ADV Films Announces November 16 Release Dates

Oct 20th 2004
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 16 RELEASE DATES

HOUSTON, October 20, 2004— ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S, is excited to announce a street date of November 16 for their latest slate of hit home video releases.


NEON GENESIS EVANGELION PLATINUM: 03

ADV Films today announced a November 16, 2004 street date for the DVD release of Neon Genesis Evangelion – Platinum: 03. Biblical prophecy, human drama and blistering hi-tech battle action collide as the award winning anime classic unleashes new fury with breathtaking re-mastered video and jaw-dropping digitally re-mastered 5.1 surround sound, creating the ultimate Evangelion DVD experience.

This highly anticipated popular series is directed by Hideaki Anno (Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water, His and Her Circumstances); produced by GAINAX (FLCL), NAS (Yu-Gi-Oh!) and TV Tokyo (Serial Experiments Lain); and animated by Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) and GAINAX.

The war against the Angels comes closer than ever before as new attacks target the individual members of NERV themselves! First a suspicious power failure leaves NERV defenseless, and Shinji, Asuka and Rei must find their way through an underground labyrinth to reach their Evas. Misato's sudden promotion becomes a nightmare as she finds herself responsible for helming NERV's attack on the largest Angel yet, while Ritsuko must race against time to decipher the secrets buried inside the core of the MAGI!

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum:3 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 language versions with English subtitles. The volume is housed in an exclusive metallic finish slipcover. Extras include: Clean opening and closing animation, commentary for episode 11 with Tiffany Grant (Asuka) & Matt Greenfield (ADR Director), commentary for episode 13 with Matt Greenfield (ADR Director) & Wade Shemwell (English 5.1 Mix Supervisor), The English Remix Process and ADV previews.



Collector's Edition Available!

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum 01 is available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Volume 1 DVD with an exclusive metallic finish slipcover and an attractive custom series art box to house all seven volumes. Extras include: one-of-a-kind numbered decal; profile booklet filled with screen shots, Japanese commentaries and character profiles; Episode: 01 commentary by ADR director Matt Greenfield; Episode: 02 commentary by Matt Greenfield and Spike Spencer (“Shinji”); Episode: 03 commentary by Matt Greenfield, clean opening and closing animation, a 12-page booklet about the series and ADV previews (SRP $39.98).



Volume: 3 of 7
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DNGE/003
UPC: 702727078828
Pre-Book Date: 10/19/04
Street Date: 11/16/04
Format: DVD
DVD SRP: $29.98


CHRONO CRUSADE: HOLY WAR

ADV Films is proud to announce a street date of November 16, 2004 for the DVD release of Chrono Crusade: Holy War, the second gospel in the unique and thrilling new anime series that merges spectacular action with graphic horror.



Based on the hit graphic novel series created by Daisuke Moriyama and distributed in North America by ADV MangaTM, Chrono Crusade already had a huge fan following even before an “A” list of production talent, including heavy hitter GONZO (Full Metal Panic!, Hellsing), stepped in to make the animated version. Adding to that potent list of talent, ADV Films' DVD release will contain numerous bonus features and both the original Japanese version and an all new 5.1 English language version produced by top-ranked dubbing studio ISM.



Chrono and Rosette are back, and there's a whole new legion of the damned out to get them! But this time they've got a little help in giving the devils hell, as Azmaria and a new demon hunter join the fight. Unfortunately, there are bigger, badder demons yet to come, and when the devil who kidnapped Rosette's brother resurfaces, it looks like the Magdalene Order may have met its match. Can our heroes cheat the devil out of his bargain?



Limited Collector's Edition Available!

The first volume of Chrono Crusade is also available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Volume 1: A Plague of Demons DVD and an attractive custom series art box to house the entire series (SRP $39.98).



Chrono Crusade: Holy War (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: reversible cover, clean opening and closing animation, production sketches, Azmaria's Extras Classes video, background info for characters and setting, original on-air openings, Chrono Crusade Chronicle, and ADV previews.



Volume: 2 of 7
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DCHC/002
UPC: 702727082924
Pre-Book Date: 10/19/04
Street Date: 11/16/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98



EL PARAÍSO DE HELLO KITTY®: APRENDRE CON CARIÑO

ADV Films today announced a November 16, 2004 street date for the Spanish language DVD and VHS release of El Paraíso de Hello Kitty: Aprendre con Cariño (Hello Kitty's Paradise: Learn with Love), the fourth delightful volume in this animated series for fans of all ages.

Hello Kitty, the flagship brand of Sanrio, is loved and enjoyed by people of all ages around the world, and has a multi-million dollar retail presence with strong appeal for fans of Barbie Fantasy Tales Collection, Disney classics and Strawberry Shortcake.

