Section23 Films Announces August Slate

May 21st 2010

sola Complete Collection Available on August 3rd

HOUSTON, May 21, 2010 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases, including sola, the extraordinary series selected as best anime of 2007 in a poll of Japanese viewers, from Section23 client Sentai Filmworks.

Product details follow, in order of release.

Coming August 2010

Title: PRINCESS RESURRECTION COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 8/3/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: When Hiro Hiyorimi tries to save a beautiful young woman from certain death, he ends up a dead hero himself! However, since the drop dead girl is Hime, daughter of the King of the Monsters, his "reward" is to come back as a not quite living soldier in her honor guard of horror! That means helping fight off the army of supernatural monstrosities Hime's siblings are unleashing against her in hopes of moving up the ladder of succession; and if facing off with vampires and zombies isn't bad enough, how can anyone be prepared for the REALLY weird ones like were-sharks, pandas and killer dumplings? This sure as hell isn't the afterlife Hiro was hoping for, but the really sad part is that Hime is the good girl in all of this… or at least as close to good as you can come when you're on the wrong side of the gates of hell! Get ready for the wildest animation about reanimation ever in PRINCESS RESURRECTION - The Complete Collection!

Title: SOLA COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 375 min.
Street Date: 8/3/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: A boy with a secret he does not know. A girl who cannot live beneath the sun. And the sister whose own mysterious past ties them together. Welcome to SOLA, the extraordinary series selected as best anime of 2007 in a poll of Japanese viewers, winning double the votes of its nearest competitor and over a third of the 2 million vote total! After a chance encounter while preparing to photograph a sunrise, Yorito Morimiya finds his life becoming dangerously involved with a strange girl named Matsuri. By giving her shelter in his own home while his sister lies sick in the hospital, Yorito sets into motion a sequence of events that will shake everything he thought he knew about his world to the core. For even under a pure blue sky, there are secrets that begin on Earth and reach past the heavens, secrets that must never be revealed! Prepare for an experience like no other in SOLA - The Complete Collection!

Title: LA CORDA D'ORO ~ PRIMO PASSO COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 8/10/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Kahoko Hino's life has been turned upside down ever since she was given a magic violin and entered in the Seiso Academy's prestigious music competition. Now she's an outstanding new prodigy… but the problem is that, although only Hino knows it, she doesn't play the same way as all of the other students. But is it really just the magic violin that makes the difference? Or are Hino's growing respect and feelings for others in her class clouding her judgment? And then, just when she needs it the most, something terrible happens to Hino's violin! The world of academic pursuit and the haven of music collide as disharmony enveloped 'La Corda D'Oro' - Primo Passo - Collection Two!

Title: SHIGOFUMI COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 8/17/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Are some secrets best kept with the dead? For most Shigofumi Mail Carriers, charged with delivering messages from the recently departed to those left behind, the question is purely rhetorical as most Carriers are dead themselves and past the point of caring about the still breathing. The solemn girl known as Fumika, however, is all too aware of the mortal perspective, for she is still aging: an indicator that she is somehow, mysteriously, still alive. Yet, neither Fumika's own personal tragedy nor the knowledge that her mail may be a mixed blessing at best will stay her grim determination to make her morbid rounds. Though the postal scales of fate may be eternally shifted, Fumika will make sure each posthumous posting from the ultimate dead letter office reaches its intended target, even when there's deadly postage due! Neither rain nor sleet nor even death will stop the messages from beyond from coming in SHIGOFUMI – The Complete Collection!

Title: TYTANIA COLLECTION 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 8/24/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Through fear and conquest, the Empire of Valdana holds the future of most of human space within it's the iron hands … and for generations, those hands have belonged to the Landless Lords of the ruling Tytania dynasty. But now the foundation of the empire is crumbling, pockets of rebellion are forming and when a mission sent to punish the city-state of Euriya is shockingly defeated, the man responsible becomes the target of a galaxy-wide manhunt! For Fan Hyurlick, architect of Tytania's first defeat, glory becomes desperation as his own side betrays him. Now Fan must not only save his own life, but somehow turn the tables on opponents who have whole worlds to command! The legendary team of character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto and director Noboru Ishiguro, who redefined action anime in the legendary MACROSS, reunite to create a new epic space opera for the ages in the first spectacular volume of TYTANIA - Collection 1!

About Section23 Films

Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.


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