CPM Space Age Classics for $9.99

May 18th 2005

For Immediate Release:

FROM SPACE AGE COMEDY TO THE CLASSICS,
GET THEM ALL FROM CENTRAL PARK MEDIA
FOR ONLY $9.95!


New York, NY (May 17, 2005) – Central Park Media announced that its July releases will include the re-release of some of its classic mainstream anime programs re-priced at the super low price of only $9.95srp. The creative talent behind these productions include the creators of such popular anime programs like Geobreeders, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Video Girl Ai among others.

All DVDs will have audio tracks in both English and Japanese with English subtitles with the exception of the “Animated Classics” discs which are only available in Japanese with English subtitles. All titles will have a pre-order date of June 28, 2005 and a street date of July 26, 2005.

 

DNA2 (DNA Squared): Metamorphosis
From the creator of Video Girl Ai!
Junta has a problem: he's deathly allergic to girls! All this changes when a beautiful woman arrives from the future and transforms him into the super-suave Mega-Playboy. But the transformation is unstable, and if Junta can't unravel the time traveler's mystery, he (and the fate of the world) will never be the same!

Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752232
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22322-6

 

DNA2 (DNA Squared): Turbulence
Space age technology transforms girl-phobic Junta into the infamous Mega-Playboy! (He hasn't got any special powers, but the force of his charm is superhuman.) All the prettiest girls in school fall madly in love with him, and with so many in pursuit, mayhem is sure to follow! Contains episodes 4-6.

Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752245
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22452-0


DNA2 (DNA Squared): Mutation
From the the director of Geobreeders!
Beautiful but bungling time traveler Karin Aoi accidentally transforms a high school loser into the super-charming Mega-Playboy, with disastrous results. The Mega-Playboy wreaks havoc throughout the school, wooing every female in his path. Worse, Karin finds herself falling for her own flirtatious creation. If she cures him, she'll lose the only man she's ever loved, but if she doesn't, the Mega-Playboy will break the heart of every girl on Earth! Contains episodes 7-9.

Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752246
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22462-9


DNA2 (DNA Squared): Crossfire
When a high school student meddles with technology that he doesn't understand, he transforms into a dangerous shape-shifter. Now he's off to impress the ladies! Contains episodes 10-12.

Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752247
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22472-8


DNA2 (DNA Squared): Epiphany
"solid romantic comedy" - Gamepro.com
The laugh-out-loud conclusion! Junta's teenage great-granddaughter Lulara appears from the future, but not for a joyful family reunion. To save her own life and the future of all her kin, she's determined to permanently transform Junta into the Mega-Playboy. His one chance for survival may be to destroy his flirtatious alter-ego but if he succeeds, his great-granddaughter might disappear forever! Contains episodes 13-15.

Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752248
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22482-7


DNA2 (DNA Squared): DVD Collection
"One of the best anime series I have ever seen!" - Animetric.com
Junta has a problem: he's a girl-allergic loser! All this changes with the arrival of Karin, a gorgeous time-traveler who transforms him into the Mega-Playboy, the suavest girl-magnet around. Suddenly, all the prettiest girls in school have fallen in love with him, and wth so many adoring fans, mayhem is sure to follow!

Running time: 375 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752319
SRP: $49.95
UPC: 7-19987-23192-4



Animated Classics of Japanese Literature: Botchan Parts 1&2/Student Days
Botchan: Parts 1 & 2 by Soseki Natsume: The new teacher Botchan has arrived, and he challenges students and peers alike in one hilarious situation after another!
Student Days
by Kume Masao: Young Kenkichi is determined to enter a prestigious school. He sacrifices every waking hour to his studies, but at what cost?

Only available in Japanese with English subtitles.

Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 872275
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22752-1


Animated Classics of Japanese Literature: The Harp of Burma Parts 1&2/Season of the Sun
The Harp of Burma: Parts 1 & 2 by Michio Takeyama: Near the end of World War II, a soldier is missing and presumed dead by his captured comrades. A mysterious monk may hold the key to his disappearance.
Season of the Sun
by Ishihara Shintaro: A boxer and a beautiful woman share a tumultuous relationship in post WWII Japan. Will love guarantee them a happy life, or will pride tear them apart?

Only available in Japanese with English subtitles.

Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Drama
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 872273
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22732-3



Animated Classics of Japanese Literature: The Izu Dancer/The Dancing Girl/A Ghost Story
The Izu Dancer by Kawabata Yasunari: A young student falls in love with a traveling dancer, but societal differences may tear them apart.
The Dancing Girl
by Mori Ohgai: A Japanese man working in turn of the century Berlin fathers a child with an impoverished dancer. But political difficulties force him to choose between his career or the woman he loves.
A Ghost Story
by Koizumi Yakumo: A blind lute player chants the old legend. His music attracts the attention of the dead, who request a special performance.

Only available in Japanese with English subtitles.

Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Drama
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 872277
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22772-9


Animated Classics of Japanese Literature: The Sound of Waves Parts 1&2/Growing Up
The Sound of Waves: Parts 1 & 2 by Mishima Yukio: A poor fisherman falls in love with the daughter of the most powerful man in his village. To overcome this obstacle, he must prove his bravery in a terrible sea storm.
Growing Up
by Higuchi Ichiyo: Two friends are torn apart when one joins a gang, betraying the bond of trust between them.

Only available in Japanese with English subtitles.

Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Drama
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 872280
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22802-3


Birdy the Mighty: Double Trouble
From the director of The Animatrix episode Program!
" Excellent work" - AnimeNewsNetwork.com
From the Director of X: The TV Series, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Ninja Scroll, and Cyber City Oedo.
Birdy's a beautiful space cop whose job just went from bad to worse. While hunting an alien felon, Birdy accidentally killed Tsutomu, a mild mannered high school student! To save his life, she is forced to time-share his body. Can these unlikely partners pass the deadly high school exams while being attacked by killer robots? Contains episodes 1&2.

Running time: 70 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752384
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23842-8


Birdy the Mighty: Final Force
"Terrific" - AnimeJump.com
A gorgeous space cop with a hair-trigger temper. A high school student with a lot on his mind. They share a body, and they fight crime! Tsutomu's girlfriend begins to suspect his secret identity, but he and Birdy are about to unmask a mad scientist and can't risk telling the truth. Disaster strikes in the form of an unstoppable cyborg assassin, and our heroes are forced to blow their cover, or risk the destruction of the entire city! The final volume: Contains episodes 3&4.

Running time: 60 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752385
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23852-7


Ayane's High Kick
Meet Ayane Mitsui, a high school student with dreams of becoming a pro-wrestler! But what will she do when the top contender of the "All Japan Kickboxing League" challenges her to a duel? Will she be able to high-kick her way to victory - or will she get kicked-out of school?

Running time: 60 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 3UP
WEA Selection: 752420
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-24202-9

 

 

About Central Park Media:
Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment lines, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating audience: U.S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of graphic novels under its CPM Press label. Central Park Media also carries a broad array of documentaries released under its CPM label, as well as live-action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.


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