Critical Mass Video Announces June 30 Release of Anime 18's Crimson Climax: Cursed Beginnings DVD

GRIMES, IA, March 25, 2009 – Leading adult anime label Critical Mass Video is pleased to present the Anime 18 release of CRIMSON CLIMAX: CURSED BEGINNINGS DVD on June 30, 2009.

Also known as “Hotaruko,” Crimson Climax is a three-part, original video animation produced by Green Bunny (Cool Devices, Kite, Dark Love).


A Forbidden Fantasy Island… Lured to a forbidden island by a carnal cult, victims are brought to the throes of ecstasy, then brutally sacrificed in a bloody occult ritual! When sexy Ryo visits her late mother's island home, she's in for a terrifying surprise. Can she escape with her life… and her virtue intact? Contains episodes 1-2.

Pre-Book: 5/26/2009
Street Date: 6/30/2009
Runtime: Approximately 60 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Erotic Horror
Suggested Rating: 18+

Format: DVD (English Audio, Japanese Audio, English Subtitles)
Catalog #: CMDVD0915
UPC: 7-42617-0915-2-0
SRP: $24.99

Discs: 1
Case Qty: 30 / case

DVD Features:
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, with English subtitles. Plus: Crimson Climax trailer, Anime Artform, art gallery and previews.

* Cover Art: Coming soon!
CRIMSON CLIMAX (Hotaruko) © 2003 Katuma Kanazawa/HOTARUKO SeisakuIinkai.
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** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

Critical Mass Video Ltd. is one of the top adult Japanese animation (“anime”) labels in the United States, with a catalog including well-known titles such as Cool Devices, Anyone You Can Do… I Can Do Better, Dragon Pink and favorites from the Vanilla Series, such as Love Doll, Naughty Nurses and Sex Ward. For more information, visit

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