ADV Films Announces Mezzo: Shell One

Sep 3rd 2004
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES AN OCTOBER 19 RELEASE DATE FOR MEZZO: SHELL ONE


DANGER NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD!

HOUSTON, September 3, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced an October 19 release date for Mezzo: Shell One, the first sizzling volume in the hot new girls with guns series Mezzo. Created by Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite), Mezzo is jam packed with hard-boiled action, sci-fi wonder, and kick-ass babes with guns. And as if the audacious adventures of these skin-tight suit clad heroines alone weren't enough to scare up massive sales, two versions will be released, standard and a Collector's Edition featuring what may be the sexiest art box ever unleashed on unsuspecting male buyers.

Her name is Mikura and she's all about service with a smile.

So what if that service is cracking skulls and the smile happens to be on the other end of a loaded gun? With a killer body, vicious skills, and an attitude to match – Mikura gets away with murder (literally). It's a good thing, too – because in the world of Mezzo, staying alive is never easy!

Meet the Danger Service Agency (DSA), a high-risk trio that pays the bills by putting their asses on the line. It's only Volume 1, but the DSA hasn't wasted any time! Ducking bullets, and dodging punches, the trio find themselves working for a friendly ghost and a foxy weathergirl – helping old friends and hunting down an extraterrestrial. Whether you're looking to run recon on a cheating spouse or smuggle a deadly virus, if the job reeks of danger, there's only one team to call. With Mikura and friends on the case, danger has never looked so good.



Mezzo: Shell One (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including five complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation, production sketches and ADV Films previews.


Limited Collector's Edition Available!

The first volume, Mezzo: Shell One, is also available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Volume 1 DVD and an attractive custom series art box to house the entire series (SRP $34.98).


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.



MEZZO: SHELL ONE
Volume: 1 of 3
Running Time: 125 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DMF/001 (DVD) / DMFBX1 (Collector's Edition)
UPC: 702727092428 (DVD) / 702727103223 (Collector's Edition)
Pre-Book Date: 9/21/04
Street Date: 10/19/04
Format: DVD / Collector's Edition
SRP: $29.98 (DVD) / $34.98 (Collector's Edition)

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