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ADV UK Release New DVD Sampler - Bento Box

Date: 2006 September 20 15:25

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The nice folks from ADV Films UK have sent us the details of their lastest DVD release. Unlike the usual monthly release, they'll be releasing a DVD with selected episodes to sample. They're marketing it as a taster DVD, or to give it a more Japanese theme a Bento Box. The disc will have 4 episodes on a single DVD, retailing at a very reasonable £5.99, considering a normal anime DVD with 4 episodes on would retail for more than twice the price. It's due for release on 16th October 2006.

The DVD will contain:

- Area 88 - Episode 1
- Gilgamesh - Episode 6
- Get Backers - Episode 9
- Cromartie High School - Episode 9

This should prove a great way of sampling episodes, after all, splashing out £6 to find out if you like a selection of different series is a lot better than paying for a whole disc with the same series on and finding it's not your thing.

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Press release as follows:




ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., bring you on the 16th October 2006 a new concept in ‘taster’ discs - ADV’s Anime Bento Box! 4 courses of pure anime goodness, all for the incredibly low RRP of £5.99! That’s a third of the full RRP for a regular volume of anime - making it more of a ‘tasty’ disc, we think! The cheapest way to boost your anime collection today!

What’s in your Bento Box:

Area 88
Top Gun goes anime! Mercenary pilots battle in the Middle East for cash bounties - but everyone’s past catches up with them sooner or later... From the classic manga.

"...superb animation and some truly spectacular aerial sequences." Film Threat

"Intriguing ... mysterious... a slow-burner" SFX Magazine
"A deliciously mature mystery thriller." NEO Magazine

Cromartie High School
Idiot delinquents, a robot with an identity crisis, a snorting gorilla, a rock star poser and alien alumni - this is one school special measures can’t save! From the hit manga.

"As mad as a box of frogs on LSD. It's also absolutely hilarious ..." SFX Magazine

Get Backers
Ban & Ginji - street-cool, super-powered, always broke! - will "get back" anything and everything gone missing - for a price! From the hit manga.

"Get Backers is like a cool buddy cop show without all the ancillary super powers." PLAY Magazine (US)

ADV Bento Box

Bento Box - ADV Films’ 4 episode anime sampler (RRP £5.99) is a DVD-only release of 4 episodes from 4 different shows, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 audio with English subtitles. Extras include Glossary of Japanese terms, Series info, and ADV previews.

Bento Box - ADV Films’ 4 episode anime sampler

Running Time: 100mins
Street Date: 16/10/06
Format: DVD
BBFC Classification: 15
Cat#: DBB-001
RRP: £5.99

About ADV Films:
ADV Films is the leading producer-distributor of Japanese animation ("anime") in the United Kingdom, with the firm’s 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 films. Aside from moving-picture content production and distribution, ADV Films’ 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 America’s 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.

Source: ADV Films UK
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