The Changes and Additions of FFVII Advent Children Complete

by April 19, 2009 0 comments

The movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete features many altered and added scenes that flesh out and enrich the film’s visuals and narrative compared to the original Advent Children from 2005. In this article, we’ll look at and analyze the changes and additions to the film, paying specific attention to the new and altered scenes. Next to the new and altered scenes, all existing scenes have been given a makeover – the characters have been given more details, specifically in terms of clothing, and extra effects such as dust and dirt have been added to existing scenes.

In this post, there are over a hundred high-definition, PNG screenshots. Enjoy!



One of the new additions to the film is the expanded opening which shows Kadaj and Rufus riding an elevator up together inside the abandoned building of Edge, before the fight with Bahamut SHIN ensues later in the movie. There, Kadaj pushes Rufus’ wheelchair while conversing with him and then the movie cuts to the official start of the movie -the original AC scene with the Turks going to the Northern Crater, recovering the head of Jenova and being attacked by the remnants of Sephiroth. We hear Kadaj’s new lines amidst the familiar lines of the Turks during the struggle. New detail and texture is added to the cliffs of the Northern Crater as well. After this intro, the movie cuts to the flashback introduction, with Marlene’s new VA, Sumire Morohoshi doing the narration.

The Lifestream - Advent Children Complete versioncait-sith-riding-his-moogle

Cait Sith’s familiar stuffed moogle is now included in the flashback scene of the final confrontation in the Northern Crater. Furthermore, new detail is added to Meteor, Holy, and the planet’s surface in the depiction of Meteorfall during Marlene’s narration of past events from FFVII. An interesting thing to note in this scene is that they changed the color of the Lifestream to blue, while it was a green hue in the original game. The emissions from the Mako Reactor in the Sister Ray are still green though.


The introduction of Edge is expanded, showing more details of the city and it’s proximity to Midgar. People are shown to have moved on, rebuilding and industrializing their new city. However, we then see a darker, more tragic side of the city, with people in alleys suffering from Geostigma, including the orphans. The moogle girl is comforting her suffering brother, and we then see that the Moogle Doll originally belonged to her little brother. The scene ends with a man violently and gruesomely succumbing to Geostigma, vomiting black goo and collapsing dead in the alley.

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Tifa’s scene in the Seventh Heaven bar is relatively the same, except with the addition of a radio broadcast going on in the background about the current levels of mako radiation around Midgar decreasing to safe levels except around the reactors and the Shinra Building. The radio narrator also talks about whether the Shinra Company should be held liable for the damages suffered to the world thus far. There is also a new shot of Cloud’s desk showing his research material and notes on the effects and symptoms of Geostigma, presumably in hopes of finding a cure, as mentioned in his April Dengeki PS3 character profile.


After Cloud’s altercation with the remnants of Sephiroth in the Midgar Wastelands, which contains a few new flashing scenes, a new scene has been added of Denzel in bed looking at the photos of Cloud and Tifa, as well as a woodcarving of a Chocobo. He sighs and thinks of himself as the last straw that caused Cloud to leave Seventh Heaven.

After that, Cloud moves to Healen lodge – this was referred to as Healin Lodge with an I in the original.

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  1. dark & divine
    #1 dark & divine 19 April, 2009, 21:10

    Wow! I didn’t have time to read the article yet, but thanks a lot for the pics! 🙂

    Time to add them to my collection :monster:

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  2. Tennyo
    #2 Tennyo 19 April, 2009, 21:24

    Aww so that’s what Denzel said in the scene where he was looking at the pics? He thinks that Cloud left because of him? D: </3

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    • anne
      anne 22 June, 2009, 02:40

      aww poor Denzel

    • anne
      anne 19 August, 2009, 02:57

      yeah Cloud was doing a hell of a lot of reserch on Geostigma maybe going onto the streets taking photos of the suffers maybe looking in medical books internet reserch but he was hoping to find a cure for Denzel the kids himself and other victims

    • Storm Kandrot
      Storm Kandrot 13 May, 2011, 13:49

      Ha. And people try to tell me Cloud doesn’t care.
      Of course he cares!! At heart, Cloud’s just a big softie. He really is.

  3. Cloudtail4ever
    #3 Cloudtail4ever 19 April, 2009, 21:30

    Wewt, spoilers!
    Who cares, the pics are awesome!

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  4. jkoz
    #4 jkoz 19 April, 2009, 21:32

    Thanks for the effort.. but a lot of the screens really don’t look great, especially the “Sephiroth’s Wing” shot… the compression makes it look like an upconverted screen instead of 720p. I’ll wait for other screens before making any of these my desktop background because of the pixellation.

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    • Tennyo
      Tennyo 19 April, 2009, 21:42

      I don’t see what you mean. They all look fine to me.

    • jkoz
      jkoz 19 April, 2009, 21:57

      I’m comparing it to my Blu-Ray, and in comparison they’re not good at all. Some pics look grainy, but even without comparison, the Sephy’s Wing pic looks like crap either way. Unless there’s something wrong with your eyes, you can’t miss the pixelation and compression artifacts on that picture and many of the others. If these pics were resized to a smaller resolution, they might look sharper, but these are subpar HD at best when compared to the original.

