Manga Announces Macross Plus - The Collection

May 5th 2005
MANGA ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE

MACROSS PLUS – THE COLLECTION (2 DVD BOX SET) ON JUNE 14, 2005

Chicago, IL – (May 5, 2005) In celebration of their 10 year anniversary, Manga Entertainment is pleased to announce the DVD Box set release of the award-winning Macross Plus series on June 14, 2005 - featuring all four 45-minute episodes on 2 DVDs available for the first time in one complete package.

Based on the original Superdimensional Fortress Macross, the ground-breaking anime franchise which spawned the immensely popular 1980s U.S. TV series Robotech, Macross Plus is set approximately thirty years after the events of the original Macross. Directed by the incomparable Shoji Kawamori (Escaflowne) with scripts provided by Cowboy Bebop writer Keiko Nobumoto, at the time of it's inception Macross Plus was one of the most expensive anime features ever created – a fact readily seen in the film's stunning cinematography and seamless union of computer generated graphics and digital effects with traditional cel animation..

Nominated by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, for an Annie Award for “Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Home Video Production,” Macross Plus is a technical marvel. Macross Plus is complemented by a riveting soundtrack that adds depth and emotion to the action-packed Top Gun-like animation.

In 2040 A.D. on the colonial planet Eden, the Ministry of Defense is testing and developing a transforming super-stealth aircraft, a new advanced defense vehicle to counter alien attacks. Isamu Dyson is an extroverted jet fighter maverick assigned as a test pilot on Project Super Nova. Competition heats up when he discovers his old rival, Guld, is a test pilot for a competing project. The arrival of Myung, a mutual ex-girlfriend and a big music manager, adds more tension when her client, the universe's most popular virtual reality singer, Sharon Apple, comes alive and is out to take over the galaxy.

Macross Plus scores with its triple-play of dynamic mecha action, dramatic characters and rock music elements creating a visual spectacle with mesmerizing whirlwind air combat scenes. This dramatic, visually superb and acclaimed 4 part anime series is now available in one complete box set and specially priced for its 10th Anniversary release!



Macross Plus: The Collection

Studio: Manga Entertainment Sales & Distribution: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Street Date: June 14, 2005 Pre-book Date: May 17, 2005

Bar Code: 0-13138-20069-3 Selection #: 2006-9

SRP: $39.98 Running Time: 2 DVDs at 90 minutes

Unrated: Suggested 13+.Contains animated violence. Parental discretion advised.


DVD FEATURES: Motion Menus, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. In English and Japanese Languages, English Subtitles, Musical Photo Gallery, Production Team Menus, Original Trailers

Manga Entertainment Inc., an Anchor Bay Entertainment Company, specializes in the production and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga's cutting-edge film catalog also features Asian live-action, cult, pop-culture and international animation. Manga films are distributed in the U.S. through Anchor Bay Entertainment. Manga has offices in London and Tokyo, and is headquartered in Chicago. www.manga.com

Manga Entertainment is a subsidiary of IDT Entertainment; IDT Entertainment is focused on developing, acquiring, producing and distributing computer-generated as well as traditional animated and live productions for the film, broadcast and direct-to-consumer markets. IDT Entertainment is a divisions of the IDT Corporation with common shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IDT; IDT.C). Manga Entertainment, IDT Entertainment and IDT Corporation can be accessed via the web by visiting www.manga.com, www.idtentertainment.com, and www.IDT.net.

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