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5 POINTS PICTURES Announces the August 2012 Special-Edition DVD Release of MOSS
Mystery-thriller from Director KANG Woo-suk to include
new English subtitles & almost 90 minutes of translated video extras.
Film distributor 5 Points Pictures is pleased to announce the two-disc, special-edition DVD release of MOSS will be available on August 21, 2012.
Also known as Iggi (이끼), this critically acclaimed, box-office smash features direction by KANG Woo-suk (Public Enemy films, Silmido), plus an all-star cast including JUNG Jae-young (The Divine Weapon, Silmido, Castaway on the Moon), PARK Hae-il (War of the Arrows, The Host, Memories of Murder), YOO Hae-jin (Public Enemy, Tazza: The High Rollers, The King and the Clown), YOO Sun (Black House, The Uninvited, Gabi), KIM Sang-ho (City Hunter TV, Blades of Blood, Woochi), KIM Jun-bae (Modern Boy, Cruel Winter Blues), and YOO Joon-sang (The Day He Arrives; Hahaha).
Based on the award-winning web comic by YOON Tae-ho (2007 Korea Cartoon Awards, 2008 Bucheon Cartoon Awards), Moss was produced by Cinema Service and Let’s Film. It is presented by CJ Entertainment.
Best Director: Kang Woo-suk ▪ Best Actor: Jung Jae-young
Best Supporting Actor: Yoo Hae-jin
2010 Blue Dragon Film Awards
Best Director: Kang Woo-suk
Best Cinematography ▪ Best Art Design ▪ Best Sound Effects
2010 Daejong Film Awards
Best Picture (Daesang)
Best Supporting Actor: Yoo Joon-sang ▪ Directing Award: Kang Woo-suk
Cinematography Award ▪ Lighting Award ▪ Music Award ▪ Editing Award
18th Icheon Chunsa Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor: Yoo Hae-jin2010 Korean Film Awards
5 Points Pictures’ release of Moss will feature an upgraded English translation of the film, plus almost 90 minutes of translated video extras from the South Korean limited-edition release.
Visit www.5pointspictures.com for more information about Moss, to sign up for 5 Points Pictures’ newsletter and press release lists, or to inquire about retail opportunities.
A mystery-thriller from KANG Woo-suk, the director of the PUBLIC ENEMY films! Hae-guk (PARK Hae-il, War of the Arrows) receives word that his estranged father has passed away, so he travels to the remote village where the older man lived to attend the funeral. However, when Hae-guk starts asking questions about his father’s life – and unexplained death – the residents and their charismatic Chief (JUNG Jae-young, The Divine Weapon) exchange mysterious looks and seem anxious to rush him out of their village. Something isn’t right, and Hae-guk is determined to uncover the truth… at any cost!
Includes the feature film – plus almost 90 minutes of video extras – all with on/off English subtitles!
Features: “The Making of Moss,” “The Beginning of the Story – The Comic Behind the Story,” art and set design documentary (“The Birth of the Village”), make-up and effects featurette (“Come Out to the Real World”), poster shoot video, original South Korean teaser and trailer, cast and director bios, and 5 Points Pictures trailers.
Moss © 2010 CJ Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
ABOUT 5 POINTS PICTURES
5 Points Pictures is the live-action film distribution arm of Right Stuf, Inc., a firm with 25 years of experience in marketing Asian entertainment to English-speaking audiences, via online retailer RightStuf.com and anime specialty label Nozomi Entertainment. 5 Points Pictures is dedicated to acquiring, introducing and distributing an eclectic array of live-action programming to North American audiences who demand both quality presentation and premier content. For more information, visit www.5pointspictures.com.
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 1
First half of series available as a value-priced DVD set on Aug. 7, 2012 GRIMES, Iowa, April 18, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 1 DVD set will be available on August 7, 2012.
This new, value-priced DVD set will offer the first 12 episodes of Rental Magica in both “broadcast order,” as seen on Japanese television (and the Japanese DVD release), and “chronological order,” according to the timeline presented in the novels that served as the series’ inspiration. It will be housed in a single DVD keepcase.
“a fun series that looks good and is filled with interesting characters” – Chris Beveridge, The Fandom Post
A supernatural action-adventure, Rental Magica is set in a world where magical organizations – staffed by specialists wielding both Eastern and Western disciplines – vie for work, prestige and power.
Written by Makoto Sanda and illustrated by pako, the Rental Magica novel series currently spans more than 21 volumes and was named “Best Action Story” by Japanese fans as part of the 2007 Light Novel Awards. It debuted in 2004, and it was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s magazine The Sneaker, alongside the novels that inspired The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Trinity Blood anime series. Manga interpretations of Rental Magica also appeared in the shoujo (girls’) anthology Asuka and the shounen (boys’) anthology Comp Ace.
Rental Magica’s anime adaptation features direction by Itsuro Kawasaki (Sengoku Basara, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes), series composition by Mamiko Ikeda (Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maid Sama!), animation character design by Minako Shiba (Black Butler, .hack//SIGN), and animation production by ZEXCS (Our Home’s Fox Diety, Chrome Shelled Regios).
Its vocal cast is led by Jun Fukuyama (“Lelouch” in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, “Lawrence” in Spice and Wolf, and “Sōta” in Wagnaria!!), Kana Ueda (“Yumi” in Maria Watches Over Us, “Rin” in Fate/stay night, “Mikan” in Gakuen Alice), Mikako Takahashi (“Amy” in Burst Angel, “Ayumi Yamada” in Honey and Clover), and Junichi Suwabe (“Archer” in Fate/stay night, “Greed” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Takashi” in Highschool of the Dead).
Visit rentalmagica.rightstuf.com for more information about Rental Magica, to view the trailers and to pre-order the new DVD set.
About RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 1
Destroying supernatural monsters… dispelling dark magic… It’s all in a day’s work for the mages of Astral! However, after the mysterious disappearance of the company president, they’re left in a lurch. His son, Itsuki Iba, begrudgingly fills in, but Itsuki’s unfamiliarity with magic could spell bad news for Astral – especially with their rival Goetia vying for the very same contracts. As the jobs grow ever more dangerous, they soon find that staying in business is the least of their worries. Episodes 1-12 in both “broadcast” and “chronological” orders.
View episodes in both “broadcast order,” as seen on Japanese TV (and the Japanese DVD release), and “chronological order,” according to the timeline presented in the novels. PLUS: Character bios; special promo 1; commercial spot 1; clean opening 1; clean closing 1; Rental Magica, Pt. 2 trailer; and Nozomi trailers.
ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 24th year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.
Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf’s production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi’s focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.
From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Ninja Nonsense, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA, Gakuen Alice, Rental Magica, Dirty Pair, Junjo Romantica and Revolutionary Girl Utena , Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.