ADV Films Announces a Double Dose of Saiyuki


Street Dates Set for Saiyuki: Requiem, The Motion Picture and Saiyuki: Double Barrel Collection Volume One

HOUSTON, January 10, 2005— ADV Films is proud to announce that the hottest demon hunters in anime are back where they belong, fighting the evil that plagues the world! Get ready for two titles in the hit series to be released in January and February

The demon hunt begins on January 18, 2005 when the all new feature-length Saiyuki: Requiem, The Motion Picture hits the street in a deluxe special edition DVD packed with bonus features. The action has no time to cool off as Saiyuki: Double Barrel Collection, Volume One is unleashed February 1, 2005.


The sequel to the hit anime series is here in a brand new feature-length extravaganza! When the unspeakable evil of the demon world begins to plague mankind, powerful heroes are needed to defend the earth from these atrocities. Welcome to Saiyuki, the epic action/adventure story that brings you to a realm of magic and mysticism, sword and sorcery, and the eternal battle of good versus evil.

Based on the original 16th-century Chinese novel Xiyouji by Wu Cheng-En, Saiyuki first began to take shape with an animated version of the tale in the late 1960s. The current incarnation features a colorful cast of characters based on the popular manga by Kazuya Minekura and features the storyboard and direction work of Hayato Date (Naruto) along with Dentsu Inc. (Final Fantasy Unlimited) and Studio Pierrot (The Super Milk-chan Show, Naruto).

The Sanzo party has always been haunted by the past, and most of the time they've been able to deal with their ghosts. But when they enter The House of Dougan, they may not be so lucky! Lured to the mysterious shrine by a beautiful girl, Sanzo, Goku, Gojyo, and Hakkai become ensnared in a trap of dangerous shikigami, murderous doppelgangers, and a malevolent monster who has destroyed his own soul for a demented purpose.

Saiyuki: Requiem, The Motion Picture ($29.98 SRP) is a DVD-only release including a 95-minute feature presented in English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Extras include: character profiles and art gallery, interview with creator Kazuya Minekura, Japanese promos and TV spots, voice actor commentary with the men of Saiyuki, reversible cover, fold-out poster insert and ADV previews.

Running Time: 95 minutes
Rating: 15+
CAT: DSY/013
UPC: 702727080425
Pre-Book Date: 12/21/04
Street Date: 01/18/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


Special Two-Disc Collection!

The boys are back in town on February 1, 2005 when this first 2-disc volume of the six volume Saiyuki: Double Barrel Collection series hits the shelves. Experience the story that started it all in this new blazing hot collection.

Long ago, demonkind and man lived together in harmony and peace. But when a band of renegade demons seeks to resurrect a diabolical beast, a dark spiritual energy covers the land, ending the peace that existed between man and demon. Now it's up to a reluctant team of spiritual warriors to stop the resurrection ritual from taking place and restore peace to a dangerous land. These adventurers are just as concerned with saving the world as they are about having a stiff drink, a good time, and a beautiful woman at their side.

“A high octane action/comedy that just kicks a**” – Anime from Japan

Saiyuki: Double Barrel Collection Volume One ($29.98 SRP) is a 2-disc DVD-only release including 10 complete episodes presented on 2 DVDs. Audio is presented in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include: cultural background notes, production sketches, cleaning opening and closing animation and ADV previews.

Running Time: 250 minutes
Rating: TV 14 (V,L)
UPC: 702727121722
Pre-Book Date: 01/04/05
Street Date: 02/01/05
Format: DVD (2-discs)
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

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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