CPM Schedules Four Re-Repriced Releases

Nov 21st 2006
CENTRAL PARK MEDIA HAS SCHEDULED FOUR RE-PRICED RELEASES FOR JANUARY

3-Disc Box Set to be Priced at $29.95 SRP and Single Discs to be Priced From $9.95 SRP.

NEW YORK, NY (November 21, 2006)  Central Park Media announced today that it will kick off the new year with the re-release and re-pricing of Black Jack DVD Collection 1  the chilling medical series from the creator of Metropolis and Astro Boy; Ichi the Killer: Episode Zero  the anime prequel to the hit cult film Ichi the Killer; Time Bokan  the slapstick masterpiece from the studio behind Battle of the Planets and Speed Racer; and Hammerboy  the collector's series release of the animated feature film. Post holiday shoppers will be able to take advantage of these new low prices when these titles are re-released on January 30, 2007.

The 3-disc Black Jack DVD Collection 1 will be re-priced at $29.95 SRP, Ichi the Killer: Episode Zero will be re-priced at $14.95 SRP, and Time Bokan and Hammerboy will be re-priced at just $9.95 SRP each.

The order date will be January 2, 2007 and the street date will be January 30, 2007. All of these releases will contain English and Japanese language tracks with English subtitles except for Hammerboy which will only contain English language tracks.

Black Jack DVD Collection 1

A 3-disc, 6 episode chilling medical thriller from the creator of Metropolis and Astro Boy.

The renegade doctor is in and bizarre medical mysteries are his specialty. A genius, a mercenary, and a madman, his name is Black Jack, and if the situation is terminal, he will help the victim cheat death…for a terrrible price!

DVD Features: Director's Commentary by Osamu Dezaki (episode 3), Art Gallery, Previews, Trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 300 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752418
SRP: $29.95
UPC: 7-19987-24182-4


Ichi the Killer: Episode Zero

The mind-shattering prequel to the hit cult thriller Ichi the Killer!

"An enjoyable journey of sexual and criminal extremes" - Home Media Retailing

A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic killer with an unrelenting thirst for bloodshed. A horrifying secret burns in his mind, and his hands deal death without mercy. At last, the shrouds of mystery are parted to reveal the origin of the monster. The city will know its greatest fear at the unveiling of Ichi the Killer!

DVD Features: Art Gallery, Previews, Trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 47 minutes
Genre: Action
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 752432
SRP: $14.95
UPC: 7-19987-24322-4


Time Bokan

A laugh-out-loud hilarious adventure from the studio behind Battle of the Planets and Speed Racer!

Guest starring Ken from Gatchaman, with cameo appearances from some of anime's legendary characters!

Who has what it takes to be the baddest of the bad? It's evil versus evil as teams of bad guys compete to be the meanest villains ever! Watch and laugh as the Dorombo Gang takes on the worst of the worst in a wacky race to be the greatest villains in anime history! The only force that stands in their way are the superheroes of anime. Will the Gatchaman ninja arrive in time to save the day?

DVD Features: Art Gallery, Trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 60 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752458
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-24582-2


Hammerboy Collector's Series Edition

"Thoroughly entertaining" - fpsMagazine.com

In the wake of a worldwide ecological disaster, the inhabitants of Candlestick Island struggle to rebuild their civilization. Here a boy named Mangchi roams the island with his trusty hammer in search of adventure. Excitement arrives when a spunky girl name Poplar, a fugitive princess from the outside world asks for Mangchi's help against power hungry traitors.

DVD Features: Art Gallery, Music Videos, Anamorphic Widescreen Format, Previews, Trailers, English
Running time: 80 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 872477
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-24772-7



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 www.centralparkmedia.com, www.cpmpress.com and www.bebeautifulmanga.com for more information.

For high resolution, downloadable artwork and information, please visit CPM's electronic press kit at www.centralparkmedia.com./cpmdb/presskit.cfm .

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