Section23 Films Announces May 2014 Slate


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Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[size=16]SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES MAY SLATE[/size]

GODZILLA® on Blu-ray
Available May 6th

HOUSTON, January 28, 2014 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its May slate of releases; including classic GODZILLA® titles from the new international video distribution label KRAKEN RELEASING, which has acquired “GODZILLA® VS. HEDORAH™”, “EBIRAH™, HORROR OF THE DEEP” & “GODZILLA® VS.GIGAN™”, which will be available on both DVD and for the first time, Blu-ray.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming MAY 2014

Title: EBIRAH™, HORROR OF THE DEEP
Published by: Kraken Releasing
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 88 min.
Street Date: 5/6/2014
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $9.98

SYNOPSIS: When Ryota’s brother Yata disappears at sea, the intrepid youth and his friends join forces with a slightly trustworthy bank robber, steal a boat and go after him! Of course, there’s the little problem that Yata may be lost on a mysterious island where the evil terrorist organization Red Bamboo has enslaved natives to make heavy water for nefarious purposes. And that means dealing with the island’s monstrous, 164 feet tall guardian Ebirah™, as well as Red Bamboo’s arsenal of super advanced weaponry. On the plus side, help may be at hand in the form of a nubile island girl, two tiny fairies, their giant protector Mothra™ and the big G himself, the mighty Godzilla®. Surviving the results of all that “assistance” may not be guaranteed, but Red Bamboo will never want to tangle with teenagers AND Godzilla® at the same time again! Take a South Seas cruise to non-stop mayhem and giant monster destruction with EBIRAH™- HORROR OF THE DEEP!

Title: EBIRAH™, HORROR OF THE DEEP BLU-RAY
Published by: Kraken Releasing
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 88 min.
Street Date: 5/6/2014
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $14.98

SYNOPSIS: When Ryota’s brother Yata disappears at sea, the intrepid youth and his friends join forces with a slightly trustworthy bank robber, steal a boat and go after him! Of course, there’s the little problem that Yata may be lost on a mysterious island where the evil terrorist organization Red Bamboo has enslaved natives to make heavy water for nefarious purposes. And that means dealing with the island’s monstrous, 164 feet tall guardian Ebirah™, as well as Red Bamboo’s arsenal of super advanced weaponry. On the plus side, help may be at hand in the form of a nubile island girl, two tiny fairies, their giant protector Mothra™ and the big G himself, the mighty Godzilla®. Surviving the results of all that “assistance” may not be guaranteed, but Red Bamboo will never want to tangle with teenagers AND Godzilla® at the same time again! Take a South Seas cruise to non-stop mayhem and giant monster destruction with EBIRAH™- HORROR OF THE DEEP!

Title: GODZILLA® VS.GIGAN™
Published by: Kraken Releasing
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 90 min.
Street Date: 5/6/2014
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $9.98

SYNOPSIS: When alien invaders, plans for a children’s theme park and four giant monsters with six heads between them all collide, the result is the inevitable battle for the fate of the Earth. At least, that’s how it is for Godzilla®, who teams up with his former spiky foe Anguirus™ for a tag team match against two of his greatest adversaries: the legendary three headed King Ghidorah™ and Gigan™, the cyborg hench-monster for insidious insect aliens whose plot to wipe out all human life is cleverly disguised as plans for the construction of a new children’s theme park. Unfortunately for the bug’s diabolical designs, their secret monster control codes are accidentally discovered by comic book artist Gengo Kotaka, who broadcasts the master tape and brings Team Godzilla® into play. It’s not going to be an easy fight, though, as the odds are four heads to two, and King Ghidorah™’s one of Godzilla®’s toughest opponents. With his cybernetic weaponry Gigan™ is equally ruthless, and his alien masters are as hard to kill as the cockroaches they resemble. Will Earth’s biggest defenders finally fall? Or will Godzilla®, and insecticide, triumph over all? Find out in GODZILLA® VS. GIGAN™!

