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posted on 2001-06-05 22:22 EDT
Not to be outdone by Viz, ADV has sent out it's July/August Press Releases: Sorcerer Hunters: Magical Desires DVD, Parasite Eve, The Hypnotist DVD/VHS, Nadesico Vol. 11 DVD, and KOR: Summer's Beginning DVD



ADV Films Announces the DVD Release of
Sorcerer Hunters: Magical Desires


ADV Films is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Sorcerer Hunters - Magical Desires, the second DVD installment of the fan-favorite Sorcerer Hunters series from the #1 distributor of Japanese animation in America.

This exciting bilingual DVD release will contain 7 episodes and such extras as Character biographies, Text less opening and ending animations and ADV Trailers. Sorcerer Hunters fans will be rushing to the stores to secure their copies when ADV Films releases the action-packed 2nd installment of Sorcerer Hunters on July 31st!

In a world where magic is real, sorcerers and magic users use their power to enslave the common man and rule the land, but they do not go unopposed. For there are five brave souls that stand against them; five brave souls that dare to fight evil in whatever form it takes; five brave souls that... Oh, who are we kidding? The wickedly lovely Tira Misu and her equally well-endowed sister Chocolate are back for another round of magical mayhem. Dont miss the secondly sexy DVD of Sorcerer Hunters! (Oh yeah, Carrot and the other guys are back too.)

Sorcerer Hunters - Magical Desires
Running Time: 165 Minutes; Age Rating: 15+
Pre-Book Date: 7/03/01
Street Date: 7/31/01
Format SRP
DVD $29.98


ADV Films Announces the VHS & DVD Release Of
Parasite Eve


ADV Films is proud to announce the upcoming subtitled VHS and DVD release of the highly anticipated Parasite Eve.

Based on the Best-Selling novel that spawned the hit video games series of the same name, this box-office hit in Japan will be making its way across the Pacific and into the hands of Parasite Eve fans everywhere when ADV Films releases this spectacular film in subtitled VHS and DVD format this August.

A classified experiment. A beautiful woman. The ultimate biological nightmare is unleashed as the next stage in human evolution reveals itself in a horrifying synthesis of woman and monster! Parasite Eve is loose and the human race will never be the same. The novel that spawned the hit video game comes to the screen in a chilling sci-fi shocker that probes the very destiny of the human species: Terror has a form and her name is PARASITE EVE.

Parasite Eve
Running Time: 120 minutes; Age Rating: N/A
Pre-Book Date: 7/03/01
Street Date: 8/14/01
Format SRP VHS $14.98
DVD $19.98


ADV Films Announces the VHS & DVD Release Of
The Hypnotist


ADV Films is proud to announce the upcoming subtitled VHS and DVD release of the live-action thriller The Hypnotist, the latest new live-action title to be released from ADV Films.

The Hypnotist is part of the beginning of an influx of Japanese suspense and horror films into the US, which in recent years been growing steadily from a small cult following to a part of pop culture, much like the popular kaiju titles Gamera and Godzilla.

An athlete runs herself to death. A man throws himself out of a window while his wife ignores him, focusing on the repeated ringing of a small bell. As a plague of mysterious suicides erupts across Japan, a
determined police detective begins to unravel the clues that lead to a popular entertainer. Is the Hypnotist responsible for planting subliminal messages in the minds of the victims... messages that ultimately lead to murder? Even more frightening, has the detective unknowingly already become a victim? A deadly and shocking game of cat and mouse ensues in one of the most horrifying thrillers ever filmed, THE HYPNOTIST.

The Hypnotist
Running Time: 110 minutes; Age Rating: 15+
Pre-Book Date: 7/17/01
Street Date: 8/14/01
Format SRP
VHS $14.98
DVD $19.98


ADV Films Announces the Home Video Release Of
Martian Successor Nadesico: Code of Honor


ADV Films is proud to announce the upcoming home video release of Martian Successor Nadesico: Code of Honor, the eleventh installment of the Martian Successor Nadesico sci-fi anime saga that has won its way into the hearts of anime fans everywhere.

An alien visitor is the trigger that ignites the final phase of the war with the Jovians. As betrayals and deceptions threaten to destroy the last fragile chance for peace, the crew of Nadesico makes a fateful decision: to end the fighting, no matter what the cost! That means a return to Mars, and to get there, the Nadesico will have to fight its way through both the Nergal and Jovian fleets! Prepare to be shocked, as winds of war are unleashed in the eleventh volume of MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO!

As Martian Successor Nadesico begins to enter into its spellbinding final episodes, fans will be flocking to the stores by the thousands when ADV Films releases Martian Successor Nadesico: Code of Honor on July 31st! The eleventh volume of this popular sci-fi comedy will be available on English-dubbed VHS and in its original Japanese language format with English subtitles.

Martian Successor Nadesico: Code of Honor
Running Time: 60 minutes; Rating: 12+
Pre-Book Date: 7/03/01
Street Date: 7/31/01
Format SRP
Dubbed $19.98
Subtitled $29.95


ADV Films Announces the DVD Release of
Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning


ADV Films is proud to announce the home video release of Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning, the latest DVD film release from the #1 distributor of Japanese anime in North America.

Based on the first Shin Kimagure Orange Road novel outlined by Izumi Matsumoto and written by Kenji Terada, Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning will be an essential piece to the collection of any anime fan when ADV Films releases the film August 21st for the first time on DVD.

A near-fatal traffic accident sends 19 year-old Kyosuke Kasuga spinning three years forward in time, where his future self is missing and presumed dead. It's a race against time to find the missing 22 year-old Kyosuke and return the 19 year-old version to his proper time before he dies. To make matters worse, Kyosuke stumbles across the vivacious Hikaru, recently returned to Japan, whose feelings for him haven't changed. Now, on top of everything else, he's faced with the added task of remaining true to his beloved Madoka. Will love triumph over all obstacles? Or will the relationship so painstakingly built unravel? Only time will tell in the most unique love story ever filmed, Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning!

Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning
Running Time: 100 Minutes; Age Rating: 15+
Pre-Book Date: 7/24/01
Street Date: 8/21/01
Format SRP
DVD $29.98

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