ADV Announces October 10 Releases

HOUSTON, September 6, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the release of three exciting titles, including the Get Backers Season One Thin-Pack, Farscape Starburst Edition 4.3, and the final volume of Vermilion Pleasure Night. All three titles are set to hit the streets on October 10!


“Stylishly Cool And Action-Packed Anime… A Must-See.” – Beckett Anime

ADV is proud to bring you the Get Backers Season One Thin-Pack, containing 25 action-packed episodes on October 10.. Don't miss out on what Anime Advanced calls “a great series… the perfect balance of storyline, characters, and dialogue.”

Get Backers, animated by the famous Studio Deen (Jing – King of Bandits), is the story of Ginji Amano and Ban Midou, two chronically broke but supernaturally empowered youths who run a “recovery service.” Their motto? “If it was taken, get it back.”

Synopsis: Everyone knows the feeling. You come home and find your home broken into. Your possessions thrown around. Dresser drawers are ransacked. Everything you own has the unmistakable feel of a stranger's fingers on them. The only thing worse than that is what isn't there: the things that once belonged to you that have been taken by creeps. But now is not the time to despair. There's no time for anger. There's only time to call Ban and Ginji, the Get Backers! No one will be refused. (At least not until that huge bar tab they've run up gets paid off!) Prepare to meet your new heroes. The guys who will restore order where there is only chaos and justice where crime has run free. The dudes who will bring that cute stuffed animal back to its rightful owner. They're the Get Backers. They're one phone call away and they're ready to take your case!

Get Backers Season One Thin-Pack (SRP $59.98 DVD) is a Thin-Pack DVD-only release including all 25 episodes from the first season, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 625 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V, D)

UPC: 702727146923

Pre-Book Date: 9/12/2006
Street Date: 10/10/2006

Format: DVD

SRP: $59.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


“The Best Sci-Fi on TV” – TV Guide

ADV Films is proud to announce the final volume of the Farscape Starburst collection, featuring a ton of new extras for a cosmically low price! Farscape Starburst Edition 4.3 hits store shelves on October 10.

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).

Synopsis: "I've made enemies... powerful, dangerous." For four years, astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder, Stargate SG-1) has been lost somewhere in the universe, doing whatever it takes to stay alive. He's lived onboard a massive, living ship named Moya together with a group of escaped alien prisoners who have become his friends. He's even met the love of his live… a beautiful renegade commando named Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black, Stargate SG-1). Now, Crichton and his friends are caught squarely in the maelstrom of an intergalactic conflict between the Peacekeeper and the Scarrans -- monstrous alien races hell-bent to use wormhole technology to dominate the universe. But Crichton is determined to end this battle… once and for all.

Farscape Starburst Edition 4.3 (SRP $24.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including episodes 415 - 422. Farscape: Starburst Edition 4.3 is loaded with all the extensive, behind-the-scenes special features sci-fi fans want, including a behind the scenes interview with Anthony Simcoe (D'Argo), a video short wrap-up speech from David Kemper, “From the Archives: On the Last Day,” NEW Commentary for the series finale “Bad Timing” with Ben Browder (Crichton), Claudia Black (Aeryn), and Executive Producer David Kemper, a “Listening In” segment with Composer Guy Gross covering the episode “Bad Timing,” deleted scenes, updated character histories for Stark, Sikozu, Noranti, Rygel, Moya, and Pilot, more “Cool Farscape Facts,” new “Alien Encounters,” and a production design gallery.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 3 of 3

Running Time: 400 min.
Age Rating: n/a

UPC: 702727100123

Pre-Book Date: 9/12/2006
Street Date: 10/10/2006

Format: DVD

SRP: $24.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


“It's the Best Kind of Weird… Sexy Weird.” –

ADV is proud to present the final volume in the Japanese avant garde series everyone is talking about! Don't miss out on the televised spectacle calls “a Japanese Mad TV with a touch of naughty tossed into the mix.” Vermilion Pleasure Night: Crème de la Crème on October 10!

Often sexy, sometimes profane – but always provocative – Vermilion Pleasure Night is a variety show that stands out even by the offbeat standards of Japanese late night television. Directed by Fuccons creator Yoshimasa Ishibashi, the internationally acclaimed artist whose installations have graced New York's MOMA and London's Tate Gallery, Vermilion Pleasure Night is a mélange of strange and sometimes disturbing vignettes that holds up a cracked mirror to contemporary culture.

Synopsis: Sweet. Rich. Intoxicatingly decadent. Yes, it's time for the last, tastiest volume of Vermilion Pleasure Night. Join sexy singers, manic mannequins, devilish delinquents, a crazy cook, and zonked-out zombies in the year's most disturbing —and delicious—dish Japan has ever cooked up. Find out why this trippy, hippy kaleidoscope of color and sexy humor has become the rage on college campuses and smoke-filled living rooms all across the globe! Come on, you know you want it.

Vermilion Pleasure Night: Crème de la Crème (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the final night and bonus skits – including the best-of compilation “Color of Life” – presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 3 of 3

Running Time: 140 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (V, L, S)

CAT: DVP/003
UPC: 702727149221

Pre-Book Date: 9/12/2006
Street Date: 10/10/2006

Format: DVD

SRP: $19.98

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 DNAngel. 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

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