ADV Announces August 21 Releases--Innocent Venus

Jun 18th 2007
ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 21 RELEASES

HOUSTON, June 18, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you a healthy dose is sci-fi and swordplay titles available on August 21. First off is the opening volume of Innocent Venus, a show that will fill your mecha, action and pirate quota with room to spare. Also available will be the second volume of 009-1, an espionage thriller with robotic babes and machine gun breasts. To top if off, the fourth volume of the critically acclaimed series of Le Chevalier D'Eon will be here to dish out the political intrigue and zombies!


INNOCENT VENUS: CRUEL WORLD ORDER

“Definitely Top Notch.” – Protoculture Addicts

ADV Films is proud to announce the first volume of a 12 episode series that is sure to leave a lasting impression. The first action-packed volume of Innocent Venus will be available for purchase on August 21.

Hailing from famed production studio Bandai Visual (Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy Bebop) and directed by Jun Kawagoe (New Getter Robo), Innocent Venus is anything but your run-of-the-mill mecha story. This is an exciting, action-packed series with sophisticated settings, great character designs and a fluid animation style that incorporates 3D cell-shading. The entire production is top-notch.

Synopsis: A mass of violent storms ravages the planet, and over 60 percent of the world's population is wiped out in an instant. What remains of life on Earth is a broken and barren existence. But in Japan, there is an exception. Here, the wealthy rule. They own the war machines, they suppress the masses, and they have a very dark secret. Caught in the middle of this conspiracy is an innocent child, a girl, codenamed Venus. The military has her in their crosshairs, but the rebels are determined to protect her. What is her purpose? What are her powers? Can she offer new hope for a world so drastically changed? Innocent Venus is a compelling adventure painted with stunning images that are horrifying and beautiful at the same time. The world as you know it is about to change… for better or worse.

Innocent Venus: Cruel World Order (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including the first four episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.


DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 3

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV 14 (V)

CAT: DIV/001

UPC: 702727149924

Pre-Book Date: 7/24/2007

Street Date: 8/21/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98


Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



009-1 VOLUME 2

“A Cross Between Classic James Bond And The Original Charlie's Angels”
Anime News Network

ADV Films is proud to announce the second volume of the sexy sci-fi thriller, 009-1. The adventures of Mylene and the team continue when volume two hits store shelves on August 21.

From legendary creator Shotaro Ishinomori (Kamen Rider, Kikaider, Gilgamesh) with help from veteran production companies TBS (Ah! My Goddess, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World) and Aniplex (Fullmetal Alchemist, Blood+) comes 009-1. The series stars Mylene Hoffman, a secret agent that Anime Insider describes as, “sophisticated, charming and disarming.”

Synopsis: The battle between East and West continues to escalate as Agent 009-1 takes on her greatest challenge yet: trying to find time to relax! Just wait 'til you see what she calls a vacation! First she finds herself going toe to toe with a deadly cyborg that has “strategically-placed” golden guns! Then she discovers that an old friend, who originally helped her defect, has gone double agent and is smuggling intelligence to both sides for extra cash! Will she reminisce with him about old times or have to take him out? Meanwhile, Mylene's superiors think she's going too soft on the bad guys! Are they actually keeping an eye on the body count? More super-spy intrigue! More slam-bang action! Mylene redefines “sleeping over” at a friend's house! All the secret bases are covered in the second action-packed volume of 009-1!

009-1: Volume 2 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including the episodes five through eight, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include the pilot video, the Japanese TV commercial collection, weapons and gadgets, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Custom Series Tin Now Available!
Volume two of 009-1 will be available in a custom series embossed tin attaché case. The case will contain the second volume of 009-1 and is sized to carry and collect the entire three volume series. Because nothing says spy like a sleek and sexy attaché!


DVD Product Details

Volume: 2 of 3

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV MA (V, L, S)

CAT: DCYB/002 (Volume 2)

DCYB/BX1 (Volume 2 + Box)

UPC: 702727171727 (Volume 2)

702727176821 (Volume 2 + Box)

Pre-Book Date: 7/24/2007

Street Date: 8/21/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98 (Volume 2)

$39.98 (Volume 2 + Box)


Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



LE CHEVALIER D'EON: ANCIEN RÉGIME

“It's Beautifully Drawn And A Wonderfully Told Story.” – Film.com

ADV Films is proud to bring you the fourth volume of a masterfully told story that appeals to fans of history, politics and zombies! The next installment of Le Chevalier D'Eon will be available on August 21.

From Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Getbackers, Rurouni Kenshin (TV) and Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Blood+) comes a tale of murder, mystery and mysticism. Le Chevalier D'Eon is a masterful fictionalization of the real life Charles D'Eon de Beaumont, a diplomat, writer, spy, and Freemason known as one of the best swordsman in France, whose true gender was a source of speculation well into the late 18th century.

Synopsis: France, Russia, now England. No land is safe from the temptation to possess the Royal Psalms. Now that D'Eon and his comrades know who has the Royal Psalms, they track the traitor to England. But the thief has friends in powerful places, both in the palace and in the stained glass windows of a church, where an order of dark mystics holds terrifying rituals. While Lia's soul becomes more active in her possession of D'Eon's body, one of the spies comes into possession of something else, a secret letter from the king that reveals no one, not even your sworn sovereign, is to be trusted in this macabre maze of intrigue, swordplay, and supernatural power.

Le Chevalier D'Eon: Ancien Régime (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including episodes 13 through 16, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include Historical Notes, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.


DVD Product Details

Volume: 4 of 6

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV 14 (V)

CAT: DCDE/004

UPC: 702727176524

Pre-Book Date: 7/24/2007

Street Date: 8/21/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98


Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



About ADV Films:
In the 15 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) outside of Japan and has the largest English-language anime library in the world. With best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic!, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh, ADV Films' extensive catalog is fueling the popularity of anime around the globe. Always on the forefront, ADV is introducing North America to bold new anime franchises such as the new Guyver, Le Chevalier D'Eon, Gantz, and Elfen Lied. ADV Films' library also includes popular live-action science fiction programs such as The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, the nationally syndicated Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and the Saturn Award-nominated Mutant X. In 2005 ADV Films was voted “Best Anime Company” in the SPJA awards, presented at Anime Expo, North America's largest anime convention. The readers of Anime News Network designated ADV Films “Overall Favorite Anime Company” in both 2004 and 2005.

Parent company A.D. Vision, Inc. encompasses a variety of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Its Anime Network™ is “America's #1 Anime Channel,” reaching more than 40 million households. Anime Network is the nation's top video-on-demand (VOD) offering as well as a 24/7 linear cable channel and is the first television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide. The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, North America's top-selling anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga™, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.

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