Wow, a little less than a year since this was last posted in.
Anyway, news.Khara is releasing the original Anime and the original movies next summer on DVD and Blu-Ray, Just in time for the show to no longer take place in the future!
The sets also Differ, the Blu-ray will be the Renewal version of the series (Along with the directors cut episodes), along with the original version of Death and Rebirth (The version normally released on Video is Death(true)2
) and End of Eva, alongside the complete Revival edition of both movies (which is Death(true)2
with EoE replacing Rebirth.)
The DVD box will be the broadcast version of the series and will also include Death(true), which was originally shown on TV way back when in Japan.
So basically, its precedent for a new US release once somebody gets their hands on it.
Oh, and no 3.33 here yet. Of course. Here's Funimation's official comment on the matter.
We are working directly with the Japanese studio and the original creator on the upcoming Evangelion 3.33 home video release. This is a unique opportunity that presented itself to us, and since the plot for Evangelion 3.33 is so different from previous story lines, we are thrilled that the creator has asked to be so heavily involved in this project. Studio Khara has even decided that they would like to create their own special subtitle tracks for the release! We thank you for your continued patience as we work to confirm a release date. Please keep an eye on our social channels and our website for more updates!
Basically, they're trying to spin it as a "Unique opportunity" when its basically just "Khara didn't like how we dubbed it, so they're going to involve themselves in this because chances are if we released what we have as is they'd revoke the license."