Negadon Lands on Retail Shelves July 11

Award Winning CG Film To Be Released On DVD And Priced At Only $19.95 SRP

NEW YORK, NY (April 27, 2006)  Central Park Media announced the much anticipated DVD release of Negadon: The Monster From Mars, the world's first completely computer-generated monster movie. Directed by Jun Awazu from his original script and rendered in staggeringly realistic computer graphics, Negadon: The Monster From Mars pays homage to a wide variety of 1950's and 60's Japanese monster movies such as Godzilla and Mothra. This film, which was almost 3 years in the making, won the Outstanding Production Award at the 2006 Digital Contents Grand Prix and was named a Jury Recommended Work at the 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival.

The Negadon DVD, which will be priced at $19.95 SRP, will be loaded with many bonus features including an interview with Director Jun Awazu, the Making of Negadon: The Monster from Mars featurette, two short films by Mr. Awazu, and digital liner notes. In addition, a replica newspaper identical to the one included in the original Japanese release will be inserted into each DVD case.

A special Negadon pre-order promotion will be available to all consumers who visit the Negadon website at by July 11, 2006. Consumers who pre-order both Negadon: The Monster From Mars and the award winning Kakurenbo for just $29.95 SRP will save $10.00. In addition, consumers may pre-order only Negadon: The Monster From Mars for $19.95 SRP.

The order date for Negadon DVD will be June 13, 2006, the street date will be July 11, 2006, and the disc will contain English and Japanese language tracks with English subtitles.

About Negadon: The Monster from Mars
In the year 2025, the world population explodes to over 10 billion. In search of a new place to live, mankind initiates the space exploration project entitled "The Mars Terraforming Project". But, all attention is diverted from this expansion into space when a Japanese freight spaceship returning from Mars crashes on the streets of Tokyo. It unleashes a deadly cargo: Negadon, a giant, vicious monster from beneath the surface of Mars! Now, only Dr. Narasaki and his long-abandoned robot Miroku can save the Earth. In a clash of titans that will shake the planet to its core, it's giant robot versus space monster for the fate of all mankind!

DVD Features: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Interview with Director Jun Awazu with English Subtitles, Making of Negadon: The Monster from Mars with English Subtitles, Film Shorts: Magara: The Giant Monster and Magara: The Final Showdown, Digital Liner Notes, Art Gallery, Kaiju A-Go-Go (Fan Art), Original Japanese Trailers, U.S Trailer, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 70 minutes
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752520
SRP: $19.95
UPC: 7-19987-25202-8

About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 16-year-old Manhattan-based independent video and book publisher focused on Japanese and Korean animation and graphic novels. Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990, and a major publisher of manga since 1994. The company currently manufactures and distributes animated video programming under several label names, including U.S. Manga Corps, Be Beautiful, Software Sculptors and Central Park Media, as well as live-action Asian feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

With exclusive rights to hundreds of graphic novels, the company has become a leading North American publisher of Japanese manga and Korean manhwa. Among CPM's fan-favorite graphic novel titles are Lee Hyun Se's Nambul (the best-selling manhwa in Korean publishing history), and Kia Asamiya's Dark Angel. Under its Be Beautiful imprint, the company also publishes popular yaoi manga such as the best-selling Kizuna: Bonds of Love (the best-selling yaoi title in Japanese publishing history). Visit, and for more information.

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