PANG Ho-Cheung

PANG Ho-Cheung
With Hong Kong director PANG Ho-cheung after interviewing him in 2012

Sunday, December 11, 2011

ACF 1274: ROZEN MAIDEN


ROZEN MAIDEN COMPLETE COLLECTION
&
ROZEN MAIDEN: OUVERTÜRE
NOW ON SALE

Section23 Films has released ROSEN MAIDEN, a package that includes the original 12 episode series, the 12 episode sequel series TRÄUMEND and the two made for video episodes known as ROZEN MAIDEN: OUVERTÜRE.

ROZEN MAIDEN: OUVERTÜRE, which has never been released in North America, is also available separately.

Title:                 ROSEN MAIDEN COMPLETE COLLECTION
Running Time:   650 min.
Age Rating:       TV 14
Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Published by:    Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by:  Section23 Films
Street Date:      12/6/2011
Format:             DVD
SRP:                $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Remember those nightmares you had as a child, where your toys came to life?  That's the reality that Jun Sakurada suddenly finds himself living in when Shinku arrives in a box.  She's the first of several magical Rozen Maidens to invade the secluded life he has made for himself since refusing to attend school anymore and living the life of a hermit.  Worse, he finds himself magically bound to Shinku, his life force powering hers, and she's not too crazy about the way he's been living his life.  Unfortunately, fixing everything that's wrong with Jun is going to have to take a back seat to making sure that Shinku survives the Alice Game, a competition that pits Rozen Maiden against Rozen Maiden for the prize of becoming a real girl, while the losers' life essence is drained and they become lifeless toys again.   Now, in order to win this deadly game, Jun and Shinku will have to find a way to work together.  But to do that they'll have to start trusting each other first!  Get ready for a whole new kind of 'guys and dolls' as 'action figure' takes on a new meaning in ROZEN MAIDEN - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION.

             Title:                ROZEN MAIDEN: OUVERTÜRE
             Running Time:  50 min.
             Age Rating:      TV 14
             Language:        English & Japanese with English Subtitles
             Published by:   Sentai Filmworks
             Distributed by: Section23 Films
             Street Date:     12/6/2011
             Format:            DVD
             SRP:               $29.98

SYNOPSIS: Shinku may be the foremost of Rozen's creations, but was she the first?  Prepare to hear the OTHER side of the story for the first time in an all new set of Rozen Maiden chronicles!  Journey back to 19th century London and the birth of the Rozen Maidens to witness the cruel and tragic origin of Rozen's first doll, and how, even when left  abandoned and unfinished , she still fought her own way to the Rosa Mystica and the Alice Game!   But leave what you think you know behind, for this is Souseiseki's story, and what she has to say may surprise you!  Prepare for an all new tale of Rozen Genesis in ROZEN MAIDEN: OUVERTÜRE.

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