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posted on 2000-06-21 19:47 EDT
From the press release:

MANGA ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE BEST SWORD FIGHTING ACTION SINCE NINJA SCROLL

ON JULY 25, 2000

"An action-packed portrayal of warring ninja factions...quality action adventure." Slap Magazine

Chicago, IL - Manga Entertainment presents the July 25th DVD release of Sword for Truth - a film where nonstop action and masterful swordplay are challenged by one courageous fighter for truth.

Ancient feudal Japan was ruled by clans of Shoguns whose rule was absolute; they owned the land and the people on it! One man, Shuranosuke Sakaki the master swordsman, furiously protected his independence. Bearing his distinctive "Scythes Of Death" crest he walks alone and unafraid, cutting a swathe through those who stand in his way.

In this action packed adventure, Shuranosuke is hired by the Tokugawa Shogunate to rescue Princess Mayu from the clutches of a group of bandit ninjas, the Seki Ninja. They will stop at nothing to protect their captive and call upon the undead spirits in Hell to assist them. Shuranosuke's skills are put to the ultimate test as he leaves a trail of blood and severed limbs in a desperate attempt to save the Princess. Watch this classic samurai adventure and find out why Shuranosuke is a cut above the rest.

DVD features include: a Digital Remaster; In English, Japanese and Japanese with English Subtiles (all in Stereo); Scene Index; Manga 2000 Previews; Manga Fan Club Info; Manga Web Link.

Street Date: July 25, 2000 Pre-book Date: June 5, 2000
Running Time: 60 minutes Retail Price: $24.95



From the Press Release:

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF GHOST IN THE SHELL COMES MAMORU OSHII'S TECHNO-ROBOT MOVIE

"A must-see for both hard-core anime fans as well as newcomers alike." Animeco

Chicago, IL - PATLABOR 1: THE MOVIE, made popular by the highly acclaimed TV series Patlabor Mobile Police, is a science-fiction police film set against a tale of danger and high-tech revenge. Manga Entertainment is proud to announce the DVD release of Patlabor 1 on July 25, 2000.

In the year 1999, Tokyo's Mobile Police have a new weapon in the war on crime - advanced robots called "Labors" that are used to combat criminals who use new technologies for illegal means. In the midst of the police mobilization, the suicide of a mysterious man on the massive Babylon Project construction site sets off a cascade of events that may signal the destruction of Tokyo. What is the connection between the suicide and the Mobile Police?

While cops Noah Izumi and Azuma Shinohara investigate an unexplained wave of rogue Labors' rampaging the city, they uncover a sinister plot to infect Tokyo's eight thousand Labor robots with the deadly BABEL virus. With the future of the city hanging in the balance and a typhoon poised to trigger the devastation, Noah, Azuma and their teammates must destroy the source of the virus - the giant Babylon Project Tower in Tokyo Bay.

DVD features include: a Digital Re-master; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in English; Japanese and Japanese with English Sub-titles in Stereo; Special Japanese Trailers; Scene Index; Manga 2000 Previews, Fan Club info and Manga Web Link.

Street Date: July 25, 2000 Pre-book Date: June 5, 2000
Running Time: 60 minutes Retail Price: $24.95

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