ADV Nov 20th releases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 20 RELEASES

HOUSTON, September 26 – ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce a slew of great new DVDs just in time for holiday gift giving, including the new feature-length film Jing, King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven, a beautiful and affordable Princess Tutu Complete Collection, and the second volume in Red Garden, the chilling new series that’s been described as “sharply original” (Animation Insider), “stylish and sexy” (Shelf Life), and “highly recommended” (DVD Talk).  Look for each of these great items to hit store shelves November 20.

RED GARDEN: BREAKING THE GIRLS

Also Available With

Limited Edition Collectors Box

ADV Films is pleased to present the latest chapter in the new horror series that has critics agog.  Described as “violent, shocking, and sexy” (JIVE Magazine), Red Garden: Breaking the Girls will be available in stores November 20

From acclaimed studio Gonzo (Afro Samurai, Chrono Crusade) and director Kou Matsuo (Rozen Maiden) comes an urban horror masterpiece as stylish as it is disturbing.  Set in modern day New York, Red Garden’s unique character designs, haunting story, and realistic violence make it one of the most anticipated new series of 2007.  “Red Garden is not your typical production… there’s real drama and then some” (Anime Insider).

Synopsis: Life is harder when you’re dead.  Under orders from the mysterious Lula, four young high school girls struggle with the fact that they are, indeed, dead. Now, living on “borrowed lives,” they are forced to fight glowing-eyed, drooling monsters long after school is over. But when the battles become too terrifying one of the four tries to run away leading to terrible repercussions. Yet darker, murkier secrets are hidden in this underworld battle. Coded corporations, a family curse, and horrific experiments deepen the mystery, shaking the already fragile strength of the girls. Seductive, bloody, and wicked-cool, Red Garden is this year’s most addictive horror thriller.

Red Garden (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes five through eight, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases. 

Collectors Edition Available!

A limited edition Collectors Box for Red Garden is available.  This special collectors edition contains the second volume of Red Garden in a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire three volume series (SRP $39.98).

DVD Product Details

Volume:                              2 of 6

Running Time:     100 minutes

Age Rating:          TV MA (V)

CAT:                     DRG/002

                              DRG/BX1            Collectors Box

UPC:                     702727122828

                              702727123320   Collectors Box

Pre-Book Date:   10/23/2007

Street Date:          11/20/2007

Format:                 DVD

SRP:                     $29.98 

                              $39.98                  Collectors Box               

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

JING, KING OF BANDITS: SEVENTH HEAVEN

A Self-Contained Feature Length Anime Movie

ADV Films is pleased to bring you Jing, King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven, a feature length animated movie that extends the Jing mythos in an all-new self-contained adventure.  Jing, King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven hits store shelves November 20.

Animated by Aniplex (Rurouni Kenshin) and directed by Hiroshi Watanabe (Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, Slayers), Seventh Heaven forever seals Jing’s reputation as anime’s ‘King of Bandits.’  This is an action-packed caper flick with more twists and turns than a corkscrew!

Synopsis:  They call it Seventh Heaven: an asylum of a prison roasting on the lowest ring of Hell.  Run by a psychotic warden and his army of hockey-masked guards, it’s a festering pit filled with thousands of hardened criminals… plus one very unfortunate Bandit King and his loyal, feathered sidekick!  And as if THAT didn’t suck enough for our heroes, toss in a magician who uses stolen dreams to trap his victims in bizarre worlds of illusion who then sets his beady eyes on Jing and Kir!  So how does the star of a hit anime series escape from the biggest bird cage ever when “the Man’s” locked the door and thrown away the key?   Find out as the boys (and bird) behind bars take on the big house in Jing, King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven!

Jing, King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamophic release presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  Video extras include a production gallery and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases. 

DVD Product Details

Running Time:     90 mins.

Age Rating:          TV PG

CAT:                     DBKJ/001

UPC:                     702727173523

Pre-Book Date:   10/23/2007

Street Date:          11/20/2007

Format:                 DVD

SRP:                     $29.98 

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

PRINCESS TUTU COMPLETE COLLECTION

The Beloved Anime Series in

One Affordable Collection

ADV Films is pleased to an affordable new collection of one of the most critically-acclaimed anime series of recent years.  Princess Tutu Complete Collection hits store shelves November 20“With entertaining characters, impressive production, and an unpredictable, secret-laden plot, Princess Tutu is a title to watch out for” (Aint It Cool News).

Directed by Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Kaleido Star) and Shougo Koumoto (You’re Under Arrest! Season 2) and produced by HAL Film Maker (Kaleido Star) and TBS (Chobits), Princess Tutu is a classic fairy tale story with a twist of mystery, magic and romance.  Darkness hid the pieces of her beloved’s shattered heart, and time is running out for Princess Tutu to find them. Her dream of becoming a human girl has come true. However, peril lurks in the unseen shadows. Using the power of an enchanted amulet, she must unravel a dark and twisted mystery to keep her Prince and herself alive.  “Princess Tutu is a show that will charm and delight” (Anime on DVD).

Synopsis:  Darkness hid the pieces of her beloved’s shattered heart and time is running out for Princess Tutu to find them.  Using the power of an enchanted amulet she must uncover the mystery and keep herself and the prince alive.

Princess Tutu Complete Collection (SRP $49.98 DVD) is a thin-packed release including the entire 26 episode series presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  This collection contains all the video extras from the original three-disc series, including three TV specials, a pre-production promo video, commentaries with the English voice actors, plus featurettes like Ballet for Beginners, “In the Studio” segments, and more. 

DVD Product Details

Running Time:     650 mins.

Age Rating:          TV 14

CAT:                     DPTT/BX1

UPC:                     702727181023

Pre-Book Date:   10/23/2007

Street Date:          11/20/2007

Format:                 DVD

SRP:                     $49.98             

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

About ADV Films:

In the 15 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) outside of Japan and has the largest English-language anime library in the world.  With best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh, ADV Films’ extensive catalog is fueling the popularity of anime around the globe. Always on the forefront, ADV is introducing North America to bold new anime franchises such as the new Guyver, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Gantz, and Elfen Lied.  ADV Films’ library also includes popular live-action science fiction programs such as The Jim Henson Company’s Farscape, the nationally syndicated Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and the Saturn Award-nominated Mutant X.   In 2005 ADV Films was voted “Best Anime Company” in the SPJA awards, presented at Anime Expo, North America’s largest anime convention.  The readers of Anime News Network designated ADV Films “Overall Favorite Anime Company” in both 2004 and 2005.

Parent company A.D. Vision, Inc. encompasses a variety of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Its Anime Network™ is “America‘s #1 Anime Channel,” reaching more than 40 million households.  Anime Network is the nation’s top video-on-demand (VOD) offering as well as a 24/7 linear cable channel and is the first television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide.  The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, North America’s top-selling anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga™, dedicated to publishing graphic novels.  Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.

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