Title: GODZILLA® VS.GIGAN™ BLU-RAY
Published by: Kraken Releasing
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 90 min.
Street Date: 5/6/2014
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $14.98

SYNOPSIS: When alien invaders, plans for a children’s theme park and four giant monsters with six heads between them all collide, the result is the inevitable battle for the fate of the Earth. At least, that’s how it is for Godzilla®, who teams up with his former spiky foe Anguirus™ for a tag team match against two of his greatest adversaries: the legendary three headed King Ghidorah™ and Gigan™, the cyborg hench-monster for insidious insect aliens whose plot to wipe out all human life is cleverly disguised as plans for the construction of a new children’s theme park. Unfortunately for the bug’s diabolical designs, their secret monster control codes are accidentally discovered by comic book artist Gengo Kotaka, who broadcasts the master tape and brings Team Godzilla® into play. It’s not going to be an easy fight, though, as the odds are four heads to two, and King Ghidorah™’s one of Godzilla®’s toughest opponents. With his cybernetic weaponry Gigan™ is equally ruthless, and his alien masters are as hard to kill as the cockroaches they resemble. Will Earth’s biggest defenders finally fall? Or will Godzilla®, and insecticide, triumph over all? Find out in GODZILLA® VS. GIGAN™!

Title: GODZILLA® VS. HEDORAH™
Published by: Kraken Releasing
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 86 min.
Street Date: 5/6/2014
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $9.98

SYNOPSIS: Forget about acid rain and global warming! The worst ecological nightmare is actually Hedorah™, which starts off small but quickly mutates into a giant flying monster capable of wiping out all life on whatever unfortunate planet it lands on! And since Hedorah™ grows by consuming the toxic gases and chemicals mankind has spilled into the air and water, in the early 1970s that means that its potential growth is unlimited! Fortunately for the human race, the Earth has an ultimate green defender who doesn’t need to sing protest songs or try to enact new laws to get things done. Because nobody, and nothing, can stop Godzilla® when he decides to push an environmental issue, and while Hedorah™ may be the dirtiest opponent Godzilla® has ever faced, his name is going to be mud by the time he’s been stomped into the whole Earth a few dozen times. Get ready for the wildest Godzilla® film ever as the social concerns and way out fashions of the seventies collide head on with the ultimate in big monster brawls in GODZILLA® VS. HEDORAH™!

Title: GODZILLA® VS. HEDORAH™
Published by: Kraken Releasing
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 86 min.
Street Date: 5/6/2014
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $14.98

SYNOPSIS: Forget about acid rain and global warming! The worst ecological nightmare is actually Hedorah™, which starts off small but quickly mutates into a giant flying monster capable of wiping out all life on whatever unfortunate planet it lands on! And since Hedorah™ grows by consuming the toxic gases and chemicals mankind has spilled into the air and water, in the early 1970s that means that its potential growth is unlimited! Fortunately for the human race, the Earth has an ultimate green defender who doesn’t need to sing protest songs or try to enact new laws to get things done. Because nobody, and nothing, can stop Godzilla® when he decides to push an environmental issue, and while Hedorah™ may be the dirtiest opponent Godzilla® has ever faced, his name is going to be mud by the time he’s been stomped into the whole Earth a few dozen times. Get ready for the wildest Godzilla® film ever as the social concerns and way out fashions of the seventies collide head on with the ultimate in big monster brawls in GODZILLA® VS. HEDORAH™!

Title: PERSONA 4: THE ANIMATION COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 670 min.
Street Date: 5/6/2014
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $79.98

SYNOPSIS: When Yu Narukami moves to the country town of Inaba to stay with his uncle and cousin, he’s expecting a lot more peace and quiet than he’s been used to in the big city. What he isn’t expecting is for his uncle’s job as a police detective to spill over into his own life. Or for the murders that are occurring across town to be somehow linked to Yu’s own strange experiences: odd local weather patterns, and a mysterious TV show world that seems to be attempting to get Yu to enter it! Now, together with a new group of friends, Yu must plunge into a bizarre alternate reality where he gains unique abilities that will either help him solve the riddle of the mystery killer, or lead him to his doom. Journey into the Velvet Room and beyond as the hit PlayStation 2® game becomes a spectacular anime in PERSONA 4: The Complete Collection!

