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ADV Films Febuary and March Releases

posted on 2001-01-19 15:53 EST
Over a dozen series to be released...

ADV has sent an exhaustive list of new releases for the upcoming months.

On February 6th, we will see the release of the first Farscape VHS tapes and DVDs.

Lost Universe Volume 5 VHS and Neon Genesis Evangelion Collection 04 DVD hit the streets on the 13th of Febuary, while the Gunsmith Cats Bulletproof! DVD and the Sakura Diaries Chapter 4 DVD will be released on the 27th.

Between these releases, we will see two Sailor Moon VHS releases, containing episodes that were never released to home video before.

The current highlight of March is the Samurai X Theatrical release, due out on the 27th. The DVD of Lost Universe Volume 5, and the VHS of Lost Universe Volume 6 will come out on March 13th.

Excerpted from the Press release:

ADV FILMS FEBRUARY 2001

Available on DVD and VHS in February 2001:

Farscape: Premiere/I,E.T.
Pre-Book Date: 1/16/01
Street Date: 2/6/01
Approx. 100 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Live-action; English

DVD
CAT# DFS/001
UPC# 702727009624
SRP $24.98

VHS
CAT# VFS/001
UPC# 702727070839
SRP $14.98

Synopsis - The series stars Ben Browder (Memphis Belle), Claudia Black
(Pitch Black), Virginia Hey (The Living Daylights), Anthony Simcoe (The
Castle) and Gigi Edgley (Day of the Roses). Farscape follows the adventures
of astronaut John Crichton (Browder), who joins a motley band of escaped
renegades traversing the universe in Moya, a living ship. His companions
include estranged military Peacekeeper Aeryn Sun (Black), brutish alien
warrior D'Argo (Simcoe), mystical high priestess Zhaan (Hey), Rygel XVI -
Hynerian Dominar (voice of Tim Mieville), and the impetuous Chiana (Edgley).
Unwillingly bound together, Moya's crew must put their differences aside and
attempt to evade a vengeful hunter, Captain Crais (Lani Tupu).

ReBoot: Oblivion!
Pre-Book Date: 1/16/01
Street Date: 2/13/01
Approx. 90 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Rating: All Ages

DVD
CAT# DVDRB/003
UPC# 702727013522
SRP $24.98

VHS (English)
CAT# VHSRB/003D
UPC# 702727069635
SRP $14.98

Synopsis - Accompanied by a ship of software pirates he has sprung from
prison, Matrix's quest takes him into high adventure in the uncharted
reaches of the Web. Join Matrix, AndrAIa, Frisket and the mysterious Web
Surfer as they head into battle with the mysterious Web Creatures they
encounter. As the Web threatens everything around him, Matrix completes the
first leg of his journey and is reunited with his mentor and long lost
friend, Bob. Somehow they all have to work together to find a way out of
the Web and back to Mainframe...

Lost Universe: Volume 5
Pre-Book Date: 1/16/01
Street Date: 2/13/01
Approx. 100 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Rating: 12+ yrs.

English-Dubbed VHS
CAT# VHSLU/005D
UPC# 702727055638
SRP $19.98

English-Subtitled VHS
CAT# VHSLU/005S
UPC# 702727059735
SRP $29.95

Synopsis - There was always something a little strange about Rail Claymore,
Kain's contact in the Universal Guardians. But who knew that he was a spy
feeding information to the dark forces? Now that this former friend is on
the lam Kain, Millie, and Canal are up the Psionic River without a phase
drive. Four archenemies are breathing down their necks, Kain's having a
meltdown, and the whole Swordbreaker crew is wanted for treason. Things
only get worse when three evil star cruisers show up with one goal in mind:
to reduce Swordbreaker to space dust.

Shadowraiders: An Uncommon Hero
Pre-Book Date: 1/30/01
Street Date: 2/27/01
Approx. 90 minutes; Digitally Mastered
English; Rating: All Ages

DVD
CAT# DSR/001
UPC# 702727010729
SRP $24.98

VHS
CAT# VSR/001
UPC# 702727069734
SRP $14.98

Synopsis - An evil empire encroaches on yet another solar system. And when
the Beast Drones close in on a warring group of planets, their next victory
seems assured. But the sole survivor of their last attack has beaten the
Beast's arrival to the new worlds. And though the cybernetic citizen Tekla
sought to warn the rulers and kings of these imperiled planets, she is only
able to reach a young miner, Graveheart of the Rock Clan. Now Graveheart
must rise from the ranks of everyman to become a defender, diplomat, and
hero-and bring the warring worlds of Ice, Rock, Bone, and Fire together to
fight the dreaded Beast!


