ADV Films Announces Release Date for Yesterday


HOUSTON, August 12, 2004— ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., is proud to announce a street date of September 28, 2004 for the DVD release of Yesterday, one of the biggest films to ever hit the hot Asian action genre.

The vanguard of a new wave of South Korean cinema that is taking international audiences by storm, Yesterday, has already scaled its way into the top ten in its native country and joins 2009: Lost Memories (also distributed by ADV Films) and Volcano High as the new cutting edge in science fiction thrillers.

Set in the futuristic Inner City of a unified Korea circa 2020 A.D. — A series of grisly murders propel an overworked police investigator and a celebrated forensics profiler into a nightmarish spiral of death and discovery. Can they unravel the mystery, which has haunted authorities for nearly 30 years?

Yesterday (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including a 120-minute movie in both English 5.1 and Korean 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: original Korean trailer, Yesterday movie highlights, the making of Yesterday, interviews with Korean cast and crew, 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 1
Running Time: 120 minutes
Age Rating: R
CAT: DYY/001
UPC: 702727077326
Pre-Book Date: 8/31/04
Street Date: 9/28/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

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