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ADV UK DVD Releases for April 2006

Date: 2006 February 27th Monday [17:48] | Posted By: Joe

The good folks at ADV Films UK have sent us the details of their April 2006 DVD releases. The following titles are due to hit the highstreets:

- Cromartie High School: Cromartian Rhapsody (1 of 4)
- Elfen Lied - Vector Two (2 of 4)
- DNAngel: The Darkside Of Love (5 of 7)
- Parasite Dolls

We recommend Cromartie High School, for a taste for something totally different. If you like something a very bloody, then go for Elfen Lied.
Full Story
Press release as follows:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES CROMARTIE HIGH SCHOOL: CROMARTIAN RHAPSODY



CRAZY HIGH SCHOOL COMEDY ROCKS OUT IN STORES FROM 17th APRIL 2006


LONDON, UK, 24th FEBRUARY 2006 - ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., sends you back to high school, but not like any school you remember! Volume 1 of crazy high-school comedy Cromartie High School: Cromartian Rhapsody, rocks the UK on 17th April 2006! With giant gorillas, a robot with an identity crisis, and a school full of brain-damaged delinquents, this is one school so far off the league tables, there are NO special measures that can save it!

Produced by Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex, Kill Bill vol.1) and TV Tokyo (Final Fantasy: Unlimited, Neon Genesis Evangelion) and based on the wildly popular manga by Eiji Nonaka, Cromartie High School ventures forth into the deranged and wacked-out world of the infamous school for delinquents. With the ADV Manga at no.1 on NEO Magazine's March Buyer's Guide, and the live-action movie on tour in the UK, there's never been a better time to enter the crazy world of Cromartie High!

The Story:

Poor Kamiyama! Somehow he has been enrolled in Cromartie High School, the infamous school for delinquents. When your classmates are the meanest, toughest (and often dumbest) students around, you do what you can to fit in. But when you add a 400-pound gorilla, a robot with an attitude, and a macho brute that bears a striking resemblance to a world-famous British celebrity, it makes blending in much more difficult. So put on your best tough-guy swagger and get a lesson in insanity from the hilarious losers of Cromartie High!

Cromartie High School: Cromartian Rhapsody (RRP 19.99) is a DVD-only release, including eight episodes in English 5.1- and Japanese 2.0-language, with English subtitles. Extras include: cultural notes & comments; clean opening and closing animations; original Japanese TV warnings; and ADV Previews.

Cromartie High School: Cromartian Rhapsody

Running Time: 100m
BBFC Classification: 12
Street Date: 17/04/06
Cat#: DCHS-001
Format: DVD
RRP: 19.99


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES ELFEN LIED - VECTOR TWO

SCI-FI HORROR CONTINUES TO HACK BLOODY SWATHE THROUGH STORES 17th APRIL 2006

LONDON, UK, 24th FEBRUARY 2006 - ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., is very pleased to announce the UNCUT UK release of the second volume in the bloodiest, most disturbing, most mesmerizing anime series since Gantz: Elfen Lied - Vector Two. The orgy of violence wrapped in pink satin continues when the sci-fi horror spectacle hits stores 17th April 2006.

Lucy, a beautiful young mutant, is bred by the government to be the ultimate weapon. Armed with unfathomable powers, she escapes her handlers, but loses her memory in the process. Fortunately, our young waif is taken in by two well-meaning students. Now, with government killers on her trail, the disposition of a five year old, and a hair trigger for ultra-violence, Lucy and her young friends must unravel the dark secret of her legacy before it's too late.

Elfen Lied showcases the beautiful character designs and mind-bending animation fans have come to expect from ADV Films. It's the story line, however, featuring the dichotomy of a sweet young girl and blood-soaked violence, which has caught fans' attention. Provocative yet tantalizing, Elfen Lied is thoroughly unsettling.

What The Press Said:

"brutally violent, sexually provocative" New York Times

"the violence in Elfen Lied...far outstrips the controversial Gantz... an exceedingly dark study of the horrors human beings are capable of inflicting on others" Leah Holmes, SFX

"manages to excite, amuse and shock in equal measure ... entertaining and thought-provoking" Matt Kamen, NEO

"Often terrifyingly beautiful, Elfen Lied achieves a rare feat in anime, as it takes those extreme adult tendencies so often associated to the form and exploits them within a compelling action and drama series." Dave Foster, DVD Times



The Story:

At the core of a conspiracy for a new world order lives a mutant girl who's made an army's worth of enemies. Protected only by a couple of college kids, Kohta and Yuka, the horn-headed Nyu is pursued by those who would destroy her and those who would use her to destroy humanity. But, as her caregivers catch glimpses of Nyu's past as the vicious Lucy, will they continue to risk their lives to protect hers? Is Lucy's trail of carnage somehow connected to Kohta's own dark past? It won't take much to upset this fragile peace. Between the bubble baths and the bloodbaths, the predators and the puppies, the world of Elfen Lied is a world of pure innocence and explosive chaos. When the dust settles, the future of the human race depends on one horn-headed girl.

