Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV [DVD] [2016]

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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (694 out of 736)

Special Features


  • A Way With Words: Epic and Intimate Vocals - Aaron Paul, Lena Headey, Sean Bean - along with the filmmakers - reveal the process of creating the vocals for this film.
  • Emotive Music: Scoring the Kingsglaive - learn about the creation of the truly innovative and impactful score.
  • Fit For the Kingsglaive: Building the World - an in-depth exploration of imagining and designing the one-of-a-kind world of this film.
  • To Capture the Kingsglaive: the Process - explore the intricate process of capturing the physical performances at the heart of this computer-generated film.

Synopsis


Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
In order to protect his people from an invading army, King Regis (voice of Sean Bean) summons the mighty soldiers of the Kingsglaive. The two forces then do battle for control of a powerful crystal. Takeshi Nozue directed this animated action fantasy, which serves as a tie-in movie to the video game Final Fantasy XV and tells a story that runs parallel to the game's plot. Aaron Paul and Lena Headey also provide their voices. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sean Bean
    Sean Bean - Regis Lucis Caelum
  • Lena Headey
    Lena Headey - Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
  • Aaron Paul
    Aaron Paul - Nyx Ulric
  • Adrian Bouchet
    Adrian Bouchet - Drautos
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    Edward Saxby - Ardyn Izunia



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 736 reviews

95%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly better than expected

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    So I had read the rotten tomatoes reviews on this movie, and was *very* cautions about buying it. I received a gift card for the holidays, and since the movie was priced at around 15$ I basically had no reason not to buy it, aside from the poor reviews. At such a low price, I went ahead, and got the movie, and I am very much glad I did. I will admit, I wouldnt say this is the best movie of all time, but it certainly places at quite the high rank. I must say the rotten tomatoes reviews are horribly written. I have no clue how anyone could be confused by this movie or feel it is laden with "incoherent" story points, it didnt leave me "scratching my head" nor did my "eyes cross." The movie made perfect sense, was easy to follow, and had a gripping story. As you watch the movie you can see the emotion in the characters faces, and feel their burdens. The story is filled with fantastic internal, and "monarchist" conflicts. Not only are the visual effects remarkably beautiful, the action, very entertaining, and the story gripping and engaging, but the world with which all of these events take place, is quite stunning and filled with a unique mysterious familiarity. Magic, and Kingship, landing right in a massive modern city! I personally played the video game Final Fantasy XV before watching this movie, and in my own opinion, feel that is the ideal sequence I would suggest experiencing these wonderful pieces of entertainment. (Game first, then movie.) I highly suggest Kingsglaive to anyone, as well as Final Fantasy XV. Especially if you own a PS4, even if you dont, I highly doubt you could be disappointed! Both are a grand adventure, of goodness, choosing the right thing, and staying true to yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Flawed, but Worthwile Watch for FF Fans

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    Chris
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    It's difficult to "review" a movie like Kingsglaive because it doesn't exist in a void. Is Square-Enix's latest film a great movie in-and-of itself? Not especially. The plot can be difficult to follow. The massive action sequences overshadows any attempts at storytelling. The main character lacks complexity, so it's difficult to care about him or his fate. With those negative points made, it must be said that Kingsglaive is ultimately a success. When you boil the movie down, it has 2 reasons for existing: 1) create hype for the proper Final Fantasy XV game, and 2) establish lore and backstory that will further be explored in the Final Fantasy XV game. Kingsglaive achieves these goals with aplomb. The film introduces characters and facts about the world in such a way that creates more questions and expectations than answers - and the answers will likely arrive with the game in November. Use of magic in this setting is tied to the line of kings . . . but how? why? and how does it all mesh with the fate of the world? Its inklings of deeper lore like this that kept me glued to the screen despite the film's overall flaws. It's another fun treat to play "spot the reference" if you're an oldshool Final Fantasy fan. Monsters, classic summons, subtle nods in armor and machine designs. This movie is filled with bits and bobs cobbled together from the history of the series, and it's a delight to see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Movie That Should Have Been Cutscenes

