Section23 Films Announces September 2010 Slate


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Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[size=16]SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER SLATE[/size]
XAM’D Blu Ray Available on September 21st

HOUSTON, June 24, 2010 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its September slate of releases, including XAM’D. The Stone Cold Mecha Action series will be released on DVD and Blu Ray, from Section23 client Sentai Filmworks.

Product details follow, in order of release
Coming September 2010

Title: BLUE DROP COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 9/7/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Five years ago, something horrifying happened on Kamioki Island. Something so nightmarish that it stripped all memory from Mari Wakatake’s mind even as it left every other human on the island dead in its wake! Now enrolled against her will at an isolated girl’s academy, Mari is unaware that hidden eyes are watching her, waiting for her memory to return. For buried in her psyche is the most terrifying secret of all: while Mari was the only HUMAN who lived, she may not have been the only survivor! As something in a female skin invades Kaihou Academy, Mari’s only hope may lie in a strange girl to whom she is inexplicably drawn yet cannot trust. An all new English dub featuring an all-star cast takes on a story of star-crossed love on an interplanetary scale in BLUE DROP - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Title: GHOST HOUND COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 550 min.
Street Date: 9/14/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $69.98

Title: GHOST HOUND COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY EDITION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 550 min.
Street Date: 9/14/2010
Format: BD
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: When he was three, Taro Komori and his sister were kidnapped, but the kidnapper was run over and killed before the ransom could be delivered. The police eventually found Taro, but not before his sister died. Eleven years later, Taro still has nightmares of the events surrounding the kidnapping and is haunted by a tall, featureless specter. Now, Taro searches for answers in the Hidden Realm, but something sinister is brewing there. The spirits are restless and a malevolent ghost is appearing with increasing frequency. In the “real” world, an out of favor religious cult is finding dozens of new converts, especially among high ranking politicians. And just what the scientists at Dai Nippon Bio are up to is a question in need of an answer. Can Taro and his friends find the answers they need in time to save their friends and families? Unseen spirits, ghosts and out-of-body experiences all combine in an intriguing exploration into the workings of memory and our perception of the world. Don’t miss the latest masterpiece from Masamune Shirow and Production I.G: Ghost Hound!

Title: GOLGO 13 COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 9/14/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Get blown away by 13 more episodes of the sniper hit of the year! And this time, Golgo has even more action in his sights. A luxury liner with a bomb, and a sexy fellow assassin, on board. A terrorist cult of suicide bombers. An island paradise disguised as a “hospital” with murderous operations. These are just a few of the hyper-violent, ultra-sexy assignments the number one assassin in the world is taking aim at. Be sure you don’t miss a single shot!

Title: XAM’D COLLECTION 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 9/21/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $59.98

Title: XAM’D COLLECTION 1 BLU-RAY EDITION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 9/21/2010
Format: BD
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: When a young boy on a peaceful island becomes the victim of a terrorist attack, he transforms into Xam’d, a powerful mecha capable of extreme power. Now he must discover the depth of his power, and the role he plays in a world where metal and rock meet flesh, desire, and destiny.

Title: HELL GIRL: THREE VESSELS COLLECTION 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 9/28/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: You can take the girl out of Hell, but unfortunately you can’t always get the Hell out of the girl. Just when it seemed that Ai Enma was finally at peace, innocent schoolgirl Yuzuki Mikage appears to become the perfect host for Ai. And that’s host as in being physically possessed! Ensnared in the web of the Hell Correspondence, ridden by Ai’s spirit and joined by a nightmarish new assistant, Yuzuki must now fight to maintain any hold on her real life and friends, even as the darkest secrets of the Hell Girl threaten to consume her! But in a malevolent world where any soul can be sent to Hell with the simple pull of a string, how can any mere human withstand the merciless onslaught of evil without being irrevocably changed? The cycle of damnation and revenge begins anew in the soul-chilling first collection of HELL GIRL - Cauldron of Three!

About Section23 Films
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan 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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Big huge month for Sept 2010. Hopefully these make it up to Rightstuf before the end of the sale.


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Is it just me, or did they raise the price of most of their releases by $10, starting with Samurai Harem?
Not that I mind, I’m just curious if I’m the only one who noticed this.


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[quote=TheCoffeeGod]

Is it just me, or did they raise the price of most of their releases by $10, starting with Samurai Harem?
Not that I mind, I’m just curious if I’m the only one who noticed this.[/quote]

Indeed they did.


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The Dark Lord wants your wallets soul. All Sept releases listed at Rightstuf now.


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September looks to be the best month of the year so far! Ghost Hound and X’amd on bluray are definite preorders! I never really expected Ghost Hound to get dubbed and was really surprised by that announcement. I’m downright shocked by the bluray announcement. I can’t wait!

