ADV Films Announces September 7 Release Dates

Jul 7th 2004
HOUSTON, July 7, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced its September 7 street dates.

BASToF Syndrome: SECRETS REVEALED
ADV Films announced a September 7, 2004 street date for the DVD release of BASToF Syndrome: Secrets Revealed, the fourth volume in this riveting series.

BASToF Syndrom is ADV Films' first Korean produced anime series. This captivating hit series is sure to be the ultimate hit for anime and video game fans across the board.

The Spearhead Dream Team is getting closer to the truth as they discover Mayor Hadim's connection to the Lemon Game. There's no time to think about that because the secret police are hot on their tail! With so many questions to this exciting mystery, the Spearhead Dream Team must stay focused in order to save the city from another major disaster.

BASToF Syndrome: Secrets Revealed (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Korean 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation and ADV previews.

Volume: 4 of 6
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: 12+
CAT: DBLM/004
UPC: 702727075223
Pre-Book Date: 8/10/04
Street Date: 9/7/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

HELLO KITTY & FRIENDS: PRINCESS DREAMS
ADV Films announced a September 7, 2004 street date for the DVD and VHS release of Hello Kitty & Friends: Princess Dreams, the fifth volume of this adorably cute series!

Join the celebration for the 30th anniversary of Hello Kitty® with the fifth release in the new Hello Kitty & Friends series, Princess Dreams. Hello Kitty, the flagship brand of Sanrio, is enjoyed by fans of all ages worldwide and has a multi-million dollar retail presence with strong appeal for fans of Barbie Fantasy Tales Collection, Disney classics and Strawberry Shortcake.

Join Hello Kitty as she travels back in time to meet a famous prince. Then learn courage with Keroppi as he encounters his own royal friend. Also, discover the secret of Keroppi and his friends' tree house!

Hello Kitty & Friends: Princess Dreams ($14.98 DVD, $9.98 VHS) is a DVD and VHS release, containing four complete episodes. Episodes are presented for the first time ever on DVD and feature English 2.0-language audio.

Volume: 5 of 6
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: ALL
CAT: DHKW/005 (DVD), VHKW/005 (VHS)
UPC: 702727080326 (DVD), 702727084638 (VHS)
Pre-Book Date: 8/10/04
Street Date: 9/7/04
Format: DVD and VHS
SRP: DVD: $14.98 VHS: $9.98

ROBOTECH REMASTERED: ROBOTECH MASTERS COLLECTION 2 VOLUME 5
ADV Films announced a September 7, 2004 street release date for Robotech Remastered: Masters Collection 2, the fifth volume in this newly re-edited and re-mastered series that includes an exclusive action figure!

It features never before seen footage and a fresh, clean digital transfer of Robotech from the original 16mm film stock, returning the series to a lovely and near-pristine state without compromising the character of the original animation.

As The Southern Cross Defense Corps mount increasingly desperate offensive measures against the attacking Robotech Masters, a smitten Dana Sterling helps Zor Prime—the amnesia-stricken clone of the first Robotech Master—integrate with the rest of the 15th squadron, who are reluctant to accept their former enemy into their ranks. But Zor inadvertently places Dana and her comrades in danger when his creators activate him to serve his true purpose—that of a spy for the Masters! With time running out in the race to recapture the protoculture matrix, both sides of the war pull out all the stops in hopes of achieving victory. But there are worse things in space than the Robotech Masters, and whoever comes out on top will face a much bigger threat in the form of the impending Invid invasion.

Robotech Remastered: Masters Collection 2 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including 12 complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Spanish 5.1 in a two-disc set, which includes an art box fitting both discs and an exclusive limited edition Super Veritech Morpher collectible that transforms from robot to spacecraft plus offers a power-packed pull back motor. The audio has been restored and remixed to create the highest-quality sound experience. New footage featuring scenes cut from the original broadcast version of Robotech has been added, including new opening and closing credits and eye catches, creating a never-before-seen version of this seminal adventure series.

Volume: 5 of 7
Running Time: 300 minutes
Age Rating: 13+
CAT: DRT/1D5
UPC: 702727081224
Pre-Book Date: 8/10/04
Street Date: 9/7/04
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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