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Cowboy Bebop – The Movie DVD released June 24th

by on Apr.15, 2003, under General News

The eagerly awaited DVD for Cowboy Bebop – The Movie will be released on June 24th. Read More for the full press release.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

"Exciting & Vital" -Los Angeles Times

"Delivers Hardboiled Action & Sci-Fi Fun...A Must See!"
				-Animation Magazine

Big Screen Smash Animated Sci-Fi Feature Film
from Renowned Japanese Anime Director Shinichiro Watanabe
Based on the Wildly Popular TV Series

COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE

Critically-Acclaimed Futuristic Noir Thriller
Premiering June 24 on Special Edition DVD

Culver City, CA (April 15, 2003) - Touted as one of the greatest Japanese
anime imports ever, COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE, based on the enormously popular
animated television show from acclaimed director Shinichiro Watanabe
(Macross Plus, The Animatrix) and currently airing on Cartoon Network, will
be premiering June 24 on Special Edition DVD from Columbia TriStar Home
Entertainment following its successful national theatrical release.  Priced
at $26.95 SLP, the Special Edition DVD will feature dozens of exciting bonus
materials including behind-the-scenes featurettes, character profiles, music
videos, storyboard comparisons, conceptual art galleries and more.

Critics nationwide have been enthused by COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE, praising
the film as "the classiest anime series to be brought to America" (Anime
Insider), "a stylish and sexy thriller" (Orange County Register) and "an
interstellar treat full of eye-popping visuals and intelligent
storytelling!" (Yolk Magazine).  Including the original English-language
voices that fans have come to know and love, COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE fuses
"cutting-edge sci-fi action" (Heavy Metal Magazine) with stunning animation
paced by an original captivating soundtrack.  A nail-biting climax is
guaranteed to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat!

Mars - 2071 A.D.  On the eve of Halloween, a tanker explodes on a freeway in
the crater of Alba City, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds.  When
the surviving witnesses begin to die mysteriously, the police suspect a
terrorist attack using a biological weapon and offer an astronomical reward
for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction.

On the space ship "Bebop," Spike Spiegel and his crew of intergalactic
bounty hunters (muscle-bound brute Jet Black, vixen Faye Valentine, computer
whiz Ed and data dog Ein) are in dire straits as usual, but the news of the
reward changes everything and this rogue vigilante crew gets on the case,
each using his or her own tactics to stop the tragedy.

Spike begins his search to identify the poison on Moroccan Street, where
"anything can be had."  He obtains a vase containing a small round capsule
from a guy named Rashid.  Meanwhile, using his ISSP connections, Jet comes
across a rumor that a pharmaceutical company may be involved in the
incident.  After analyzing an image taken from the scene of the crime, Ed
and Faye discover that the prime suspect has a tattoo on his arm and further
investigation leads to the information that he is a military officer named
Vincent Volaju.  The case becomes stranger as they learn, according to
official records, that Volaju has been dead for some time and has a
dangerous connection with Spike's love interest Elektra.

As the Bebop crew pieces the information together, the mystery takes shape.
A suspect who died a long time ago.  A pharmaceutical conglomerate.  A
special unit of the military.  And a mysterious round capsule.  It's obvious
that there was more to this incident than just a random terrorist attack.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
*	Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
*	Mastered in High Definition
*	Widescreen Presentation
*	"From the Small Screen to the Big Screen" featurette
*	"International Appeal - What's Not to Like?" featurette
*	"Spike: A Complex Soul" featurette
*	"Faye: Intellectual Vixen" featurette
*	"Ed: Resident Eccentric" featurette
*	"Jet: No Ordinary Dad" featurette
*	Character Profiles
*	Music Videos - "Ask DNA" & "Gotta Knock A Little Harder"
*	Conceptual Art Galleries (Characters / Aircrafts / Automobiles /
Monorail / Accessories)
*	Four Storyboard Comparisons
*	Theatrical Trailers
*	Audio:  English 5.1, Japanese 5.1, French (Dolby Surround)
*	Subtitles: English, French
*	Interactive Menus
*	Scene Selections

Rated R
Color
Close Captioned
Running Time: 114 Minutes
DVD Cat # 09055 / UPC Code: #0-43396-09055-5
DVD Order Date: 05/15/03
DVD SLP: $26.95

Also available is the Cowboy Bebop: The Movie / Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis
DVD 2-pack priced at $48.95 SLP (DVD Cat #01019 / UPC Code:
#0-43396-01019-2)

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