ADV Films Announces Synethesia


When Wires Cross, Murder Takes Shape.

HOUSTON, December 6, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you a title that will redefine your perceptions. Can you hear smells? Can you taste the things you touch? You will when Synesthesia warps your senses on February 27!

Synesthesia (sin'is-the'zhea) • n – a rare sensory disorder that scrambles the senses so that shapes have taste, colors induce sound and textures evoke visions. Only those afflicted – called synesthetes – can truly understand their significance. This acid trip of the senses affects 1 in 100,000 people. And sometimes, two.

Synopsis: Shin is a professional voyeur who provides live camera feeds of everything from the street corner to the public toilet. He is also afflicted with a freakish condition known as synethesia – a glitch in his wiring that puts his five senses in a blender and spits out something close to insanity. A high-profile murder propels him into a psychological odyssey in pursuit of Picasso – a serial killer, snuff peddler and fellow synesthete – who leaves deadly hidden messages in his victims' blood that only Shin can decipher. Lulling his victims into a trance with a spellbinding video game, Picasso leads Shin down a mysterious, hypnotic trail of death. Murder, sex, betrayal – Shin's once hidden world is the one reality someone else is willing to kill for.

Synesthesia (SRP $19.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release, presented in both English 4.0 and Japanese 4.0 with English subtitles. Synesthesia contains a second disk full of extras, including “The Making of Synesthesia”, a “Synesthesia Sneak Preview Party”, the opening night of Synesthesia, an interview with director Toru Matsuura and Shinji Takeda, the Japanese theatrical trailers, and the Japanese TV spots.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 123 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (SLV)
UPC: 702727171420
Pre-Book Date: 1/30/2007
Street Date: 2/27/2007
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 #1 Anime Channel” reaching more than 40 million households. It is the nation's top video-on-demand (VOD) offering as well as a 24/7 linear cable channel and is the first television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide. 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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