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ADV April 2001 Press Release

posted on 2001-02-08 20:19 EST
Detailing releases for April 2001: Arc the Lad, Gasaraki, Shadowraiders, Lost Universe, Sailor Moon, Nadesico..

ADV has sent out its latest Press Release, detailing DVD and VHS releases in April.

Amongst the titles in April, we will see the release of the first Arc the Lad bilingual DVD and dub-only VHS. The DVD will cost $29.98, while the VHS release will be $19.98. Arc the Lad is due out April 17th.

This press release confirms previous information stating that the latest Gasaraki title has been held back. Gasaraki is listed with "Date not yet verified." for Pre-Book and Street Dates.

Excerpted from the Press Release
ADV FILMS APRIL 2001

Available on DVD and VHS in April 2001:

Arc the Lad
Pre-Book Date: 3/20/01
Street Date: 4/17/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Age Rating: 15+

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

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

Synopsis: Action fans, hold onto your seats as the hit Playstation game comes to home video in a stunning new animated series! 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 first spectacular volume of Arc the Lad! Contains the first 3 episodes in the series.

Gasaraki: From the Ashes...
Pre-Book Date: Date not yet verified.
Street Date: Date not yet verified.
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!

Shadowraiders: Final Hours
Pre-Book Date: 3/27/01
Street Date: 4/24/01
Approx. 115 minutes; Digitally Mastered
English, Rating: ALL AGES!!!

DVD (English)
UPC# 702727010927
CAT# DSR/003
SRP $24.98

VHS (English)
UPC# 702727069932
CAT# VSR/003
SRP $14.98

Synopsis: With the Beast threat growing, the Alliance once again tries to convince Lord Mantle of Planet Rock to join the fight. But treachery from within sabotages the negotiations. All seems lost until the Young Prince Pyrus and Zera crash on the planet Remora, and discover the "dead" world's secret. Armed with the knowledge that may well give them their victory, the Alliance begins its assault on the Beast's home base. Though their united affront seems to be working, it is only a matter of time before the planet Remora reveals its true nature-transforming into a giant killing sphere that could deal the final, crushing blow to the heroic rebel forces!

Available on DVD in April 2001:

Lost Universe: Volume 6
Pre-Book Date: 3/13/01
Street Date: 4/10/01
Approx. 125 minutes; Digitally Mastered
Rating: 12+ yrs.

DVD (Bilingual: Japanese, English)
UPC# 702727005022
CAT# DVDLU/006
SRP $29.98

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?

Available on VHS in April 2001:

Lost Universe: Volume 7
Pre-Book Date: 3/13/01
Street Date: 4/10/01
Approx. 75 minutes; Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi
Rating: 12+ yrs.

VHS (English-Dubbed)
CAT# VHSLU/007D
UPC# 702727055836
SRP $19.98

VHS (Japanese with English Subtitles)
CAT# VHSLU/007S
UPC# 702727059933
SRP $29.95

Synopsis - The Nightmare Syndicate has done some pretty rotten things in their day. They've created an intricate web of mafias and crime organizations that rob the galaxy blind. They've unleashed their pirates on an unsuspecting population. And they've infiltrated the very highest levels of the galaxy's last hope: The Universal Guardians. But all of these crimes pale in comparison to what they did to Kain's Grandma. As far as he's concerned it's payback time and he won't rest until he's cleaned out the whole operation. With Millie and Canal distracted by Rail's problems, he'll have to go it alone. But a real Trouble Shooter wouldn't have it any other way!

Sailor Moon: Green Eyed Monsters!
Pre-Book Date: 3/13/01
Street Date: 4/10/01
Approx. 100 minutes; Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi
Rating: ALL AGES!!!

VHS (English-Dubbed)
CAT# VMN/007
UPC# 702727073533
SRP $19.98

Synopsis - Zoycite's evil monsters are still searching for the Rainbow Crystals and only the Sailor Scouts can stop them! But before Sailor Moon can lead the Scouts to victory, she must first defeat another equally dangerous monster: the jealousy in her own heart! An unusual grandpa, an army of cats and another Tuxedo Kamen imitator are just few of the many complications the Sailor Scouts must face in the seventh astonishing collection of Sailor Moon!

Sailor Moon: And In This Corner - Sailor Venus!
Pre-Book Date: 3/13/01
Street Date: 4/10/01
Approx. 100 minutes; Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi
Rating: ALL AGES!!!

VHS (English-Dubbed)
CAT# VMN/008
UPC# 702727077937
SRP $19.98

Synopsis - If you thought the fight against Queen Beryl and the Negaverse was wild before, you won't believe the action as Sailor Venus arrives! She's bold, she's beautiful... but which side is she on? And that's only the beginning of the excitement! Serena and Darien finally reveal their secret identities to each other, a scissors-snipping monster runs amuck and a new enemy, Malachite, arrives, all in the eighth electrifying collection of Sailor Moon!

Martian Successor Nadesico: Heavenly Bodies
Pre-Book Date: 3/13/01
Street Date: 4/10/01
Approx. 100 minutes; Digitally Mastered VHS Hi-Fi
Rating: ALL AGES!!!

VHS (English-Dubbed)
CAT# VHSND/009D
UPC# 702727047435
SRP $19.98

VHS (Japanese with English subtitles)
CAT# VHSND/009S
UPC# 702727051739
SRP $29.95

Synopsis - A beauty contest? On board the Nadesico? The crew of the ship goes crazy as the lovely ladies of the ship strip down to their bikinis for some decidedly non-military maneuvers. The fun and games turn deadly however, when the Nadesico becomes the target of a new Jovian weapon. With the ship outgunned and on the run, Yurika must find a way to turn the tables on their enemies in the 9th pulse-pounding collection of Martian Successor Nadesico!

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