Anime Classics Re-Priced for Re-Release in August

Jun 13th 2006
ANIME CLASSICS RE-PRICED FOR
RE-RELEASE IN AUGUST

Record of Lodoss War Collector's Series Edition to be re-priced at $39.95 SRP

NEW YORK, NY (June 13, 2006)  Central Park Media announced that it will be reducing the price on four of its all time fan-favorite titles when they are re-released on August 22, 2006. Included in this group of titles are Record of Lodoss War Collector's Series Edition, the definitive anime fantasy series; Roujin Z, the futuristic drama created by legendary Katsuhiro Otomo; Gall Force: New Era, the sci-fi adventure from the creator of Bubblegum Crisis and Machine Robo – Revenge of Cronos: Volume 1, the ultimate mecha series for the serious anime fan.

Record of Lodoss War Collector's Series Edition will be re-priced at $39.95 SRP while Roujin Z, Gall Force: New Era and Machine Robo – Revenge of Cronos: Volume 1 will all be re-priced at just $9.95 SRP each.

The order date will be July 25, 2006 and the street date will be August 22, 2006. All of the releases except for Machine Robo – Revenge of Cronos: Volume 1 will contain English and Japanese language tracks with English subtitles. Machine Robo – Revenge of Cronos: Volume 1 will only contain Japanese language tracks with English subtitles.

Record of Lodoss War Collector's Series

"The best fantasy anime" -Anime Insider

"Record of Lodoss War is to fantasy anime what Mobile Suit Gundam is to mecha anime" -AnimeNewsNetwork.com

Lodoss, the accursed island, has long been a haven for monsters and witchcraft. Now, as the old kingdoms topple, ravaged by war, a dark wizard seeks to wake an ancient evil. To vanquish this threat, fate draws a party of six heroes: Warrior, Elf, Wizard, Dwarf, Cleric, and Thief. Together, they will encounter untold dangers and wonders beyond imagination. Join the quest. The battle for Lodoss has begun!

DVD Features Include:
(Available on Disc B only) Cast a Spell – A Video Shortcut, Comics, Fan Convention with Japanese Cast, Japanese Promotional Video, Art Gallery, Meet the Heroes.… and more!
DVD-ROM Features:
(Available on Disc B only)
Scripts, Cast List, Production Credits, Art Gallery, More Comics… and more!
Running time: 355 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure Fantasy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752184
SRP: $39.95
UPC: 7-19987-21842-0


Machine Robo - Revenge of Cronos: Volume 1

The journey of a robot prince begins! The planet Cronos is a world of super-robotic lifeforms, ruled by the wise Master Kirai. But their peaceful existence is shattered by the conquering armies of the Gandora robots. Now, machine combats machine in an epic battle for the planet. Master Kirai's son, Rom, must lead a company of transformable mecha warriors into the fray! Contains episodes 1-5.

Part of the Authentic Anime series, a new brand that features classic programs in a subtitled format that serious fans demand.

DVD Features: Sing-Along, Art Gallery, Previews, Character Sketches, Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 125 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 3UP
WEA Selection: 436216
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-95243-62162-3


Roujin Z

”Pick of the week” - Siskel and Ebert

“Amusing, futuristic morality tale..its satire has a bracing edge.”-The New York Times.

From screenwriter Katsuhiro Otomo, director of groundbreaking classic, Akira!

An elderly invalid is volunteered for a bizarre science experiment. He is given a robotic bed linked directly to his brainwaves! But the bed transforms into an unstoppable robot!

DVD Features: Trivia Quiz, Katsuhiro Otomo Bio, Art Gallery, Extensive DVD-ROM Features, English & Japanese with English subtitles
Running time: 87 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752451
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-24512-9


Gall Force: New Era

"New Era breathes...new life into the Gall Force franchise." -AnimeOnDVD.com

Catty is an android who spent her life observing humans in the futuristic Bespio City. When a mad artificial intelligence awakens to destroy all human life, she is the only force that stands between humanity and extinction! As every computer on Earth is infected by its genocidal programming, Catty leads a force of seven women into the final battle between man and machine! From the screenwriter of Armitage: Dual-Matrix comes an interplanetary science fiction adventure!

DVD Features: Trailers, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 100 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752411
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-24112-1



About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 16-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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