    • Makoeyes987
      Makoeyes987 Author 20 April, 2009, 02:45

      Yeah, they pale in comparison to the original Blu-Ray sadly. I’m sorry.

    • Cthulhu
      Cthulhu 19 April, 2009, 22:05

      Makoeyes made the screenshots using VLC’s screenshot options, and all images are at the 720p resolution in the PNG format, which isn’t that much compressed I think. Each image is over 1 MB in size, too. I am seeing the JPEG-like artifacts though, so I see what you mean.

      If you happen to have a collection of images / screens of higher quality / less artifacts, feel free to share them with us / the rest of the community, :D.

    • Suzaku
      Suzaku 20 April, 2009, 00:00

      The compression artifacts are most likely from Makoeyes using a bootleg copy to screencap from.

      The real video is 1920×1080 and wouldn’t have any compression artifacts.

    • jkoz
      jkoz 20 April, 2009, 02:52

      Yes, exactly what Suzaku said. The original source material is already not very good. I would make my own screens but I have finals the next two weeks and don’t have the time. I’m sure someone else will.

    • anne
      anne 19 August, 2009, 02:59

      yeah the wing just pops up and your like wow iv seen the compleate film its awsome and Cloudy boy gets cut up pretty bad by the end of the fight and hes on the verge of dying when Zack talks to him that gives him a rush of enargy to kick Sephys butt

  5. Ryushikaze
    #5 Ryushikaze 19 April, 2009, 21:52

    Typo on the last page. “last new edition” should be addition.

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    • Cthulhu
      Cthulhu 19 April, 2009, 22:02

      Fixxed – I was still reviewing it, but Makoeyes urged me to publish it before finishing, =D. All done now, should be good.

  6. Zeuz
    #6 Zeuz 19 April, 2009, 22:51

    AHHH, i had to stop reading at page 5… Don’t want to ruin the entire movie.

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  7. Arianna
    #7 Arianna 20 April, 2009, 02:45

    Thank you! 🙂

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  8. Kira_87
    #8 Kira_87 20 April, 2009, 02:59

    Uhm.. what do you mean with “a broken kadaj”? I’m italian so I’m not sure wich the real meaning is XD. Do you mean like the previous movie, when he falls down injured and without energies before disappearing between Cloud’s arms?
    Btw great shots and this movie is still epic!! Thanks for this entry.

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    • Makoeyes987
      Makoeyes987 Author 20 April, 2009, 03:06

      LOL yes. “Broken” as in “injured” and hurt. You’re welcome!

    • Kira_87
      Kira_87 20 April, 2009, 11:45

      Ok! Thank you so much for the explanation 😉

    • Cthulhu
      Cthulhu 21 April, 2009, 20:33

      You and your attempts at English literature, :monster:.

    • anne
      anne 14 August, 2009, 02:58

      why whan was Kadaj injured

  9. Jelem
    #9 Jelem 20 April, 2009, 03:08

    Yes! They’ve included more of Zack!!!! WOOT! That’s what I’ve been waiting for!!!

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  10. BWAngel
    #10 BWAngel 20 April, 2009, 03:10

    As much as I love the daisies on Zack’s former grave, personally, I would have loved to see some sunflowers to match the ones that were on his swim shorts in CC. XD

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    • Brigid
      Brigid 19 May, 2011, 21:52

      I think those are sunflowers. A wild variety as opposed to the enormous things we’re used to seeing. At the very least, they seem too yellow to be daisies.

      And, doing a little searching, they look a lot like Helianthus Giganteus Linnaeus, which is often referred to as “Wild Sunflower.”

  11. IndianaoftheJones
    #11 IndianaoftheJones 20 April, 2009, 03:30

    Excellent job. Thanks so much.

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  12. Sora
    #12 Sora 20 April, 2009, 03:51

    great guys!!
    I need this movieeee!!
    Final Fantasy is my lifeeeee!! *.*


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    • anne
      anne 19 August, 2009, 03:02

      ur not the only one Sora wait arnt you the keyblade weilder lol

  13. Pixel
    #13 Pixel 20 April, 2009, 14:10

    Great article

    Need to add the pic of Aeris at the end to show how they changed the lighting 😛

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    • anne
      anne 19 August, 2009, 03:04

      yeah i notecied at the end shes seen talking to a couple of the kids near the doorway

  14. Tenten
    #14 Tenten 20 April, 2009, 20:37

    Oh my Gosh the new advent children is going to be so epic and not to mention sad. Look at that detail! And the little moogle girl looks so precious! and denzel is so adorable!

    Ahhh! Kadaj! I Love him
    Yazoo Looks so Crazy! XD
    Sephiroth = A GOD!
    ….ps. Tseng is cuter then I thought he would be. I always thought he was just some ugly guy who liked Aerith. Elena has a right to like him!

