ADV Films Announces 4 New Essential Anime Titles

Apr 2nd 2004

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES FOUR
ESSENTIAL ANIME COLLECTION TITLES

Gunsmith Cats; Legend of Crystania; Cutey Honey; and Golden Boy

ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime, today announced April 13 and May 25 street dates for four titles in its new Essential Anime Collection:  Gunsmith Cats: Bulletproof!, Legend of Crystania - The Motion Picture, Cutey Honey, and Golden Boy.  Essential Anime Collection titles are must-have classic anime DVDs featuring digitally remastered English 5.1 audio and a low SRP of $19.98.

GUNSMITH CATS: BULLETPROOF!

They're here! Chicago's most lethal ladies have finally made it back 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.

 

Gunsmith Cats: Bulletproof!  (SRP $19.98 DVD) includes three episodes and is a DVD-only release, digitally remastered in English 5.1- and Japanese 2.0-language versions, with English subtitles.  Extras include The Making of Gunsmith Cats; Gunsmith Cats trailers; commentary by Matt Greenfield (director) and Tiffany Grant (Becky Farrah); clean opening; and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases. 
 
Running Time: 90 minutes Age Rating: 12+
Street Date: 4/13/04
Format                                   Essential Anime Collection SRP
DVD                                       $19.98

 

LEGEND OF CRYSTANIA: THE MOTION PICTURE

From the golden pen of Ryo Mizuno, comes an all-new adventure set in the aftermath of the Lodoss Wars! Ashram, desperate to find a home for his people, is tricked into selling his soul. 300 years later, Pirotesse's devotion to her king remains unshaken. In the sacred world of Crystania, amidst a civil war waged by shape-changing warriors, she searches for her beloved Ashram. She meets Redon, a young prince obsessed with avenging his murdered parents. Together, they confront Ashram's captor -- the bloodthirsty Barbas, who aspires to rule Crystania as "The God's King". Will they free Ashram's soul . . . or will Redon's innocence become the next sacrifice to Barbas' emerging power?

 

Legend of Crystania - The Motion Picture (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, digitally remastered in English 5.1- and Japanese 2.0-language versions, with English and Spanish subtitles.  Extras include character bios; original trailer and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.
 
Running Time: 85 minutes Age Rating: 12+
Street Date: 4/13/04
Format                                   Essential Anime Collection SRP
DVD                                       $19.98

 

CUTEY HONEY

In a futuristic world where evil comes in all shapes and sizes, she is the ultimate warrior. Cutey Honey is a one woman S.W.A.T. team whose android chassis is capable of hanging at will into a dazzling array of hard-hitting hardbodies each with its own unique set of skills, weapons and other impressive physical attributes. 
 

Cutey Honey (SRP $19.98 DVD) includes eight episodes and is a two-disc DVD-only release, digitally remastered in English 5.1- and Japanese 2.0-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: Cutey Honey press conference; costume play; phone messages; production portfolio; actress interview; “The Honeys Live;” recording session; Cutey Honey trailers; clean open and close animation; and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Running Time: 240 minutes Age Rating: 17+
Street Date: 5/25/04
Format                                   Essential Anime Collection SRP
DVD                                       $19.98

 

GOLDEN BOY

Get ready for the ultimate road trip as wandering student Kintaro Oe hits the highways of Japan in the wildest quest for knowledge ever! Whether he's re-programming the president of an all-female software company, check-mating the malicious daughter of a malevolent politician, or defending the sweet virtue of a noodle maker's daughter, Kintaro's cross-country odyssey is guaranteed to keep your sides aching with laughter! Take a lesson from the Book of Love with Golden Boy!
 

Golden Boy (SRP $19.98 DVD) includes six episodes and is a two-disc DVD-only release, digitally remastered in English 5.1- and Japanese 2.0-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: Golden Boy previews; and clean open and close animation.
 
Running Time: 180 minutes Age Rating: 17+
Street Date: 5/25/04
Format                                   Essential Anime Collection SRP
DVD                                       $19.98

 

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 ,Samurai X, Hello Kitty's Paradise, RahXephon, Spriggan, 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 in the English-speaking world, and operates Anime Network™, broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, with additional offices in the EU and Japan, and distribution on four continents, ADV Films is fast becoming an international entertainment powerhouse. For more information, visit ADV Films on the web at http://www.advfilms.com.

 

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