ADV July 19 Releases

Jun 23rd 2005
ADV PULLS THE HAT TRICK JULY 19

Anime, Asian Live Action, and Sci-Fi All Hit on One Great DVD Tuesday
HOUSTON, June 23, 2005 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce five new titles for July 19, hitting every genre ADV is known for: the very best in anime, with new installments of D.N.Angel and Peacemaker, the Asian action-comedy feature films Jail Breakers and Jungle Juice, and a sci-fi extravaganza courtesy of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. It's an embarrassment of riches!


DNANGEL: ICE & DARKNESS

Sixth Volume in the Hit Anime Series

Lauded by critics as “a fun show and an interesting adaptation of the manga series” (Anime on DVD) in which “the quality of animation and artwork is impressive” (Japan Hero), ADV's D.N.Angel DVD series has something for anime and manga fans alike. The penultimate disk in the seven disk series, D.N.Angel: Ice & Darkness, hits store shelves July 19th.

Adapted from the international best-selling manga series by Yukiru Sugisaki, D.N.Angel is a funny romantic adventure with a fantastic premise. High school hottie Risa has two suitors: shy Daisuke and his dashing alter-ego, the magical thief Dark. Imagine losing out to your better half! Worse, it's Daisuke's love for Risa that triggers the change. The only way to cure this genetic disease is to win the heart of his true love – but that's not happening anytime soon!

Synopsis: Things are not going well for Daisuke Niwa. Besides dealing with his usual school and girl problems he also has to deal with Dark. The Cultural festival is coming up and Daisuke painted a beautiful snowscape for the festival. Everything seems fine until Daisuke is suddenly pulled into the world of his painting! Dark runs to the rescue and brings Riku and Risa along for the ride! However, when they have the chance to save him, Daisuke decides to stay. Daisuke's world gets turned upside down in this next exciting volume of D.N.Angel. Why not come along for the ride

D.N.Angel: Ice & Darkness (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 21–23, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a commentary track for Episode 23 with Kira Vincent Davis (Saehara), John Swasey (Daiki), Christine Auten (Second Hand of Time) & Sasha Paysinger (Freedert), a new “D.N.Angel Talk” 4 video segment, Part Two of the “3D Scene Production” segment, and the “True Light Piano Solo,” plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

D.N.Angel: The Dawn of Dark Collector's Edition is still available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of D.N.Angel plus a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire seven volume series (SRP $39.98).

DVD Product Details

Volume: 6 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: 13+
CAT: DDNA/006
UPC: 702727087820
Pre-Book Date: 6/21/2005
Street Date: 7/19/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



PEACEMAKER: PRELUDE TO BATTLE

The Wolves Are On The Hunt In The Sixth Installment Of The Seven-Disk Series

The fan-favorite samurai series continues when Peacemaker: Prelude to Battle hits store shelves everywhere July 19. “This is one series that must be a part of your DVD collection. At last, Rurouni Kenshin has a worthy companion” (DVDVisionJapan.com).

Known for its winning combination of elegant design, serious adventure, and sharp comedy, Peacemaker was produced by the acclaimed Gonzo Digimation (Gantz, Chrono Crusade) with character designs by noted craftsman Akemi Hayashi (Fruits Basket). The series follows the career of 15-year old Tetsunosuke Ichimura, who joins the elite Shinsengumi swordsmen after his parents were murdered by Choshu rebels.

Synopsis: Spurred on by an acute desire for justice, the Shinsengumi prepare to smoke out their enemies. But playing with fire can get out of hand, and pyromania sets in on both sides. The conflict reaches a fever pitch as hands all-too-eager for battle stoke the flames of war. But not everyone is prepared to fight. Deeds from the past paralyze Yamanami, and lingering memories send Tetsu into a catatonic fit. The question must be answered now: will he become a demon and run with wolves? Or will he choose a path of peace?

Peacemaker: Prelude to Battle (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 19-21, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include video production sketches and two new “Character Collections,” plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

The Peacemaker Collectors Box is still available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of Peacemaker in a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire 7 volume series (SRP $39.98).

The Hit Anime Is Also A Best-Selling Manga Series!

ADV Manga publishes the American edition of the ongoing Peacemaker manga series. Three volumes have been published to date. For more details, visit www.ADV-manga.com.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 6 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DPCM/006
UPC: 702727077920
Pre-Book Date: 6/21/2005
Street Date: 7/19/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



JAIL BREAKERS

One of Korea's Top 5 Feature Films – Finally Available In America!

ADV is proud to present the hit Korean action-comedy Jail Breakers, available on DVD July 19. This hilarious prison break story features lots of action as well as laughs and was one of Korea's top five grossing feature films of 2003.

Starring Kyung-gu Sol and Seung-won Cha, two of Korea's hottest actors, Jail Breakers tells the story of Mu-suk, who has spent the past six years trying to dig his way out of prison. The good news is that he's almost finished digging. The bad news is that he and fellow inmate Jae-pil are about to be given amnesty – only no one has mentioned this to them! Complete mayhem erupts as the dynamic duo escape, try to out-run a pack of angry cops, kidnap Jae-pil's girlfriend, and somehow break back into prison!

Jail Breakers (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including presented in both English 5.1 and Korean 2.0 with English subtitles. The DVD release is being presented in an exclusive anamorphic widescreen version.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 120 minutes
Age Rating: TV MA (L)
CAT: DJBK/001
UPC: 702727125027
Pre-Book Date: 6/21/2005
Street Date: 7/19/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



JUNGLE JUICE

The Hysterical Action Comedy Straight Out of Korea

ADV is proud to offer American audiences yet another in a string of hilarious action comedies straight out of Korea – Jungle Juice, available on DVD July 19. This big budget cinematic feature is being presented in an exclusive anamorphic version for DVD.

Ki-tae and Chul-soo are trying to make a mark in the world, but the world won't let them! The two try to get “made” by the local mob by being the look-outs for a drug deal. Apparently, that's was too much for these two. The deal goes bad. Very bad! And now Ki-tae and Chul-soo need to come up with the money lost from the deal. Fast! These two are willing to do “anything” for money, but of course nothing goes right.

Suddenly things begin to look up for the duo. Chul-soo scores a big bag of the “White Powder”. This might be the answer to their prayers! With the help of Meg, a local prostitute, and her connections, the three embark on a road-trip that might lead them to all their dreams. They better make it fast, because hot on their heels is the baddest mofo muscle, Min-chul, from the 588 mob family. For him, it's not just a job, it's personal.

With the world against them, will Ki-tae, Chul-soo and Meg be able to make the big score or just float away empty handed?

Jungle Juice (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release presented in both English 5.1 and Korean 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV MA (V, L, S)
CAT: DJGJ/001
UPC: 702727125126
Pre-Book Date: 6/21/2005
Street Date: 7/19/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



GENE RODDENBERRY'S ANDROMEDA SEASON 4 BOX

The Entire Fourth Season of the Hit Sci-Fi Series for One Low Price!

On July 19, ADV Films is pleased to present the Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda™ Season 4 Boxset, 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 series 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 4 Collection (SRP $69.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including all 22 complete episodes of the fourth season on five dual-sided discs. Packed with extras, each episode is presented in anamorphic widescreen in English 2.0 audio and closed captioning.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 1100 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: DAN/BX4
UPC: 702727128929
Pre-Book Date: 6/21/2005
Street Date: 7/19/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $69.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


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. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.

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