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    GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER on Region 1 DVD and Blu-ray

    Concluding Chapter of Japanese Action Epic Debuts in January; Theatrical Release Event in San Francisco Announced Source: NEW PEOPLE Entertainment, Warner Home Video, MediaLab press release Official Movie Site: (Japan), (US) Special Thanks to Erik Jansen NEW PEOPLE Entertainment, a film division of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. that focuses on the licensing and distribution of Japanese films and media, has announced the highly anticipated release of the live-action film sequel to GANTZ. GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER (?? PERFECT ANSWER, Gantsu Pafekuto Ansaa, 2011) will debut on Region 1 DVD (SRP $24.92) and Blu-ray/DVD combo-pack (SRP $29.99) on January 17th, 2012. The film, which is unrated, features both English and Japanese dialogue options and includes a bonus disc with an exclusive director’s interview, cast profiles, and theatrical film trailers. NEW PEOPLE DVD/Blu-ray titles are distributed in the U.S and Mexico by Warner Home Video.

    To celebrate the film’s North American release, NEW PEOPLE Entertainment will hold three special theatrical screenings of GANTZ and GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER on Saturday, January 14th at the S.F. Film Society | NEW PEOPLE Cinema located in San Francisco’s Japantown. Tickets are $10. Additional ticket and film info is available at GANTZ (Dubbed) 1:00pm GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER (Dubbed) 4:00pm GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER (Subtitled) 7:00pm All those attending the screenings of GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER will receive a free full-color GANTZ poster. A special ticket bundle is also available for $25 (DVD) or $30 (Blu-ray) that includes a movie pass, poster, and either the DVD or Blu-ray release. GANTZ and GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER are based on a popular manga series created by Hiroya Oku. The ongoing 31-volume sci-fi action epic is a bestseller in Japan with sales exceeding 16 million copies and is published in North America by Dark Horse Comics. Directed by Shinsuke Sato (THE PRINCESS BLADE), both films star leading Japanese actors Kazunari Ninomiya and Kenichi Matsuyama. Ninomiya, best known in America for his role in Clint Eastwood’s 2006 blockbuster, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, is both an actor and a singer. He is also world-renowned as a member of the Japanese boy band “Arashi,” which topped Japan’s music charts in 2009 with the three best-selling singles.

    Kenichi Matsuyama is currently one of the most sought-after actors in Japanese film and he has won several awards including Japanese Academy Awards Best New Actor (2007) and Most Popular Actor (2009). Matsuyama is widely recognized for his part as L in DEATH NOTE (2006), DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME (2006) and DEATH NOTE: L, change the WorLd (2008) and also for his portrayal of Johannes Krauser II in the outlandish rock and roll comedy, DETROIT METAL CITY (2009). “GANTZ is one of the most popular live-action film franchises based on a manga series to come from Japan and we are very happy to announce the North American release of the saga’s tense concluding chapter on DVD and Blu-Ray,” says Seiji Horibuchi, President and CEO of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. “GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER brings the kinetic action to its riveting climax and fans won’t want to miss this exciting new release!” In the first GANTZ film (available on Blu-ray/DVD combo-pack from NEW PEOPLE Entertainment), Kei Kurono (Ninomiya) and his childhood friend, Masaru Kato (Matsuyama), attempted to save a man who has fallen onto the train tracks but were run down by an oncoming train. However, rather than finding themselves dead, they were transported to a strange apartment in which they found a mysterious black orb known as ‘GANTZ’. Along with others there, they were given weaponry sent on missions to battle alien beings and gain “points.” How will we face the end? The GANTZ saga meets its ultimate conclusion in GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER, which offers an intensely gripping story-line yet to be known to even readers of the original manga series. Determined to resurrect his friends who have died on previous missions, Kei and other members trapped in the world of GANTZ aim to score the 100 points needed to break through and regain their freedom. But with the emergence of a mysterious man investigating the Gantz members, Gantz begins to act up and the next target shocks the members. Some fight for love, some for justice but what will each member sacrifice? For more information on GANTZ and other NEW PEOPLE Entertainment films, please visit GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER Street Date: 1/17/12 Run Time: 142 minutes Rating: NR DVD Disc Quantity: 2 Disc Configuration: DVD 5, DVD 9 Packaging Type: Double Eco Amaray Case Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Sound Quality: English Dolby Surround 5.1, Japanese Dolby Surround 5.1 Subtitles: English DVD Features: Interviews, Trailers, Biographies UPC: 896911001348 Cat#: 1000253517 ISBN: 1-934244-34-1 MSRP: $24.92 BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO Disc Quantity: 3 Disc Configuration: BD – 50, DVD 5, DVD 9 Packaging Type: Blue BD Case Video resolution: 1080p Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Sound Quality: English Dolby Surround 5.1, Japanese Dolby Surround 5.1 Subtitles: English Features: Interviews, Trailers, Biographies UPC: 896911001355 Cat#: 1000253501 ISBN: 1-934244-35-X MSRP: $29.99

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