Visual Updates of Advent Children Complete

by April 22, 2009 0 comments

With the changes and additions that have been made to Advent Children Complete, there are still some more things to see. Comparing the re-rendered and upscaled scenes from the Blu-Ray side by side to those of the original DVD have given a look at some more subtle alterations that make a big difference to the film. Clearer images, slightly altered expressions, as well as other changes can be seen below. The Advent Children Complete screenshot on the left, is paired with the original Advent Children image to the right. The last page holds a full gallery of 32 side by side images.


Advent Children Complete --> Advent Children


BluRay --> DVD

Check out the full list of images by following the link at the end of the article to see the list of changes, and check out the screenshots in full size. A huge thanks to our member CloudStrife1992 for getting the screenshots and compiling the images together.


The opening scene panning down into Cosmo Canyon has new lighting, and slightly different animation in the clouds.


As it pans down into the canyon on Nanaki and his two children, you can see a lot more color and detail in the background, and a much more desert-like sky.


The view over the top of Midgar is much more crisp, has more vivid colors and details. The water now reflects sunlight, and there is a great deal more detail in the distant hills and mountains.


The first view of the Northern Crater shows a change from the original lighting that is now more blue and less grey, and allows better view of the snow in the air.


Upon dropping down into the Northern Crater, Shinra’s helicopter looks slightly different, and there is a better view to the crater walls through the fog and clouds. You can also see the snow swirling around the helicopter blades.

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  1. Tennyo
    #1 Tennyo 22 April, 2009, 06:05

    A lot of these new changes were so awesome. The animation is so much better!

    I especially thought that the scene with Sephiroth in the first was particularly more badass.

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  2. NailoSyanodel
    #2 NailoSyanodel 22 April, 2009, 06:40

    It’s absolutely gorgeous.

    Just when I thought, back in 2005, that they couldn’t surpass what they had created they come up with ACC 4 years down the road and blew my mind once again.

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    #3 X-SOLDIER Author 22 April, 2009, 09:58

    Finished the update. It’s now 6 pages with 32 images. Enjoy!


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  4. StrifeClouds
    #4 StrifeClouds 22 April, 2009, 10:54

    Awesome job guys for compiling this for us. ACC is just amazing 🙂

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  5. Kira_87
    #5 Kira_87 22 April, 2009, 11:16

    Yeah I also noticed lot of differences when I watched the movie (yesterday *_*). Colors are better and I like the realistic effect they put on characters like blood, dirt and water. Also I totally love the new flashback about Zack. He’s a really great character and in the previous movie, the images of Cloud’s memory were too blueish and less clear.

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  6. raeofsunshine
    #6 raeofsunshine 22 April, 2009, 16:23

    Wow, those blu-ray pictures are beautiful. Just when I thought the graphics in the original couldn’t get better….I was just proven wrong in a major way… =D

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  7. Animexcel
    #7 Animexcel 23 April, 2009, 03:29

    I made one too! Tifa has her gloves back on in this scene! ^_^

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    • Leetho
      Leetho 23 April, 2009, 09:01

      Oh snap, I never notice that…good eyes

  8. ForceStealer
    #8 ForceStealer 23 April, 2009, 15:41

    I thought I noticed a lot of the changes, but this really points out the subtle differences in lighting and such. The change in lighting on Cloud’s face is particularly striking.

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  9. lentils
    #9 lentils 1 May, 2009, 01:06

    looks like they made an effort to de-ugly things a bit and give us something to look at other than grayish blobs

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  10. Jackie
    #10 Jackie 1 May, 2009, 21:20

    Did you all purposely leave out the changes in Aerith’s character?

    I kind of thought the graphic difference for Aerith during the church scene was much more significant then say Tifa’s or Kadaj’s changes.

    Guess it doesn’t matter, though.

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  11. CloudStrife
    #11 CloudStrife 3 May, 2009, 03:03

    the detail is astounding

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  12. Arakhora
    #12 Arakhora 7 September, 2009, 20:54

    I’ve REALLY been looking for a screenshot of this movie, it’s the one of Zack’s sword at the end of the movie, after the credits IN GOOD QUALITY. I’d really like to have a rather huge picture of it for some graphic work, can someone PLEASE get a screenie of it for me?

    Send it to julietnoknife(at)live(dot)ca or leave me a note hwere to get it here, by email or leave me a message on my deviantart account (connected to my name on here as a link)

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