BOOGIEPOP DVD THINPAK COLLECTION
(BOOGIEPOP PHANTOM TV SERIES + BOOGIEPOP AND OTHERS LIVE-ACTION MOVIE)
Pre-book date: 10/3/2006 – Street date: 10/31/2006
Approximately 518 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color.
Genre: Science Fiction / Thriller
DVD (5.1 and 2.0 English*, 2.0 Japanese, English Subtitles, English On Screen Translations)
Suggested Rating: 15+
The ground breaking horror series returns just in time for Halloween!
Based on the best-selling Boogiepop novels by Kouhei Kadono and seen on TV, Boogiepop is a brilliant masterpiece of a psycho-thriller that delves into the darkest depths of the human condition and exposes it.
This new Boogiepop Thinpak Collection contains both the original 13-episode anime cult phenomenon Boogiepop Phantom TV series as well as its live-action counterpart movie Boogiepop and Others to form a perfect package for horror fans.
ABOUT THE BOOGIEPOP PHANTOM TV SERIES:
Since its initial release, the large underground popularity of the Boogiepop Phantom TV series has vaulted it to the rare status of legendary anime cult phenomenon. The series combines amazing animation techniques of Studio Madhouse (TRINITY BLOOD / TEXHNOLYZE / DEATH NOTE / NINJA SCROLL / VAMPIRE HUNTER D) with direction by Watanabe Takashi (SLAYERS / IKKI TOUSEN / SHAKUGAN NO SHANA) and screenplays by Sadayuki Murai (MILLENNIUM ACTRESS / PERFECT BLUE / STEAMBOY) to produce a mind-bending story combining the stylistic nature of Serial Experiments Lain or Texhnolyze with the episodic nature and dark twisting plotlines of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.
Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core and now the rumors have begun once more. Boogiepop… Everyone knows about Boogiepop: meet her one dark night and you are taken. People tell each other the stories and laugh; no one believes that she can possibly exist in this day and age. Still, strange things are going on and the darkness is taking many forms. Something is out there. Are you safe?
ABOUT THE BOOGIEPOP AND OTHERS LIVE-ACTION MOVIE:
With scenario work by Sadayuki Murai (BOOGIEPOP PHANTOM / PERFECT BLUE / COWBOY BEBOP) and directed by Ryu Kaneda (VIDEO GIRL AI / SHENMUE), Boogiepop and Others is the quietly chilling tale of ten high school students whose lives are all intertwined in a twisted and deadly web of secrets.
The cold dead of night is a dangerous time to be near the Shinyo Academy. Girls have begun to mysteriously disappear without a trace, and the school is alive with rumors. Some say the girls are just runaways, but with each new disappearance, a lingering fear grows ever stronger – fear that a shinigami… the very spirit of death… is prowling through the streets of the city. They say you never see it coming… a lone whistle splits the dark silence, and it suddenly appears behind you to steal your soul…
BOOGIEPOP PHANTOM TV SERIES BONUS DVD CONTENT INCLUDES:
Line Art Gallery, Producer Notes, Character Notes, Music Videos for the Opening and Closing Songs, Original Fruits Music Video, Original Boogiepop Music Video, Five Original Japanese Promo Trailers, Ongoing English Producer’s Commentary, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 English Audio, Dolby Digital 2.0 Japanese Audio, and English Subtitles.
BOOGIEPOP AND OTHERS LIVE-ACTION MOVIE BONUS DVD CONTENT INCLUDES:
Two special featurettes with close to 50 minutes of behind the scenes footage and interviews with the Japanese cast and crew! History of Boogiepop, Director’s Commentary, Storyboards, “Boogiepop in Yubari” Premiere Featurette, “Making of Boogiepop” Featurette, Cast and Staff Bios, Original Boogiepop Trailers, Right Stuf Trailers
*=The Boogiepop and Others Movie is 2.0 Japanese Audio with English subtitles only
GRAVITATION TV SERIES DVD THINPAK COLLECTION
Pre-book date: 10/3/2006 – Street date: 10/31/2006
Approximately 325 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color.
Genre: Drama / Romance
DVD (English, Japanese, English Subtitles, English On Screen Translations)
Suggested Rating: 13+
Right Stuf International is proud to announce a complete DVD Thinpak collection of the Gravitation TV Series! Based on Maki Murakami’s best-selling graphic novel series, Gravitation has been hailed as one of the best romantic titles of all time by Anime Insider, and has been seen by TV audiences across the nation on channels such as The Anime Network, Imaginasian TV, and Comcast’s Anime Selects!
All Shuichi ever dreamed about was following in the footsteps of his pop idol, Ryuichi Sakuma and the band Nittle Grasper. Together with his best friend Hiro, Shuichi’s formed a band called Bad Luck and they’ve even managed to get signed to a major recording label! Unfortunately, the studio deadlines are looming and Shuichi still hasn’t finished the lyrics for any of the songs. What he needs is a little inspiration… but he’s been running a little low in that department lately. While Hiro recommends finding a girlfriend, fate has other things in store for him…
Walking through the park late one night, Shuichi’s latest lyrics flutter away and land at the feet of a stunning stranger that takes his breath away. Unfortunately, that mysterious stranger happens to be the famous novelist Eiri Yuki, who completely crushes the young singer by telling him he has “zero talent”. Now, Shuichi’s so annoyed that he’s managed to finish his song just so he can find and confront Yuki once again. But, are his actions really motivated by anger, or has he actually fallen in love?
Contains the entire 13 episode series!
BONUS DVD CONTENT INCLUDES:
US Gravitation Debut Trailer, Textless Opening and Closing, Bad Luck and Nittle Grasper Profiles, Art Gallery, Liner Notes, ASK and BL Support Files, Eiri Yuki Unmasked!
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