Title: BOOK OF BANTORRA COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 675 min.
Street Date: 5/13/2014
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $79.98

SYNOPSIS: In another time and place, on a world of pain and sorrow, when someone dies, their soul doesn’t go to Heaven or Hell - it becomes a book. A book that reveals the deceased’s innermost secrets and that can be read by anyone. Protecting these priceless treasures is the elite organization known as the Armed Librarians. It’s their job to keep the books and the knowledge within them safe from those who would misuse or destroy them. It’s a tough, dangerous job, so Chief Librarian Hamyuts Maseta recruits only the best and the brightest psychics to join her team of expert fighters. Even so, will they be able to stop the fanatics of the Shindeki Church from wreaking vengeance on the entire world? Only time will tell, but that book hasn’t been written yet. Don’t miss the non-stop action of The Book of Bantorra Complete Collection.

Title: BOOK OF BANTORRA COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 675 min.
Street Date: 5/13/2014
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $99.98

SYNOPSIS: In another time and place, on a world of pain and sorrow, when someone dies, their soul doesn’t go to Heaven or Hell - it becomes a book. A book that reveals the deceased’s innermost secrets and that can be read by anyone. Protecting these priceless treasures is the elite organization known as the Armed Librarians. It’s their job to keep the books and the knowledge within them safe from those who would misuse or destroy them. It’s a tough, dangerous job, so Chief Librarian Hamyuts Maseta recruits only the best and the brightest psychics to join her team of expert fighters. Even so, will they be able to stop the fanatics of the Shindeki Church from wreaking vengeance on the entire world? Only time will tell, but that book hasn’t been written yet. Don’t miss the non-stop action of The Book of Bantorra Complete Collection.

Title: HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST SEASON 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 5/20/2014
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: When their village was wiped out five years ago, there were only three young survivors: Shino Inuzuka, Sosuke Inukawa, and the girl Hamaji. Through a quirk of fate, both boys share the same peony-shaped birthmark. Genpachi Inukai and Kobungo Inuta were raised 100s of miles away as foster brothers, but they too share the same birthmark. When they went north as part of the army three years ago, they went to confront demons and came back forever transformed. Now the Imperial Church has come for Shino and Sosuke and they must find eight mystical gems and their owners or face a fate worse than death at the hands of the Church. One of Japan’s greatest works of literature is born again in HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST!

Title: HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST SEASON 1 BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 5/20/2014
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: When their village was wiped out five years ago, there were only three young survivors: Shino Inuzuka, Sosuke Inukawa, and the girl Hamaji. Through a quirk of fate, both boys share the same peony-shaped birthmark. Genpachi Inukai and Kobungo Inuta were raised 100s of miles away as foster brothers, but they too share the same birthmark. When they went north as part of the army three years ago, they went to confront demons and came back forever transformed. Now the Imperial Church has come for Shino and Sosuke and they must find eight mystical gems and their owners or face a fate worse than death at the hands of the Church. One of Japan’s greatest works of literature is born again in HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST!

Title: LOVE, CHUNIBYO & OTHER DELUSIONS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 5/27/2014
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Yuta Togashi has a problem. He used to be a “chunibyo”, one of the thousands of Japanese students so desperate to stand out that they’ve literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers. But now that he’s starting high school, he’s determined to put aside his delusions and face life head on. The trouble is Rikka Takanashi, his upstairs neighbor, is JUST a little bit delusional herself. And she knows all about his past indiscretions. Yuta thought his delusions were all behind him. Now he’s not so sure. “Crazy in love” gets a whole new meaning as fantasy worlds collide in LOVE, CHUNIBYO & OTHER DELUSIONS!

Title: LOVE, CHUNIBYO & OTHER DELUSIONS COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 5/27/2014
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Yuta Togashi has a problem. He used to be a “chunibyo”, one of the thousands of Japanese students so desperate to stand out that they’ve literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers. But now that he’s starting high school, he’s determined to put aside his delusions and face life head on. The trouble is Rikka Takanashi, his upstairs neighbor, is JUST a little bit delusional herself. And she knows all about his past indiscretions. Yuta thought his delusions were all behind him. Now he’s not so sure. “Crazy in love” gets a whole new meaning as fantasy worlds collide in LOVE, CHUNIBYO & OTHER DELUSIONS!

