MEDIA BLASTERS ANNOUNCES SIX FOR SEPTEMBER 28th!
10 TOKYO WARRIORS, BLACK BELT, X-CROSS, SHADOW: DEAD RIOT,
FLESHDANCE and AFTER… THE ANIMATION
(Belleville, New Jersey) Just as the summer swelter subsides from a boil to a simmer, Media Blasters turns up the heat in the home entertainment arena with a steamy slate of fine fare consisting of six titles sure to please on September 28th! Live action films include the blu-ray debuts of BLACK BELT, Kenta Fukasaku’s X-CROSS and a reissue of SHADOW: DEAD RIOT starring Tony Todd. For anime fans, there’s 10 TOKYO WARRIORS, an anime action epic for teens, and two absolutely not for children OVAs- AFTER… THE ANIMATION and FLESHDANCE: ENCORE EDITION!
10 TOKYO WARRIORS – THE FINAL BATTLE
Long ago, the land was in a state of chaos as the feudal lords waged territorial wars. In the midst of the bloodshed, a ferocious warrior, known as the Demon King, appeared and conquered all. Now, 400 years later, he returns to wield his apocalyptic wrath upon the city of Tokyo! Only ten ancient warriors have the power to stop him and there’s a problem. The 10th warrior, Jutto Segu, is reincarnated as a student at Fuuin High School. One day, Jutto is approached by a group of mysterious strangers who claim to be the returning souls of the valiant fighters who long ago defeated the Demon King. Will Jutto join the ancient supernatural slayers and help to destroy the Demon King? Contains Episodes 4, 5, 6. (ANIME)
SHADOW: DEAD RIOT
Horror icon Tony Todd (Clive Barker’s CANDYMAN, FINAL DESTINATION series) is the evil and all-powerful SHADOW, an executed and resurrected serial killer who invades a women’s prison in search of a young woman named Solitaire. When Solitaire discovers the true identity of her mother’s killer, she seeks out Shadow and single-handedly confronts him and his army of zombies in a shocking supernatural
kung-fu showdown that pits the living against the walking dead! Includes special features and an isolated music score by Vernon Reid of Living Colour. (LIVE ACTION)
BLACK BELT – KURO-OBI (Remastered from a new 4K scan!)
Real Fights! Real Karate! Real Japan! In the 1930’s, three dedicated disciples- Taikan, Choei and Giryu- are taught by esteemed karate master Shibara atop a remote mountain dojo. When the military police try to seize control of the training hall, the three students defend their master and defeat the police with Choei sustaining a debilitating injury. On his deathbed, the master instructs his students to refine their skills and carefully choose the most worthy successor to inherit his prized black belt. The only two viable candidates, Taikan and Giryu, each set on their individual paths to hone their martial skills and fully absorb their master’s teachings until the fateful day when they will meet again to put their skills to the ultimate test. (LIVE ACTION)
X-CROSS (Remastered from a new 4K scan!)
Shiyori is a young lady trying to mend a broken heart who travels with her best friend, Aiko, to a remote village known for its therapeutic hot springs. But what was planned to be a relaxing, quiet get away, turns into a nightmare! Unbeknownst to them, the seemingly quiet country village harbors a community of psychopaths that begin to prey on the two friends. Amidst the panic, Shiyori and Aiko are separated and the cell phone that keeps them connected only serves to amplify the terror! Includes special features. (LIVE ACTION)
FLESHDANCE: ENCORE EDITION with Bonus OVA- STUDY+A+BROAD! (Shimaizuma: Shimaizuma 3 The Animation)
Kenta is a serious art school student who looks for artistic inspiration wherever he can find it. When a renowned painter takes him on as his apprentice, Kenta’s creativity is sparked the moment he meets the painter’s sexy wife. Seduced by her stunning beauty and exotic dancing skills, Kenta’s artistic endeavors take a back seat to his new and exciting erotic endeavors! 2 Episodes. (ADULT ANIME)
