CPM Gears up for Battle and Mayhem


New York, NY (April 19, 2005) – In June, CPM will be re-releasing one of its greatest action series, Now & Then, Here & There, at a newly reduced price. Each individual volume will be available for a low $9.95 SRP or collect the whole saga, plus a feature-packed bonus disc, in the Now & Then, Here & There DVD Collection for only $34.95 SRP! Shu is thrust into a world of chaos and war. Will he and Sara survive the madness of the conflict, or be consumed by the fury of the desert?

CPM is also re-releasing some of its tour de force action-adventures at a newly reduced price! Iczer Reborn, Virgin Fleet, and Labyrinth of Flames as well as the classic war epic M.D. Geist Director's Cut / Death Force Collector's Series Edition will be available for only $9.95 SRP each!

The DVDs will have audio tracks in both English and Japanese with English subtitles, a pre-order date of May 31, 2005, and a street date of June 28, 2005. Iczer Reborn will have a Japanese audio track with English subtitles only.

Now & Then, Here & There: Discord & Doom
Dragged through a time warp by a giant machine, Shu is thrust into a hellish future of slavery and war. There he is captured by an army of kidnapped children. Caught between reluctant soldiers and the madman who has stolen their innocence, Shu fights to save the future. Can one child stop a war? Contains episodes 1-5.

Running time: 125 minutes
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752122
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-21222-0

Now & Then, Here & There: Flight & Fall
From the director of Jubei-chan the Ninja Girl! Torn from her childhood home, Sara is bound as a slave to a cruel and violent master. In her desperation to escape, she flees into the desert that is a haven for drifters and freedom fighters. Contains episodes 6-9.

Running time: 100 minutes
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752149
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-21492-7

Now & Then, Here & There: Conflict & Chaos
The desert explodes in an all-out war as a tyrant unleashes a flying battleship against a rebel army. Guns blaze and lives are lost in the devastation. No one will be left unscarred, or innocent. Young Shu, searching the wreckage for a captured friend, is swept into the battle fray. It's the ultimate challenge of survival in a world gone mad! Episodes 10-13.

Running time: 100 minutes
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752150
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-21502-3

Now & Then, Here & There DVD Collection
Collector's Series DVD Boxset with a bonus disc containing never-before-seen features such as From Then to Now: Behind the Scenes, Japanese Opening, Character Sketches, Mechanical Sketches, Background Sketches, Storyboards, and Trailers!

Dragged through a time warp by a giant machine, Shu is thrust into a hellish future just as it explodes into war! He is caught in the carnage as a tyrant unleashes deadly force against a rebel army. But Shu is not alone… he is surrounded by courageous soldiers, a battalion of enslaved children, and enigmatic wanderers, each with their own fascinating story. Together, they face the ultimate challenge of survival in a world gone mad!

Running time: 325 minutes
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752169
SRP: $34.95
UPC: 7-19987-21692-1

Iczer Reborn
From the Director of Vampire Princess Miyu! Nagisa's a typical high school student on an Earth overrun by alien monsters. Iczer 3 is the youngest member of a race of fighting robot girls sworn to protect humanity. Together, they're a combat team with spunk, style and charm, but will it be enough to defeat an invading army of killer shape-shifters? Includes Parts 1-6.

Part of the Authentic Anime series: in the subtitled format that hardcore fans demand!

Running time: 180 minutes
Genre: Action-Adventure/SciFi
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752327
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23272-3

Virgin Fleet
Life isn't easy for the girls in the super-secret Virgin Fleet. Schoolwork is rough and the competition's brutal. Luckily, cadets are trained in the use of "Virgin Energy," serious blasting power useful for playing pranks, scuffling with the (ick!) boys, and blowing enemy warplanes out of the sky!

Running time: 90 minutes
Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752341
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23412-3

Labyrinth of Flames
Meet Galan, a spastic geek who'd do anything to be a real, live samurai. That's just an impossible dream… or is it? When his Russian princess girlfriend gives him the gift of an ancient sword, strange events unfold, and even stranger people drop out of the sky to attack. Now Galan must overcome his ineptitude and join a bunch of beautiful women in a wacky romp through a kingdom that time forgot!

Running time: 60 minutes
Genre: Action-Adventure/Comedy
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752422
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-24222-7

M.D. Geist Director's Cut/Death Force Collector's Series Edition
A planet devastated by war. A man on the edge of sanity. Classified as too unstable, the genetically engineered soldier, Geist-02, was permanently imprisoned aboard an orbital satellite. But times change, and the world that created him has become a blasted wasteland of war. The battle weary humans have unleashed their own destruction, a doomsday device that will destroy all life. Now, Geist-02 must return to save the world that tried to destroy him!

Running time: 95 minutes
Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752202
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22022-5

About Central Park Media:
Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment lines, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating audience: U. S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of graphic novels under its CPM Press label. Central Park Media also carries a broad array of documentaries released under its CPM label, as well as live-action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

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