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New Anime Releases From Central Park Media

Focusing on its action-packed lineup of anime properties, Central Park Media will release two new DVDs on January 14, 2003: VAMPIRE'S LURE, the first volume in the DESCENDANTS OF DARKNESS series; and IMPATIENCE AND LONGING, the continuing adventures of the sword-fighting Utena from REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA. In VAMPIRE'S LURE, an action-packed, supernatural series, a vampire is on the loose, and it's up to dashing supernatural detective Tsuzuki to stop her! But are good looks, charm and preternatural powers enough to bring this fiend to justice? The 75-minute DVD contains episodes 1-3 and offers the following behind-the-scenes features: information about the comic; character profiles; art & sketch gallery; trailers; and enhanced DVD-ROM features. In IMPATIENCE AND LONGING, the latest series from Kunihiko Ikuhara (director of SAILOR MOON) and Shinya Hasegawa (key animation supervisor of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION), Utena's best friend Wakaba entertains a secret gentleman caller. But mysterious forces twist her tender feelings into jealousy and hate. Will Utena lose her friend forever? The DVD contains episodes 18-20 and features an interview with director Kunihiko Ikuhara and voice actor Carol Jacobanis and enhanced DVD-ROM features. Both DVDs are in English and Japanese with English subtitles and are available for US$29.99 each.