News Sony Includes 1st Blood+ Episode on Non-Anime DVDs
posted on 2008-02-25 13:48 EST
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is promoting Jun'ichi Fujisaku's Blood+ vampire anime series by featuring the first episode as an extra with at least two upcoming live-action films. SPHE is bringing out Blood+ on both a single five-episode DVD and a full-season 25-episode collector's box on March 4. The series expands the story of a vampire-hunting girl that was first told in Hiroyuki Kitakubo and Mamoru Oshii's Blood: The Last Vampire movie.
The first episode will be included on the DVD of 30 DAYS of Night, a horror film based on a graphic novel about a vampire attack on a small and isolated town in Alaska. That film is due out on February 26. The same Blood+ episode will also be available on the April 15 release of the low-budget monster flick Loch Ness Terror. SPHE promoted the anime in a panel with the English-language dubbing director Michael Hack, actors Ben Diskin (Kai) and Dave Wittenberg (Solomon), and script editors Joe D'Ambrosia and Tom Teves at this past weekend's WonderCon in San Francisco.