Date: 2005 February 17 14:07
Posted by Joe
Those nice folk at ADV Films have sent us the details for the US DVD version of Gantz volume 2. The violent anime series that gets you asking a lot of questions about the morals of killing, life after death and also large black spheres!
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES MARCH 8 RELEASE OF GANTZ: KILL OR BE KILLED, VOLUME TWO
THE LAWS OF LIFE AND DEATH NO LONGER APPLY
HOUSTON, February 17, 2005 – The game of death continues March 8, 2005 as the shocking thriller that was too hot for Japanese television plows mercilessly forward. Prepare yourself for the second vicious volume of the uncut and unedited Gantz: Kill or Be Killed.
Gantz is a mega-violent mind bender that questions the human perception of life and death. Produced by animation powerhouse GONZO Digimation (Full Metal Panic!, Chrono Crusade, Peacemaker), Gantz proved to be far too intense and graphic for Japanese broadcast, with massive edits and digital re-cropping required in order to be aired. Now you can experience Gantz in its full uncut, no-holds-barred glory with ADV Films’ DVD release. Please be advised, however, that Gantz contains extremely graphic violence, language, nudity and frank sexual situations that may offend some viewers. Gantz is for mature viewers only.
The brutal game continues, but only half of the original players remain alive. As the Gantz clock counts down and the body count continues to rise, the only way to survive is to join the cycle of death; to kill or be killed. Trapped between monstrous foes and their inhuman master, the survivors’ only hope is to unlock the secrets buried inside their alien weaponry and combat suits... but will they live long enough to use them? The series that shocked Japan will cut your senses to the bone in the second mind-blowing volume of GANTZ!
"No matter how you look at it, Gantz is going to be one of the big names in 2005. The animation, action, and sheer violence will grab you by the shirt collar and bi#$h-slap you silly." -- DVDVisionJapan.com
Limited Collector’s Edition Available!
The first volume of Gantz is also available as a Collector’s Edition, which includes the Gantz: Game of Death, Volume 1 DVD and an attractive custom series art box to house the first six volumes of the series (SRP $27.98).
Gantz: Kill or Be Killed, Volume Two (SPR $17.98) is a DVD-only release with 2 complete episodes presented in anamorphic widescreen in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animations, interview with Daisuke Namikawa (Kei Kurono), and ADV previews.
About ADV Films:
In the 12 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation ("anime") for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the UK. 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' library also includes popular live-action science fiction programs such as The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, the nationally syndicated Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and the Saturn Award-nominated Mutant X.
Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., encompasses a multitude of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Its Anime Network™ is America's first and only television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable 24 hours a day. The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga™, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Most recently, the company formed ADV Toys™, creating exclusive toys and collectible merchandise based upon the company's extensive original content holdings. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.
GANTZ: KILL OR BE KILLED, VOLUME TWO
Running Time: 50 minutes
Age Rating: TV MA (V, L, S)
Pre-Book Date: 2/8/05
Street Date: 3/8/05