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    GANTZ on Australian DVD and Blu-ray in December

    To Continue Life, Play the Game of Death on December 14th Source: Madman Entertainment Official Movie Site: (Japan), (US) Following home video releases in North America and the United Kingdom, the sci-fi action film GANTZ (??, Gantsu, 2011) will come to DVD (Region 4, PAL) and Blu-ray (Region B) in Australia on December 14, courtesy of distributor Madman Entertainment. Madman will release the sequel, GANTZ 2: PERFECT ANSWER (?? PERFECT ANSWER, Gantsu Pafekuto Ansaa, 2011) in February 2012.

    Based on the manga Gantz written by Hiroya Oku, the multi-million dollar live-action adaptation topped Japan`s box office on its opening weekend, raking in over $7.5 million USD. GANTZ was directed by Shinsuke Sato (THE PRINCESS BLADE) and produced by Takahiro Sato. Sato had previously produced the DEATH NOTE trilogy, which have sold over 10,000 units in Australia. In GANTZ, two students, Kei Kurono (Kazunari Ninomiya) and Masaru Kato (Kenichi Matsuyama), are hit by a train in an attempt to save a homeless man`s life. The pair awaken in a mysterious apartment, where they learn that they now belong to "Gantz", an enigmatic spherical entity. Gantz outfits the two teens with slick black super powered suits and advanced weaponry, before sending them on numerous game-like missions where they receive points for killing aliens. 100 points will allow them to leave this purgatory like place or send someone else back to life. If they fail, they can perish forever... Format: DVD (Region 4, PAL) SRP: $29.95 Catalogue: EYE376 Format: Blu-ray (Region B) SRP: $39.95 Catalogue: EYE376BR Release Date: December 14, 2011 Year Of Production: 2011 Audio tracks: Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0 Languages: Japanese Subtitles: English Runtime: 124 minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1 Widescreen (16:9) Special Features: Making of GANTZ Interviews Original trailers and TV spots

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    Madman is Australia`s leading independent theatrical, home entertainment distribution and rights management company, specialising in the wholesale distribution of DVD and BLU RAY product into sales channels throughout Australia and New Zealand. Other rights management activities undertaken by madman include theatrical distribution, as well as licensing for television, video-on-demand, hotel, airline and merchandise. Madman proudly showcases the best in collectable and special interest genres including Australian film, world cinema, TV, kids content, anime, sports and more.

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