ADV Films Announces August 24 Release Dates

Jun 21st 2004
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES AUGUST 24 RELEASE DATES

HOUSTON, June 21, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced its August 24, 2004 street dates.


FARSCAPE™: SEASON THREE BOX SET

ADV Films announced an August 24, 2004 street date for the DVD release of Farscape: Season Three Box Set, including all 22 episodes of the third season of this astounding series.

TV Guide has hailed the award-winning series as “The Best Sci-Fi on TV;” USA Today called Farscape “TV's Best Space Series;” and Farscape received the 2003 Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Series (the series' third win in a row) and has been nominated again for 2004.

Since its debut in 1999, Farscape has built a large, devoted fan base. Farscape currently airs in countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Sweden, France and Australia. Farscape is also a successful merchandising franchise, with popular action figures, video games, comic books, novels, clothing and apparel, and other items currently being manufactured by top licensees.

Farscape: Season Three Box Set (SRP $149.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including 22 complete episodes of the third season on 10 discs in English 5.1 and 2.0 audio. Loaded with extras, including: deleted scenes; in-depth cast interviews; audio commentaries; cool Farscape facts by Paul Simpson (author of Farscape: The Illustrated Companion series guides); character histories; set, prop and costume galleries; TV promos; and official plot synopsis.


Running Time: 1100 minutes
Age Rating: All
CAT: DFS/BX3
UPC: 702727078125
Pre-Book Date: 7/27/04
Street Date: 8/24/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $149.98


KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC: THE MASTER OF SANCTUARY

ADV Films announced an August 24, 2004 street date for the DVD and VHS release of Knights of the Zodiac: The Master of Sanctuary, the sixth volume in this anime action series.

The series is produced by TV Asahi (Sailor Moon and Gundam Wing) and Toei Animation (Dragon Ball Z and Neon Genesis Evangelion).

Sanctuary, once the trusted home of all knights, has fallen under the control of an evil force. Without their knowing, its new master has been secretly using his post to enact his plan to enslave the world. To do it, all he needs is the gold helmet to complete the gold cloth that grants ultimate power to whoever dons it. Will Seiya find a way to defeat this evil foe?

Knights of the Zodiac: The Master of Sanctuary (SRP $14.98 DVD; SRP $9.98 VHS) is a DVD and VHS release, containing four complete episodes in English 2.0. Closed captioning is available on VHS and DVD releases. Includes ADV previews.

Volume: 6 of 10
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: N/A
CAT: DKZ/006 (DVD); VKZ/006 (VHS)
UPC: 702727076725 (DVD); 702727079931 (VHS)
Pre-Book Date: 7/27/04
Street Date: 8/24/04
Format: DVD, VHS
SRP: $14.98 (DVD); $9.98 (VHS)


MEGAZONE 23: PART 3

ADV Films has set an August 24, 2004 street date for the DVD release of Megazone 23 Part 3, the third and final volume of this riveting series.

A classic title from the eighties “Golden Age of Anime,” the three-part Megazone 23 is a refreshing blast of intellectual science-fiction and rousing action in the tradition of The Matrix and Blade Runner. Megazone 23 was anime's first successful OVA (original video animation) release and was used by Harmony Gold to create Robotech: The Movie in the eighties.

Game master Eiji Takanaka is the hottest player on the virtual circuit, but trouble finds him when he begins working for E=X Corp. Like Shogo before him, Eiji is caught in a deadly war that once again leads to the artificial intelligence known as EVE. But is this the same EVE? Discover the secrets that lie buried beneath Eden City and in the wreckage of the old Megazone.

Megazone 23 Part 3 (SRP $24.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, includes two complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: poster, production artwork and ADV previews.


Collector's Edition Available!

The first volume of Megazone 23 is also available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Megazone 23 Part 1 DVD, a custom series art box sized to hold the entire three-part series and an exclusive Megazone 23 mouse pad. (SRP $34.98).

Volume: 3 of 3
Running Time: 85 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DMZ/003
UPC: 702727070921
Pre-Book Date: 7/27/04
Street Date: 8/24/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $24.98



WEDDING PEACH: ANGEL BELL

ADV Films announced an August 24, 2004 street date for the DVD release of Wedding Peach: Angel Bell, the fifth volume in this love-struck magical girl series.

It is based on a manga by Sukehiro Tomita (Sailor Moon), Nao Yazawa and Tenyu, with animation produced by KSS, known for other bright, vibrantly animated comedies such as Happy Lesson, Oh My Goddess! and To Heart. The stellar staff also includes Pokémon films' director Kunihiko Yuyama and character designer Kazuko Tadano of Sailor Moon fame.

Guess who's got a crush on Momoko? Takuro, the scrawniest, most insecure kid in school, and he's dead set on stealing a kiss from our hero. Pledging his aid, the evil devil Igneous helps Takuro launch a diabolical plan to win Momoko's heart and in the process uncovers her secret identity!


Wedding Peach: Angel Bell (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including five complete episodes in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation, a reversible cover and ADV previews.

Collector's Edition Available!

The first volume of Wedding Peach is also available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Volume 1: Love Wave DVD, an attractive custom series art box to house volumes 1-5, inflatable beach ball featuring character art and a bonus DVD filled with extras (SRP $39.98).


Volume: 5 of 10
Running Time: 125 minutes
Age Rating: 13+
CAT: DWP/005
UPC: 702727074523
Pre-Book Date: 7/27/04
Street Date: 8/24/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98



About ADV Films:

In the 12 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the UK. With best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic!, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh, ADV Films' extensive catalog is fueling the popularity of anime around the globe. ADV Films' library also includes popular live-action science fiction programs such as The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, the nationally syndicated Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and the Saturn Award-nominated Mutant X.

Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., encompasses a multitude of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Its Anime Network™ is America's first and only television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable 24 hours a day. The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Most recently, the company formed ADV Toys, creating exclusive toys and collectible merchandise based upon the company's extensive original content holdings. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.

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