With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, January 16, 2015

Section23 Films has announced its April 2015 slate of releases


Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its April slate of releases, including Sentai Filmworks’ sci-fi fantasy series Nobunaga the Fool, which will be released on both DVD & Blu-ray.

Product details follow, in order of release.

Title: SHE, THE ULTIMATE WEAPON COMPLETE COLLECTION
 Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/7/2015
Format: DVD
 Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $39.98
SYNOPSIS: Not every soldier wants to fight. Not every weapon wants to be used. But when an unexpected force attacks their city, the hopes and dreams of students Shuji and Chise are shattered by the fires of war. Surviving the bombing after a mysterious defender decimates the attackers, Shuji discovers Chise in the ruins. But she is no longer the girl he has always known. Changed and twisted by military experiments, she has been altered into something no longer completely human. And even worse, though they both fight to deny it, the things that made her the person she was are slowly beginning to fade away. Can a human soul exist inside a device that was created to kill? And can any heart continue to feel love for something that is only a shell of the person it once was? The question will be answered as a young schoolgirl is transformed into the ultimate engine of mass destruction in SHE- THE ULTIMATE WEAPON!


Title: DD, FIST OF THE NORTH STAR COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/14/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Highly trained in the secret martial art of Hokuto Shinken, Kenshiro has achieved such a high level of combat expertise that he can kill a man with his pinky. Though these skills may be useful for a wandering man trying to survive the deadly wastelands left behind by nuclear war, they're all but useless in modern day Japan! With an apocalypse that never happened and a less-than-desirable skill set, would-be hero Ken is stuck looking for a job just like every other unemployed schmuck in Japan. And frankly, he doesn't interview well. Things start to look up when he stumbles across an opening at a convenience store, but unfortunately he'll have to deal with two contentious contenders if he wants the job: his own brothers Toki and Raoh, who're just as dimwitted and muscle-headed as the mighty Ken himself. The battle for the stock shelves begins-fists will fly and no punches will be pulled as martial arts and premade snack foods collide in DD FIST OF THE NORTH STAR!


Title: THE PET GIRL OF SAKURASOU COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 4/14/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98, $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Banished from normal housing for the crime of adopting stray cats, Sorata Kanda's life has gone to the dogs and he's been impounded in Sakura Hall, a notorious den of troublemakers, geniuses and weirdos. And since he has a penchant for taking in small, cute but sometimes not completely loveable creatures, he's been tasked with keeping fellow resident Mashiro Shiina, an acclaimed but highly dysfunctional and unfocused artist, from forgetting to eat, brush her hair or wear clothes. Then there are the other residents of Sakura Hall, all of whom have their own unique quirks and challenging relationships. Attentions stray, passions play and sanity frays in the housebreaking complete collection of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou!


Title: DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
 Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/21/2015
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

 SYNOPSIS: When the world is under attack by a monstrous and seemingly unstoppable enemy, the only way to fight back is with warriors who have already died! Sidestepping a gruesome fate in a subway crash during an earthquake, two young men and a girl find themselves recruited into the ranks of the Devil Summoners, given the ability to literally call up demons, and sent into battle against the mysterious Septenriones! Can Hibiki, Daichi, and Io survive in a war where demons face demons under human command, where a person's death can be seen in advance, where every living being is just a game piece to be saved or expended, and where each clash comes with a timeclock counting down to Armageddon? Get ready to be immersed in the ultimate conflict between good and evil as the living, the dead, and the demonic combine forces to send the invaders straight back to Hell in DEVIL SURVIVOR 2!


Title: SPACE BROTHERS COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/21/2015
Format: DVD, BD
 Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS: As the competition to become an astronaut continues to heat up, the candidates are subjected to a grueling series of tests designed to test their physical and mental qualifications to the utmost. Trapped inside a sealed environment with his closest rivals, Mutta's challenge is to force himself to think as a team player even as he jockeys for one of the two open seats to the stars. And when things start to go wrong with the test mission, however, the tension really begins to build. It'll take the combined resources of the whole team to solve the life and death problems being thrown at them… but what are they supposed to do when it becomes apparent that one of the team members is intentionally sabotaging their assignments? Will any of Mutta's team survive the ordeal and move up to the next phase of training? Or will they all wash out before they ever hit the launch pad? The clock is ticking. The pressure is building. And if they fail this test, their shot at the stars may be gone forever in the second out of this world collection of SPACE BROTHERS!


