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ADV October 2000 Press Release

posted on 2000-06-23 15:43 EDT
New DVD Releases - September 2000


Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 DVD 1: Genesis
Pre-book Date: 08/15/00
Street Date: 09/12/00
Approx. 100 minutes, Digitally Mastered

CAT# DVDBG/001
UPC# 702727001826
SRP $29.98

In the aftermath of the great earthquake, one ruthless corporation stands ready to take over the devastated city of Tokyo with an army of synthetic monsters. Only one small band of female mercenaries is ready to stand against the monolithic power of Genom, but in this case four women is all it takes! Armed with the most incredible combat suits ever designed, the Knight Sabers wage a desperate war in the shadows, combating the monstrous by-products of technology run amuck with courage, sweat and blood! It's a deadly trial by fire as the acclaimed cyberpunk masterpiece is reborn!

Special Features:
Languages: English, Japanese & Spanish
Subtitles: English
Character Profiles
Six featured ADV Films Trailers


Lost Universe DVD 1
Pre-book Date: 08/15/00
Street Date: 09/12/00
Approx. 100 minutes, Digitally Mastered

CAT# DVDLU/001
UPC# 702727004520
SRP $29.98

When intergalactic private eye Millie Nocturne ends up on the block at a shady auction, her troubles are only beginning! Unwillingly partnered with Kain Blueriver, the cape-obsessed, psi-blade-bearing master of the Lost Ship Swordbreaker and his lovely artificial sidekick Canal, Millie finds herself stuck taking on any assignment that will keep the bill collectors at bay. Unfortunately, since most of the team's assignments come from Rail Claymore of the Universal Guardians, the crew of the Swordbreaker usually gets stuck with the jobs so dirty that nobody else is willing to take them!

Special Features:
Languages: English & Japanese
Subtitles: English
Six featured ADV Films Trailers



Available on DVD & VHS - October 2000

SiN: The Motion Picture
Pre-book Date: 09/26/00
Street Date: 10/24/00
Approx. 60 minutes, Digitally Mastered

DVD
CAT# DVDSN/001
UPC# 702727013720
SRP $29.98

English Dubbed VHS
CAT# VHSSN/001D
UPC# 702727070433
SRP $19.98

Enter the world of SIN. In the 21st century, the city of Freeport teeters on the verge of collapse. The twin tides of rampant crime and ruinous graft face but a single barrier, an elite strike-force labeled HARDCORPS. Lead by Colonel John Blade, they have become a fierce fighting force for justice in Freeport. Now, Blade must unravel a series of mysterious kidnappings. An elaborate puzzle unfolds as he delves into the decadence of the city, and at its heart is Elexis Sinclaire. Brilliant biochemist, unscrupulous businesswoman, and merciless vixen, Elexis will stop at nothing to achieve her monstrous goal: to bring about the evolution of mankind!

DVD Special Features:
Languages: English & Japanese
Subtitles: English Captions & English Subtitles
Voice Actor & Staff Interviews
Character Profiles



New VHS Releases - October 2000


Generator Gawl Volume 1
Pre-book Date: 09/12/00
Street Date: 10/10/00
Approx. 75 minutes, Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi Stereo

English Dubbed
CAT# VHSGG/001D
UPC# 702727047831
SRP $19.95

Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT# VHSGG/001S
UPC# 702727061134
SRP $29.95

October 2007: Professor Takuma Nekasa uncovers a gene code that will unlock the human body's greatest mystery. Later, that discovery will lead to the manufacture (or is it birth) of the deceptively human-skinned generators. Now, it's up to two young, time-traveling scientists and their friend, Gawl, to stop this future threat. But the metal mutations have also traveled back into the past to stop them, and Gawl must become the very thing that he hates in order to save our world and his own! Don't miss this hit mystery thriller packed with mind bending plot twists and hyper-stylized, heavy metal action! Generate your mind. Generate your soul.


Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 Volume 8: Contagion
Pre-book Date: 09/12/00
Street Date: 10/10/00
Approx. 60 minutes, Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi Stereo

English Dubbed
CAT# VHSBG/008D
UPC# 702727037030
SRP $19.95

Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT# VHSBG/008S
UPC# 702727040931
SRP $29.95

Trapped in a tower of concrete and iron, Nene and the remaining members of the AD Police fight a losing battle against an army of killer boomers. Stripped of their armor, the Knight Sabers must attempt to reunite and stage a daring rescue as a living wave of bio-organic metal sweeps through the ADP tower like the hands of a mad god!


Martian Successor Nadesico Volume 6: Between Heaven & Hell
Pre-book Date: 09/26/00
Street Date: 10/24/00
Approx. 60 minutes, Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi Stereo

English Dubbed
CAT# VHSND/006D
UPC# 702727074138
SRP $19.98

Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT# VHSND/006S
UPC# 702727051432
SRP $29.95

When a new military initiative takes the Nadesico by surprise, Akito finds himself cut adrift. Unbeknownst to the rest of the crew, Erina Won has her own plans for the young pilot, but her plotting is sabotaged when a top-secret experiment fails with disastrous consequences! The Jovians stage a daring surprise attack, the Gekiganger team takes over and the entire universe gets turned upside down in the shocking sixth volume of Martian Successor Nadesico!



