Date: 2005 February 19 09:48
Posted by Joe
ADV Films have sent us the details for their US DVD release of A Tree of Palme, the anime answer to Pinocchio.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV Films announces MARCH 8 RELEASE OF A Tree of Palme
The critically acclaimed animation masterpiece comes to home video
HOUSTON, February 18, 2005 - The futuristic fairy tale A Tree of Palme takes root on March 8, 2005 as the DVD makes its way to home theatres everywhere. Prepare to be awed and amazed with the visually luscious and exotic feature-length animated film which was created by a team of over 500 animators.
A Tree of Palme is a modern retelling of the classic Pinocchio story with a sc-fi/fantasy twist. The cinematic Japanese animated feature was written and directed by highly respected animator Takashi Nakamura, who first came to the attention of American fans with his work as chief animator for the cyberpunk masterpiece Akira.
Palme, a wooden puppet, has been created to care for the dying wife of his master. After her death, Palme looses his sense of purpose and ceases to function. He remains inactive until a mysterious woman, followed by a group of ruthless pursuers, arrives at the master’s workshop. She is desperately seeking aid in delivering a precious package to its destination across the world. When his master is mortally wounded by the woman’s pursuers, Palme agrees to aid the woman with her mission, thus taking the first step in his long and incredible journey to discover who he truly is.
Palme will also be playing at selected theatres in major cities including Boston, San Francisco, Nashville, Hartford, Portland Oregon, Houston and Austin. Specific dates and theatres are listed on the ADV Theatrical website at www.ADVFilms.com/theatrical
A Tree of Palme ($29.98 SRP) is a DVD-only release with a 136 minute feature-length film presented in English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles in anamorphic widescreen. Extras include: Making of A Tree of Palme, character design sketches, mechanical and prop design sketches, story art, character art, mechanical art, world view art, storyboards & animatics, Japanese promos & trailers, 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.
A Tree of Palme
Volume: 1 of 1
Running Time: 136 minutes
Rating: TV 14 (V, L)
Pre-Book Date: 02/08/05
Street Date: 03/08/05