Virgil Films & Entertainment and Fabulous Films Release the Highly Anticipated Cult-Classic Children's Series “The Mysterious Cities Of Gold”

Available on DVD April 7, 2009

“It transcends nostalgia and remains as deeply
addictive as it was 20 years ago.”
--Time Out London

“One of the finest animation shows of our time”
--Neo Magazine

“One of the greatest shows ever…”
--Zoo Magazine

*New York, NY (March 4, 2009)* — For the first time in the US, Virgil Films & Entertainment and Fabulous Films join forces to release the highly anticipated animated television series, The Mysterious Cities of Gold. Having originally aired in Japan in 1982, “Mysterious Cities of Gold” ran in the US in the 1980's on Nickelodeon and NBC. For many avid fans this is quite simply the greatest animated series ever made. Filled with a mix of ancient history, archaeology, and science fiction, the series follows characters who set out on an adventure across the Americas to find the Mysterious Cities of Gold. The complete series will be available on DVD April 7, 2009. The dealer order cut off date is March 10, 2009.

A special Deluxe Edition of “Mysterious Cities of Gold” will be available for collectors, which will include a 32-page booklet, a 12-page historical facts booklet, 6 exclusive postcards and a double-sided fold out poster. This Deluxe Edition will be available for a suggested retail price of $79.95. In addition, another configuration will be available, including the complete 6-disc series of 39 episodes with bonus features. It will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.95 hails, “This fantastical show is a delight, and reminds us why animated programs from the '80s have become such classics. Mysterious Cities of Gold has been passionately wanted on DVD by the devout fans who grew up watching this series on Nickelodeon, and want to share it with their own kids. Strong, imaginative writing often combines South American legends with science fiction; it sometimes feels like it was sprung from an episode of Leonard Nimoy's In Search Of. A real winner!”

*“Mysterious Cities of Gold” Synopsis* It is the sixteenth century. From all over Europe, great ships sail west to conquer the New World, the Americas. The men are eager to seek their fortune, to find new adventures in new lands. The long to cross unchartered seas and discover unknown countries: to find secret gold on a mountain trail high in the Andes. They dream of following the path of the setting sun that leads to El Dorado, and the Mysterious Cities of Gold. Three children – Esteban, Tao, and Zia – set out on an adventure across the Americas to find the Mysterious Cities of Gold. Neither Esteban, a Spanish orphan who can command the sun, and Zia, an Inca girl kidnapped from her people, have any interest in gold. Their only dream is that their quest will lead them to their missing fathers, and they hope the strange medallions they both wear may hold the key to the cities' location. Tao, the last descendent of the legendary empire of Hiva, believes the cities could reveal long-lost secrets about his heritage and the strange jar he has been left by his ancestors. They are joined on their journey by Spanish navigator Mendoza, and his two sailing friends Sancho and Pedro – men who seek to plunder the cities of its wealth. With the aid of the magnificent Golden Condor, their adventure takes them to the empire of the Incas, being ravaged by the invading Spanish; to the vast Amazon rain forest, where they encounter fierce female warriors; and finally to the land of the Mayas, far to the north. But they are not alone on their quest – with treasure-hungry Spaniards, greedy Mayan traitors and tyrannical Olmecs hoping to ensure they will never find their way to the Mysterious Cities of Gold.

Virgil Films And Entertainment, formerly Arts Alliance America, was founded in 2003 as Hart Sharp Video by Joe Amodei to develop, acquire, market and distribute DVD product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, ESPN, MLB Productions, Bombo Sports and Entertainment, TV Guide, NESN and other high profile entertainment brands since their inception. Upcoming releases from Virgil Films & Entertainment include “The Caller” starring Academy Award nominee Frank Langella, the second season of the legendary “The Donna Reed Show,” and the cult-classic children's series “The Mysterious Cities of Gold.”

Fabulous Films Inc is the content and DVD production division of Fabulous Rights Ltd, A UK TV, games, and production company. Its headquarters are located at Pinewood Studios, England. The Company owns and distributes the rights to many iconic TV and Film productions.

Mysterious Cities of Gold
Street Date: April 7, 2009
Pre-Book Date: March 10, 2009
Running Time: 1,120 Minutes
SRP for Series Edition: $49.95
SRP for Deluxe Edition: $79.95

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