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ADV UK DVD Releases for December 2005

Date: Tuesday 22nd November 2005 [16:57] | Posted By: Joe

Those nice folk from ADV Films UK have sent us the details of the December DVD releases.
They'll be releasing the following:

- Divergence Eve Volume 3 (Final)
- DNAngel Volume 3
- Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum Edition 0:6
- Last Exile Volume 7 (Final)
Full Story
Press release as follows:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR DIVERGENCE EVE: THE BEGINNING OF THE END

MAY THE JIGGLE BE WITH YOU! FINAL VOLUME WARPS IN on 26th DECEMBER 2005

LONDON, UK, 16th NOVEMBER 2005 - ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., today formally announced a 26th December 2005 street date for the third and final volume of Divergence Eve: The Beginning of the End. Prepare for a thrilling journey into the heart of darkness with the release of this sci-fi /action space thriller directed by Hiroshi Negishi (Shadow Skill, Burn Up W). This futuristic high-flying epic is brimming with intense space battles, high-tech fighting robots, and babes who certainly fill out their skimpy military uniforms. Divergence Eve is a dark tale enlivened by a shocking mystery that will leave you guessing till the very end!

The Story:
Seraphim must choose who amongst them can fight the final battle. When the price of losing is certain death, only the bravest dare to venture out on sorties. As Misaki battles with ghosts from her past, she must watch as Ghouls violate and annihilate her closest friends. She must choose between destroying herself, or allowing the Watcherís Nest to be the victim of certain destruction. But someone is about to unlock Misakiís secret... someone who will surely use her power for evil.

Divergence Eve: The Beginning of the End (RRP £19.99) is a DVD-only release, including four uncut episodes presented in anamorphic widescreen with both English 5.1- and Japanese 2.0-language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: Clean opening and closing animation, original Japanese promo spots, Divergence Eve mini-manga, commentary with voice actress Christine Auten (Luxandra) and ADR director Sandra Krasa, and ADV previews.

Divergence Eve: The Beginning of the End
Running Time: 100m
BBFC Classification: 12
Street Date: 26/12/05
Cat#: DDVE-003
Format: DVD
RRP: £19.99


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR DNANGEL: FACETS OF DARKNESS

THIRD VOLUME OF TEEN ROMANTIC ADVENTURE OUT 26th DECEMBER 2005

LONDON, UK, 16th NOVEMBER 2005 - ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., today formally announced a 26th December 2005 street date for DNAngel: Facets of Darkness, the third 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 have been flying off shelves all over the UKís bookstores - now readers can see the story come to life!

The Story:
Poor Daisuke Niwa is just a regular kid with some extraordinary DNA. As if growing up wasnít hard enough already! Now he has to carry out super secret thefts as the Phantom Thief Dark too. Heís got plenty of obstacles along the way as well. The girl he loves is in love with his alter ego... His classmate is set on destroying the Phantom Thief, in other words...him. His Dad jumps back into his life after being gone for years...And on top of all that he has a lovesick rabbit!

DNAngel: Facets of Darkness (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 Kelly Manison (Eiko) & Andy McAvin (Kosuke); DNAngel Talk 1: Miyu Irino & Shunichi Miyamoto; DNAngel Japanese ADR session; DNAngel Unplugged: If I Could Be With You .... ; and ADV previews.

DNAngel: Facets of Darkness
Running Time: 100m
BBFC Classification: PG
Street Date: 26/12/05
Cat#: DDNA-003
Format: DVD
RRP: £19.99


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV FILMS TO RELEASE NEON GENESIS EVANGELION -PLATINUM EDITION: 06

SIXTH VOLUME OF THE SEMINAL, ACCLAIMED ANIME TELEVISION SERIES FILLED WITH EXTRAS GALORE, AVAILABLE 26th DECEMBER 2005

LONDON, UK, 16th NOVEMBER 2005-ADV Films today announced a 26th December 2005 release date for the sixth penultimate volume of Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum Edition. Each episode of the enormously influential Evangelion television series has been officially revised and digitally remastered for this new release by original creators GAINAX to create beautiful, vibrant video and crisp, sparkling new English and Japanese 5.1 surround sound audio, creating the ultimate Evangelion DVD experience. Volumes 1 and 2 of the original series screened in December 2004 at the first ever International Manga and Anime Festival at London County Hall, playing to hugely appreciative audiences of all ages in the Debating Chamber, now a dramatic and comfortable screening venue. All volumes release so far have been in the top five best-selling UK anime DVDs on their respective weeks of release.