Elfen Lied - Vector Two (RRP 19.99) is a DVD-only release, including three episodes in English 5.1- and Japanese 5.1-language, with English subtitles. Extras include: video segments with production art and character work from the show; clean opening and closing animations; and ADV Previews.

Elfen Lied - Vector Two

Running Time: 75m
BBFC Classification: 15
Street Date: 17/04/06
Cat#: DELF-002
Format: DVD
RRP: 19.99


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR DNANGEL: DARKSIDE OF LOVE

FIFTH VOLUME OF MANGA-INSPIRED ROMANTIC ADVENTURE OUT 17th APRIL 2006

LONDON, UK, 24th FEBRUARY 2006 - ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., today formally announced a 17th April 2006 street date for DNAngel: Darkside Of Love, the next chapter in the star-crossed adventure series that puts a whole new twist on the classic themes of unrequited love and secret identity!

Directed by popular manga artist Yukiru Sugisaki and produced by Dentsu (Angelic Layer), Kadokawa Shoten (Full Metal Panic!), TV Tokyo (Cowboy Bebop) and Xebec (Sorcerer Hunters), this hit anime series is based on the wildly popular manga from Asuka Magazine in Japan. The volumes of the translated manga have been flying off shelves all over the UK's bookstores - now readers can see the story come to life!

The Story:

Daisuke Niwa is not a normal junior high student. However, for the next 6 days he gets to act like one! Daisuke and his classmates head to the seaside for a week of fun and studying. While there, Daisuke finally realizes his true feelings and gives his heart to a young lady. Which girl is it? Yet paradise can't last forever and it couldn't get any worse back at home. He was cast in his school play but as a girl! His maid and pet are going bonkers! And then there's Mio...

DNAngel: Darkside Of Love (RRP 19.99) is a DVD-only release containing four episodes in English 5.1 audio and the original Japanese 2.0 soundtrack with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animations; commentary with ADV's Mariela Ortiz (DVD Coordinator) and David Williams (ADR Director); DNAngel Talk 3: Miyu Irino & Shunichi Miyamoto; 3D Scene Production: Part 1; DNAngel Unplugged - The Day It Begins; and ADV previews.

DNAngel: Darkside Of Love
Running Time: 100m
BBFC Classification: PG
Street Date: 17/04/06
Cat#: DDNA-005
Format: DVD
RRP: 19.99


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES SCI-FI FEATURE PARASITE DOLLS

BUBBLEGUM CRISIS TOKYO 2040 SPIN-OFF HACKS STORES FROM 17th APRIL 2006

LONDON, UK, 24th FEBRUARY 2006 - ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., release the feature length sci-fi thriller Parasite Dolls to the UK on 17th April 2006. Set in the universe of the hit series Bubblegum Crisis - Tokyo 2040, Parasite Dolls is an erotic thriller focusing on the Branch, an elite team of police investigators charged with fighting corruption in a futuristic city whose population is split between human masters and artificial slaves called boomers.

Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa (Bubblegum Crisis, Final Fantasy Unlimited) and Naoyuki Yoshinaga, Parasite Dolls utilizes a stunning combination of conventional and computer generated animation techniques to create a unique hyper-real look, climaxing in an amazing aerial chase unlike any animated sequence ever produced. Anime on DVD.com said "This is the kind of show I want to see as a series...This is the good stuff." while Zap2It.com said "With its action-packed plot, beautiful animation and intriguing characters, "Dolls" entertains any fan of meticulously created science fiction worlds."

The Story:

Beauty is only skin deep, but when you can't see beneath the skin, how can you know what you're really dealing with? In a world where perfect androids called Boomers have infiltrated every aspect of society, it's the job of Branch to maintain peace between the people and the plastic. Unfortunately, not all boomers are created perfect, and when boomers go bad, people die. The thin blue line that separates man from machine is about to meet its most horrifying test in Parasite Dolls.

Parasite Dolls (RRP 19.99) is a DVD-only release, featuring a complete uncut 95min feature in English and Japanese 5.1, the latter with English subtitles. Extras include: "Get On The Beat" music video, Anime Fair 2002 exclusive promo, original Japanese promo; production sketches, and ADV Previews.

Parasite Dolls
Running Time: 95m
BBFC Classification: 15
Street Date: 17/04/06
Cat#: DPRD-001
Format: DVD
RRP: 19.99


About ADV Films:

ADV Films is the leading producer-distributor of Japanese animation ("anime") in the United Kingdom, with the firm's holdings including such premier titles as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Spriggan, Samurai X, RahXephon, Hellsing, Martian Successor Nadesico and Full Metal Panic! In addition, ADV Films distributes select fine programming in other genres, including live-action science-fiction titles such as the legendary updated Gamera trilogy. Aside from moving-picture content production and distribution, ADV Films' U.S. parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., is the publisher of Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly in the English-speaking world, and is the operator of North America's Anime Network cable channel. In addition to the London office, A.D. Vision, Inc. maintains world headquarters in Houston, Texas, USA with additional studios in Austin, Texas and offices in Tokyo. For more information, please visit ADV Films on the web at http://www.advfilms.co.uk.

Source: ADV Films UK

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