Available on DVD in February 2001:

Bubblegum Crisis: Buried Secrets
Pre-Book Date: 1/16/01
Street Date: 2/13/01
Approx. 100 minutes; Digitally Mastered; Age Rating 15+

DVD (Multilingual: English, Spanish, and Japanese with English subtitles)
UPC# 702727002120
CAT# DVDBG/004
SRP $29.98

Synopsis: Mysterious clues about Sylia's past begin to surface as the Knight
Sabers are drawn into a deadly race to discover a missing research facility.
But even as they near their objective, the team starts to fall apart as the
real reasons for the Knight Sabers' existence come into question.
Underneath the ruins of old Tokyo, the ultimate nightmare begins to awake as
a long buried secret turns into a deadly trap. The last relics of law and
order are blown to ashes and dust as Mason unleashes Dr. Stingray's most
horrifying creation. Contains 4 complete episodes, along with Character
Profiles.

Neon Gensis Evangelion: Collection 04
Pre-Book Date: 1/16/01
Street Date: 2/13/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered; Age Rating: 12+

DVD (Multilingual: English, French, Spanish, and Japanese with English
subtitles)
UPC# 702727001420
CAT# DVDEV/004
SRP $29.98

Synopsis: The war for the fate of mankind shifts to a new field of battle as
a promotion for Misato sparks an introspective review of the events behind
her early recruitment into NERV. Against the background of an attack by the
largest Angel yet, both Shinji and Misato must come to grips with their
feelings for their respective fathers while still trying to save the Earth
from total destruction! Then, the powerful MAGI computers that control Tokyo
3 are violated by a savage wave of neural attacks that threaten to leave the
entire city crippled and easy prey for the attacking Angels! Ritsuko faces
her ultimate challenge as she races against time to decipher the arcane
secrets buried deep inside the core of the MAGI by her own mother! Contains
3 complete episodes, along with Character Profiles.

Gunsmith Cats: Bulletproof!
Pre-Book Date: 1/30/01
Street Date: 2/27/01
Approx. VHS 90 minutes; Digitally Mastered; Age Rating: 12+

UPC# 702727006722
CAT# DGS/001
SRP $29.98

Synopsis: They're here! Chicago's most lethal ladies have finally made it
to DVD. Join the pistol-packing Rally Vincent and her partner, grenade
happy Minnie May Hopkins, as they infiltrate a gun running operation at the
"suggestion" of the ATF. Burn up the highway in Rally's Shelby GT-500 as
she chases a psychopathic Russian assassin who's kidnapped Minnie. And then
watch the bullets fly in a duel to the death with a cache of illegal weapons
as the prize. Contains Original Trailers, Credit-Free Opening, The Making
of GSC Special, along with 2 languages: English and Japanese with English
subtitles.

Sakura Diaries: Chapter 4
Pre-Book Date: 1/30/01
Street Date: 2/27/01
Approx. 90 minutes; Digitally Mastered; Age Rating: 17+

UPC# 702727003424
CAT# DVDSM/004
SRP $24.98

Synopsis: When Meiko tells Toma a shattering secret, he runs right into
Urara's waiting arms (or, more precisely, her wet, warm bathtub).
Unfortunately, just as his backrub begins, duty calls. Upcoming exams, the
big baseball tournament, and Meiko's two-faced desires. Now it's time for
Toma to step up to the plate-on the diamond, at the desk, and in the
bedroom. But will he be sliding into Meiko's sheets, or slipping in between
Urara's covers? Contains 3 complete episodes. Bilingual: English and
Japanese with English subtitles.

Available on VHS in February 2001:

Farscape: Collection 1
Pre-Book Date: 1/16/01
Street Date: 2/6/01
Approx. 300 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Live Action, English

VHS (Volumes 1, 2, and 3 in one collector's box)
UPC# 702727071133
CAT# VFS/001C
SRP $39.98

Synopsis: One collector's box with the first three VHS volumes of Farscape,
the #1 Sci Fi Channel original series.

Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 Volume 12 - Deathstrike
Pre-Book Date: 1/16/01
Street Date: 2/13/01
Approx. 60 minutes; Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi
Rating: 15+ yrs.

