CPM April Releases

Jan 29th 2004
For Immediate Release:

CENTRAL PARK MEDIA PROVIDES
SPECIAL DELIVERY FOR THE WORLD OF NARUE
Central Park Media set to release - The World of Narue, Black Jack: Seizure, Patlabor the Mobile Police: The TV Series Volume 8, Patlabor the Mobile Police: The TV Series Volumes 5-8 DVD Collection, Spirit Warrior: Castle of Illusion, and Big Boobs Buster on DVD in April.

New York, NY (January 29, 2004) – Central Park Media proudly announced the release of The World of Narue, the widely popular anime series in Japan. The World of Narue marks the first time ever, that Central Park Media will be releasing a brand new anime series in its entirety in a specially priced Collector's Series DVD Collection loaded with lots of bonus features, priced at ($79.99 SRP). Another first is the same day availability for The World of Narue Anime Test Drive DVD ($7.99 SRP) as its corresponding box set. The Anime Test Drive™ contains the first episode for The World of Narue plus 45 minutes of cool trailers. Those not familiar with this sci-fi comedy can immediately try it out before purchasing the box set.

More DVD releases this April include: Black Jack: Seizure ($24.99 SRP) from Osamu Tezuka, Patlabor the Mobile Police: The TV Series Volume 8 ($29.99 SRP), Patlabor the Mobile Police: The TV Series Volumes 5-8 DVD Collection ($89.99 SRP), Spirit Warrior: Castle of Illusion ($19.99 SRP), and the live action Big Boobs Buster ($19.99 SRP).

The World of Narue Collector's Series DVD Collection and Anime Test Drive: The World of Narue will have a pre-order date of March 15, 2004 and a street date of April 13, 2004.

All other April DVD releases will have a pre-order date of March 8, 2004, and a street date of April 6, 2004.

The World of Narue
Narue is an adorable schoolgirl with a secret. She's really an alien with powers right out of a sci-fi comic book. Join our spunky heroine as she faces androids, alien invaders, and her first date with the boy next door. “Sci-fi love comedy for the masses”- Newtype USA Magazine

DVD features:
Director's Commentary (disc 1)
Art & Sketch Galleries
Japanese Commercials
Japanese Voice Actor Interviews
The World of Narue trailers
Japanese Voice Actors' Commentary
Character Introductions by the Voice Actors
Anime Idol Featurette
Storyboards

Running Time: 300 minutes/4 DVDs
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Science Fiction
Rating: 13UP
Catalog #: USMD 2402
SRP: $79.99
Language: English and Japanese with English subtitles

Anime Test Drive: The World of Narue
Try it…Buy it…Get $10.00 Back!
Available on the same street date as The World of Narue DVD Collection, this test drive
contains the first episode of The World of Narue plus 45 minutes of cool anime trailers!
Listed as one of the Top 20 Most Popular Anime -Newtype USA Magazine

Running Time: 25 minutes
Catalog #: USMD 2440
SRP: $7.99
Language: English only


Black Jack: Seizure
From the creator of Metropolis. Two victims thrash in agony, scarred by war. Once again, renegade doctor Black Jack is caught in the crossfire. With Death breathing down his neck, he braves bullets and deadly biohazards to save the afflicted. “Anime Pick of the Week”-Wizard Magazine

DVD features:
Director's Commentary by Osamu Dezaki


Running Time: 100 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
Catalog #: USMD 2378
SRP: $24.99
Language: English and Japanese with English subtitles


Patlabor the Mobile Police: The TV Series Volume 8
From the character designer of Record of Lodoss War. Noa and the crew of Section 2 meet their match when they are attacked by a mysterious black robot. The battle leaves Noa's partner wounded, and a dangerous rogue mecha on the loose.

Running Time: 100 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 3UP
Catalog #: USMD 2389
SRP: $29.99
Language: English and Japanese with English subtitles

Patlabor the Mobile Police: The TV Series Volumes 5-8 DVD Collection
From Mamoru Oshii, director of Ghost in the Shell. Noa Izumi is a feisty policewoman who keeps streets safe with the help of a giant robot suit named Alphonse. In the course of her mission, she comes face to face with ghosts, dragons, and an army of evil robots! Along with her team of brave (if bumbling) companions.
“Very recommended"- AnimeOnDVD.com

Running Time: 400 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 3UP
Catalog #: USMD 2413
SRP: $89.99
Language: English and Japanese with English subtitles


Spirit Warrior: Castle of Illusion
From the director of Battle Royal High School. A demonic king rises to power armed with a sword that has killed over a thousand men. Only one man stands in his way; the untried apprentice warrior named Kujaku. “Intense”-AnimefromJapan.com

Running Time: 50 minutes
Genre: Supernatural Action/Adventure
Rating: 16UP
Catalog #: USMD 2391
SRP: $19.99
Language: English and Japanese with English subtitles


Big Boobs Buster (live action)
A scream rings across the night. Another buxom bombshell falls prey to the masked vigilante, the Big Boobs Buster! Rumor has it that the vengeful villainess was once a mild-mannered student ridiculed and rejected for her small bust size. Now, the spurned woman gets even by donning a ridiculous costume and taunting her well-endowed nemeses. “Campy, light-hearted, and a lot of fun.” - Alex'sAsianMovieReviews.com

DVD features:
Behind-the-Scenes Video

Running Time: 60 minutes
Genre: Erotic Comedy
Rating: Not Rated
Catalog #: APCD 2392
SRP: $19.99
Language: English and Japanese with English subtitles


Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment lines, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating audience: U.S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of graphic novels under its CPM Press label. In addition, the company also distributes a broad array of live action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

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