FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS RELEASES APPLESEED
ADV Films Will Distribute To Home Video Market
HOUSTON, May 4, 2009—Sentai Filmworks announced its forthcoming DVD release of Appleseed, which brings the dystopian sci-fi thriller back in print for the first time in years. ADV Films handles North American home media distribution for Sentai Filmworks and will release the Appleseed movie June 30.
Appleseed was first released in North America by Geneon Entertainment (USA) in 2005. Based on the legendary manga series by Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell, Dominion) and directed by groundbreaking filmmaker Shinji Arimaki (Bubblegum Crisis), Appleseed set a high-water mark for anime features in the 21st century.
Synopsis: Earth’s last city, Olympus, rose from the ashes of a global war on the backs of Bioroids, artificial clones who make up half the city’s population. Under the strict guidance of a supercomputer, humanity’s last survivors enjoy an idyllic peace, but only on the surface Human terrorists within the military seek a return to power and clash with the government’s ESWAT forces lead by the legendary soldier, Deunan Knute, and her boyfriend who is 75% machine. Retrieving the Appleseed will end the conflict, and Deunan alone holds its secret. The outstanding feature film based on the manga by Masamune Shirow (Ghost In the Shell), directed by Shinji Aramaki (Bubblegum Crisis), and produced by SORI (Ping Pong) features a soundtrack including Boom Boom Satelites, Paul Oakenfold, Basement Jaxx and more.
Appleseed (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only anamorphic release presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Prebook orders are due June 2.
DVD Product Details
Running Time: 105 mins.
Age Rating: TV 14 (V, S, L)
Pre-Book Date: 6/2/2009
Street Date: 6/30/2009
Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.
About ADV Films:
ADV is among the largest producer-distributors of Japanese animation (“anime”) outside of Japan and maintains a huge catalog of English-language anime. 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. ADV Films also provides home video distribution for a variety of independent clients, including Switchblade Pictures and Sentai Filmworks.
About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing licensors of anime in North America, including hit series like Clannad and Princess Resurrection. Sentai Filmworks is distributed on a non-exclusive basis by ADV Films.