ADV Films Announces Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Edition Street Date

ADV Films Announces Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum: 01 Collector's Edition Street Date

HOUSTON, June 14, 2004— ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., announced a July 27, 2004 street date for the DVD release of Neon Genesis Evangelion – Platinum:01 Collector's Edition. Biblical prophecy, human drama and blistering hi-tech battle action collide as the award winning anime classic unleashes new fury with breathtaking re-mastered video and jaw-dropping digitally re-mastered 5.1 surround sound, creating the ultimate Evangelion DVD experience.

This highly anticipated popular series is directed by Hideaki Anno (Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, His and Her Circumstances); produced by GAINAX (FLCL), NAS (Yu-Gi-Oh!) and TV Tokyo (Serial Experiments Lain); and animated by Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell) and GAINAX.

The year is 2015, and half of the Earth's population is dead, victims of the disaster called Second Impact! Answering a summons from his enigmatic father, 14-year-old Shinji Ikari arrives in the rebuilt city of New Tokyo-3 just as a gigantic creature identified as an “Angel” attacks! Forced into the cockpit of a giant bio-mechanical construct known as an Evangelion, Shinji must defend the city from the rampaging Angel or die trying! The future is back like you've never seen it before, in Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum edition!

Collector's Edition Box + Volume 1
The highly anticipated Genesis Evangelion – Platinum:01 Collector's Edition includes the Volume 1 DVD with an exclusive metallic finish slipcover and an attractive custom series art box to house all seven volumes. Extras include: one-of-a-kind numbered decal; profile booklet filled with screen shots, Japanese commentaries and character profiles; Episode: 01 commentary by ADR director Matt Greenfield; Episode: 02 commentary by Matt Greenfield and Spike Spencer (“Shinji”); clean opening and closing animation; and ADV previews (SRP $39.98).

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum:01 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including five complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 language versions with English subtitles. The volume is housed in an exclusive metallic finish slipcover. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation; Episode: 01 commentary by ADR director Matt Greenfield; Episode: 02 commentary by Matt Greenfield and Spike Spencer (“Shinji”); profile booklet filled with screen shots, Japanese commentaries and character profiles and ADV previews.

About ADV Films:
In the 12 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the UK. 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. 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.

Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., encompasses a multitude of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Its Anime Network™ is America's first and only television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable 24 hours a day. The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Most recently, the company formed ADV Toys, creating exclusive toys and collectible merchandise based upon the company's extensive original content holdings. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit

Volume: 1 of 7
Running Time: 125 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
UPC: 702727078620 (DVD), 702727103025 (BOX)
Pre-Book Date: 6/29/04
Street Date: 7/27/04
Format: DVD
DVD SRP: $29.98
Collector's Edition SRP: $39.98

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