ADV Announces October 4 Releases



HOUSTON, August 19, 2005 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce two exciting new releases hitting store shelves on October 4th – the brand new, low-priced Aquarian Age Complete Collection and Farscape Starburst Edition 2.3, rounding out the second season of the Saturn Award-winning series with a whole slew of new DVD extras!


An Amazing Value – The Whole Series at an SRP of Just $39.98!

ADV Films is proud to announce the October 4th release of Aquarian Age: Complete Collection, which contains the entire anime series in a beautiful new thin pack collection at a suggested retail price of just $39.98.

Kyouta has a dream of making his band, T.L. Signal a big success. But strange events soon draw him in to a world he didn't even know exists – and a psychic battleground where he will be a key player! Originally adapted from a popular collectible trading card game, Aquarian Age features stunning animation from the renowned studio MADHOUSE (Chobits, X).

“With a great soundtrack, gorgeous animation, and an engaging story that transcends its card-game roots, Aquarian Age is definitely worth checking out!” – DVD Verdict

Synopsis: For centuries, five supernatural factions have waged war for supremacy over mankind, with legend prophesying that one day the Aquarian Age will begin, and only one group will reign supreme! Now Kyouta's dreams of becoming a pop idol must take a backseat to his destiny when he and his girlfriend Yoriko unwillingly become embroiled in the conflict, as both may hold the power to turn the tides of war in favor of whichever faction can control them! Can love conquer all?

Aquarian Age: Complete Collection (SRP $39.98 DVD) is a three disk thin pack collection of the entire series, presented in letterbox form with both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 325 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V)

UPC: 702727137822

Pre-Book Date: 9/6/2005
Street Date: 10/4/2005

Format: DVD

SRP: $39.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


Sixth Volume Of The Deluxe Starburst Series

ADV Films is pleased to announce the sixth installment of its wildly successful Farscape: Starburst Edition series, with an expanded and updated volume that takes us through the end of the second season of the classic sci-fi series. Farscape: Starburst Edition 2.3 will be available everywhere DVDs are sold on October 4.

Farscape is an adventure as broad and weird as the universe – full of strange creatures, bizarre twists, irreverent humor, raucous action, passion, and romance! Produced in Australia by The Jim Henson Company and Hallmark Entertainment, Farscape has been called “The Best Sci-Fi on TV,” by TV Guide, and hailed as “TV's Best Space Series” by USA Today. Farscape also received the Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Series three years in a row (2001, 2002, 2003).

Farscape: Starburst Edition 2.3 (SRP $24.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including eight complete episodes on two double-sided disks, with audio presented in both English 5.1 and 2.0. Each episode is subtitled for the hearing impaired. Episodes in this collection: “Won't Get Fooled Again,” “The Locket,” “The Ugly Truth,” “A Clockwork Nebari,” the “Liars, Guns And Money” trilogy – “Part I: A Not So Simple Plan,” “Part II: With Friends Like These…,” “Part III: Plan B,” and the brilliant season finale “Die Me, Dichotomy.”

This collection is packed with hours of exclusive extras! There are three full-length commentaries – “Won't Get Fooled Again” with Director Rowan Woods & Executive Producer/ Writer Richard Manning, a new commentary for “The Locket” with actors Ben Browder (Crichton) & Claudia Black (Aeryn), and a fascinating new commentary for “Die Me, Dichotomy” with Ben Browder, Claudia Black, & Executive Producer/ Writer David Kemper, recorded exclusively for the Starburst Edition. Join Farscape's composer Guy Gross in his Sydney recording studio as he explores his scores for “The Locket” and “Die Me, Dichotomy”. Then, enjoy brand new installments of the Starburst staples “The Farscape Chronicles” by Paul Simpson (Farscape: The Illustrated Companion), “Alien Encounters,” and “Cool Farscape Facts.” Brush up on your frelling Farscape terms by playing the interactive FarSpeak Game, presented in two fun, new segments – “Swear Words” and “Terms of the Uncharted Territories.” All this plus Deleted Scenes, Actor Biographies, Character Backstories, and an extensive Production Design Gallery round out this packed collection.

Eight exciting episodes and loads of exclusive special features make Farscape: Starburst Edition - Season 2, Collection 3 a must-have for both new and veteran Farscape fans!

DVD Product Details

Volume: 3 of 3

Running Time: 400 minutes
Age Rating: n/a

UPC: 702727099823

Pre-Book Date: 9/6/2005
Street Date: 10/4/2005

Format: DVD

SRP: $24.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

About ADV Films:

In the 13 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. In 2005 ADV Films was voted “Best Anime Company” in the SPJA awards, presented at Anime Expo, North America's largest anime convention.

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. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit

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