English-Dubbed VHS
CAT# VHSBG/012D
UPC# 702727037436
SRP $19.98

English-Subtitled VHS
CAT# VHSBG/012S
UPC# 702727041334
SRP $29.95

Synopsis - In a desperate race against time, the three remaining Knight
Sabers stage a desperate final attack on Galatea's orbiting citadel. With a
limited supply of power and oxygen, they must battle their way through a
horrifying gauntlet of living machines before Galatea can activate the
Umbrella and spread the voomer plague across the entire planet.

Martian Successor Nadesico 8: Memories
Pre-Book Date: 1/30/01
Street Date: 2/27/01
Approx. 60 minutes; Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi
Rating: 12+ yrs.

English-Dubbed VHS
CAT# VHSND/008D
UPC# 702727047336
SRP $19.98

English-Subtitled VHS
CAT# VHSND/008S
UPC# 702727051630
SRP $29.95

Synopsis - The truth about the Jovians hits the crew of the Nadesico hard,
but none so heavily as Admiral Munetake. While the rest of the crew is
being psycho-analyzed by Ms. Fressange, the not quite stable tyrant goes
completely over the edge, threatening to take the ship with him. Meanwhile,
Ruri is confronted by some surprises out of her own past when the truth of
her own childhood come to light. Expect the unexpected on a journey to the
beginning in the 8th electrifying volume of Martian Successor Nadesico.

Monster Rancher: It's Time to Get Tough!
Pre-Book Date: 1/30/01
Street Date: 2/27/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi
Rating: All Ages

English-Dubbed VHS
CAT# VHSMR/007D
UPC# 702727056338
SRP $14.98

Synopsis - As they continue their journey to find the Phoenix, Moo's baddies
increase their attacks against Genki and his friends! But they're in for a
big surprise when Suezo finds he has a new, secret super power! Later, when
an army of green Gels comes after them, Pixie reappears to help them. But
can a baddie like Pixie ever really turn into a goodie? And speaking of
baddies, when evil Gali attacks, it looks like the only hope our friends
have is little Mocchi! But is Mocchi up for it?

Monster Rancher: Racing to Win!
Pre-Book Date: 1/30/01
Street Date: 2/27/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi
Rating: All Ages

English-Dubbed VHS
CAT# VHSMR/008D
UPC# 702727060038
SRP $14.98

Synopsis - When Holly is wounded by one of the Black Worms' poison stingers,
Tiger of the wind has to run like the wind to find the berries that will
save her! But if you think they're in trouble now, just wait until our
friends are trapped in a forest where the trees are alive-and they work for
Moo! Luckily, they meet the plucky little Ducken who knows how to get to the
root of their tree problem! But their good fortune doesn't last for long,
when Golem is bewitched by the menacing mermaid, Undine!

Sailor Moon: Red Hearts & Silver Crystals
Pre-Book Date: 1/23/01
Street Date: 2/20/01
Approx. VHS 90 minutes; Digitally Mastered;
Age Rating: ALL AGES!!!

VHS (English-dubbed)
UPC# 702727073434
CAT# VMN/005
SRP $12.98

Synopsis: When Queen Beryl sends her evil henchman after the long lost
Silver Emperium Crystal, a magic crystal that can shape the destiny of the
universe, Sailor Moon and her scouts really have their hands full! What the
scouts don't know is that one of their friends has made a dangerous choice
that could put everyone in jeopardy! Contains episodes never released on
home video!

Sailor Moon: Introducing Sailor Jupiter
Pre-Book Date: 1/23/01
Street Date: 2/20/01
Approx. 90 minutes; Digitally Mastered; Age Rating: ALL AGES!!!

VHS (English-dubbed)
UPC# 702727077838
CAT# VMN/006
SRP $12.98

Synopsis: When Queen Beryl sends a new and even more relentless henchman to
gather the Earth's crystals, the Sailor Scouts may have met their match!
Fortunately, the mighty Sailor Jupiter arrives just in time to even the odds
against Zoycite and his monstrous allies. And if that wasn't enough
excitement, Luna finally reveals the origin of the Sailor Scouts' magical
powers. Contains episodes never released on home video!

