FUNimation Announces Release of Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® on Blu-Ray

Definitive Collector's Edition of Awarding-winning Film Showcased in High-Definition Blu-Ray Disc Format

FUNimation Entertainment, in collaboration with Harmony Gold, is proud to announce at this year's New York Comic Con that it is bringing another title of next generation entertainment to the next generation format with the release of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles on Blu-ray disc.

"The Shadow Chronicles was originally produced in high-definition." said Tommy Yune, director of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. "That foresight is now paying off as the capabilities of Blu-ray technology will finally allow our fans to enjoy the film with that level of resolution in the comfort of their own homes."

This animated feature length film is the latest exciting chapter of the Robotech saga. A heroic cast of returning characters, led by Scott Bernard and Vince Grant, fight to end a struggle against an enigmatic alien race known as the INVID. However, the mysterious disappearance of the legendary Admiral Hunter signals the arrival of a new threat that could tear apart our young heroes and threaten their very survival!

Featuring the voices of Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), the animation of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles also takes a generational leap into the future through a technological marriage of CG graphics beautifully composited with vibrant anime characters. This release showcases the original high-definition video, enhanced with a 5.1 digital surround sound mix, and an incredible musical score performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Featuring the definitive catalog of extras to date, FUNimation and Harmony Gold have held nothing back as the Blu-Ray release will contain 20 minutes of new extra features along with all the extras previously released on the standard and collector's editions, including a featurette about the award-winning film's creation called "Birth of a Sequel: The Making of The Shadow Chronicles." New features include additional never-before-seen deleted scenes with directors commentary, outtakes, animatics and more.

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (rated PG, extras not rated) hits shelves September 2, 2008 (SRP $39.98).

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