collect the eight spirits in the hope of creating a force powerful enough to destroy the alien presence and pure enough to protect the planet. With the aid of the Deep Eyes Squadron, Aki must save the Earth from its darkest hate and unleash the spirits within. FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN is the groundbreaking new CGI film from the creators of the Final Fantasy Video Game Franchise.
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Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Square Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Outtakes/Bloopers
 • Storyboard Comparisons
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Multi-angle
 • Music Videos
 • Closed Captioned
 • Scene Editing Workshop
Easter Eggs
Easter Egg: Storyboards, Vehicle Designs, Surprise Clip, 3D Models, Photo Gallery, Conceptual Artwork, Hidden Video
On Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment's DVD release of the Square Pictures animated epic 'Final Fantasy' is filled to the brim with additional material hidden on the disc, that is pretty tough to find if you don't know exactly where to look.

Insert the second disc of the set and from the main menu go to 'Highlights Menu.' Once in that menu, press the 'Up' arrow key on your remote control, followed by the 'Right' key. This highlights a symbol at the bottom of the screen, taking you to the second page of special features. Now, press the 'Up' key and the 'Right' key twice. This will highlight a small fame in the right hand corner. If you press 'Enter' now, you get to see a 2:30 minute long 'Final Fantasy' adaptation of Michael Jackson's infamous 'Thriller' video. It is a lot of fun and maybe the explanation why Square calls its character animation technology, 'Dancer.'

Now go back to the disc's main menu and highlight the 'Highlights Menu' entry. Press the 'Right' arrow key on your remote control and then press 'Down.' This will highlight a symbol on the screen, giving you access to a storyboard scene of a romantic dinner between Aki and Gray.

Also in the 'Highlights Menu' select 'Vehicle Scale Comparisons' and once you get to that screen, highlight the arrow at the bottom of the screen, and then press the 'Right' arrow key on your remote control twice. This will highlight a symbol, giving you access to a slideshow of detailed renderings of several vehicles from the film.

Now go to the 'Highlights Menu' and select 'Character Files.' Highlight the arrow at the bottom and press the 'Right' arrow key on your remote control followed by the 'Left' arrow key to gain access to additional storyboards from the movie.

Then, go to the second page of the 'Highlights Menu' and select the 'DVD-Rom Content' menu entry. Once there, highlight the arrow at the bottom of the screen, then press the 'Up' key on your remote control, followed by the 'Right' arrow key. This highlights another symbol, which will give you access to even more storyboards.

And yet another hidden feature can be found similarly. On the main menu, highlight the 'Play Documentary' menu entry, then press the 'Left' arrow key on your remote control, followed by the 'Down' arrow key. This will highlight another symbol, which gives you access to some character studies of Aki's 3D model.

And finally, another one can be found on the first disc of the set. From the main menu go to the 'Special Features' page and from there to the 'DVD-ROM content' menu. On that screen, press the 'Up' arrow key twice and you will have the chance to see a gallery of images of Aki in various bikini and leather outfits.
Hironobu Sakaguchi....Director
Hironobu Sakaguchi....Original Material By
Al Reinert....Writer
Jeff Vintar....Writer
Hironobu Sakaguchi....Producer
Jun Aida....Producer
Chris Lee....Producer
Film Editing
Christopher S. Capp....Film Editor
Elliot Goldenthal....Composer
"The Dream Within"
Elliot Goldenthal....Song Writer
Richard Rudolph....Song Writer
"Spirit dreams inside"
Hyde....Song Writer
Post Production Sound Services provided by Skywalker Sound
Randy Thom....Sound Designer
Randy Thom....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Rizzo....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dennis Leonard....Supervising Sound Editor
Ron Roumas....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Remo Balcells....Visual Effects
Yasushi Nirasawa....Creature Design
Daisuke Dobashi....Make-up Artist
Ming-Na....Doctor Aki Ross (voice)
Alec Baldwin....Captain Gray Edwards (voice)
Ving Rhames....Ryan (voice)
Steve Buscemi....Neil (voice)
Peri Gilpin....Jane (voice)
Donald Sutherland....Doctor Sid (voice)
James Woods....General Hein (voice)
Keith David....Council Member #1 (voice)
Jean Simmons....Council Member #2 (voice)
Matt McKenzie....Major Elliot (voice)
Additional Cast
John DeMita....BCR Soldier #1, Space Station Technician #2 (voice)
John DiMaggio....BFW Soldier #1 (voice)
Alex Fernandez....Space Station Technician #3 (voice)
David Rasner....Space Station Technician #1 & 4 (voice)
Dwight Schultz....Scan Technician (voice)
Additional Voices
Matt Alder.... (voice)
Steve Alterman.... (voice)
David Arnott.... (voice)
Catherine Cavadini.... (voice)
Lanei Chapman.... (voice)
Vicki Davis.... (voice)
John DeMita.... (voice)
Judi Durand.... (voice)
Greg Finley.... (voice)
Jack Fletcher.... (voice)
Julia Fletcher.... (voice)
Barbara Iley.... (voice)
David McCharen.... (voice)
Tracy Metro.... (voice)
David Michie.... (voice)
Richard Penn.... (voice)
David Randolph.... (voice)
Andrea Taylor.... (voice)