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    • anne
      anne 19 August, 2009, 03:13

      it is very sad you see a lot more of Moogle girl shes so so cute and we meet her dying brother it was his moogle really and its sad when shes giving her sick brother a piggy back with a coat wrapped around them and an adult bumps into them sending the pair flying at first hes like omg im so sorry kids then he goes to help them up touching the boys arm and sees the black stigma and yells at them also you can hear a females voice saying shouldent we help them and hes like lookat them they got the stigma and then the woman is like omg geostigma lets get outta hear thats how she meets Denzel the girl dropped thwe doll and Denzel handed it back and she was nasty too him but later apologized thanking him and tells Denzel her brother has gone [he died] the sceans with the sick kids and t adults is heart breaking like the guy in Clouds photo the hoodie boy i call him he has stigma on his arm hand and face and is moaning i take it he died but we bever saw him again but its an awsome movie and the extras wow and yep Moogle girl and her brother are so precious

    • Jan Erik
      Jan Erik 3 February, 2012, 18:31

      Punctuation marks are wonderful things 🙂

  15. freefal1310
    #15 freefal1310 21 April, 2009, 13:17

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so cool!!!!!!!!!!! Its a pity i can’t get the movie unless some kind soul put it up….T T

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    • Tenten
      Tenten 21 April, 2009, 18:45

      man I know what you mean! I wish someone would put it up on youtube or something 🙁

    • Cthulhu
      Cthulhu 21 April, 2009, 20:35

      Youtube only allows movies of at most 10 minutes (last time I checked), would you really want to watch the entire movie in 13 bits and have to wait in between bits? :monster:

    • Tenten
      Tenten 21 April, 2009, 20:39

      Well i wouldnt mind 😛 I mean as long as I get to see it XD

    • Rayker-Strike
      Rayker-Strike 7 August, 2009, 15:57

      I downloaded all the HQ parts from ffvii complete and did them together with a program. I got the complete movie now.
      I also downloaded the movie from a site in Blue Ray quality.

    • Acoyph
      Acoyph 10 December, 2009, 14:29

      Rayker should share :3

    • anne
      anne 19 August, 2009, 03:18

      cheer up i found it on a site called watch free anime or warch anime free just go to google and type in watch advent children complete and it should throw yp that sight and bingo

    • Miria Jone
      Miria Jone 24 October, 2009, 09:43

      OMG thankyou so much for posting that! 😀

  16. John Smith
    #16 John Smith 21 April, 2009, 19:43

    i know, its eally wierd how it hasn’t been ripped, with the hundreds of crappy bootleg camera movies that get released online everyday…

    not that i wont buy it, i just dont wanna wait 2 months…AAgghh

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    • Cthulhu
      Cthulhu 21 April, 2009, 20:35

      It still amazes me that people actually want to watch those (the cam ones).

  17. Tenten
    #17 Tenten 21 April, 2009, 20:37

    I guess that since its blu-ray you cant upload it…and that sucks..their ARE a couple video’s on youtube, its the sephiroth and cloud fight. and its really cool 😀

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  18. Joppylop
    #18 Joppylop 22 April, 2009, 01:07

    I don’t know anyone on here, but I’ve been visiting this site for a while (Thank you, thank you, thank you for the Ultimania translations; you people are awesome). I’ve read a few times that people want ACC on youtube, and I wanted to let you guys know that I’m trying to upload it. I only have the Japanese version and YT will probably delete it, but I’m gonna go ahead and try anyway. You can search the channels for Joppylop if you want to check it out. I’m trying to post the first bit now, so it might be a while before you see anything up there.

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    • john smith
      john smith 22 April, 2009, 03:08

      sweet. i love you for trying man. i wanna watch it so bad, i dont even care if theres no subs for now. btw you would probably want to name it something other than Advent Children Complete, so they wouldn’t catch it and delete it as quickly.

    • Joppylop
      Joppylop 22 April, 2009, 03:22

      I just called it AC and tagged it Advent Children Complete. Maybe it’ll stay up longer that way. It’s uploaded now (I’m having to do it in parts), but still processing. My connection is pretty slow. I live in central Alaska and we don’t have a decent choice of providers that aren’t overpriced, so it’ll be a while before I get it up. Let’s hope they don’t take it down.

    • john smith
      john smith 22 April, 2009, 03:26

      thanks. your the man. im gonna be keeping my eyes open for this.

    • Joppylop
      Joppylop 22 April, 2009, 03:49

      lol I’m a girl, by the way. YT works fast, it’s already deleted.

    • Tenten
      Tenten 22 April, 2009, 19:59


  19. john smith
    #19 john smith 22 April, 2009, 04:09

    :O sorry.. that sucks tho, but thanks for trying. i guess their just waiting for ppl to try and upload it so they can delete it right away. Sq Enix must be watching over this like freaking vultures.

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  20. aaabbcc
    #20 aaabbcc 22 April, 2009, 05:46

    Excellent article on FFVII complete.


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