BONUS OVA! STUDY+A+BROAD (Eisai Kyoiku) At an all-girl school, a male teacher with a sordid past takes it upon himself to educate his students into a forbidden curriculum of carnal knowledge. Taking advantage of his authority, he conducts the most intimate and personal exams of each and every one of his shapely students! 1 Episode. (ADULT ANIME)
AFTER… THE ANIMATION
Absolutely Not For Children! Yuuto’s childhood sweetheart, Aki, returns from Tokyo where she was a full service maid. Yuuto’s memories and erotic fantasies about her consume him as he tries to focus on his grueling lumberjack job. When he suffers a minor injury, Aki is sure to be at his bedside and serve him to his heart’s delight! For ages 18 and older. (2 Episodes)
Absolutely not for children! The trials and tribulations of a tight-knit group of friends who face an uncertain future as they prepare for graduation together. Their friendships and
sexual relationships become intertwined and put to the ultimate test as they ponder and plan their future lives. There’s plenty of drama, emotions, eroticism, tears, tragedy, love and laughter as they enter a new phase of adulthood and responsibilities. 2 Episodes. (ADULT ANIME)
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10 TOKYO WARRIORS: THE FINAL BATTLE: Pre-Book: 8/24/21/ Street Date: 9/28/21 (BLU-RAY FORMAT) Catalog # MBBD-2139/ UPC: 631595213980/ Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 (4 x 3)/ Audio: 2.0 PCM Stereo/ SRP: $19.99/ (DVD FORMAT) Catalog # MBDVD-2140/ UPC: 631595214086/ SRP: $14.99/ Audio: 2.0 Digital Stereo. Languages: English Dubbed and Original Japanese Language with English Subtitles/ Rated: 16&Up/ 90 minutes total.
SHADOW: DEAD RIOT: Pre-Book:8/24/21/ Street Date: 9/28/21 (BLU-RAY FORMAT) Catalog # MBBD-2141/ UPC: 631595214185/ Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 (16 x 9)/ Audio: 2.0 PCM Stereo & 5.1 HD Surround/ SRP: $14.99/ Languages: English & Spanish Language tracks/ Rated: NR/ 91 minutes. Special Features: Audio Commentaries, Behind The Scenes and more!
BLACK BELT (4K Remaster): Pre-Book: 8/24/21/ Street Date: 9/28/21 (BLU-RAY FORMAT) Catalog # MBBD-2142/ UPC: 631595214284/ Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 (16 x 9)/ Audio: 5.1 & 2.0 HD / SRP: $19.99/ (DVD FORMAT) Catalog # MBDVD-2143/ UPC: 631595214383/ SRP: $14.99/ Audio: 5.1 & 2.0 Digital. Languages: Japanese Language with English Subtitles/ Not Rated/ 95 minutes. Includes Special Features:
X-CROSS (4K Remaster): Pre-Book: 8/24/21/ Street Date: 9/28/21 (BLU-RAY FORMAT) Catalog # MBBD-2144/ UPC: 631595214482/ Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 (16 x 9)/ Audio: 5.1 & 2.0 HD / SRP: $19.99/ (DVD FORMAT) Catalog # MBDVD-2145/ UPC: 631595214581/ SRP: $14.99/ Audio: 5.1 & 2.0 Digital. Languages: Japanese Language with English Subtitles/ Not Rated/ 90 minutes. Special Features: TV Spots, trailer, Making of X-Cross.
FLESHDANCE: ENCORE EDITION (BONUS OVA! STUDY+A+BROAD): Pre-Book:8/24/21 Street Date: 9/28/21 (BLU-RAY FORMAT) Catalog # KVBD-2146/ UPC: 631595214680/ Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 (4 x 3)/ Audio: 2.0 PCM Stereo/ SRP: $29.99 Languages: English Dubbed & Original Japanese Language with English Subtitles/ Rated: 18 And Over- Absolutely Not For Children!/90 minutes total.
AFTER… THE ANIMATION: Pre-Book: 8/24/21 Street Date: 9/28/21 (BLU-RAY FORMAT) Catalog # KVBD-2147/ UPC: 631595214789/ Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 (16 x 9)/ Audio: 2.0 PCM Stereo/ SRP: $29.99/ (DVD FORMAT) Catalog # KVDVD-2148/ UPC: 631595214888/ SRP: $29.99/ Audio: 2.0 Digital Stereo. Languages: English Dubbed and Original Japanese Language with English Subtitles/ Rated: 18 And Over- Absolutely Not For Children!/ 60 minutes total.
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SHADOW: DEAD RIOT
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