ADV FILMS MARCH 2001

Available on DVD and VHS in March 2001:

Farscape: Exodus from Genesis/Throne for a Loss
Pre-Book Date: 2/20/01
Street Date: 3/20/01
Approx. 100 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Rating: All Ages
Color, English; Live-Action

DVD
CAT# DFS/002
UPC# 702727009723
SRP $24.98

VHS
CAT# VFS/002
UPC# 702727070938
SRP $14.98

Synopsis -
"Exodus from Genesis" - Fortunately, a strange interstellar phenomenon
conceals Moya's location from a Peacekeeper marauder. Unfortunately, the
phenomenon is a swarm of Drak, insect-like creatures that mysteriously
infest Moya. Soon, the space insects begin using the ship as a breeding
"host", sending the temperature within Moya skyrocketing-perilously high for
Aeryn's heat-sensitive Sebacean system. But the infestation within is
nothing compared to danger lurking outside...!
"Throne for a Loss" - When a cargo negotiation with the bloodthirsty,
money-hungry Tavleks turns into a kidnapping, Moya's crew must race against
time and tempers to save the abducted Rygel. But a captured Tavlek is no
even trade for a wealthy dominar. Crichton, Aeryn and D'Argo have no choice
but to use a dangerously addictive, adrenalin-pumping gauntlet stolen from
the Tavleks to save their pompous companion and retrieve the crystal Rygel
has stolen that's causing Moya's orbit to decay.

Arc the Lad
Pre-Book Date: 2/13/01
Street Date: 3/27/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Age Rating: 15+

DVD (Bilingual: English, Japanese with English subtitles)
CAT# DAR/001
UPC# 702727011528
SRP $29.98

VHS (English-dubbed)
CAT# VAR/001
UPC# 702727043338
SRP $19.98

Synopsis: Join Elk, the youngest member of the Hunters Guild, who finds
himself propelled into an epic odyssey across a mysterious world in search
of the enigmatic outlaw known as Arc the Lad. Together with the mysterious
Lieza and the powerful warrior Shu, Elk must defeat a sinister organization
that's creating half-human monsters and find his way to Arc, whom Elk
believes responsible for the destruction of his village! Mutants and
assassins abound in the spectacular premiere volume of Arc the Lad!

Generator Gawl: Volume 3
Pre-Book Date: 2/13/01
Street Date: 3/13/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Rating: 12+

DVD
CAT# DVDGG/003
UPC# 702727014123
SRP $29.98

VHS (English-Dubbed)
CAT# VHSGG/003D
UPC# 702727057137
SRP $19.98

Synopsis - When the evil Professor Ryuko Saito steps up her surveillance
efforts, Gawl, Koji, and Ryo are forced to hide underground until Gawl can
recover from his near-fatal battle with an arachnid generator. Though her
cameras may not be able to see them, Professor Saito has other ways of
finding the boys. So when Koji and Ryo steal away to stop Professor Nekasa
from discovering the dangerous include cells, Saito makes her move on
Gawl-while her assistant Kanae intervenes with a shocking revelation of his
own.

ReBoot: Volume 4
Pre-Book Date: 2/13/01
Street Date: 3/13/01
Approx. 90 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Rating: ALL AGES

DVD (English)
CAT# DVDRB/004
UPC# 702727013621
SRP $24.98

VHS (English)
CAT# VHSRB/004D
UPC# 702727070334
SRP $14.98

Synopsis - Enzo and his friends have finally made it back to Mainframe! But
what happened? The sky is stormy, the buildings have collapsed, and all of
the inhabitants live in fear of the terrifying evil that slinks around in
the darkness. Megabyte is preparing his final assault! Defenders have been
captured! The end is near! And another video game is coming to town¼

Gasaraki: From the Ashes
Pre-Book Date: 2/27/01
Street Date: 3/27/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Rating: 12+

DVD (Bilingual: Japanese and English)
UPC# 702727005527
CAT# DVDGK/004
SRP $29.98

VHS (English-Dubbed)
UPC# 702727055034
CAT# VHSGK/004D
SRP $19.98

Synopsis: The secrets of the kugutsu continue to come to light as Yushiro
and Miharu find themselves pursued by both the military and the Gowas.
Their only hope: to discover the true nature of the kai before it can be
used against the nation of Japan. Meanwhile, Yushiro's SSDF teammates find
themselves thrown into a deadly mission of their own, forced into combat
with a berserk squad of rogue TAs!