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    ZenG
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    This movie is what you get when you cut a bunch of cutscenes from a game in an attempt to make some money. Everything seen in this movie should have been apart of Final Fantasy 15, because the game suffers from lacking the story that is presented here. So if you are interested in the game, I highly recommend watching this movie, though don't go in expecting too much. The acting is great and the visuals are mostly great to look at, but the lip syncing is off the majority of the time, sometimes horrifically so. There isn't anything mindblowing with the story, but the characters are interesting enough to keep your attention. If you're a fan of Final Fantasy, you probably won't regret picking this up. You may only watch it once or twice and then place it in the collection pile, but it's worth the watch. If you're not a FF fan, and you have no intention of playing FF15, I can not recommend this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great (if you like that sorta thing)

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    Mortquaid
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    I am not a huge gamer, but I love the Final Fantasy game series. I had high expectations for Final Fantasy XV, and in anticipation of spending hours on my PS4, I purchased the tie-in movie for some additional background knowledge. Was it worth it? Sorta. Firstly, the movie is BEAUTIFUL! I showed (non violent) clips to my young daughters and they truly thought the CG-created characters were real. I was almost just as easily fooled! Sound quality is just as amazing. The production values really are bar none. This, however, does not necessarily make for an entertaining two hours. The plot itself is rather convoluted, seeped in heavy mythical lore that requires close attention and sometimes pausing the movie to mentally recap the story. Regardless, for fans of the series, anime fanatics, or those movie buffs who love eye-candy, this is a pretty safe buy. For all others, consider skipping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    For very dedicated and forgiving fans only

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    Danny
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    Wasn't a fan of Advent Children (the first game based FF video game based movie), but this one was better, but only slightly. If you have not played Final Fantasy XV or even any of the games, you will have no idea what is going on. Characters come and go with little motivation or depth and the only thing you'll be able to cling to is how gorgeous the animation is or how the voice actors are saying lines that they're sure to not understand a single bit of. Meanwhile for fans of the game, it answers some questions prior to the game, but once more character work is something you won't get. Especially with the protagonist not being in the game itself and it really soul lessly fills in back story, while looking pretty and nothing else. For fans wanting more or animation buffs, otherwise you can more quickly read a synopsis online and not have to sit through this and will really lose nothing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good looks steelbook, includes the anime on youtub

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    Aoshi00
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    I already pre-ordered the deluxe addition of FF15 that comes w/ this movie. But it's hard to pass up a good look steelbook case, plus it was on sale. Plus it comes w/ the anime segments only available to stream on youtube. I saw this in the theater and thought it was an OK movie. The CG was amazing, but the action was a tad too over the top to me and some were hard to follow. It's also hard to shake the image of Aaron Paul and Lena Headey as Nyx the main character and Lunafreya, even thought they did a pretty good job. I thought Lena Headey sounded a bit too old as Luna though since I got used to her as the famed Cercei from King of Thrones. So it's good in the game she would have a younger sounding actress. The King voiced by Sean Bean was also good, but again would have diff VA in the game. Overall this made me look forward to the game even more, 11/29 can't come soon enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Epic and Heart-Wrenching Fantasy

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    Kingsglaive: FFXV is the newest Final Fantasy film that starts the saga of Final Fantasy XV, of which continues into the newest game. The movie focuses on the beginning of the war against King Lucis and the crystal at the heart of the empire, which the Kingsglaive are sworn to protect, along with the King. Now, if you're not acquainted with the series, it's okay. You can still watch the film and be blown away with the action, the voice and motion capture performances, and the mind-blowing cinematography through the work of CG. I'm amazed there aren't better reviews of the movie, but it may be due to the fact that it ties into a video game instead of being it's own entity, which is why the first Final Fantasy film, Spirits Within has the best critic rating. Still, this is a must-see, and a must-own for FF fans or hardcore film nuts. One of the most beautiful films of the year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining movie for fans of the game

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    SeaSalt
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    For those wondering what the deal with this movie is, it's actually a prequel of sorts to the game Final Fantasy XV. However, it's done in a way that you can enjoy both this movie and the game independently from each other, though they complement each other and you will get more out of this if you play it. By itself though, it's very entertaining. The story isn't going to blow you away, but the action and animation are great, with decent voice acting. It's basically a conspiracy thriller mixed with anime-ish fantasy action. For fans of the Final Fantasy series, there's even a couple of cameos of creatures from previous FF games, and both of them are done in a great way. If you're not a fan of the games, nor of over-the-top anime-style action, this probably won't change your mind, but if you are, I'd say give it a watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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