ADV Films Special Announcement
Please note that the two ADV Films titles previously announced for
release in July, have been rescheduled for August release. These titles are Samurai X and Rurouni Kenshin. Listed below are the new dates for these two titles. Please update your files with this information. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Samurai X: Trust
Pre-book Date: 07/25/00
Street Date: 08/22/00
Approx. 60 minutes, Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi Stereo

English Dubbed
CAT# VHSSX/001D
UPC# 702727063732
SRP $19.98

Nineteenth century Japan: a land torn by warfare and rebellion where small bands of soldiers seek to overthrow the tyrannical Tokugawa Shogunate. Enter Kenshin, a young orphan whose fighting skills were honed by the great swordsman Hiko. But Kenshin's soul is embattled much like the killing fields of Japan, his hopes for a new world peace at odds with his life of blood and killing. His world is thrown into further confusion by the arrival of a mysterious woman named Tomoe. Her kindness and attention show him a kind of life he didn't know existed. Can she help the assassin become a real man? Or does she hide a secret that could destroy everything he has come to depend on? Join the battle and discover the enemy within.


Rurouni Kenshin: Trust
Pre-book Date: 07/25/00
Street Date: 08/22/00
Approx. 60 minutes, Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi Stereo

Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT# VHSSX/001S
UPC# 702727067532
SRP $29.95

Nineteenth century Japan: a land torn by warfare and rebellion where small bands of soldiers seek to overthrow the tyrannical Tokugawa Shogunate. Enter Kenshin, a young orphan whose fighting skills were honed by the great swordsman Hiko. But Kenshin's soul is embattled much like the killing fields of Japan, his hopes for a new world peace at odds with his life of blood and killing. His world is thrown into further confusion by the arrival of a mysterious woman named Tomoe. Her kindness and attention show him a kind of life he didn't know existed. Can she help the assassin become a real man? Or does she hide a secret that could destroy everything he has come to depend on? Join the battle and discover the enemy within.





Right Stuf International Special Announcements

Effective immediately, the following Right Stuf International titles are on moratorium. They will be resolicited at a later date.

Leda: The Fantastic Adventures of Yoko
English Dubbed
CAT# RS9006
UPC# 742617900631

Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT# RS9005
UPC# 742617900532


Tobor, the Eighth Man
Volume 1 English Dubbed
CAT# 45010
UPC# 742617450105

Volume 2 English Dubbed
CAT# 45020
UPC# 742617450204

Volume 3 English Dubbed
CAT# 45030
UPC# 742617450303

Volume 4 English Dubbed
CAT# 45040
UPC# 742617450402





Right Stuf International New Releases
August 2000

Irresponsible Captain Taylor OVA Collection 2
Pre-book Date: 08/01/00
Street Date: 08/29/00
Approx. 60 min.

English Dubbed
CAT# RS9212
UPC# 742617921230
SRP $19.95

Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT# RS9222
UPC# 742617922237
SRP $19.95

Many years ago, Azalyn's best friend in the universe was a boy named Ruu who was also royalty of a sort. They both pledged that one day they would rule fairly. While on vacation years later, Azalyn encounters a mute and unresponsive Ruu. He's been like this since Azalyn's father ordered the insurrection lead by Ruu's family to be crushed. Should he regain his memories, he will once again lead the charge and war may begin once more. The Ashran people realize this. The Raalgon court recognizes this. Azalyn, however... This episode marks the return of Amy Howard (Nova, from Star Blazers) to anime voice acting.


Kimba, the White Lion Vol. 9: The Civilized Jungle
Pre-book Date: 08/01/00
Street Date: 08/29/00
Approx. 100 min.

Original 1966 English Dubbed Version
CAT# RS7009
UPC# 742617700934
SRP $14.95

Roger's uncle is trying to convince him to return to the relative comfort of civilization, but Roger seems quite distracted by the person running a nearby hunting preserve. At issue is the fact that she looks very much like his old flame Mary, but she can't actually be her. Mary was killed years before, and she certainly doesn't act like Mary used to!


Kimba, the White Lion Vol. 10: Disaster!
Pre-book Date: 08/01/00
Street Date: 08/29/00
Approx. 100 min.

Original 1966 English Dubbed Version
CAT# RS7010
UPC# 742617701030
SRP $14.95

For many years, Silvertail the Lion has had things pretty much his own way. Now, having lost a step or two in his old age, he's been lead into a trap by some clever hunters and things look grim. Reaching for Kimba's help, he's met with the skepticism of the other animals: how can they trust someone who has eaten so many of their friends?






Critical Mass New Releases - August 2000
All Critical Mass titles contain adult situations, nudity and sex and are intended for Adult Audiences only!


Imma Youjo: The Erotic Temptress Volume 4
Pre-book Date: 08/01/00 Street Date: 08/29/00
Approx. 45 minutes, Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi Stereo

Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT# CM6914
UPC# 742617691331
SRP $29.95

Throughout history, an elemental force has roamed the world bringing death and destruction. Upon seeing her, men and women willingly bring down their societies for just a few moments with her body. She exists only to destroy and legends precede her appearance. She's as evil as she is innocent, as retiring as she is seductive, and as beautiful as she is terrifying. She is Maya. To say that Count Mayatola lives in brutal times would be an understatement. Witch-hunts are commonplace, and the penalty for being convicted of the crime of is to be burned at the stake! The Count is looking for a way of dealing with the witch hunters who appear to be at least as destructive as the witches themselves. This quest has gained the Count many enemies along the way. Enemies who are looking for anything they can use to discredit and destroy their foe. And one of them has just found out that Count Mayatola is actually a woman.

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