12. Nov, 2004 19:13 (HKT)

Shipping today: Metal Slug Advance (GBA™), Casshern - Ultimate Edition 3 DVD Set & Dawn of the Dead Director's Cut DTS Premium Edition (RC2 DVD)

The Metal Slug series, wildly popular in game arcades, now appears in its original version for the Game Boy Advance™. Not only will it thrill with its peerless pixel action that makes the most of GBA's graphic capabilities, but it also delivers such series favorites as the Crossroad Entrances and a host of new features.

There are two new characters featured in the game; Walter and Taira. You can collect 100 Metal Slug Cards throughout the game which will affect your characters' status in some way. The levels are branching paths like the NGPC outings.

Pushed back several times, SNK Playmore has finally released Metal Slug Advance. In stock now at US$ 48.90 as official Japanese version.

"Why must we keep fighting?"

Set in a uniquely retro-futuristic world, "CASSHERN" addresses this theme in a powerful drama that is at once entertaining and profound.

The author behind this extraordinary project is Kazuaki Kiriya, an acclaimed fashion photographer and music video director. In addition to co-writing and directing the film, he also served as its cinematographer.

He recruited some of Japan's finest creative talents to help him, including CG Supervisor - Haruhiko Shono(GADGET), Visual FX Supervisor - Toshiyuki Kimura (Dragonhead, Ring), Action Scene Story Board - Shinji Higuchi (Gamela, Evangelion), Production Designer - Yuji Hayashida (Ritual, Azumi), Costume - Michiko Kitamura (Ichi the Killer)

The cast, a mix of veteran actors and rising stars, is a veritable who's-who of Japanese film talent. Playing the part of Casshern is Yusuke Iseya (Distance, Afterlife); his fiancee, Luna, is played by Kumiko Aso (Pulse) and Toshiaki Karasawa (Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald) is their mortal enemy, the leader of the mutant humans. Akira Terao (Akira Kurosawa's Dreams) and Kanako Higuchi (Shara) are some more of the household names that make up the superb supporting cast.

"CASSHERN" harnesses the incredible talents of this team in an epic of sweeping visual power and deep emotional resonance.

After a small pushback, Casshern is finally in stock as RC2 DVD release. The 3 DVD Set Ultimate Edition has been dispatched to all preorder customers today, a small remainder is still in stock to ship at US$ 46.90, more supply is expected to arrive within the next 1 to 2 weeks.

Not to forget, available as addon purchase is the Casshern Original Soundtrack - Complete Edition at US$ 24.90.

A young female nurse, named Anna, is caught in the middle of a world-wide chaos as flesh-eating zombies begin rising up and taking over the world and attacking the living. She escapes into the streets and is rescued by a black police officer, named Kenneth. Together they find shelter in a mall along with a group of other survivors. For a while everything is ok, but pretty soon, they start running out of food, the power goes out, and the dead keep finding ways to break through their defenses. Realizing they're sitting ducks, they make a plan to head for an island by using two armored mall shuttle busses to get across the sea of zombies.

Supply of the Japanese RC2 DTS Premium Edition of Dawn of the Dead Director's Cut is in stock now at US$ 37.90. Apart from the DTS sound enhancement, the RC2 release includes a bonus disc containing making of, USA & Japanese theatrical trailers & TV spots and more.

At the same time, we have further lowered the price of the Hong Kong RC3 release version down to US$ 16.90 only.


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