ADV Films Announces Release of Three Titles in High Definition Format


Noir, RahXephon, and Full Metal Panic! to be Released in Windows Media High Definition Video and 5.1 DTS Surround Sound Audio

HOUSTON, December 30, 2004 – Get ready to experience your favorite anime titles in a way you never have before! ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, today announced the release of Noir, RahXephon, and Full Metal Panic! in brand new high definition collector's volumes. Look for these exciting 2-disc volumes of each series to hit the shelves throughout 2005.

Through the use of Windows Media High Definition Video (WMV HD), movies can now be viewed on computers with DVD drives, as well as on many new set-top DVD and digital media players, with amazing quality and resolution up to 6 times higher than that of today's standard DVDs! In addition, movies pack a whole new punch with crystal clear DTS Surround Sound audio.

ADV's high definition collector's releases will feature 2-disc volumes of each series. The first DVD of each volume will contain the feature presented in new WMV HD video format and Windows Media Audio Professional to be played on Windows Media Player 9 or 10 and WMV HD compatible DVD players. The 2nd DVD will feature a brand new DTS 5.1 audio track to accompany the Dolby 5.1 audio mix and standard definition video feature.

“High definition is the future of home entertainment,” said John Ledford, President and C.E.O. of ADV Films. “With crystal clear picture and sound, high definition is certain to deliver a new and exciting method by which to experience home video. We're pleased to be able to be on the forefront of delivering this new high definition DVD format to North American audiences.”

Be sure to be on the lookout for more exciting high definition titles from ADV Films!

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

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