Samurai X Theatrical
Pre-Book Date: 2/13/01
Street Date: 3/27/01
Approx. 90 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Rating: 17+

DVD (Bilingual: Japanese and English)
UPC# 702727004421
CAT# DVDSX/003
SRP $29.98

VHS (English-Dubbed)
UPC# 702727063930
CAT# VHSSX/003D
SRP $19.98

Synopsis: The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there
are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his
friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity.
Now he and a band of desperate rebels have sworn to settle one final score.
Only one man stands in their way: Rurouni Kenshin. Will the former assassin
take up his sword to fight again? When Shigure discovers Kenshin's true
identity and his fight becomes a personal vendetta, the young hero will have
no choice.

Shadowraiders: A Dangerous Enemy!
Pre-Book Date: 2/27/01
Street Date: 3/27/01
Approx. 90 minutes; Digitally Mastered
English; Rating: ALL AGES!!!

DVD (English)
UPC# 702727010828
CAT# DSR/002
SRP $24.98

VHS (English)
UPC# 702727069833
CAT# VSR/002
SRP $14.98

Synopsis: Rejoined by an old friend, The Alliance, led by the brave quarrior
Graveheart, must learn to trust their instincts and overcome their
long-standing prejudices in order to survive. Dealing with infiltration by
the enemy and the constant threat of the multiplying Beast Drones, The
Alliance must maintain leadership and work together to ultimately save the
inhabitants of their worlds, their families, and their friends.

Available on DVD in March 2001:

Lost Universe: Volume 5
Pre-Book Date: 2/31/01
Street Date: 3/13/01
Approx. 125 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Rating: 12+ yrs.

DVD (Bilingual: Japanese, English)
UPC# 702727004926
CAT# DVDLU/005
SRP $29.98

Synopsis - There was always something a little strange about Rail Claymore,
Kain's contact in the Universal Guardians. But who knew that he was a spy
feeding information to the dark forces? Now that this former friend is on
the lam Kain, Millie, and Canal are up the Psionic River without a phase
drive. Four archenemies are breathing down their necks; Kain's having a
meltdown, and the whole Swordbreaker crew is wanted for treason. Things
only get worse when three evil star cruisers show up with one goal in mind:
to reduce Swordbreaker to space dust.

Monster Rancher: The Problem with Pixie!
Pre-Book Date: 2/20/01
Street Date: 3/20/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Rating: ALL AGES!!!

DVD (English-dubbed)
CAT# DVDMR/004
UPC# 702727015526
SRP $24.98

Synopsis - After a dangerous crossing over Heaven's Canyon, Genki and his
friends stumble upon an excavation of ruins. There, the beautiful, evil
Pixie forces humans to dig up mystery disks for her master, Moo! It will
take all our heroes' strength to stop Pixie, her golem Big Blue, and her
army of Clays. Finally, the group locates a mystery disk and unlocks Monol,
who tells them the frightening first battle between Moo and the Phoenix! Get
ready to unlock some amazing new secrets-and some really scary monsters-in
this exciting adventure!

Available on VHS in March 2001:

Lost Universe: Volume 6
Pre-Book Date: 2/13/01
Street Date: 3/13/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi
Rating: 12+ yrs.

VHS (English-Dubbed)
CAT# VHSLU/006D
UPC# 702727055737
SRP $19.98

VHS (Japanese with English Subtitles)
CAT# VHSLU/006S
UPC# 702727059834
SRP $29.95

Synopsis - Someone has turned the universe upside down! Millie and Nina are
adrift in space! Rail Claymore is running for his life! Kain is hiding
out! And Kali has just taken over the Universal Guardians! The only thing
that could make matters worse is if an evil rival suddenly destroyed
Swordbreaker. Oops. Maybe we spoke too soon. If only Grandma was here.
She always knew what to do. At least until she was killed by the same
villains who are out to get Kain right now. Things look bad, but the
psi-blade master never says, "die". Surely Kain will come out on top as he
always has. There's no such thing as an invincible villain. Is there?

AD Police 2
Pre-Book Date: 2/20/01
Street Date: 3/20/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi
Rating: 12+

VHS (English-Dubbed)
CAT# VAP/002
UPC# 702727061837
SRP $19.98

Synopsis - As a current VOOMER crime wave in Genom City escalates at an
alarming rate, the personal relationships of the AD Police are strained to
the max. It is only a matter of time before tragedy strikes at the heart of
Genom City's finest. Reluctantly, special officer Kenji Sasaki accepts Hans
Kleif as his new partner. But he must still fight his own personal demons
if he is ever going to survive the threat that faces the AD Police.



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