Date: 2004 December 03 15:01
Posted by Joe
Shortly after sending us the details for their December 28th releases, ADV Films US sent an additional press release for Samurai X: Reflection Director's Cut. Samurai X is also known Rurouni Kenshin, a wondering samurai with a reverse blade sword. The Reflection DVD concludes the Rurouni Kenshin story.
Press release as follows:
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 28 RELEASE OF SAMURAI X: REFLECTION DIRECTOR'S CUT
The tale of assassin Ruroni Kenshin's atonement for his sins continues with the December 28, 2004 release of Samurai X: Reflection Director's Cut. This new feature length edition of the DVD hit includes plenty of hot new extras and footage never before seen in the U.S.
Samurai X (also known as Rurouni Kenshin) is an extraordinarily popular international franchise, including both a television series and four OVAs. The OVAs, which appeared after the television series, expand on and detail the background and history of the eponymous 19th-century samurai assassin.
Kenshin is a wanderer, a lost soul, cursed to seek atonement for his life in the bloody
trade of the samurai, known throughout all Japan as the Hitokiri Battousai ("sword-bearing master
assassin"). The peacetime after a long war to overthrow a corrupt government has brought no
peace to Kenshin, despite a vow to draw his sword only for the protection of those in need. Now
his wife Kaoru steadfastly awaits his return, mourning his absence as well as that of their son,
Kenji. Will Kenshin return before she dies of grief? The past meets the present fifteen years since
Samurai X: Reflection Director's Cut ($29.98 SRP) is a DVD-only release with a 98-minute feature, including both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: interviews with the original Japanese vocal cast, clean opening and closing animation, production sketches (video), commentary with J Shanon Weaver (Kenshin), Gray Haddock (Sanosuke) & Katherine Catmull (Kaoru), a reversible cover 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.
SAMURAI X: REFLECTION DIRECTOR'S CUT
Running Time: 98 minutes
Age Rating: 17+
Pre-Book Date: 11/30/04
Street Date: 12/28/04