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ADV UK DVD Releases for June 2006

Date: 2006 May 15th Monday [17:57] | Posted By: Joe

Those nice people at ADV Films UK have sent us the details of their June releases which include the following:

- Cromartie High School Volume 2
- Elfen Lied Volume 3
- DNAngel Volume 6
- Get Backers Volume 7

Normally we'd recomend a single title, but ADV have got something for everyone this month. If you like ultra violence (that is sugary cute and gratuitous), go for Elfen Lied. If Comedy is more your thing, go for Cromartie High School.
Full Story
Press release as follows:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES CROMARTIE HIGH SCHOOL: HEY DUDE

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER AND IN STORES FROM 19th JUNE 2006

LONDON, UK, 9th May 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! The hip new comedy series continues with its second installment, Cromartie High School: Hey Dude, rocks the UK on 19th June 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. Packed to the brim with crazy humor, pithy puns, political satire, and characters you’ll love to despise, Cromartie High School will leave your brain fried and your funny bone sore.

What The Press Said:
"... so utterly bonkers that it's amazing ... Cromartie High School is as mad as a box of frogs on LSD. It's also absolutely hilarious ... A fabulous sample of Japanese surreality." Leah Holmes, SFX Magazine

"... relentlessly deadpan ... offbeat ... uniquely Japanese ... hilarious" Matt Kamen, NEO Magazine

The Story:
What are the dumbass delinquents of Cromartie to do? Their robot classmate Mechazawa is feeling blue. Seems his little brother keeps getting stepped on, which isn’t surprising since he’s the size of a tea canister. Hayashida’s baseball team might lift his spirits-if they can ever find their way out of the woods and onto an actual field. Add a rival gang with handpuppet leaders and a crowd-phobic hijacker on their class field trip, and you have the sophomore volume of Cromartie High School!


Cromartie High School: Hey Dude (RRP £19.99) is a DVD-only release, including six 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: Hey Dude
Running Time: 75m
BBFC Classification: PG
Street Date: 19/06/06
Cat#: DCHS-002
Format: DVD
RRP: £19.99


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES ELFEN LIED - VECTOR THREE

SCI-FI HORROR CONTINUES TO HACK BLOODY SWATHE THROUGH STORES 19th JUNE 2006

LONDON, UK, 9th MAY 2006 - ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., is very pleased to announce that the UNCUT UK release of bloody scifi-horror anime Elfen Lied - Vector Three. The orgy of violence wrapped in pink satin continues unabated when the sci-fi horror spectacle hits stores 19th June 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:
Does time heal all wounds? Or are some cuts so profound that the passing of the years only makes them deeper? No one knows better than Lucy, the horn-headed outcast forced to kill by genetics and circumstance, and Nana, dismembered by Lucy and left to die, who’s made a long journey on artificial limbs to exact her revenge. But although Lucy/Nyu’s dark past doesn’t excuse her staggering body count, it does explain it. In volume three, the pieces of her mysterious puzzle begin to fall into place and shed light on her murderous ways, and opening a narrow window into the memories Kohta has so carefully blocked.


Elfen Lied - Vector Three (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: production and character artwork from the show; clean opening and closing animations; and ADV Previews.

Elfen Lied - Vector Three
Running Time: 75m
BBFC Classification: 15
Street Date: 19/06/06
Cat#: DELF-003
Format: DVD
RRP: £19.99


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR DNANGEL: ICE & DARKNESS

PENULTIMATE VOLUME OF TEEN ROMANTIC ADVENTURE OUT 17th JUNE 2006

LONDON, UK, 9th MAY 2006 - ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., today formally announced a 19th June 2006 street date for DNAngel: Ice & Darkness, the sixth volume of 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 continue to fly off shelves all over the UK’s bookstores - now readers can see the story come to life!

The Story:
Things are not going well for Daisuke Niwa. Besides dealing with his usual school and girl problems he also has to deal with Dark. The Cultural festival is coming up and Daisuke painted a beautiful snowscape for the festival. Everything seems fine until Daisuke is suddenly pulled into the world of his painting! Dark runs to the rescue and brings Riku and Risa along for the ride! However, when they have the chance to save him, Daisuke decides to stay. Daisuke’s world gets turned upside down in this next exciting volume of DNAngel. Why not come along for the ride?

DNAngel: Ice & Darkness (RRP £19.99) is a DVD-only release containing three episodes in English 5.1 audio and the original Japanese 2.0 soundtrack with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animations; commentary on episode 23 with Kira Vincent Davis (Seehara), John Swasey (Daiki), Christine Auten (Second Hand Of Time) & Sasha Paysinger (Freedert); DNAngel Talk 4: Miyu Irino & Shunichi Miyamoto; 3D Scene Production: Part 2; DNAngel Unplugged - True Light Piano Solo; and ADV previews.

DNAngel: Ice & Darkness
Running Time: 75m
BBFC Classification: PG
Street Date: 19/06/06
Cat#: DDNA-006
Format: DVD
RRP: £19.99


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! GET BACKERS VOL 7: VENUS, INTERRUPTED RELEASE DATE SET!

ANIME’S PREMIER BUDDY ACTION-COMEDY RETURNS TO THE FRAY 19th JUNE 2006

LONDON, UK, 9th MAY 2006 - ADV Films today announced a 19th June 2006 release date for Get Backers Volume 7: Venus, Interrupted, the seventh volume in this hip, action-packed series. Ginji and Ban, two continually broke guys who seem to always be down on their luck, have made it their calling to retrieve items that have been stolen or lost.... for a price of course. Though they appear to be a normal duo, Ginji and Ban both have powers that allow them to take on impressive enemies. They'll dodge bullets, defeat supernatural enemies, even risk their own deaths; whatever it takes!

The Get Backers volumes are based on the hit manga by Rando Ayamine and Yuya Aoki as seen in Weekly Shonen Magazine (Japanese), and currently available in UK stores. Studio Deen, who has brought fans popular series such as King of Bandit Jing and Cowboy Bebop, animated the high stakes action scenes.

The Story:
Join our heroes as the hunt for the Venus kicks into overdrive! Can Ginji escape from Yukihiko and Natsuhiko before they kill him with their version of brotherly love? Can Emishi and Shido defeat Shakuryuu and Hyouko once the twins reveal their ultimate power? Can Ban hope to survive a duel to the death with Dr. Jackal? And while we’re at it, do any of them have a clue how to get off this crazy island?



Get Backers Vol. 7: Venus, Interrupted (RRP £19.99) is a DVD-only release, containing episodes 31 through 35 presented in widescreen anamorphic format, and includes English 5.1-language and Japanese 2.0-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: Behind the Scenes interviews with Christopher Loveless (Hyouko), Michael Mergen (Natsuhiko & Yukihiko), and Adam Sultan (Kait),, clean opening and closing animation, and ADV Previews.

Get Backers Vol. 7: Venus, Interrupted
Running Time: 125m
BBFC Classification: PG
Street Date: 19/06/06
Cat#: DGBK-007
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 films. 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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