AsiaVision To Launch in March 2006

Dec 19th 2005
URBAN VISION ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS ASIAVISION

Los Angeles, CA, December 13, 2005— In Spring 2006, Asian film will have a new look. From Urban Vision Entertainment comes AsiaVision, a brand new line of Asian live-action movies that will be distributed theatrically and direct to video. Urban Vision first built a name for itself in the anime market through a strategic relationship with the world famous animation studio Mad House, leading to hit titles, including Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Ninja Scroll: The Series. Likewise, AsiaVision will dedicate its focused resources to release the best in Asian horror and action titles.

AsiaVision will receive its big launch in Spring 2006 with a limited theatrical run of the hit Japanese blockbuster "AZUMI", which will tour in major cities across the United States. "AZUMI" is based on the comics of Yu Koyama, which has sold more than 8 million copies. The film grossed approximately $7.5 million USD and inspired a sequel, "AZUMI 2: DEATH OR LOVE", which is also scheduled to a limited theatrical release by AsiaVision. A DVD release of "AZUMI" is planned for the second quarter of 2006.

"AZUMI" tells the story of a female assassin, trained from childhood among a group of youths with a single mission: to exterminate three rebel warlords and avert civil war. As unparalleled killers, the group's first task is to kill each other, and only the strongest will go on.

AsiaVision's inaugural DVD release arrives March 1, 2006 with "CURSE, DEATH & SPIRIT", a collection of three short horror stories directed by Hideo Nakata (director of Ringu, The Ring 2). Originally released to Japanese television, "CURSE, DEATH & SPIRIT" explores supernatural possibilities in familiar settings—the city, nature, and even one's home. This early work became the foundation for Nakata's later works of terror for which he is famous.

Also on the slate for DVD release are "KILL DEVIL," a slasher film centered around unwilling teens who are placed in an experiment involving a "murder gene" (street date April 4, 2006), and "KOKKURI," which recounts the fixation of Japanese teenagers with "Kokkuri-san," a spirit who can be called upon to provide an answer to any question—no matter the consequences.

AsiaVision titles will be available online and at stores everywhere in 2006. For more information, please e-mail [email protected]

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