Follow the adventures of Hello Kitty, her twin sister Mimmy and their friends from school. Hello Kitty's Paradise is a joyful take on childhood adventures, with a healthy smattering of educational content about such important skills as sharing, having good table manners, writing letters and being polite.

El Paraíso de Hello Kitty: Aprendre con Cariño (DVD $14.98 SRP; VHS $9.98 SRP) is a DVD and VHS release containing four episodes, two segments each, of the beloved children's series presented in Spanish 2.0. Extras include loads of Fun & Games throughout, including such diversions as “Kitty's Caterpillar Quiz,” and “Guess the Shape.”



Volume: 4 of 4
Running Time: 90 minutes
Age Rating: All
CAT: DHKS/004 (DVD), VHKS/004 (VHS)
UPC: 702727091322 (DVD), 702727080739 (VHS)
Pre-Book Date: 10/19/04
Street Date: 11/16/04
Format: DVD, VHS
SRP: $14.98 (DVD), $9.98 (VHS)



GENE RODDENBERRY'S ANDROMEDA™ SEASON FOUR COLLECTION THREE

ADV Films is pleased to announce a November 16, 2004 street date for the DVD release of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda™ Season Four Collection Three, a must-have for fans of the top-rated, nationally syndicated weekly sci-fi/action program starring Kevin Sorbo.

The Gemini award-winning, Saturn award-nominated Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda features heroic stories, electrifying action, and spectacular special effects. A testament to the show's popularity, Kevin Sorbo was named one of the ten most bankable stars in national syndication for two consecutive years.

Based on writings of the legendary writer, producer, and creator of the enormously successful Star Trek franchise Gene Roddenberry, the series is produced by Andromeda Productions Ltd., in association with Tribune Entertainment Company and Fireworks Entertainment, Inc.


Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: Season Four, Collection Three episodes:

“Exalted Reason, Resplendent Daughter” (Episode 410)

Dylan and the crew hunt down a notorious outlaw who has kidnapped the daughter of a Commonwealth leader.

“The Torment, The Release” (Episode 411)

Dylan is put on trial by the Collectors and Triumvirs for high crimes against the Commonwealth.

“The Spider's Stratagem” (Episode 412)

The Andromeda crew intercepts a smuggler's stash of mysterious bio-armor on its way to a war-torn galaxy.

“The Warmth of an Invisible Light” (Episode 413)

Dylan is transported to an alternate reality where Harper's evil counterpart has overthrown the Commonwealth.

Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: Season Four, Collection Three (SRP $39.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release containing four complete episodes (episodes 410 to 413) on two discs. Presented in anamorphic widescreen in English 2.0 audio and closed captioning. Extras include: Meet the Cast: Brent Stait (Rev Bem), Meet the Director: Richard Flower (Exalted Reason, Resplendent Daughter), Character bios: Dylan Hunt & Beka Valentine, The Andromeda Guidebook: Slipstream, Andromeda TV promos, Behind the Scenes: Make-up, Cast bios: Kevin Sorbo (Dylan) & Lisa Ryder (Beka), The Andromeda Guidebook: Powering the Andromeda Ascendant, Gordon Michael Woolvett's bloopers and gags, Andromeda TV promos and ADV Previews

Running Time: 200 minutes
Age Rating: ALL
CAT: DAN/4D3
UPC: 702727065026
Pre-Book Date: 10/19/04
Street Date: 11/16/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98



WEDDING PEACH: SCARLET TEARS

ADV Films is happy to announce a November 16, 2004 street date for the seventh volume in this love-struck magical girl series, Wedding Peach: Scarlet Tears.

Based on the hit manga by Sukehiro Tomita (Sailor Moon), Nao Yazawa and Tenyu, Wedding Peach was produced by KSS, known for such other vibrantly animated comedies such as Happy Lesson and Oh My Goddess!

If two's company, and three's a crowd...Then what in the world do you do with a fourth Love Angel who's mad as hell and out for blood? Fasten your seatbelts and hold on tight 'cause there's a new Love Angel in town, and she's ready to kick some serious devil butt! Let's just hope the other Love Angels can teach her a little tenderness before it's too late. And speaking of tenderness, what in the world is going on between Angel Lily and Limone? Could it be love??? The battlefield is definitely heating up as Potamos unleashes her jealous wrath on the Hanazano campus, flipping the entire school upside down!

Wedding Peach: Scarlet Tears (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including six 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 new Collector's Edition for Wedding Peach is still available! This collection includes Wedding Peach Volume 6 DVD, an attractive custom series art box to hold volumes 6 – 9 and Wedding Peach DX, and a bonus disc filled with extras ($39.98).

Volume: 7 of 10
Running Time: 150 minutes
Age Rating: 13+
CAT: DWP/007
UPC: 702727074721
Pre-Book Date: 10/19/04
Street Date: 11/16/04
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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