ADV Films Announces Spriggan, Special Edition


HOUSTON, January 25, 2005 – ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce that the super soldiers of Spriggan are springing back into action on February 15, 2005. Get ready for the release of a new deluxe Special Edition of the hit feature that also includes the expansive soundtrack on CD!

Directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki and supervised by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Spriggan is based on the comic of the same name by Chu Takasige and Ryoji Minagawa, originally published in Shonen Sunday and subsequently released in the U.S. under the title Striker. Teaming up with the acclaimed animators at Studio 4°C, Otomo and Kawasaki have crafted a feature-length extravaganza that masterfully combines traditional cel animation with ground-breaking computer graphics. This exclusive Special Edition release features a new state of the art video remaster and the complete Spriggan Soundtrack on a separate CD, filled with the beautifully lush music featured in the film.

The ancient artifact known as Noah's Ark has been uncovered. Buried underneath the North Pole and forgotten since before the birth of history, the Ark holds the potential to elevate its controller to the status of a god... as well as the power to wipe mankind from the face of the Earth in a second! Now, a desperate battle erupts across the planet as two secret organizations race to recover the lost ark - one seeks to destroy it, and the other wants to use its massive power to enslave the human race! Monstrous half-human cyborgs face off against Earth's ultimate defenders, the secret organization known as ARCAM and their elite agents, the Spriggan, in an epic duel with the future of the world as the prize!

Spriggan Soundtrack Included!

Look for the exclusive Spriggan Soundtrack, filled with the beautifully lush music featured in the film, included in this new Special Edition release!

Spriggan, Special Edition ($29.98 SRP) is a DVD-only release containing a 90-minute cinematic feature presented in English DTS, English 5.1, English 2.0 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Extras include: audio commentary with English ADR director Matt Greenfield and voice actors, the Spriggan Soundtrack, and ADV previews.

“The most kick-butt action anime film ever released” --
“A slam-bang action fest…” -- Animerica

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

Running Time: 90 minutes
Rating: R
CAT: DSP/002
UPC: 702727115721
Pre-Book Date: 1/18/05
Street Date: 2/15/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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