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ADV UK DVD Releases for October 2006

Date: 2006 August 25th Friday [12:39] | Posted By: Joe

September isn't here yet, and already those nice people from ADV have sent us their October DVD line-up.

They'll be releasing:

- The Place Promised In Our Early Days
- Cromartie High School volume 4
- Get Backers volume 9

The Place Promised in Our Early Days, is a full length feature from up and coming director Makoto Shinkai, Voices of a Distant Star, which caused a stir for being an anime title directed and produced completely on his Mac. We recommend it to see how Mr Shinkai is progressing and some fans may have already seen this feature at the NFT earlier this month. We've been enjoying Cromartie High School as well. Get Backers is always worth watching too.
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LONDON, UK, 22nd August 2006

ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., are proud to take you to The Place Promised in Our Early Days on 16th October 2006. The highly anticipated, award-winning full-length feature film by world-famous animator and director Makoto Shinkai, The Place Promised in Our Early Days comes to DVD after a successful arthouse festival run here in the UK.

Referred to as "the new Miyazaki", creator Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star) has created a beautifully lush science-fiction masterpiece that explores the powerful complexities of love, the driving force of curiosity, and the enduring value of a promise. When released in theatres across Japan, The Place Promised in Our Early Days was awarded the Animation Film Award (the Grand Prize in animation) at the 59th annual Mainichi Film Concours, the same award which had been awarded to Kiki's Delivery Service and Spirited Away in the past.

Following its premiere at SciFi London 5 in April, where it also was part of the sold-out Anime All-Nighter at the Apollo West End, it was also screened at the Barbican Cinema as part of a sold-out complete Shinkai Season, at the NFT's annual summer Anime Season, the Annual Firecracker Showcase, the 3rd Annual International Manga & Anime Festival, and the 6th Annual Swansea Animation Days, as well as fan conventions nationwide. It is a passionate, sublime film from a young creator which soars on the wings of his imagination.

The Place Promised: What the Press Said:
"Visually enthralling animation that isn't all flash and sizzle" Aint It Cool News

"Will appeal to anyone who cherishes intelligent cinema" Film Threat

"The best proof yet that anime cannot be dismissed as kid stuff. In theme, design and emotional depth, it's entirely worthy of serious consideration, embracing but also transcending the fantastical spectacle that defines most of the genre`s sci-fi and fantasy milestones...It's a beautiful film to look at, glowing with idyllic atmosphere, pastel skies and careful attention to revealing details of character...By any standard it's impressive anime; as a feature debut it's a remarkable achievement." Seattle Times

The Place Promised In Our Early Days (RRP 19.99) is a DVD-only release of an uncut 90 minute feature, presented in 16:9 anamorphic widescreen with both English and Japanese 5.1 audio with English subtitles. Extras include 3 video interviews with the Japanese cast, a video interview with director Makoto Shinkai, original Japanese trailer Collection, and ADV previews.

The Place Promised In Our Early Days
Running Time: 90m
Street Date: 16/10/06
Format: DVD
BBFC Classification: 12
Cat#: DTPP-001
RRP: 19.99




LONDON, UK, 25th August 2006

ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., releases the nutty delinquents of Cromartie High School: Mount Rockmore into UK retailers from 16th October 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 (published on import by ADV Manga), 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, like Monty Python producing Grange Hill!

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." SFX Magazine
"... relentlessly deadpan ... offbeat ... uniquely Japanese ... hilarious" NEO Magazine
"... Cromartie High School`s comedy hits as close to home in Japan as South Park`s does in the States." DVD Verdict

The Story:
Time for the graduate volume of Japan's#1 campus comedy-Cromartie High School! This time, your finals include: Biology-where the delinquents of CHS bring their own pets to school; Geography-get lost on the annual high school field trip; Economics-silent Freddie becomes head of a powerful corporation; Lunch-Gorilla serves up sushi; and everyone's favorite subject, Co-Ed-visit the girls' school of delinquents where the young ladies look strangely...familiar. And, frankly, very unattractive.

Cromartie High School: Mount Rockmore (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; special Cromartie video clips; original Japanese TV warning; clean opening and closing animations; original Japanese TV warnings; and ADV Previews.

Cromartie High School: Mount Rockmore
Running Time: 75m
Street Date: 16/10/06
Format: DVD
BBFC Classification: 12
Cat#: DCHS-004
RRP: 19.99


THE GET BACKERS: Return to the limitless fortress!


LONDON, UK, 25th August 2006

ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., keeps anime's premier buddy action-comedy rolling as Get Backers: Return To The Limitless Fortress hits stores 16th October 2006! Get Backers, animated by the famous Studio Deen (King of Bandit Jing), is the story of Ginji Amano and Ban Midou, two chronically broke but supernaturally empowered youths who run a "recovery service." Their motto? "If it was taken, get it back." Based on the hit manga by Rando Ayamine & Yuya Aoki as seen in Weekly Shonen Magazine in Japan, the collected volumes in English have been flying off the shelves of Waterstone's, W.H.Smith's. Ottakar's and Blackwell's all over the country. Fans have been enjoying watching their heroes in action - now the journey's almost over!

What the Press Said:
"an enjoyable ride" AnimeonDVD.com
"a consistently enthralling very pleasing series" Eyeonanime.co.uk
"a remarkably amusing and witty action comedy" Otakunews.com
"Get Backers is like a cool buddy cop show without all the ancillary baggage...plus super powers." PLAY Magazine (US)

The Story:
The place looked fine when they left it. Makubex had founded the new Volts and was well on his way to cleaning up the Limitless Fortress and making it safe for everyone. The future looked as bright as Ginji is...not bright. So what went wrong? Try everything. Masaki Kurusu, the last of the Four Kings who served under the Lightning Emperor, has come back to the Limitless Fortress. Only this time it's not a friendly visit. He's formed a new squad of killers out of some of Ginji's old allies. What's worse, he's kidnapped Makubex and locked him away where no one can find him. Looks like the Get Backers have to go back to the place they hate the most. But can they rescue Makubex in time?

Get Backers: Return To The Limitless Fortress (RRP 19.99) is a DVD-only release including five episodes 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.

Get Backers: Return To The Limitless Fortress
Running Time: 125m
Street Date: 16/10/06
Format: DVD
BBFC Classification: 12
Cat#: DGBK-009
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.

Source: ADV Films UK

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