ADV Films Announces Parasite Dolls



HOUSTON, September 9, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced an October 19 release date for new the feature length sci-fi thriller Parasite Dolls.

Set in the universe of the hit series Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, Parasite Dolls is an erotic thriller focusing on the Branch, an elite team of police investigators charged with fighting corruption in a futuristic city whose population is split between human masters and artificial slaves called boomer. Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa (Bubblegum Crisis, Final Fantasy: Unlimited) and Naoyuki Yoshinaga, Parasite Dolls utilizes a stunning combination of conventional and computer generated animation techniques to create a unique hyper-real look, climaxing in an amazing aerial chase unlike any animated sequence ever produced. English language version director Matt Greenfield (Evangelion, RahXephon, NOIR) declares that "the animation in Parasite Dolls is beyond phenomenal; and the final third of the feature is one of the most powerful segments I've seen in a lifetime devoted to this art form. If you want to see the future of anime, Parasite Dolls is the vanguard of the next generation."

Beauty is only skin deep, but when you can't see beneath the skin, how can you know what you're really dealing with? In a world where perfect androids called Boomers have infiltrated every aspect of society, it's the job of Branch to maintain peace between the people and the plastic. Unfortunately, not all boomers are created perfect, and when boomers go bad, people die. The thin blue line that separates man from machine is about to meet its most horrifying test in Parasite Dolls.

Parasite Dolls (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including a 95 minute feature in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include the “Get on the Beat” music video, the exclusive promo video shown at Anime Fair 2002, the original Japanese video promo, production sketches 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: 95 minutes
Age Rating: 17+
UPC: 702727095627
Pre-Book Date: 9/21/04
Street Date: 10/19/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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