Title: MOTTO TO LOVE RU SEASON 2 BLU-RAY COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 5/27/2014
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: The insanity that began when a very naked (and very female) alien teleported into Rito Yuki’s bathtub (while he was in it) continues. And even though Princess Lala has finally started to admit her true feelings for the young man she’s inexplicably engaged to marry (as a result of what happened in said bathtub and Develuke customs,) her sometimes erratic technology and the snags and snarls of intergalactic politics and intrigue are still causing major problems. That transporter? Yeah, it still has the nasty habit of leaving the clothes behind. Alien bounty hunters? Yep, even more of them and they’re even more devious. Add body switches, alien skunks, a bathroom that changes size and shape, the inevitable sleepover that you just know it’s going to go horribly, horribly wrong, and worst of all, Valentine’s Day, and even in space you’ll be able to hear Rito scream! Love takes a quantum shift into the wrong gear and the star brakes are broken in the extra-special, extra-crazy extraterrestrial romance to end them all, MOTTO TO LOVE RU - The Complete Collection! Now in high definition!

About Section23 Films:
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan, Kraken Releasing and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.


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Book of Bantorra and Persona 4 Complete Collections for sure. :slight_smile: It was only a matter of time before the storm of 20+ episode titles started coming out with completes. Summer might be vicious. Gotta be ready.

LOVE, CHUNIBYO & OTHER DELUSIONS is a maybe on the backburner for now. Sounds good though.

Welcome aboard Kraken Releasing!


#3

Now, we see why Chunibyo 2 didn’t get picked up. (Sub only means it wasn’t streamed enough and Sentai is hedging it’s bets. If disc sales warrant it they’ll more than likely pick up the sequel, but for fans of the series, you all need to give Sentai a reason to get season 2)


#4

To me section 23 adding new international video distribution label Kraken Releasing is biggest thing to come out this. Cause of Godzilla. Interesting to see what other release will see from the label. More godzilla or japanese monsters movies? I must have missed the announcement on this or this just came out today. Go ahead correct me either way.


#5

Wow, a Book of Bantorra bluray. That’s been a long time coming, and it will probably do well on bluray as it was the DVD that showed me that an upscaled-to-1080 dvd could be > Crunchroll 1080p streaming. Too bad the show itself was a complete and utter “wtf-fest”…

Still no bluray complete collection for Persona 4? Looks like buying those 2 blurays years ago was the Right Call as that show really needs to be seen on Blu-Ray. Maybe it’ll work with a quality upscale but, having seen the BD and quality upscales of DVDs, I can say that it won’t do the visuals justice.

It doesn’t look like there’s really much for me this May from Sentai. Is it just me or have we been getting a LOT more sub-only releases and re-releases for 2014? Right now, the only new dubbed shows that I have my eye on (or in my collection) from 2014 Sentai are Maria-holic and From the New World…


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[quote]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks to Dub “Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions!”

HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 – Recently, our May 2014 release schedule was announced, which included the highly anticipated release of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Season 1. We’ve been keeping an eye on fan comments through our social media channels, and while we indicated a subtitle only release, due to the overwhelming demand from fans of the series, we have decided to release a Limited Edition Numbered Premium Box Set later this year which will include an all new English language track and both a Blu-ray and DVD version of the show. The current May release of this title will be a DVD subtitled-only offering.

Additional details will be forthcoming as they become available.

We would like thank each and every one of our fans for your support and are ecstatic to know that there are so many of you out there that love Chunibyo as much as we do. As always, we encourage you to let your voice be heard through our social media pages, as we are always listening.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

www.sentai-filmworks.com[/quote]

[URL=“http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/main/news/individual/?ForumThreadName=FT0000006625”]PRODUCT UPDATE: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions![/URL]

[QUOTE]Section23 has announced the cancellation of the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Blu-ray Complete Collection in favor of an upcoming premium edition release, which will be solicited at a future date. All open orders will be cancelled, and customers will need to reorder this product once the full details and new listing for the item are posted. The new premium edition box set will include an English language track and include both a Blu-ray and DVD version of the show.

The original Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! DVD Complete Collection is still scheduled to be released on May 27, 2014. The DVD release will feature Japanese audio, English subtitles, clean opening and closing, Chuni-Shorts and Japanese promos.

We realize many customers will be disappointed with this news. We will post a news article to inform you as soon as we have details about the new premium edition release. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact our friendly customer care representatives.[/QUOTE]


#7

Got the Godzilla flicks yesterday .