I’m also surprised they snagged X’amd. Most people had assumed Sony would release that themselves. I guess now we just have the question of whether it will be dubbed or not.

So, I will be grabbing everything! My wallet will be hurting in a couple months. Good thing my car will be paid off by then! :slight_smile:


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I’m curious if Sentai will be using a traditional Blu-ray case for the Blu-ray releases. This will be their first multi-disc Blu-ray releases if I am thinking right. If I had a Blu-Ray player and a new TV I’d probably have gone for them because I do indeed like the Blu-Ray multi-disc cases better then the current DVD ones being used. Shame they can’t just come up with a case like the Blu-ray’s ,but with a white DVD logo at the top.

Edit: Forgot Legends of the Dark King Blu-ray set comes out next month so guess that will be the first


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More Golgo as usual, I already have the sub-only set of Blue Dro, and Xam’d is a maybe right now.

Aside from those nothing else really interests me, but more Golgo is always welcomed.


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Wow, I am impressed Sentai! Lets see:

Xam’d - An English dub and Blu-Ray! Pre-ordered
Golgo 13 - Pre-ordered this one since I have the first ordered.
Hell Girl: Three Vessels - Pre-ordered first collection would like to finish out the series.

Blue Drop - Will participate in the upgrade offer
Ghost Hound - Haven’t decided if I will just pre-order the Blu-Ray edition or will participate in the eventual upgrade program. I am thinking that the Blu-Ray collection for this won’t use a STACKpak but a multi-disc Blu-Ray case similar to Funimation’s sets.


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[quote=dragonrider_cody]
September looks to be the best month of the year so far! Ghost Hound and X’amd on bluray are definite preorders! I never really expected Ghost Hound to get dubbed and was really surprised by that announcement. I’m downright shocked by the bluray announcement. I can’t wait!

I’m also surprised they snagged X’amd. Most people had assumed Sony would release that themselves. I guess now we just have the question of whether it will be dubbed or not.

So, I will be grabbing everything! My wallet will be hurting in a couple months. Good thing my car will be paid off by then! :)[/quote]

I’ve never really got to watch X’amd. I heard it was a fairly good license, its good to see Section23 pick this up and even better to see it get dubbed.

You mean to tell me that Sony/Animax planned on licensing it? No wonder why it was dubbed!


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All I have to say is thank god I waited before putting in my RS order.

:woohoo:

I’ll be adding all of the unupgradable ones to the list and just upgrade the other two.

SWEET, Ghost Hound in 5.1 english, and Golgo 13 too.
AWESOME!!!

Now inquiring minds want to know:
Who will play Taro, Makoto, Masayuki, and Miyako?


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[quote=TornadoTamaki]
You mean to tell me that Sony/Animax planned on licensing it? No wonder why it was dubbed![/quote]

Most people assumed Sony was going to release it, as they had the digital license and simulcast it on Playstation Network. In fact, we played ads for it for months on our PS3 endcap at Best Buy. So, at least it’s got some advertisement going for it, and hopefully this is one they can get onto store shelves.


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Maybe now there’s a good possibility of Sentai getting their hands on Cyborg 009 from Sony and giving us a complete release. It would look sweet stacked up next to my Skull Man collection.

…crossing fingers…

And they can use this pic as the cover.

AWESOME!!!

Make it so Sentai.


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[quote=ornadoTamaki]
You mean to tell me that Sony/Animax planned on licensing it? No wonder why it was dubbed![/quote]

This dub as far as I can tell is being done by Seraphim Studios. So no as far as I can tell this is not a Sony/Animax dub.


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[quote=Tonka]
Maybe now there’s a good possibility of Sentai getting their hands on Cyborg 009 from Sony and giving us a complete release. It would look sweet stacked up next to my Skull Man collection.

…crossing fingers…

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Make it so Sentai.[/quote]

That would be great, as Sony handled 009 horribly. I personally have other license rescues that I would love to see first, the Eat-Man animes and B’t X primarily, but Cyborg 009 would be an automatic purchase from me.


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XAM’D!!

I’ve been tappin my foot to boom boom satellites all morning because of that show!

;3!!


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Ha, yeah it’s catchy as hell isn’t it? Can’t wait to see it. Was considering buying it on PSN, but ended up buying FF7 and 8 instead. Worth it though.


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Never mind my original post… :stuck_out_tongue:

Preordering the blurays tonight!


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Wow those sets with dubs are a bit steep in their prices, I may grab Ghost Hunt.

To be honest I am surprised at the speed Section 23 grabs sequels to shows sometimes, I guess this is good for non-dub fans of Jigoku Shoujo.


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[quote=mitamaking]
To be honest I am surprised at the speed Section 23 grabs sequels to shows sometimes, I guess this is good for non-dub fans of Jigoku Shoujo.[/quote]

Or people that Funimation let down by not spending money on a series that was huge sales let down. :wink: :laugh: