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A.D. Vision officially closed.

by Zirgo
Sep 2, 2009 7:55 AM | 13 Comments
A.D. Vision will split its assets into four newly created companies. Each company will take over a certain area of A.D. Vision. Film library assets and other intellectual properties were sold to AEsir Holdings, account servicing and distribution operations were sold to SXION 23 (also called Section 23), Anime Network to Valkyrie Media Partners; and Amusement Park Media (ADV’s production unit) to Seraphim Studios. All the new companies link back to the same person Griffin D. Vance IV, A.D. Vision's former Senior Vice-President of Business and Legal Affairs.

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A. D. Vision (parent company of ADV Films) is officially closing their doors and working on transferring their assets over to other companies such as SXION 23, Valkyrie Media Partners, and Seraphim Studio.

ANN - ADV Films Shuts Down, Parent Transfers Assets to Other Companies



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Sep 2, 2009 8:01 PM by Corpse69

Considering that ADV has pretty much done nothing for the past couple of years, I can't say I really care what happens to them either way.

Although, their people were kind of annoying and egotistical back when they were doing really well, so I guess I could say I don't care still.

Sep 2, 2009 4:30 PM by Hraesvelgr

Meh, as long as it doesn't mean the titles I'd be interested in buying will be taken off the shelves completely forever and they will still be released under another label, I could care less.

Sep 2, 2009 3:36 PM by Starrlightx3

MagicalEmi said:


Wooo Special A! :D

This.! :D

Sep 2, 2009 3:09 PM by Cookie-chan-

I'm not pleased by this news, but I can't say I'm surprised. *sigh*

Sep 2, 2009 2:00 PM by Yasha_Hikari

lol its merely the next installment of the various companies being bought out sold out split and butchered. only those who actually own a part of that company might pay heed.

Sep 2, 2009 10:27 AM by kisami

Meh, just a split. The headline sounded somewhat more dire.

Sep 2, 2009 10:19 AM by Torisunanohokori

From the ashes of ADV, we have new companies. Section 23 released this info this morning:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES

NOVEMBER SLATE


Includes Five New Anime from Sentai Filmworks

HOUSTON, September 2, 2009 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its November 2009 slate of new DVD releases.

Section23 client Sentai Filmworks is coming out with six new home video releases, including five anime series never before available on DVD in North America. These new series are Blue Drop, Polyphonica, Special A, Tears to Tiara, and You’re Under Arrest Season 2. Sentai Filmworks is also releasing the second collection of the anime series Little Snow Fairy Sugar in November.

Switchblade Pictures, another Section23 client, has two “live-action” DVD releases straight from Japan – the sci-fi horror collection Ki-Gai, and the sci-fi thriller Nu-Meri ~ Book of the New Spawn.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming November 2009


Title: KI-GAI
Running Time: 130 min.
Age Rating: Unrated - V
CAT: SWB-0111
UPC: 814131011107
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 10/6/2009
Street Date: 11/3/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98



Title: YOU'RE UNDER ARREST SEASON 2 COLLECTION 1
Running Time: 325 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V)
CAT: SF-YUA201
UPC: 814131011206
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 10/6/2009
Street Date: 11/3/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98


Title: NU-MERI ~ BOOK OF THE NEW SPAWN
Running Time: 76 min.
Age Rating: Unrated - V
CAT: SWB-0114
UPC: 814131011404
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 10/13/2009
Street Date: 11/10/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98


Title: SPECIAL A COLLECTION 1
Running Time: 300 min.
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: SF-SPA100
UPC: 814131011503
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 10/13/2009
Street Date: 11/10/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98



Title: BLUE DROP COMPLETE COLLECTION
Running Time: 325 min.
Age Rating: TV 14
CAT: SF-BD100
UPC: 814131011701
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 10/20/2009
Street Date: 11/17/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98


Title: LITTLE SNOW FAIRY SUGAR COLLECTION 2
Running Time: 325 min.
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: SF-LSF200
UPC: 814131011800
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 10/20/2009
Street Date: 11/17/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98


Title: POLYPHONICA COMPLETE COLLECTION
Running Time: 300 min.
Age Rating: TV 14
CAT: SF-PY100
UPC: 814131013200
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 10/20/2009
Street Date: 11/17/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98



Title: TEARS TO TIARA COLLECTION 1
Running Time: 325 min.
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: SF-TT100
UPC: 814131011909
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 10/27/2009
Street Date: 11/24/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98



About Section23 Films



Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.


Wooo Special A! :D

Sep 2, 2009 10:13 AM by MagicalEmi

meh :P

Sep 2, 2009 9:53 AM by Qrko

I wonder how the licenses are going to be split.

Sep 2, 2009 9:50 AM by Lvhina

I just realized this. I love ADV. It's one of my favs besides Funimation. This is a SAD moment in anime history. =(

Thank you ADV for entertaining me.

Sep 2, 2009 9:24 AM by TerrorH3ctor

Indeed, seems to have be discussed some already. I'll add that link to the news. What wasn't stated was about the companies having what looks like the same owner. So in the world of buisness, there will probably be a reason for that.

Sep 2, 2009 8:06 AM by Zirgo

*yawn*

Sep 2, 2009 8:02 AM by Defiance

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