Fan Favorite Revolutionary Girl Utena to be Re-priced and Re-Released Beginning in February

Dec 22nd 2005
Fan Favorite Revolutionary Girl Utena to be Re-priced and Re-Released Beginning in February
Special Pre-order Offer Available to Fans Who Purchase all Three Box Sets By February 28, 2006

NEW YORK, NY (December 22, 2005) Central Park Media announced that the popular shoujo television series, Revolutionary Girl Utena will be re-priced and re-released beginning this February. At that time, this well known series will only be available in box sets with The Rose Collection DVD Boxed Set, which includes The Rose Collection 1, The Rose Collection 2 and the stand alone feature Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, slated for re-release on February 28, 2006. The re-release of the remaining two box sets will follow in the spring with all three sets priced at only $39.95 SRP each.

Further, Central Park Media has created a special limited time offer especially for its long time Utena fans. Those consumers who wish to purchase all three of the box sets can now do so for one low price of only $99.95(which includes shipping) and will receive an Utena t-shirt as a bonus. In order to qualify for this offer, orders must be placed on CPM's site at www.centralparkmedia.com/Utena between January 1, 2006 and February 28, 2006.
In addition to the re-release of the box sets, Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie will also be re-priced to $19.95 SRP and re-released on February 28, 2006. This Collector's Series Edition DVD is loaded with extras including a commentary by famed director Kunihiko Ikuhara.

The Rose Collection DVD Collection and Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie will both have an order date of January 31, 2006 and a street date of February 28, 2006. In addition, all program discs will include audio tracks in English and Japanese with English subtitles.

The Rose Collection DVD Boxed Set

From Kunihiko Ikuhara (Director of Sailor Moon), Shinya Hasegawa (Key Animation Supervisor of Neon Genesis Evangelion), and based on the original manga by Chiho Saito

“A breath-taking, beautiful masterpiece” - SequentialTart.com
“A triumph” - Animerica
“An absolute must” - Protoculture Addicts
“A+” - Game Fan Magazine
"One of the greatest shoujo anime of all time" – AnimeDream.com
"Definitely a must see anime" – AnimeFromJapan.com

A surreal coming-of-age fairy tale from the Director of Sailor Moon.

Utena is a spirited schoolgirl with an unusual dream: to become a heroic prince who saves damsels in distress! Although it seems impossible, her goal is closer than she can imagine. When Utena befriends a shy girl named Anthy, she unlocks a hidden world of swordfights, enchantment, and danger!

3-Disc Set Contains Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Rose Collection 1 (episodes 1-7), Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Rose Collection 2 (episodes 8-13), and Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie

DVD Features: Director's Commentary, Behind-the Scenes Video (The Making of the English Dub, with Kunihiko Ikuhara), Previews, Extensive DVD-ROM Features, English & Japanese with English Subtitles & Romaji Lyrics
Running time: 400 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 436228
SRP: $39.95
UPC: 7-95243-62282-8


Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie Collector's Series Edition

“... a visual, emotional, and technical masterpiece…one of the best anime films in years." -Animerica


Running time: 87 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 436182
SRP: $19.95
UPC: 7-95243-61822-7



About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 15-year-old Manhattan-based independent video and book publisher focused on Japanese and Korean animation and graphic novels. Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990, and a major publisher of manga since 1994. The company currently manufactures and distributes animated video programming under several label names, including U.S. Manga Corps, Be Beautiful, Software Sculptors and Central Park Media, as well as live-action Asian feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

With exclusive rights to hundreds of graphic novels, the company has become a leading North American publisher of Japanese manga and Korean manhwa. Among CPM's fan-favorite graphic novel titles are Lee Hyun Se's Nambul (the best-selling manhwa in Korean publishing history), and Kia Asamiya's Dark Angel. Under its Be Beautiful imprint, the company also publishes popular yaoi manga such as the best-selling Kizuna: Bonds of Love (the best-selling yaoi title in Japanese publishing history). Visit www.centralparkmedia.com, www.cpmpress.com and www.bebeautifulmanga.com for more information.

For high resolution, downloadable artwork and information, please visit CPM's electronic press kit at www.centralparkmedia.com./cpmdb/presskit.cfm .

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