Title: UNLIMITED PSYCHIC SQUAD COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/21/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS: You don't have to be psychic to know that Hyobu Kyosuke is trouble waiting to happen, but having psychic powers of your own may be your only chance if you want to stand against him. One of the most powerful espers on the planet, Hyobu's incredible range of abilities extends as far as controlling his own aging process, and the potential strength of all his talents combined is so terrifying that he wears a device that limits their use except in cases of extreme emergency. The time is coming, however, when Hyoba will need to unleash everything he has. Because sometimes it takes a villain to do what heroes can't, and as the leader of the secret organization P.A.N.D.R.A., Hyobu's dedicated his life to fighting those who would entrap, enslave, or kill anyone with psychic powers. Now P.A.N.D.R.A. itself is in danger and, to combat that deadly threat, the gloves and limiter are coming off! The dark side of the world of PSYCHIC SQUAD is unveiled in an incredible new series, where the lines between the good and the bad cease to exist and the only goal is survival in UNLIMITED PSYCHIC SQUAD!


Title: HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER SEASON 3
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
 Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/28/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Hayate Ayasaki's life has never been easy, though after being sold to Yakuza who want to harvest your organs to pay off your parents' debts it's hard to imagine things sinking much lower. But since becoming employed as the butler/bodyguard for teenage heiress Nagi Sanzenin, Haytate's misery has been primarily focused around Nagi's insecurity, laziness and the frequent attempts by various parties to kidnap her (with the occasional scheme cooked up by her Grandfather on the side.) However, when a new and unexpected relative arrives without warning, and issues concerning Nagi's long dead father rear their ugly head, Hayate finds himself thrust even further into the deep, dark, messy drama of the Sanzenin clan's affairs. And that is only the beginning of his troubles, as somehow aliens, haunted swords, an untrustworthy kitten and even a cross-dressing curse all come into the mix as well. Will our embattled butler fight his way through these epic complications? Or will his undoing come special de-livery? When you have REALLY unusual domestic problems, only a REALLY exceptional domestic servant will do in HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER: CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!


Title: NOBUNAGA THE FOOL COLLECTION 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/28/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
 SRP: $59.98, $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Long ago, in an age when the cosmos was still known as Chaos, the world was split into two planets, forming the West and East Stars. After years of war and strife, the Western Star has finally become united under a single king, the legendary Arthur. But conflict still threatens to consume all until hope arises in a vision: a vision of a champion who could save the futures of both worlds. Setting forth on a dangerous journey, Joan d'Arc must travel from the West world to the East, seeking the man she believes can use the devices of the great Leonardo Da Vinci and become their savior. But will Nobunaga Oda be the kind of man they are expecting? Will history's greatest heroes find themselves choosing not a liberator, but a destroyer? Or is Nobunaga's role that of the Fool from a deck of Tarot, the wild card whose purpose is to invoke change, no matter what the cost? Expect the unexpected as super-technology and giant robots collide with samurai warriors, and a pantheon of characters drawn from across history wage the ultimate battle against the forces of chaos in NOBUNAGA THE FOOL!


Title: SAIYUKI TV COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: AEsir Holdings
 Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 1250 min.
Street Date: 4/28/2015
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Once demonkind and man lived together in harmony. But when a band of rogue demonic forces seeks to resurrect a diabolical monster, a dark spiritual energy begins to cover the land. Now, it's up to a renegade priest, a monkey king, a lecherous water sprite and a sympathetic demon to stop the resurrection and return harmony to a dangerous land. Enter the world of Saiyuki! A unique universe of beauty and betrayal. Where sacred scrolls battle enchanted weaponry and where dragons can transform into jeeps. A land where four reluctant heroes are just as concerned about having a good time, a stiff drink, and a beautiful woman as they are about saving the world.

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