Street Fighter Alpha: Generations

Aug 23rd 2005
MANGA ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS THE TRUTH

ABOUT LEGENDARY STREET FIGHTER CHARACTER

AKUMA, IN STREET FIGHTER ALPHA: GENERATIONS

Coming on DVD October 25, 2005

The Ultimate Fight Is About To Begin

Chicago, IL (August 23, 2005) – Anime distributor Manga Entertainment has once again demonstrated their commitment to producing original high-quality Japanese animation with the forthcoming release of the all new anime co-production Street Fighter Alpha: Generations. Alongside a host of new action figures, trading cards, and games which will be released by a score of different companies in conjunction with national Street Fighter month this October, Manga is proud to bring the untold origin story of Street Fighter's most intriguing and popular characters to DVD on October 25th.

In this thrilling prequel to Street Fighter Alpha, Ryu returns to pay homage to his deceased mentor, but is tormented by disturbing memories of his master's killer. In a quest to become a true martial arts master, Ryu sets out to hone his street fighting skills and to deliver himself from the haunting legacy of the Dark Hadou. But the ultimate test of his new power can only be accomplished through one last fateful confrontation with his arch-nemesis, Gouki.

“Generations was created to give an insight to some of the answers to why the most intriguing and arcane character, Akuma (Gouki), became who he is. It also explores the history behind some of the Street Fighter characters and how the main character Ryu, is inadvertently linked to his arch nemesis Akuma (Gouki)” states co-producer, Kaoru Mfaume (Dead Leaves, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex). For more information, please visit: www.streetfighteralpha.com

Street Fighter Alpha: Generations constitutes the directorial debut of Ikuo Kuwana – a veteran animator for such ground-breaking anime works as Steamboy, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Blood: The Last Vampire and Dead Leaves. He is joined by acclaimed anime producer Kazufumi Nomura (Robot Carnival, Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure), cinematographer Hideo Okazaki (Roujin Z) and veteran sound director Yasunori Honda (X, Ninja Scroll, Urotsukidoji, Macross).

Street Fighter Alpha: Generations DVD Bonus Features include: Behind the Scenes Interview with Cast & Directors, Production Report, Audio options of: English & Japanese Languages; English & Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound and Motion Menus. The soundtrack was created by legendary musician and record producer, Bill Laswell.

STREET FIGHTER ALPHA: GENERATIONS

Pre-book Date: September 27, 2005 Street Date: October 25, 2005

Studio: Manga Entertainment, an Anchor Bay Entertainment Company

Running Time: 50 minutes plus extras SRP: $24.98 Barcode: 0-13138-20029-7

Selection: M2002 Unrated: Suggested 13 & up Contains Animated Violence

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

Manga Entertainment is an Anchor Bay Entertainment company. Anchor Bay Entertainment is an established leader in the field of home entertainment with an enormous library that includes the ever-popular Thomas & Friends collection, notable films such as “Time Bandits” and “Halloween,” classic television programming such as “Three's Company” and chart-topping fitness titles including the “Crunch” and “For Dummies” series.

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, Anchor Bay Entertainment, IDT Entertainment and IDT Corporation can be accessed via the web by visiting www.manga.com, www.anchorbayentertainment.com, www.idtentertainment.com, and www.IDT.net.

For more information, contact: Danielle Garnier, Manga Entertainment

312-751-0020 or [email protected]

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