CPM February 2007 Re-priced DVDs

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For Immediate Release:

All DVDs to be Priced at $9.95 SRP on February 27, 2007.

NEW YORK, NY (December 19, 2006)  New and old anime fans alike will want to expand their collections when Central Park Media  re-releases and re-prices four of its classic anime DVDs on February 27, 2007.  The titles that will all be priced at just $9.95 SRP include Darkside Blues – the supernatural, action adventure film from the creator of Vampire Hunter D, Knights of Ramune – the entire 6-episode sci-fi series on one DVD, Odin: Starlight Mutiny – the sci-fi epic from the producer of Star Blazers, and Munto – the adventures of a psychic schoolgirl who must find the courage to save the world. 

The order date will be January 30, 2007 and the street date will be February 27, 2007.  All of these releases will contain English and Japanese language tracks with English subtitles.

Darkside Blues 


From the creator of Vampire Hunter D!
Great for fans of Dark City and Queen of the Damned!

In the gothic landscape of the future, the Persona Century Corporation owns the world. Resistance is suppressed with lethal force, and the last rebels hide in a lawless freezone known as Darkside. But now, Darkside has spawned a new leader, a dark mystic with awesome pyschic powers.

DVD Features: Character Profiles, Trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles

Running time: 83 minutes
Genre: Supernatural, action adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752286
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22862-7

Knights of RamuneFrom the screenwriter of The Slayers and Photon!


Includes all 6 episodes!Holy Virgins Cacao and Parfait must find the prophesied Champion of the Galaxy, or the universe will be destroyed. Unfortunately, he’s a power-obsessed tyrant! With the help of a plucky orphan, a giant robot, and their Holy Magic, our heroines must save the galaxy from its greatest hero.

DVD Features: Character Sketches, Character Profiles, Knights of Ramune Trailer, Additional Trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles, extensive DVD-ROM features



Running time: 180 minutes
Genre: Science fiction
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 436209
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-95243-62092-3

Odin: Starlight MutinyFrom the Producer of Star Blazers.

The year is 2099, and reckless space cadet Akira Tsukuba has landed his dream job as the pilot of the spaceship Starlight. He’s in for the adventure of his life when the crew rescues a beautiful amnesiac. Lured by the psychic call of a paradise planet, she leads the Starlight into a realm of genocidal robots! Now, Akira must face his worst nightmare for the chance to find paradise itself!



DVD Features: Trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles

Running time: 96 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752398
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23982-1

Munto“Thoroughly entertaining” – fpsMagazine.com

From the Key Animator of Grave of the Fireflies and AKIRA and the Animation Director of New Kimagure Orange Road – Summer’s Beginning.

Second sight is a curse for Yumemi, a psychic schoolgirl who just wants to be normal. But she’s about to discover the true value of her gift, when Magical King Munto arrives in her world, with enemies in hot pursuit! Munto’s realm is linked to ours by magic, but that power is fading, and his world is on the brink of death. Yumemi is the only Earthling with the power to save his people if she can only find the courage to use it!

DVD Features: Japanese Trailer, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles



Running time: 50 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752452
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-24522-8

About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 16-year-old Manhattan-based independent video and book publisher focused on Japanese and Korean animation and graphic novels.  Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990, and a major publisher of manga since 1994.  The company currently manufactures and distributes animated video programming under several label names, including U.S. Manga Corps, Be Beautiful, Software Sculptors and Central Park Media, as well as live-action Asian feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label. 

With exclusive rights to hundreds of graphic novels, the company has become a leading North American publisher of Japanese manga and Korean manhwa.  Among CPM’s fan-favorite graphic novel titles are Lee Hyun Se’s Nambul (the best-selling manhwa in Korean publishing history), and Kia Asamiya’s Dark Angel.  Under its Be Beautiful imprint, the company also publishes popular yaoi manga such as the best-selling Kizuna: Bonds of Love (the best-selling yaoi title in Japanese publishing history).  Visit www.centralparkmedia.com, www.cpmpress.com and www.bebeautifulmanga.com for more information.

For high resolution, downloadable artwork and information, please visit CPM’s electronic press kit at www.centralparkmedia.com./cpmdb/presskit.cfm .

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