Great Stories At An Even Greater Price

Sep 13th 2005
New York, NY (September 13, 2005) – Central Park Media announced that the focus this holiday season will be on great storytelling as it re-prices and re-releases three compelling works this November — the action adventure Mecha Masters box set containing works by the legendary Koichi Ohata, the supernatural action series Legend of the Dragon Kings from the screenwriter of “Inuyasha: The TV Series” and The World of Narue DVD Collection based on the best selling graphic novels.

The 6-disc (4 DVDs, plus 2 CDs) Mecha Masters box set will be priced at $34.95srp, the 6-disc Legend of the Dragon Kings DVD Collection will be priced at $59.95srp and the 4-disc The World of Narue DVD Collection will be priced at $39.95srp. All individual DVDs will be available at the new, low price of $9.95srp each.

All DVDs will have audio tracks in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. All titles will have a pre-order date of October 25, 2005 and a street date of November 22, 2005.

Mecha Masters: Explosive Anime Classics
Includes M.D. Geist I & II Collector's Series Edition, Cybernetics Guardian, Genocyber: The Collection, M.D. Geist and Genocyber I Soundtracks and bonus disc in an ultra cool collector's box. From cyberpunk visionary Koichi Ohata!

In the future, man and machine are blending, becoming one. Science has fused cybernetics and genetically altered humans into monstrous killing machines. But even machines can have a soul, and these new super-beings may be the next step in evolution. When humanity turns against these twisted creations, it discovers the true price of its own pride and lust for power.

DVD Features Include: M.D. Geist Creators' Commentary Track by Koichi Ohata & Riku Sanjo, M.D. Geist Graphic Novel, Storyboards, Production Sketches, Trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles, Extensive DVD-ROM Features… and more!
Running time: 296 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752235
SRP: $34.95
UPC: 7-19987-22352-3


The World of Narue DVD Collection
Narue is an adorable school girl with a secret. She's really an alien with powers right out of a sci-fi comic book. Join our spunky heroine as she faces androids, alien invaders, and her first date with the boy next door. It's the sci-fi comedy that's a direct hit to your heart. Complete Series: All 12 episodes on 4 DVDs.

4-Disc Collector's Series Edition Features: Director's Commentary (Disc 1), Japanese Voice Actors' Commentary, Art & Sketch Galleries, Storyboards, Alternate Previews, Japanese Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing, Character Introductions, Japanese Voice Actor Interviews, Anime Idol Feature, The World of Narue Trailers, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles.
Running time: 300 minutes
Genre: Sci Fi/Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752402
SRP: $39.95
UPC: 7-19987-24022-3


Legend of the Dragon Kings DVD Collection
What if dragons existed, hidden in plain sight, magically disguised as the boys next door? The Ryudo brothers seem like typical neighbors, but they hide a mystical secret. They are ancient dragons pledged to protect humanity from evil. Now, as mankind drives itself to extinction, the brothers answer the call of their destiny. Firebreathing dragons once more roam free, and the Earth is transformed into a world of enchantment!

DVD Features: Dubbing Outtakes, Trivia Quiz, Art Gallery, Character Gallery, Legend of the Dragon Kings Trailers, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles.
Running time: 563 minutes
Genre: Supernatural Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752412
SRP: $59.95
UPC: 7-19987-24122-0


Legend of the Dragon Kings: Under Fire
Since Hajime was a boy, he's had strange dreams and superpowers he didn't understand. Now, a madman threatens his family. But if Hajime uses his powers to rescue them, his humanity may be lost forever. Contains episodes 1&2.

DVD features: Art Gallery, Character Gallery, Trivia Quiz, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles, DVD-ROM.
Running time: 94 minutes
Genre: Supernatural Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752061
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-20612-0

Legend of the Dragon Kings: Under Fire/Black Dragon 2-Pack
From Osamu Dezaki, the Director of Black Jack!

Fire-breathing monster or mild-mannered teenager? Hajime has the power to transform into a dragon, and has superhuman fighting skills. When the richest man in the world targets his brothers, Hajime finds himself drawn into a nefarious plot for military domination! Contains episodes 1-4 on 2 DVDs.

DVD Features: Trivia Quiz, Art Gallery, Legend of the Dragon Kings Trailers, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles.
Running time: 186 minutes
Genre: Supernatural Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752336
SRP: $19.95
UPC: 7-19987-23362-1


Legend of the Dragon Kings: Red Dragon
From the screenwriter of Inuyasha: The TV Series!

Hajime and his brothers aren't human. As each comes of age, he gains the ability to transform into a fire-breathing dragon. Wonders of magic or science, they are stalked by a mad scientist bent on dissecting them and stealing their secrets. When an innocent friend is kidnapped by the enemy, the brothers fall into a deadly trap! Will the dragons survive? Contains episodes 5&6.

DVD Features: Dubbing Outtakes, Art Gallery, Previews, Legend of the Dragon Kings Trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles.
Running time: 92 minutes
Genre: Supernatural Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752325
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23252-5

Legend of the Dragon Kings: Iron Dragon
From the screenwriter of Inuyasha: The TV Series, Fake and Battle Angel Alita.

Owaru is a super-powered teenager with an attitude and lots of problems! It's bad enough that he transforms into a dragon when he gets mad, but now the neighbors are trying to run his family out of town. Worse, the diabolical Dr. Crenshaw has dispatched an army of cyborgs to destroy him! Contains episodes 7&8.

DVD Features: Art Gallery, Legend of the Dragon Kings Trailers, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles.
Running time: 97 minutes
Genre: Supernatural Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752335
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23352-2


Legend of the Dragon Kings: White Dragon
The dragon-boy Owaru is kidnapped by the mysterious Lady L! A double agent who was horribly scarred in a dragon attack, Lady L means to use the teenager's super-powers to gain world domination. Alone and desperate, Owaru loses control and transforms into a monstrous wind dragon. Can his family rescue him before he annihilates the city? Contains episodes 9&10.

DVD Features: Art Gallery, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles.
Running time: 94 minutes
Genre: Supernatural Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752364
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23642-4


Legend of the Dragon Kings: Blue Dragon
THE FINAL CHAPTER! From the screenwriter of Inuyasha: The TV Series.

Throughout his family's adventures, Hajime has always been the leader, the strong older brother, and the dragon with the greatest superpowers. Now he is the prisoner of the secret agent known as Lady L. As his younger brothers scramble to outwit her army, they are shaken by premonitions. Ancient prophecies are coming to fruition, and Lady L's mad plot is the key to unlocking their supernatural destiny! Contains episodes 11&12.

DVD Features: Art Gallery, Legend of the Dragon Kings Trailers, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles.
Running time: 92 minutes
Genre: Supernatural Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752390
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23902-9

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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