ADV Films announced the release of NOIR, RAHXEPHON and FULL METAL PANIC! in high definition throughout 2005. Through the use of Windows Media High Definition Video (WMV HD), movies can now be viewed on computers with DVD drives, as well as on many new set-top DVD and digital media players, with amazing quality and resolution up to six times higher than that of today's standard DVDs.
ADVs high definition collectors releases will feature 2-disc volumes of each series. The first DVD of each volume will contain the feature presented in new WMV HD video format and Windows Media Audio Professional to be played on Windows Media Player 9 or 10 and WMV HD compatible DVD players. The second DVD will feature a brand new DTS 5.1 audio track to accompany the Dolby 5.1 audio mix and standard definition video feature.
High definition is the future of home entertainment, said John Ledford, president/ceo of ADV Films. With crystal clear picture and sound, high definition is certain to deliver a new and exciting method by which to experience home video. Were pleased to be able to be on the forefront of delivering this new high definition DVD format to North American audiences.
In the 12 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (anime) for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the U.K. Parent company, A.D. Vision Inc., encompasses a multitude of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.