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    GANTZ on Region 1 DVD and Blu-ray in August

    Source: NEW PEOPLE Entertainment, Warner Home Video Official Movie Site: gantz-movie.com (Japan), gantzmovies.com (US) Special Thanks to Shio Toyoda

    This August, NEW PEOPLE Entertainment (formerly VIZ Pictures) is bringing the Japanese live action science fiction adventure GANTZ (??, 2011) to DVD and Blu-ray in North America. The film is based on the hit manga series created by Hiroya Oku, which has sold over 15 million copies worldwide (published in America by Dark Horse Comics) and was previously adapted in a 26 episode anime series. Directed by Shinsuke Sato (THE PRINCESS BLADE) and starring Kazunari Ninomiya (LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA) and Kenichi Matsuyama (DEATH NOTE, DETROIT METAL CITY), GANTZ made its world premiere in the U.S. with screenings held at over 330 theaters nationwide. The movie went on to top the Japanese box office for four consecutive weeks, grossing over $40 million. In the film, college student Kei Kurono (Kazunari Ninomiya) and his childhood friend Masaru Kato (Kenichi Matsuyama) attempt to save a man who has fallen onto the train tracks but are run down by an oncoming train. However, rather than finding themselves dead, they are transported to a strange apartment in which they find a mysterious black orb known as ‘GANTZ’. Along with others there, they are provided weaponry and sent on missions to battle alien beings. Is this world— which tests your will to survive— a game or reality? NEW PEOPLE Entertainment will release GANTZ in a 2-Disc DVD Edition and in a 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Set on August 30th. NEW PEOPLE and VIZ Media DVD/Blu-ray titles are distributed in the U.S and Mexico by Warner Home Video. GANTZ Street Date: 8/30/2011 Run Time: 128 minutes Rating: NR DVD Disc Quantity: 2 Disc Configuration: DVD 5, DVD 9 Packaging Type: Amaray Case Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Sound Quality: English Dolby Surround 5.1, Japanese Dolby Surround 5.1 Subtitles: English DVD Features: Interviews, Trailer UPC: 896911001324 Cat#: 1000225695 ISBN: 1-934244-32-5 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, Trailer UPC: 896911001331 Cat#: 1000225694 ISBN: 1-934244-33-3 MSRP: $29.99

    About NEW PEOPLE Entertainment

    Based in San Francisco, California, NEW PEOPLE Entertainment, a part of NEW PEOPLE, Inc., licenses and distributes selective Japanese films to the North American audience. NEW PEOPLE Entertainment strives to offer the most entertaining motion pictures straight from the "Kingdom of Pop" for audiences of all ages, especially the manga and anime generation.


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