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Twilight of the Dark Masters PR

posted on 2001-03-20 07:58 EST
The First Anime Video to be Released in the U.S. Before its Japanese Debut.

Urban Vision has sent out this press release about their upcoming DVD only release of Dark Master. The Dark Master DVD, which will go on sale on June 12 for a list price of $25.95, will be the first Anime to be released in America before its initial Japanese release.

Excerpts from Press Release:

Twilight of the Dark Master
Collector's Edition DVD
on sale June 12, 2001

Powerful, grotesque Demons and beautiful, noble Guardians have battled for Earth - the everlasting gift of the one great Mother, creator of all life. A deep hatred eternally burns between Demon and Guardian; the Guardians knew the Demons' thirst for blood and power would destroy humanity and the world itself.

Eons later… Neo-Shinjuku, 2089 - few Demons or Guardians remain to continue their epic war. Humans rule the Earth, with no real memory of the monstrous Demons or angelic Guardians. Yet, deep within the dark underworld of the city, the supreme Demon is still alive and plotting, once again, to overtake mankind. Only one Guardian is left to do battle, and the fate of the human race hangs in the balance.

Twilight of the Dark Master's elaborate story will transport you to a world of sleek design, lavish imagery and exotic characters along an exhilarating spiral of events.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
· Exclusive Footage of the Animation Director/Character Designer at Work!
· Original Artwork Gallery!
· Remastered in 5.1!
· Chapter Selections!
· Language Options for English and Japanese!
· Motion Menus!


Warning: Not rated. Contains scenes of violence and nudity. Recommended for a mature audience.
Approx. Running Time: 50 min.

Based on the Graphic Novel “TWILIGHT OF THE DARK MASTER” (Shihaisha no Tasogare) By Saki Okuse (SHINSHOKAN)
Sci-fi/Thriller
Produced by Masao Maruyama, Naoko Takahashi, Masanori Sakamoto and Yaemi Aoki
Directed by Akiyuki Shimbô
Character Design and Animation Director: Hisashi Abe
Storyboard and Technical Director: Yoshimitsu Ohashi
English Language Version Written by Duanne Dell' Amico and Tatsuhiko Urahata
English Language Version Directed by: Jack Fletcher

Cat # UV1068
Suggested Retail Price: $24.95
UPC: 638652-10680-3


(update)

Rhona Medina (of UV) provided this information regarding the extras on this DVD: "As the special features list, there is footage of the Animation Director/Character Designer at work. Hisashi Abe, the Animation Director and Character Designer, created cover art exclusively for Urban Vision's DVD release of Twilight of the Dark Master. The video footage of his creation was shot this February at MADHOUSE and sent directly to us afterwards."

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