Super Rare Final Fantasy 7 VII Collectible cinematic DVD sealed NEW ps1 rpg
THIS IS NOT A VIDEO GAME PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION ENTIRELY. Up for grabs is the rare. Final Fantasy VII Original DVD High Quality CG Collection. This special disc could only be obtained as a special promo for purchasing a Toshiba Vision Connect computer system in Japan in 1997. Promo items like this are difficult to obtain, making it a collector's item! This disc was included for the early adopters of a Toshiba all-in-one settop unit launched in 1997 called the Vision Connect.
It was one of the first settop computers of its kind to have DVD playback capability. The Final Fantasy VII Original DVD High Quality CG Collection was an incentive bonus for buyers to adopt early. Note that this is a standard Region 2 DVD and can be played back in any multiregion DVD player. In fact, Toshiba still has the original 1997 press release (in English) on their website. I have heard that this DVD was only available to the first 500 purchasers of the Vision Connect, though I cannot find a source to confirm that. As you can see, this disc was both rare and expensive even upon initial release. What makes this DVD special for Final Fantasy VII fans is that the Square Visual Works department remastered the game's CG to full DVD resolution specifically for this limited disc.
As you may know, the original PS1 had a fairly low native resolution, approximately 320 x 224. All movies on this disc have been mastered directly at 720 x 540.
One of the more interesting controversies that have been solved with newly-discovered high resolution footage from the game is the inscription upon Jenova's helmet. It was blurry and unreadable in the original Playstation release. On this disc, the quality is good enough to read. Even with Final Fantasy VII's recent PSN port to PS3, there was no upgrade in visuals. For fans looking for the DEFINITIVE highest-quality archive of the game's CG, this is the disc you want.
Why is archiving and preservation of game assets so important? Because game companies often do a poor and incomplete job of archiving their own assets, especially after years of major changes. In recent times, Capcom admitted that they had lost the hard drives containing many of the assets that were used to create the original release of Okami. And so high-quality official captures such as this one may, in some cases, be the best surviving examples of artwork related to a game's production. Also included on this DVD as a bonus feature is a "making of" TV feature that originally aired on PerfectTV!
Parts of this feature were later re-edited and released in the US as the Squaresoft Collector's Video VHS, though the DVD contains more interview clips (in Japanese) that were not included on the American VHS. A full detailed review and product break down can be found here on The Life Stream final fantasy 7 website. Single digit feedback buyers please message me first.
The item "Super Rare Final Fantasy 7 VII Collectible cinematic DVD sealed NEW ps1 rpg" is in sale since Thursday, May 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Japanese, Anime\Final Fantasy\Other Final Fantasy".
The seller is "n0thingface" and is located in Bass Lake, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan