ADV Films in July
ADV Films have kindly sent through details on their UK Region 2 line-up for July 2004. They have six new DVD releases including the first volume of Rune Soldier on R2 DVD scheduled to arrive on 19th July, each carrying a retail price of £19.99...
Rune Soldier Vol.1: Enter The Klutz - The talented crew behind this animated version of the original manga by Ryo Mizuno (RECORD OF LODOSS WAR) include writer Katsuhiko Chiba (Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star, Inu Yasha), animator-turned-director Yoshitaka Koyama (Dirty Pair Flash, Dragon Ball Z – the Movie 3), character designer Kazunori Iwakura (Burn up Excess, Slayers Great), animation director Takashi Wada (the upcoming Azumanga Daioh) and prolific composer Kenji Kawai (Dai-Guard, Zaion: I Wish You Were Here, Ghost In The Shell, Patlabor and the Ring movies). The varied humour will be appreciated as much by sitcom fans as role-playing aficionados, running the gamut from verbal wit to slapstick.
The DVD includes four episodes in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening and closing animations, and ADV previews.
Slayers Great - The third movie tie-in (after Slayers: the Motion Picture and Slayers Return) to the fan-favourite fantasy-adventure anime series Slayer brings back odd couple Lina Inverse and the buxom Naga the Serpent to entertain fans with more (mis)adventures that are equal parts action and comedy. The movie is based on a manga by Hajime Kanzaka (Lost Universe) and directed by Hiroshi Watanabe (King of Bandit Jing, Orphen).
The DVD release is letterboxed, including both English and Japanese 2.0 versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: Slayers trailers and ADV previews.
Queen Emeraldas - The complete tale of space pirate Emeraldas from the universe of Leiji Matsumoto (Galaxy Express 999, Interstella 5555). The production of this tale reflects the story – traditional animation is mixed with modern CGI in the same way that Matsumoto’s classic universe and old-fashioned values are combined with a brand new adventure and story-telling techniques.
The DVD contains both episodes in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include character profiles, a Scene Slide Show, and ADV previews
The remaining titles for release in July include the latest volumes in three ongoing series...
Final Fantasy: Unlimited — Phase 3 - The third volume of this videogame tie-in includes four complete episodes in both English and Japanese language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: voice actor commentary; production sketches; key animation backgrounds; reversible cover; ADV previews and more!
Pretear Volume 3 - The third volume in this mahou shoujo series combines elements of the fairy tales Cinderella (new stepmother and evil stepsisters) and Snow White (seven knights instead of seven dwarves). Containing three complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0-versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: “Behind The Anime” voice actor interviews, production sketches, Japanese TV spots, and ADV previews.
King of Bandit Jing Volume 4 - The fourth and final volume of this adventure series about a youthful and charming Robin Hood-esque bandit named Jing contains three complete episodes in both English and Japanese language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: original art; clean opening and closing animation; and ADV previews.
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