The return of ADV...?

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  1. macloud

    macloud 5qw34k!!

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    http://www.advfilms.com/

    So yeah, it seems someones switched the lights back on over at ADV films, or at least have reactivated their website with some cryptic number sequence or something. So far all checks seem to confirm its legit so...Yay?
     
  2. latro

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    Bizarre. Could be someones bought the name to rebrand with, possibly Sentai as they are primarily made up of ex-adv people as I recall.
     
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    Well the domain seems to be under the same ownership.
     
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    Whether Sentai or ADV its still the same crew. Perhaps enough time has passed since the ARM partnership debaucle for ADV to re-emerge.
     
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    Domain wont work for me!
     
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    And either way. Most ADV licenses would be either expired or licensed over by other companies (101Films for example) by now so I'm not really sure what benefit of ADV being alive would bring

    Plus 101 films (anime) were meant to be the reminance of ADV and all they got was s**t from the fandom so meh. ADV are dead
     
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    Well they did try charging 49.99 for Elfen Lied DVDs almost a decade after it first came out and at a time when importing it from the US would have set you back around 1/4 of that...
     
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    53 at the moment lol

    www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AF1H8G8

    Ok, I take it back, they were idiots lol... Did manage to pick it up for 15 though
     
  9. Hanners

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    At least they got the pricing right for RahXephon... y'know, the good anime 101 Films re-released!
     
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    In the US, what remained of ADV's licenses were transferred to Aesir Holdings who have released 4 of them on their own label and someone over on TFP decided to test the old ADVFilms email address which even though it bounced the information pointed at Aesir, so it's likely that ADV is only coming back as a label for future releases or re-releases of former ADV licenses.
     
  11. macloud

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    And now its back online again - wierd.
     
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    yeah, dunno what the heck. The numbers are entirely random though.
     
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    Not entirely, it always starts with 314159 - Which looks suspiciously like Pi. The rest is pseudo-random.
     
  14. Martin

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    I guess the news of another distributor is good in itself, whether it's an old company returning or just using the name. The numbers seem to be purely for aesthetic reasons though.

    Either way, someone's presumably banking on people remembering the name. Sadly, my mind doesn't make the connections that they're probably hoping for. I associate ADV with the DVD home video market bubble, that NGE live-action that was in pre-production hell, a UK office shutdown that cost jobs and led to the very furniture being sold off, and an English dub operation that made all the characters, regardless of what country/planet they were from, sound like they were from Texas.

    I've yet to decide whether this is good news or not!
     
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    Yeah, it used Math.Random to pick the number so fairly safe to assume no hidden sekritz.
     
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    I'm personally glad to see the name and wishfully want the re-release of their former catalog (or what they may still have) as there were a number of good titles to their name.

    Getting back to reality, what are the odds of a streamer being brought online?

    On a side note What ADV titles do you all have and remember?

    Off bat I can give Gunsmith Cats, Riding Bean and Bubblegum Crisis.
     
  17. Hanners

    Hanners Strawberry Sae forever

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    I dunno man, I'm pretty sure that function is exactly what Sentai use to pick new anime licenses to acquire...
     
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    I thought that was a dartboard?
     
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    There just aren't enough numbers on a dartboard these days.
     
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