Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Rurūshu) is a 2019 original theatrical anime film directed by Gorou Taniguchi and written by Ichirou Oukouchi, and animated by studio Sunrise. The film was theatrically released in Japan on February 2019 as part of the Winter season.

Note: This unboxing post will contain major spoilers to the events of both Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion anime series and the theatrical compilation trilogy.

Background:

“With the death of Lelouch vi Britannia bringing to an end the reign of Britannia’s most malevolent emperor, the world finds itself enjoying an unprecedented era of peace under the leadership of the newly formed United Federation of Nations.

Of course, any peace is a fragile one, and when a group of armed militants kidnap princess Nunnally vi Britannia and Black Knights advisor Suzaku Kururugi, the world once again finds itself on the brink of turmoil. As this crisis deepens, it becomes clear that only one man has the intellect and cunning required to trample the growing insurrection – the mysterious Zero. It’s left to the immortal CC to complete the resurrection of this great leader…”

Plot Synopsis via Anime Limited, January 2021

So studio Sunrise decided to bring back a massive IP to the modern world once again. After releasing the OVA series Code Geass: Akito the Exiled and the three-part theatrical compilation movie series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Trilogy, they decided to essentially tweak the films enough so that they can continue the franchise with the main character.

It’s a weird move considering both the films and the TV series essentially end the same, Lelouch’s fate was honestly implied to be the same regardless, but in the end they decided to reveal everything with their latest film called Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection and not to mention they even announced an upcoming anime project called Code Geass: Z of the Recapture as part of their 10th anniversary, or 10 year project as Sunrise mentioned, which is both exciting but also concerning.

Now a lot of people have been wondering if they can jump straight into Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection with knowledge of having only watched the original series. The answer is “mostly yes”, but there have been specific tweaks that were in place throughout the movie trilogy. The biggest difference is Shirley who survives this time around, because her fate in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 never happened in the movie trilogy so those who like her character will be happy to know that.

Funimation acquired the rights to Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection for the United States and Canada territories and provided an English dub which was a surprise considering they didn’t even bother to dub the movie trilogy, in which Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection takes place in terms of the story continuity this time around. Anime Limited did manage to acquire the rights for the United Kingdom and Ireland territories and release it on Blu-ray. No theatrical plans for the UK unfortunately due to the global situation where cinemas had to close in the meantime.

Collector’s Edition Contents:

Anime Limited collector’s editions continues with Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection and this one is designed similarly to the movie trilogy as well as other releases like Konosuba and Revolutionary Girl Utena.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection offers a rigid box and inside an Amaray case housing the film on both Blu-ray and DVD as well as the film’s original soundtrack on CD. In addition the set also comes included with a physical booklet at 32 pages length. These contents differ from the movie trilogy as those only had art cards and a fold-out poster.

The original soundtrack setlist is as follows:

  1. Peace for a While
  2. Turnover
  3. Proud Nation
  4. Surprise Attack
  5. Red Warrior
  6. Kaleidoscope
  7. Holy Priest
  8. Chariot
  9. Invasion
  10. Steep Caving
  11. Stairway to the C
  12. Outrage
  13. Promised Ruin
  14. Lelouch of the Resurrection
  15. Rough Welcome
  16. The General
  17. Prepared to Be Shot
  18. Princess of Justice
  19. Leave Nothing to Be Desired
  20. Some hours ago
  21. Fixing the World
  22. Ideal Warrior
  23. Sacrifice
  24. Her Wish
  25. A Heart not Giving Up
  26. Alternative power
  27. Deceived God
  28. The C
  29. Which Is the Best Warrior?
  30. Peace You Made

It is worth noting that this CD does not actually cover the entirety of the film’s original soundtrack. While all of Kotaro Nakagawa’s music composition is included – in the Japanese release, which you can buy standalone under the name 映画 コードギアス 復活のルルーシュ オリジナルサウンドトラック, there are 35 tracks in total and the remaining tracks were from other artists (which makes sense why they weren’t included in the UK CD because of licensing). Flying Dog, the distributor for the CD in Japan, also released a limited edition version that comes with a second disc featuring an additional 45 tracks from the same composer (with 3 of them from Hitomi Kuruishi).

The artwork is free of any information or BBFC content and the info sheet covers the information and specification like previous Anime Limited releases. The collector’s edition Blu-ray has 1000 units printed for an SRP of £39.99. A standard edition Blu-ray was released before the collector’s edition due to the latter having been pushed back by production issues (both were supposed to be released in October, before being pushed back to November, and eventually December for the standard and January for the collector’s) and there’s no word on a standard edition DVD release.

Much like the Sword Art Online: Alicization Part 1 and Tamako Market & Love Story releases, I pre-ordered the film through Amazon because it had a price mishap. Interestingly this price stayed at £16 throughout its entire pre-order period and I have no idea why. Regardless they honoured the price so I am more than happy about that.

Physical Contents:

  • Rigid Box with Amaray packaging and clean artwork
  • Info sheet for specification and BBFC description
  • Original Soundtrack on CD
  • 32-page Booklet

On-Disc Contents:

Distributor: Anime Limited
Released: 25th January 2021

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection has the film presented across a single Blu-ray and DVD disc. The encode and authoring were done by Funimation, as they released the film first allowing Anime Limited to save themselves the hassle of making their own. The audio options available for the film include Japanese with English subtitles and the Funimation English dub.

The white subtitles are locked during Blu-ray playback, and the regions are locked to B for Blu-ray and 2 for DVD in NTSC format.

Blu-ray Specs:

LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
AudioEnglish Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Japanese Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Video1080p High Definition Native format
16:9 aspect ratio
RegionB
SubtitlesEnglish
Locked SubtitlesYes
Discs1 BD-50

DVD Specs:

LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
AudioEnglish Dolby Digital 5.1
Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
VideoStandard Definition in NTSC format
16:9 aspect ratio
Region2
SubtitlesEnglish
Locked SubtitlesNo
Discs1

Blu-ray On-Disc Extra Features:

  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection: A Casual Conversation with Donald Shults & Elizabeth Maxwell
  • Visual Commentary
  • Commercials

DVD On-Disc Extra Features:

No extras on this disc

Unboxing Photos:

Final Notes:

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection is available to order through multiple retailers across the United Kingdom. Due to the Amazon pricing mishap, it’s expected to sell out sooner than later. You can order the collector’s edition Blu-ray and standard edition Blu-ray on Amazon UK.

(Disclaimer: Amazon links are also included when available. They are affiliated so if you decide to order them, I’ll earn a small percentage if they ship which will help me with any hauls or small bills.)

3 thoughts on “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

  1. Hi! I was just wondering how you come across the pre-orders via Amazon. Was there something you’re subscribed to that results in you getting notifications from Amazon or something? Or perhaps you just visit the site often and manually do searches and see what you stumble across. Just trying to learn ‘the ways’ lol.

    Thanks! Juan Bilderain

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    1. Hello! The Amazon listings for many of the new titles do appear from time to time as long as they’re listed under the same distributor. However, I have noticed there are some listings that do not display if you live outside the region (for instance a UK listing may not show up if you live in France, or a US listing on Amazon US may not show up if you live in the UK) but usually they do appear much closer to the listing’s release date. Hope that helps.

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