CPM Reprices Titles for September

Jul 19th 2005
More Great Titles Recognized As Classics,
As CPM Makes Them Affordable For All

New York, NY (July 19, 2005) – Central Park Media announced that in September, it will re-price and re-release an assortment of its best-selling mainstream anime titles at the favorably low price of $9.95 SRP each. Slated for re-release at the beginning of this fall are the popular Agent Aika series from the creators of the renowned Project A-Ko, the supernatural action-packed adventure, Geobreeders, and the five distinct comedic gems from the over-the-top Ping Pong Club series, an anime widely acclaimed as one of the funniest of its kind. Box sets for two of these series will also be re-priced and re-released in September; the 2-disc Geobreeders DVD Collection will be available at $19.95 SRP, and The Ping Pong Club DVD Collection, which includes all 5 of the DVDs, will be $49.95 SRP. In addition to these riveting titles, CPM also plans to re-release at only $9.95 the must own DVD, Photon: The Idiot Adventures.

All DVDs will have audio tracks in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. All titles will have a pre-order date of August 30, 2005 and a street date of September 27, 2005.

Geobreeders
From the Animation Director of Macross Plus!

The brave men and women of Kagura Total Security work 'round the clock to rid the world of its most troublesome pests: phantoms! Their only weapons: their wits, the most advanced computer technology, and... REALLY BIG GUNS! Okay, so they're a bunch of trigger-happy lunatics. But when a young friend gets kidnapped by a mysterious enemy, the Kagura team is her only hope. Boy, is she in trouble... Contains Episodes 1-3.

DVD Features: Previews, Extensive DVD-ROM Features, English & Japanese with English subtitles
Running time: 90 min
Genre: Action/Adventure/Supernatural
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 751874
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-18742-9


Geobreeders: Breakthrough
Big Guns! Big Explosions! Big Trouble! Gun-toting babes versus supernatural bad guys! From animation action genius Yuji Moriyama (Robotech, Tenchi Muyo!, Project A-Ko, Urusei Yatsura).

Join Kagura Total Security, a pack of lovable loose cannons dedicated to wiping out phantoms. Get ready for rip-roaring explosions, terrifying chase scenes, and lots of two-fisted fighting action! Contains Episodes 4-7.

DVD features: Yuji Moriyama Interview, Original Japanese Trailer, U.S. Trailer, Storyboards, Art Gallery, Previews, Extensive DVD-ROM Features, English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 120 min
Genre: Action/Adventure/Supernatural
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752185
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-21622-8


Geobreeders DVD Collection
Twice the action! Twice the fight scenes! Twice the fun! Enjoy the complete Geobreeders experience! 2-DVD set includes the programs Geobreeders and Geobreeders: Breakthrough

DVD features: Yuji Moriyama Interview, Original Japanese Trailer, U.S. Trailer, Storyboards, Art Gallery, Previews, Extensive DVD-ROM Features, English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 210 min
Genre: Action/Adventure/Supernatural
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752186
SRP: $19.95
UPC: 7-19987-21862-8


Agent Aika: Naked Missions
From the creator of Project A-Ko!

She's sexy, suave and sophisticated, but she's no bimbo. She's a martial arts expert and a jet fighter pilot with the body of a supermodel. She's Aika, and she's one of the best secret agents in the business. Armed with her trusty, semi-sentient super-battle bustier, no risk is too great! Includes Episodes 1-4!

DVD Features: Japanese Music Video, Character Profiles, Previews, Extensive DVD-ROM Features, English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 100 min
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752038
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-20382-2


Agent Aika: Final Battle
From the creator of Project A-Ko!

Aika's on vacation and ready to let her hair down. But she's seduced by a master manipulator intent on revenge. Can Aika fight her way to freedom without losing her heart...and her inhibitions? Frills will fly tonight! Includes Episodes 5-7!

