ADV Announces October 3 Releases

Sep 5th 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 3 RELEASES



HOUSTON, September 4, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three new exciting titles set to hit the streets on October 3, including Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda Season 5 Box Set, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda Slipstream Collection, and the second volume of Papuwa!





GENE RODDENBERRY'S ANDROMEDA SEASON 5 BOX



The Entire Fifth Season of the Hit Sci-Fi Series for One Low Price!



On October 3, ADV Films is pleased to present the Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda™ Season 5 Box Set, a must-have for fans of the top-rated, nationally syndicated weekly sci-fi/action series starring Kevin Sorbo.



The Gemini award-winning, Saturn award-nominated Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda features heroic stories, electrifying action, and spectacular special effects. A testament to the show's popularity, Kevin Sorbo was named one of the ten most bankable stars in national syndication for two consecutive years.



Based on writings of the legendary writer, producer, and creator of the enormously successful Star Trek series franchise Gene Roddenberry, the series is produced by Andromeda Productions Ltd. in association with Tribune Entertainment Company and Fireworks Entertainment, Inc.



Synopsis: The explosive final season of one of the most beloved science fiction TV series of all time! Captain Dylan Hunt (Kevin Sorbo, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) has never had it easy. He's been trapped in time near a black hole for three hundred years… struggled with a less-than-cooperative crew of renegades, aliens, and androids… and confronted awesome dangers lurking behind every star. Now, he must face his greatest challenge – understanding his own past and ultimate destiny. On the meteor-scarred planet Seefra-1, Dylan and his crew uncover a mysterious secret… merging past, future, space, and time.



Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda Season 5 Box Set (SRP $69.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including all 22 episodes of the fifth season. Packed with extras, each episode is presented in anamorphic widescreen in English 2.0 audio and closed captioning.



DVD Product Details



Running Time: 1100 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V)

CAT: DAN/BX5
UPC: 702727146121

Pre-Book Date: 9/5/2006
Street Date: 10/3/2006

Format: DVD

SRP: $69.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.





GENE RODDENBERRY'S ANDROMEDA SLIPSTREAM COLLECTION



A Collection So Big It Exerts Its Own Gravitational Pull!



This October 3rd ADV Films is proud to bring you the Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda™ Slipstream Collection, the definitive collection of the top-rated, nationally syndicated weekly sci-fi/action program starring Kevin Sorbo.



The Gemini award-winning, Saturn award-nominated Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda features heroic stories, electrifying action, and spectacular special effects. A testament to the show's popularity, Kevin Sorbo was named one of the ten most bankable stars in national syndication for two consecutive years.



Based on writings of the legendary writer, producer, and creator of the enormously successful Star Trek series franchise Gene Roddenberry, the series is produced by Andromeda Productions Ltd. in association with Tribune Entertainment Company and Fireworks Entertainment, Inc.



Synopsis: From an original concept found in the unpublished papers of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, comes the story of Dylan Hunt (Kevin Sorbo, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) courageous captain of the most glorious starship in the universe, the Andromeda Ascendant. After 300 years frozen in time at the event horizon of a black hole, Dylan Hunt wakes… to a universe in chaos. The Systems Commonwealth, the greatest civilization in history, has fallen. But together with an unlikely band of renegades and aliens who become his crew, Dylan begins his quest to rekindle the light of civilization and push back the evils that grip the universe! This historic collection brings together all 110 episodes from all five seasons of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda in a pristine, widescreen presentation! With hours of fascinating and informative special features, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, The SlipStream Collection is must-see, must-own entertainment!



Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda Slipstream Collection (SRP $169.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including all 110 episodes of the fan-favorite series. The Slipstream Collection is loaded with all the extensive, behind-the-scenes special features sci-fi fans want, including extensive interviews with the cast members from each season, in depth interviews with the production team, tours of the set, visual effects demonstrations, stunt demonstrations, audio commentaries, deleted scenes, hilarious bloopers and gags, the original TV promos, character profiles, the “High Guard Glossary,” and extensive production design galleries.



DVD Product Details



Running Time: 5500 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V)

CAT: DAN/BX100
UPC: 702727141027

Pre-Book Date: 9/5/2006
Street Date: 10/3/2006

Format: DVD

SRP: $169.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.





PAPUWA: ZOMBIE SAMBA



“I'll cut to the chase: Papuwa is the most hilarious anime I've ever seen.”

– Anime-Planet.com



ADV is proud to announce the second of a six disk DVD series bound to delight all lovers of weirdness. Round two of the crazy, goofy, loopy fun begins when Papuwa: Zombie Samba hits store shelves on October 3! Don't miss out on the series Underland Online calls “one of the strangest anime series to grace North America yet.”



Synopsis: There goes the neighborhood! The crazy creatures on Papuwa Island are preparing for the annual Obon festival, where their undead ancestors return to life for a giant zombie dance party. Unfortunately, Liquid's old war buddies, the Special Battle Unit, have come to crash the party, kidnap Kotaro and send everyone's grandparents back to their graves. If that wasn't enough, The Ganma Army has sent reinforcements to reclaim their boss' son -- even if it means restoring his memories and destroying Papuwa Island. Plus, the dastardly Shinsengumi have show up and aim at nothing short of Kotaro's demise. Island life with never be the same for Papuwa and his friends. Zombies, samurai and towering bearded women await in the second, side-splitting volume of Papuwa.



Papuwa: Wild Things (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes six through 10, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include translator notes and a character art gallery, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.





DVD Product Details



Volume: 2 of 6

Running Time: 125 min.
Age Rating: TV 14 (LV)

CAT: DPA/002
UPC: 702727154324

Pre-Book Date: 9/5/2006
Street Date: 10/3/2006

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



About ADV Films:

In the 14 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) outside of Japan and has the largest English-language anime library in the world. 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. Always on the forefront, ADV is introducing North America to bold new anime franchises such as Gantz, Elfen Lied, Chrono Crusade, Peacemaker and D.N.Angel. 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. The readers of Anime News Network designated ADV Films “Overall Favorite Anime Company” in both 2004 and 2005.



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 www.advfilms.com.

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