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Escaflowne TV and Movie PR

posted on 2002-03-26 08:46 EST
On July 23rd, The Escaflowne movie is due out in two formats, a $29.98 SRP regular version, and a $54.98 Ultimate Edition with tons of bonuses! Also due out 7/23 is the Limited Edition Escaflowne TV DVD Boxed Set (Only 10,000 individually numbered sets will be made!)

Escaflowne the Movie will be put out in 2 formats -- the regular DVD release ($29.98) and the Ultimate Edition release ($54.98). The latter includes a bonus disc of artwork, premiere footage, and an exclusive musical performance by Maaya Sakamoto (in Japanese and Korean). Both versions of the DVD are due out July 23rd.

The Escaflowne TV series DVD Boxed set will receive a limited 10,000 set run, and will also be available on 7/23. It appears no new features will be added for its release. It retails for $199.98.

Excerpted from the Press Release:

Escaflowne Movie
UPC:669198044595
TRT: 110 min.
MPAA: Rated PG-13
SRP: $29.98
STREET DATE: 7.23.2002

Gaia – a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon their journey of discovery. The battle over a legendary suit of dragon armor, Escaflowne, has begun.

* Based on the best selling Escaflowne animated television series
* The Escaflowne TV series broadcast on the Fox Kids Network
* Available for the FIRST TIME on DVD Home Video!
* Official Selection for the 2001 AFI Film Festival
* FIRST TIME EVER Features for an anime DVD release
* Overlapping Realtime Storyboards
* Isolated Score Audio Track
* Genre: Fantasy/Action
Based on the story by Shoji Kawamori (Macross Plus)
Character Designs by Nobuteru Yuki (X, Record of Lodoss Wars)
Directed by Kazuki Akane (Ronin Warriors)
Music by Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Brain Powered)

DVD Features:
* Interactive Animated Menus
* English/Japanese w/ English subtitles
* DTS Audio
* Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
* Widescreen Letterbox
* Extras: Overlapping Realtime Storyboards
* Extras: Isolated Score Audio Track
* Extras: Theatrical Movie Trailers
* Extras: Bandai Entertainment Previews

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Escaflowne Movie
LIMITED Ultimate Edition DVD Box Set
UPC: 669198044694
TRT: 300 min.
MPAA: Rated PG-13
SRP: $54.98
STREET DATE: 7.23.2002

Gaia – a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and
violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi helps aid
the young Prince Van as they embark upon their journey of discovery. The battle over
a legendary suit of dragon armor, Escaflowne, has begun.

* Based on the best selling Escaflowne animated television series
* The Escaflowne TV series broadcast on the Fox Kids Network
* Available for the FIRST TIME on DVD Home Video!
* Official Selection for the 2001 AFI Film Festival
* FIRST TIME EVER Features for an anime DVD release
* Overlapping Realtime Storyboards
* Isolated Score Audio Track
* Ultimate Edition - 3 Disc Set!
* Theatrical Feature
* Bonus Materials
* Original CD Soundtrack
* Collector's DVD Box
* Genre: Fantasy/Action - MPAA Rated PG-13

Based on the story by Shoji Kawamori (Macross Plus)
Character Designs by Nobuteru Yuki (X, Record of Lodoss Wars)
Directed by Kazuki Akane (Ronin Warriors)
Music by Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Brain Powered)

Ultimate Edition DVD Features:

DISC 1
* Interactive Animated Menus
* English/Japanese w/ English subtitles
* DTS Audio
* Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
* Widescreen Letterbox
* Extras: Overlapping Realtime Storyboards
* Extras: Isolated Score Audio Track
* Extras: Theatrical Movie Trailers
* Extras: Bandai Entertainment Previews

DISC 2 - bonus materials not rated
* Production Art Gallery
* Staff and Cast Interviews
* Escaflowne Premiere Event Interviews
* EXCLUSIVE Musical Performance by Maaya Sakamoto (In Japanese & Korean)
* Anime Expo Premiere Footage
* The Making of the Escaflowne Theatrical
* Poster Gallery

DISC 3
Original Escaflowne: The Movie CD Soundtrack

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Escaflowne TV Series
Limited Edition DVD Box Set (10,000 units numbered)
UPC: 669198043895
TRT: 700 min.
RATED 13UP
SRP: $199.98
STREET DATE: 7.23.2002

Hitomi Kanzaki is a typical high school girl, with typical high school problems. But when a vision of a young man battling a dragon becomes a reality, her life changes forever. Drawn into a strange vortex with the swordsman, Van, Hitomi is thrust into the strange world of Gaia. Entangled in a struggle over life and death, Van must learn to master the suit of armor, Escaflowne. Chased by the Empire of Zaibach, Van and Hitomi will encounter both allies and enemies in an effort to unlock the secrets within Escaflowne.

* The Escaflowne TV series broadcast on the Fox Kids Network
* Limited to ONLY 10,000 units <-- Each box will be inidividually numbered
* EXCLUSIVE Escaflowne Action Figure available ONLY with this DVD box set
* "Collector's Only" DVD Box
* Genre: Fantasy/Action

Story by Shoji Kawamori (Macross Plus)
Character Designs by Nobuteru Yuki (X, Record of Lodoss Wars)
Directed by Kazuki Akane (Ronin Warriors)
Music by Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Brain Powered)

DVD Features:
* Interactive Animated Menus
* English/Japanese w/ English subtitles
* Dolby Digital Audio
* Character Gallery
* Extras: Escaflowne Music Videos
* Extras: Club Escaflowne Featurette
* Extras: Interviews with Creators
* Extras: Bandai Entertainment Previews

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