DVD Features: Japanese Music Video, Character Profiles, Previews, Extensive DVD-ROM Features, English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 75 min
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752044
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-20442-3


Make Way for the Ping Pong Club
Great for fans of Beavis & Butt-Head!

Dirty jokes, girl trouble, and other dumb things: these are the trials and tribulations of the boy's Ping Pong Club. Join these not-so-lovable losers as they face their worst enemies: themselves! Contains Episodes 1-4.

DVD features include: Audio Commentary, English & Japanese with English Subtitles, Trailers, and DVD-ROM.
Running time: 120 min
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 436193
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-95243-61932-3


The Ping Pong Club: Love & Comedy (Die! Die! Die!)
Watch and laugh as our heroes come face to face with their worst nemesis: An all-female team! Will it be love, or war? Contains Episodes 5-8.

DVD Features: How to Play Ping Pong (A Silly Video Feature), Textless Opening & Closing Credits, Trailers, Languages: English & Japanese with English Subtitles, and DVD-ROM.
Running time: 120 min
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 436195
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-95243-61952-1


The Ping Pong Club: Goes Too Far
A new teacher has arrived who is so cheerful, so perky, and so completely annoying, that Maeno and the team just have to take action. The twisted freaks of the Ping Pong Club unite to form the Losers' Community, a class of losers, for losers and by losers. Together, they fight for slackers and weirdoes everywhere. As a wise man once said, by losing, they win! Contains Episodes 9-12.

DVD Features: Art Gallery, Title-free Opening & Ending Credits, The Ping Pong Club Trailer, Additional Trailers, and DVD-ROM.
Running time: 120 min
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 436197
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-95243-61972-9


The Ping Pong Club: Losers' Club
Just because you're the biggest geek on campus doesn't mean you can't get the girl. And Maeno, the club's sorest loser, intends to prove it: by cooking up a scheme to play Doctor with every girl in school! Contains Episodes 13-19.

DVD Features: Meet the Characters, Chapter Stops, Sneak Peeks, Interactive Menus, Languages: English & Japanese with English Subtitles, and DVD-ROM.
Running time: 175 min
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 436178
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-95243-61782-4


The Ping Pong Club: Rots in Hell
A criminal mastermind is loose in the Ping Pong Club! Lunches and club dues are missing: who is the culprit? Watch in horror as Maeno uncovers the team's deepest, darkest secrets and incriminating photos come to light! If only someone cared! Contains Episodes 20-26.

DVD Features: Meet the Club, The History of Ping-Pong, Chapter Stops, Sneak Peeks, Interactive Menus, English & Japanese with English Subtitles, and DVD-ROM.
Running time: 180 min
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 436179
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-95243-61792-3

The Ping Pong Club DVD Collection
Dirty jokes, girl trouble, and other dumb things — these are the trials and tribulations of the boys' Ping Pong Club. A sick and twisted company of losers, they fight for the rights of slackers and weirdoes everywhere, and occasionally play Ping Pong along the way. Follow the misadventures of the funniest animated misfits ever as they lose their minds, their hearts, and their sanity in the wacky game of life. Complete series on 5 DVDs.

DVD Features: Audio Commentary by the Characters (Ep. 3), How to Play Ping Pong (A Silly Video Featurette), Textless Opening & Closing Credits, Trailers, Languages: English & Japanese with English Subtitles, and DVD-ROM.
Running time: approx. 700 min
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 436199
SRP: $49.95
UPC: 7-95243-61992-7



Photon: The Idiot Adventures
Photon, a young man with a kind heart and superhuman strength, is accidentally engaged to a renegade space pilot! On the run from the evil emperor of the galaxy and his bumbling henchmen, Photon and his new bride encounter true terror in the form of disastrous cooking contests, exploding spas and cheerleading aliens! Contains all 6 episodes.

DVD Features: Character Profiles, Previews, English & Japanese with English subtitles, and DVD-ROM.
Running time: 180 min
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy/Science Fiction
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752423
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-24232-6

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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