ADV Announces Robotech Remastered Volume 2

Feb 11th 2004
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE

FOR SECOND VOLUME OF REMASTERED ROBOTECH® SAGA



EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION ROBOTECH COLLECTIBLE TOY INCLUDED


HOUSTON, February 11, 2004 —ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime, today announced a March 23, 2004 street date for Robotech® Remastered: Extended Edition, Macross Collection 2, the second DVD volume of the company's complete remastering of all three acts of Harmony Gold's classic Robotech, the series that introduced generations of Americans to the art form and cultural phenomenon that is anime. The volume will include twelve episodes on two discs, an art box fitting both discs, and an exclusive, limited edition Super Veritech Morpher collectible which transforms from robot to spacecraft plus offers a power-packed pull back motor.



Often compared to Star Trek and Star Wars, Robotech is a uniquely addictive and complex intergalactic drama drawn across generations, spinning together hard-hitting mecha action and richly developed characters over the course of three acts: The Macross Saga; Robotech Masters; and New Generation. Robotech has become a major merchandising force, with movies, graphic novels, books, and toys incorporating and elaborating on the story.



This newest release from ADV Films features a fresh, clean digital transfer of Robotech from the original film stock, returning the series to a lovely and near-pristine state without compromising the character of the original animation. New footage featuring scenes cut from the original broadcast version of Robotech as well as new opening and closing credits and eye catches have been added, creating a never-before-seen version of this seminal adventure series.



Additionally, the audio has been restored and remixed to create the highest-quality sound experience available. Robotech Remastered: Extended Edition, Macross Collection 2 ($29.98 SRP) will feature two new audio tracks: the original, classic English-language dub in glorious digital 5.1 sound and a Spanish-language digital 5.1 track.



The Story:

After battling their way back to Earth, Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes and the crew of the SDF-1 must learn to cope with a new set of rules imposed by a bureaucracy with little understanding of the grave threat that faces the entire world. Unfortunately, the horrors of war hit close to home as heroes are forced to make the ultimate sacrifice... And the survivors must face the bitter realities of the conflict in the most personal of ways. But as the battle to save their planet seems out of their reach, a series of lucky breaks give these besieged heroes of the massive space battle fortress a small glimmer of hope.



About Harmony Gold:
Formed in 1983, Harmony Gold is a leading production, acquisition and distribution company of quality international television programming, producing some of the most classic and history making programs in the industry. Harmony Gold is a division of The Harmony Gold Companies, whose interests range from Theatre Management, Real Estate and Finance to Television and Film Production. For more information visit www.harmonygold.com or www.Robotech.com.



About ADV Films:

In 1992, ADV Films began to forge the international market for Japanese animation (“anime”) by combining unique titles, outstanding production values and efficient large-scale distribution. Today, ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation to the North American market, with the firm's holdings including such premier titles as NOIR, Sailor Moon, Hello Kitty's Paradise, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic! and Neon Genesis Evangelion. In addition, ADV Films' product line has expanded to include other forms of genre programming, including live-action science fiction programs Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Mutant X and The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, and classic science fiction such as the updated Gamera trilogy. ADV Films' parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc. also publishes Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine; operates Anime Network™, broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day; and publishes ADV Manga, a line of Japanese and other East Asian comics, illustration books, graphic novels and more. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with additional offices and distribution across four continents, ADV Films is fast becoming an international multi-media entertainment powerhouse. For more information, visit ADV Films on the web at .



Running Time: 300 minutes; Age Rating: 13+

Pre-Book Date: 2/24/04

Street Date: 3/23/04

Format DVD

SRP $29.98

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