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum: 06 is the sixth release of seven DVD volumes, which over the course of 26 episodes include new cast and crew commentaries, four bonus Directorsí Cut episodes and seven animatics (moving storyboards). Each volume also includes a limited edition collectorís slipcover in an exclusive metallic finish, limited to the first pressings only. Created by acclaimed director Hideaki Anno (Nadia, His and Her Circumstances) and produced by studio GAINAX (FLCL, Mahoromatic), NAS (Yu-Gi-Oh!) and TV Tokyo (Serial Experiments Lain), Neon Genesis Evangelion is the story of a reluctant young hero, called upon to pilot an immense robotic weapon in battle against alien invaders in the year 2015. As the remnants of the human race cower in subterranean cities, a deadly war is being waged on what is left of the planet. On one side are the mysterious beings known as Angels; on the other, the special agency NERV and mankind's last hope, the awe-inspiring Evangelions.

The Story:
The secret workings of NERV begin to become clear as SEELE mercilessly interrogates NERVís key personnel in a ruthless bid to uncover Gendo Ikariís real agenda! Later, Rei must make a terrible sacrifice in order to save NERV once more, but even as the survivors sift through the wreckage, a guilt-ridden Ritsuko summons Shinji and Misato to a secret chamber for an even more startling revelation!

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum: 06 (£19.99 RRP) is a DVD-only release, including both the On-Air version as well as the new Directorsí Cut for episodes 21. 22 and 23. These are presented in both English 5.1- and Japanese 5.1- language versions with English subtitles. The volume is housed in an exclusive metallic finish slipcover. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation; commentary with Matt Greenfield, Tiffany Grant and Sean McCoy; full length animatics for episode 23; 12-page profile booklet filled with screen shots, and ADV previews.

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION - PLATINUM EDITION: 06
Running Time: 175m
BBFC Classification: TBC
Street Date: 26/12/05
Cat#: DNGE-006
Format: DVD
RRP: £19.99


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR LAST EXILE VOLUME 7: SEALED MOVE

SF ADVENTURE RACES ACROSS THE SKIES ONE LAST TIME 26th DECEMBER 2005

LONDON, UK, 16th NOVEMBER 2005 - ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., today formally announced a 26th December 2005 street date for the seventh and final volume of Last Exile: Sealed Move, the acclaimed anime series that premiered in Japan in early 2002. Anime on DVD.comís senior UK reviewer Paul Jacques called it "pleasing on both the eye and the brain" and "a great start to a new series, with quality oozing from every pixel." Last Exile made its UK festival debut at Swansea Animation Days (SAND) in November 2004, while it then screened in December at the first ever International Manga and Anime Festival at London County Hall, playing to hugely appreciative audiences of all ages in the Debating Chamber, now a dramatic and comfortable screening venue. Previous volumes have consistently been in the top five best-selling UK anime DVDs on their week of release.

With signature 2D and 3D animation and a stunning attention to fantasy detail, GONZO takes us with Last Exile to a place never before dreamed of; it is both an aristocratic dystopian future story and a deeply thoughtful political fable, all wrapped in the brilliant design and movement of Japanís top anime talent. Directed by Koichi Chigira (Gatekeepers, Blue Submarine No.6, Full Metal Panic!), the original character design is from famed artist Range Murata (Blue Submarine No.6), and the mechanical designs are from legendary creators Mahiro Maeda (Blue Submarine No.6, The Animatrix, Final Fantasy: Unlimited) and Makoto Koboyashi (Final Fantasy: Unlimited, Gravion, Gravion Zwei, Birth).

The Story:
Claus and Dio return to Silvana from their vanship expedition to search for the Exile, only to find that Silvana had been hijacked by the Guild. Delphine holds Alvis, Claus and Alex Row hostage and takes them to the Guild ship. Delphine attempts to lure Alex to provide all the mysterions open Exile gateway. Dio is declared the official successor of his sister Delphine after he is forced to partake of a series of rite of passage ceremonies. However, to defeat the Guild, one must take possession of the Exile, so Empress Sophia plans to command the Silvana to cross the turbulent Grand Stream to locate the Exile. Can they accomplish this dangerous feat within the critical six days?

Last Exile volume 7: Sealed Move (RRP £19.99) is a DVD-only release, containing three complete episodes in both English and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening & closing animations, art gallery, and ADV previews.

Last Exile volume 7: Sealed Move
Running Time: 75m
BBFC Classification: PG
Street Date: 26/12/05
Cat#: DLX-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 firmís 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 Filmsí 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 Americaís 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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