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ADV Announces January 10 Releases

ADV Films has announced the following five titles for release on January 10, 2006:

* Macross: Upon the Shoulders of Giants (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release including episodes 1 – 6, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include an extensive interview called “Becoming Minmay” featuring singer/songwriter Mari Iijima; an informative interview with Translator Javier Lopez, who is responsible for making this release the most accurate English translation of Macross ever; the original English dub of the Premiere Episode, prepared by Harmony Gold when it first tried to market Macross to American television back in 1984; two commentaries: Episode 3 with ADR Director Matt Greenfield and Translator Javier Lopez and Episode 4 with Mari Iijima (voice of Minmay) and Monica Rial (voice of Misa); extensive Liner Notes; the Clean Show Open; a Restoration Comparison showing the amazing technical improvements made to the Macross film print; and ADV Previews.

A limited-edition Collectors Box for Macross is also available. The collectors edition contains the first volume of Macross in a custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire seven volume series. The box (with Volume 1) will retail for $39.98 SRP.

* ADV Films will present the second volume in its new fighting anime series, Shadow Skill: Brothers & Sisters In Arms. Retailing for $29.98 SRP, the DVD-only release includes episodes five through eight, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include commentary with Luci Christian (Elle), Monica Rial (Feolina) & John Swasey (Director); an interview with the “additional voices” from the series; original Japanese opening animation; clean closing animation; and previews.

* Yugo the Negotiator: Russia 1 – Legacy (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release including episodes seven through 10, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Video extras include an interview with Shinji Makari (who supplied the original story) and Shu Akana (original character and mecha designs); a “Character Relationship Chart” with extensive notes on each character; a special segment, “The Japanese Depiction of Russia”; clean opening animation; clean closing animation; and previews.

Limited quantities of the Yugo the Negotiator Collectors Box are still available. The collectors edition contains the first volume of Yugo the Negotiator in a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire four volume series. The collectors box edition is available $19.98 SRP.

* Steam Detectives Complete Collection is a thin-pack compilation containing all 26 episodes of the Steam Detectives anime series for $49.98 SRP. The DVD-only thin-pack release includes episodes 1 – 26 presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

* Wedding Peach Season 1 (SRP $39.98) is a DVD-only release including episodes 1 – 27, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

[Source: ADV Films]

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